This year’s celebration will take place on the day the football team takes on Oklahoma. Fans have registered 677 parties in 50 states and 15 different countries. It is the first time in Mountaineer Nation Day history that there has been a watch party in all 50 states.
Use #WVUMND on your social media posts to join in the conversation with fellow Mountaineers from all over the world on Saturday.
“Mountaineer Nation Day is special, because it allows fans to participate in the promotion no matter where they live. When there is a Gold Rush or Stripe the Stadium game, unless you are in the stadium you don’t really get to participate. On Mountaineer Nation Day fans all across the world are connecting with other fans through social media,” said Nikki Goodenow, assistant director of WVU Trademark Licensing.
Ways to win
We’ll be giving away tons of prizes on Mountaineer Nation Day on Twitter. Follow @WestVirginiaU for more information on how to enter to win these officially licensed prizes courtesy of 4 Imprint, Bleacher Creatures, Cozy Cover, Forsythe Licensing, Logo Chair, Nike, Picnic Time, OYO Sports, ShopWVU.com, Top of the World, Wild Sports, Wilton Armetale, WinCraft and the WVU Bookstore.
WVU employees can enter to win prizes by submitting photos of themselves or their whole office showing Mountaineer pride. The most prideful individual will win a $25 gift card to the WVU Bookstore and the most spirited office will win a Blakeway Panoramic picture of Milan Puskar Stadium. Send your photos firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 2).
How to watch
As part of Fall Family Weekend, parents of WVU students will be able to watch the WVU/Oklahoma game on Saturday together in the Mountainlair Ballrooms at the Fans & Franks Watch Party sponsored by the Mountaineer Parents Club. Doors open at 11 a.m. for the noon kickoff between the Mountaineers and Sooners.
In addition, fraternities and residence halls are holding their own watch parties for chances to win prizes.
The WVU Children’s Hospital will also be hosting a watch party. Members of the WVU gymnastics team will visit with the children during the game. WVU Dining Services donated “Flying WV” cookies, and OYO Sports Toys donated toys for the children.
Tune into Mountaineer Game Day on Saturday at http://www.wvillustrated.com/category/244579/wvu-sports-live-stream. The show will check in on a watch party from Seoul, South Korea, and will be live in Oklahoma leading up to kick off.
Discounts for Mountaineers
To celebrate Mountaineer Nation Day, ShopWVU.com is offering a 15 percent discount if you use the code WVUMND15 on your order through Sunday (Oct. 4).
On Saturday (Oct. 3), all Papa John’s online orders are 50 percent off at participating stores. Fans should use code MND50. Visit http://mountaineernationday.wvu.edu/contests for a list of stores. States with participating stores are: West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
During Mountaineer Nation Day, fans will have 24 hours to purchase tickets to the Nov. 28 Iowa State/West Virginia football game for half price. Visit http://wvugame.com/promo and use the code WVUMND for the discount.
Ultimate Mountaineer Fan
Steven Saab, a 2015 WVU graduate and the 2015 Ultimate Mountaineer Fan, is traveling to Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend and will document his trip via social media.
You can follow Saab on Twitter at @StevenCSaab. He will visit Top of the World, a WVU headwear licensee, to tour its facility and design his own custom WVU hat. He will also attend the WVU/Oklahoma football game.
CONTACT: Nikki Goodenow, Trademark Licensing
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