Let’s go Mountaineerswill be the rallying cry Tuesday (March 2) when the Mountaineer mascot cheer-off competition takes center stage at the West Virginia University Coliseum.
This week, the Mountaineer Selection Committee narrowed the field of candidates to four: Steve Ball, a junior management major from Morgantown; Matthew Chapman, a sophomore political science major from Cross Lanes; Derek Fincham, a junior religious studies major from Petersburg; and Matt Miller, a junior political science major from Charleston.
These contestants will participate in the cheer-off during the first half of the WVU -Syracuse men’s basketball game scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. The student with the highest total score from all three roundsapplication, interview and cheer-offwill be named the new Mountaineer mascot during the second half of the game.
The duties of the new Mountaineer officially begin at the April 17 Blue/Gold Football Game at Mountaineer Field.