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40 Years of Mountaineers

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A Mountaineer Reunion spanning more than 40 years was held over Homecoming weekend in October, with 23 of the buckskinned mascots joining current Mountaineer Mary Roush.

They participated in events from a blood drive to fireside chats and were honored in the annual Homecoming Parade. The Mountaineers took to the field at Milan Puskar Stadium during halftime events, as well.


"There is little doubt that few symbols mean more to the people of West Virginia and our University than our beloved Mountaineer mascot. I have great admiration for Mary and our alumni who have given much of themselves to our University community and beyond by serving in the iconic role.”


-Kevin Berry
WVU Vice President of Alumni Relations