The Pride of West Virginia has been practicing. Students are arriving on campus. That can only mean one thing: West Virginia University football is back. The University Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association will host its annual Countdown to Kickoff to celebrate the upcoming season on Sunday, August 30, from 5-8 p.m. at The Erickson Alumni Center.

Alumni, fans and friends are invited to join fellow Mountaineers for food, beverages, fun, raffles and the popular cornhole tournament. WVU Athletic Director Shane Lyons will be the guest speaker at the event and will provide fans with an update on WVU sports. Guests will also enjoy appearances by the Pride, Mountaineer and WVU cheerleaders.

The cost to attend is $15/person (RSVP before August 24), $25/person at the door and $10 for students (kids under the age of six are free). To register, Email the Organization at or visit our website at

For more information, contact


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CONTACT: Kevin Berry, WVU Alumni Association, 304.293.0970,
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