Citing the need to “improve the quality of student life, enrich academic experience, enhance student services, and respond to students’ needs,” the West Virginia University Board of Governors unanimously approved construction plans Wednesday for three major projects totaling $176 million.
West Virginia University fans will be given the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite Mountaineer players and coaches and watch practice at the football team's annual Fan Day on Saturday, August 3. New coach Neal Brown, assistant coaches and WVU players will sign autographs and visit with fans from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the west concourse of Milan Puskar Stadium.
The men's and women's soccer teams need Mountaineer Nation's help in selecting the design for the 2019 Soccer Scarf. Fan voting is now LIVE on both teams' social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Voting will close July 12.
The 2019 class includes Meg Bulger (women's basketball), Steve Dunlap (football), Greg Jones (wrestling), Vertus Jones (wrestling), Darryl Prue (men's basketball), Lisa Stoia (women's soccer), John Thornton (football), Dr. Stefan Thynell (rifle) and Pete White (men's basketball/track & field).
The economic impact of WVU athletics alone to the state of West Virginia is at least $302.7 million per year, according to third party research. Locally, the economic impact to Monongalia County is $78.8 million and the overall tax impact to the state of West Virginia is roughly $18.6 million.