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Athletics announces transition to mobile ticketing

Improved health and safety measures, contactless points of entry, added convenience and ease of flow through the gates are just some of the benefits Mountaineer football fans will experience this fall as the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will make the switch to mobile ticketing for the 2020 football season.

West Virginia University remembers Betty Puskar

Betty J. Puskar wanted to be remembered as someone who facilitated breast cancer care and for making breast cancer something that people talked about. She also wanted to be known as someone who helped people. A long-time supporter of West Virginia University and WVU Medicine, Puskar died at the age of 80 on Sunday, June 14 at her home in Morgantown.

One WVU football player tests positive for COVID-19

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday (June 15) that one Mountaineer football student-athlete has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and will enter a self-isolation period for the next 14 days.

To help West Virginia reopen safely, WVU researchers develop new COVID-19 tests

Researchers from the WVU School of Medicine have developed two new COVID-19 tests. One is a diagnostic test that detects the RNA of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—in nose-swab samples. The other is an antibody test that identifies a specific antibody to SARS-CoV-2 that plays a key role in blocking the virus from infiltrating healthy cells.

Private support aids WVU students struggling due to COVID-19

West Virginia University junior Charde De Lestre lost three part-time jobs and fell nearly three months behind on her rent after classes moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, she’s been able to continue her studies thanks to generous private donations that are providing emergency aid for students in need.