West Virginia University fans have voted.
They have chosen the “True Gold and Blue” design, shirt three, for the University’s next Official Fan Shirt. The gold shirt reads “True Gold and Blue: Be a Mountaineer” on the front and is adorned with a blue Flying WV on the back.
The winning design was announced Friday (April 29) at the spring Gold-Blue football game.
“We are proud of the number of fans that took part in the voting process and are pleased with the selection they made,” said Nikki Goodenow, WVU Trademark Licensing. “We have a passionate fan base who will proudly wear this year’s Fan Shirt to help strengthen the Mountaineer spirit across campus and throughout the state.”
More than 15,000 fans voted for the shirts – 4,282 voted for the first design (“BAM”), 5,183 voted for the second design (stance) and 6,163 voted for the winner.
The winning shirt will be available for purchase at all WVU Nike retailers in August.
The online shirt vote, which is the first of its kind at WVU, began on April 6 and ended April 27. Fans could vote by visiting http://fanshirt.wvu.edu or by texting wvushirt1, wvushirt2 or wvushirt3 to 41411.
Fans are encouraged to wear the official shirt to support all WVU sports teams. Last year, WVU’s Official Fan Shirt was gold with a picture of the Mountaineer on the back. It read “Be A Mountaineer” on the front and “Leave No Doubt” on the back.
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