Under the Lights: incoming students welcomed to WVU at football stadium as part of new 'Saturday Night Lights' tradition
There, students were welcomed to the next four years of their lives in grand style: they watched fireworks, belted out cheers with the mascot and helped President Gordon Gee in a pair of decorated bow-tie pants—unofficially crush “The Rock’s” selfie world record. For Gee’s selfie challenge, 132 students posed for ultra quick iPhone portraits with the bow-tied president in three minutes.
Women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown addressed the audience, as did football coach Dana Holgorsen via a videotaped message to encourage the group to show their school spirit and support the WVU athletic teams.
One of the highlights of the night came when the 3,500 students in attendance spilled out of the stadium into an outline of the state of West Virginia made by the Pride of West Virginia, who welcomed WVU’s Class of 2019 with a pregame performance.
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