The eight finalists to become West Virginia University’s first Ultimate Mountaineer Fan have been chosen.

The finalists are: Betsy Copen, Patrick Daley, Josh Eppinger, Stan Gould, Jeremy Hatcher, James Layton, Miguel Sanchez and Dillon Tucker.

For more information on the finalists, visit, where you can also vote for your favorite.

Voting begins today and will go through Oct. 4. The winner of the Ultimate Mountaineer Fan will be announced on Oct. 5 prior to Mountaineer Nation Day on Oct. 6. You can vote once per day until the completion of the contest for your favorite of the eight finalists.

The winner of the Ultimate Mountaineer Fan contest will win two Hail WV or Game Day passes, plus two suite tickets in the alumni box and a parking pass for the Kansas football game courtesy of the WVU Alumni Association. Included with the tickets is a WVU prize pack consisting of a Commemorative WVU Orange Bowl helmet and football, plus the 2012 Official WVU Fan Shirt and other great officially licensed WVU products.

Mountaineer Nation Day is a day for Mountaineer fans to show their pride and passion for WVU for the West Virginia football team’s first Big 12 Conference road game vs. Texas. To learn more about Mountaineer Nation Day and to register a watch party for the game, go to



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