West Virginia University
For a state without a professional sports team, Morgantown is home to some very big-league fans. And they cheer for just about everything. Rifle shots. First down. Third down. The formation of the “Flying WV.” They’re also known for following their Mountaineers to bowl games and games throughout the country.
Nickname:
Mountaineers
Top Rivals:
University of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland, Virginia Tech
Style Facts:
“Old gold and blue” are the Mountaineers’ official school colors and were selected in 1890 from the West Virginia state seal. The university stresses that its official colors are not “blue and gold” — an important distinction for loyal WVU fans. A brighter gold color is used in university logos, team uniforms and school merchandise.