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October 20th, 2015

A video recap of our 2015 Homecoming Tailgate featuring student performers Chris Allen, WVU Alumni Ellis Lambert, Bonivito, and community dance group The Diverse Steppers!
filme and edited by WVU Student Garrett Peach Yurisko
October 6th, 2015
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Join us this weekend for our annual Homecoming Tailgate when the WVU Mountaineers take on Oklahoma State! We will have free food, drinks, games, and a T-Shirt Giveaway. Also performances from student artist Chris Allen, WVU Alumni Ellis Lambert,
Bonavita, and Morgantown’s own Diverse Steppers! Music by DJ Strizy!
The tailgate is from 3 PM – 6 PM and is located in Coca Cola Hospitality Village One (North West end of the stadium).
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September 28th, 2015

Ellis Yirenkyi Roper
“Places everyone. Two minutes until halftime.”
Imagine hearing these words as you are standing on the sidelines of a Mountaineer football game waiting to hear who will become the 2014-2015 Mr. And Ms. Mountaineer.
Ellis Yirenkyi Roper had the honor of standing on the field among others who were hopeful contenders for the title Mr. And Ms. Mountaineer.
When applications for the honor went out, Roper was not expecting to make it to the next round.
“It was mind blowing to even hear I was a finalist,” he said.
“When you are in a college town of mostly white students, it can be hard to find your place, and to be motivated to want to do activities that bring attention to you because so many people look down upon it. Roper said, “People told me that I had no chance at winning the title of Mr. Mountaineer because of what I looked like.”
The day was upon him, tailgating, friends and football. For Roper it entailed dressing to the nines and walking onto Mountaineer field to have a once in a lifetime experience. “It was mind boggling and a heart dropping experience”, he explained.
The several thousand people in the stands that day were silent, and all attention was on the hopeful finalists. The time had come, and all of a sudden the announcer exclaimed that Ellis Yirenkyi Roper was the 2014-2015 Mr. Mountaineer.

August 25th, 2015

This Wednesday, August 26, 2015 marks the return of Crossover Pickup Basketball!
Who Got Game? Tomorrow is the return of Crossover Pickup Basketball. Crossover Pickup Basketball is an “And1” style of 5 on 5 pickup basketball, with live music by DJ Dollar, and live play by play commentary by DJ Monstalung. The first date for Crossover Pickup Basketball is this Wednesday August 26, 2015 at the Student Rec Center on Court #1 in the upstairs basketball gym (across from the SRC entrance). This event runs from 4 PM to 6 PM.
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