The WVU Alumni Association will once again host activities in Charleston surrounding the 2004 Toyota Capital Classic WVU vs. Marshall basketball gamesWednesday, Jan. 21.

The 8th annual WVU and Regional Campuses Alumni and Friends Luncheon, expected to top 600 guests, is set for 11:45 a.m. at Charleston Embassy Suites. WVU President David C. Hardesty Jr. will serve as the featured speaker, and brief visits are expected by the mens and womens basketball coaches and players. Gov. Bob Wise is also expected to attend and offer brief remarks.

The WVU -MU womens game tips off Wednesday evening at the Charleston Civic Center at 5:30 p.m.; the mens game at 8 p.m. Tickets for the double-header are priced at $25 for the lower level and $20 for the upper level. Call 1-800-WVU-GAME to purchase tickets, or visit the Civic Center box office.

A WVU Alumni and Friends Reception WVU Fanfareis scheduled in the Civic Center North Hall from 6:15 -8:15 p.m. The reception, which annually attracts thousands, is free and open to all WVU fans. It is being sponsored by the WVU Alumni Association, Friends of Coal, the Mountaineer Athletic Club and WVU Foundation Annual Fund, with support from the WVU Office of Institutional Advancement.

The event features unique giveaways, a performance by the world-famous WVU Steel Drum Band, game highlights, complimentary snacks and a Mountaineer Market for purchasing your favorite WVU merchandise.

For more information on the Charleston activities, contact Kevin Berry or Gregg Cave, 304-293-4731.