The Mountaineers are off to the 2009 NCAA Tournament, and West Virginia University fans interested in traveling to the first and second rounds in Minneapolis have the opportunity to book hotel rooms or reserve air transportation through the official fan travel provider for the WVU Alumni Association and the Mountaineer Athletic Club.

Were excited to help fans who want to attend the NCAA Tournament,said Steve Douglas, president and chief executive officer of the WVU Alumni Association.WVUSportsTravel is the most convenient way for Mountaineers to make their tournament travel plans.

The Alumni Association is planning a pregame pep rally and networking receptionfeaturing performances byThe Pride of West Virginiapep band, Mountaineer mascot and WVU cheerleadersfor Friday, March 20. Additional information will be posted at as details are finalized.

To book a trip or learn more about alumni and fan travel, visit or call 1-800-924-9993.

The WVU Alumni Association, chartered in 1873, represents more than 170,000 University graduates residing in every county in West Virginia, every state in the nation and about 60 other countries. With nearly 100 registered chapters and constituent groups, the associations 28,000 dues-paying members support Homecoming weekend, the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni, the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund and dozens of other social and philanthropic programs. For more information, visit .