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The West Virginia Mountaineers are the athletic teams of West Virginia University. On July 1, 2012 the Mountaineers will switch conferences, moving from the Big East to the Big 12, becoming the conference's easternmost team, and first in the Eastern Time Zone. The school's mascot is known as the Mountaineer. The fight song for the Mountaineers is "Hail, West Virginia". "Take Me Home, Country Roads", a popular song by John Denver which salutes the state of West Virginia, is also played at many athletic events, including all football and basketball games. Get your West Virginia University tickets now!


2012 WVU Mountaineers Football Schedule The Mountaineers Schedule is not complete for  the 2012 season at this point. Here are the games  that have been scheduled so far: Saturday 04/21/12 Gold‐Blue Spring Game Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV Saturday 09/01/12 Marshall Thundering Herd  Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV Saturday 09/15/12 James Madison Dukes  FedEx Field, Landover, MD Saturday 09/22/12Maryland Terrapins  Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV


Mountaineers Info With a 701–457–45 record, West Virginia is the 14th winningest Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) program of all‐time, as well as the winningest FBS program to have never claimed nor won a National Championship. The Mountaineers have registered 79 winning seasons in their history, with 35 of those seasons resulting in eight victories or more, 17 seasons resulting in at least nine victories, and eight seasons with ten victories or more. On December 10, 1979, West Virginia introduced Don Nehlen as its new head coach, the 30th coach in the program's history. Coinciding with Nehlen's hire was the construction of the second incarnation of Mountaineer Field, the program's current home stadium. The result would forever change the culture of Mountaineer football. The onset of the Dana Holgorsen era brought about heightened expectations for the program as the Mountaineers entered the 2011 season. The potential for a prolific offensive attack under Holgorsen's guise coupled with West Virginia's selection as the odds‐on favorite to win the Big East title provided optimism for a return to a BCS bowl game for the first time since 2007.


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Marshall Thundering Herd Norfolk State Spartans Maryland Terrapins LSU Tigers Bowling Green Falcons Connecticut Huskies Syracuse Orange Rutgers Scarlet Knights Louisville Cardinals Cincinnati Bearcats Pittsburgh Panthers USF Bulls

Won 34‐13 Won 55‐12 Won 37‐31 Lost 47‐21 Won 55‐10 Won 43‐16 Lost 49‐23 Won 41‐31 Lost 38‐35 Won 24‐21 Won 21‐20 Won 30‐27

2012 Discover Orange Bowl Clemson Tigers

Won 70‐33

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