West Virginia officially opened its doors in 1867 as the Agricultural College of West Virginia.
It didn’t take long for the farming focus to fall away, and by December of the following year, the university was revamped with the name it carries to this day. There are more than 190,000 Mountaineer alumni across the globe, from every county in West Virginia, and every state in the U.S. Rep with pride in this super-soft hoodie.
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The game day traditions run deep at WVU, but it’s one of the more recent additions that honors the state’s most enduring symbol: coal. The Mountaineer Mantrip sees the team and the Pride of West Virginia take the parking lot pathway into the home field, with crowds of Blue and Old Gold faithful cheering them on from all sides. The trip then ends with a pilgrimage to touch the 350-pound chunk of coal that sits at the stadium’s eastern entrance. Pay homage to that black gold, and your Alma Mater, West Virginia U.
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West Virginia’s favorite chap in the coonskin cap has been a regular at home games since 1934, and when the boys in Blue and Old Gold take the field, he fires his famous musket to herald their power-packed arrival. The Mountaineer is a callback to the state’s motto: Mountaineers are Always Free. So rep your liberty in style, and snag this classic today.
When WVU football coach Don Nehlen overhauled the team’s uniforms in 1980, the “Flying WV” became the most popular and well-known logo associated with Mountaineer athletics. Designed by sports artist John Martin, the Flying WV was officially adopted as the university logo three years later.