West Virginia football is no doubt the number one sports market in the state of West Virginia. Being from West Virginia and having my family members attend WVU has made me a pretty big Mountaineer fan. Even though the past couple of seasons have been rough they still have been a joy to watch. I have season tickets to all of the home WVU football games and go whenever I can.
West Virginia has announced that fan day will be on August 14th this Sunday. The event will take place at the Caperton Indoor Facility and will last from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Let me explain what Fan Day is to the readers who are sort of confused. It is a two hour event where all the players, and coaches sit at tables and the fans come in through lines and get autographs. The tables are split up by position and the coaches are at the end. The event overall is a great one and really enjoyable for young WVU football fans.
Last year, I decided to go to the fan day event and was shocked by how awesome it was. I loved being able to meet some of my favorite WVU players but also meeting head coach Dana Holgerson was amazing. They were all so nice and happy to see you.
Five Reasons Why You Should Go:
5. Chance to Meet Your Favorite Players: I really wish I would've gone in 2014 so I could of met Kevin White but sadly I wasn't able to attend fan day that year. However if you go to the WVU fan day event, then you have a chance to meet any player you want. Are you a big Skyler Howard fan? Then go to Morgantown and meet up August 14th. Anyone on the team... you can meet.
4. A West Virginia Fan's Dream: If you are a die hard or even just a fan of the Mountaineer football program than fan day is for you. It is a West Virginia Fans dream to attend this event. Two straight hours of non-stop football talk with some of the best division one athletes. If you are a West Virginia fan then why wouldn't you want to go to fan day?
3. FREE: Yep, you read that 110% correct. The whole Fan Day event is free with no extra charges at the door. You get free posters, shirts, autographs and more.
2. Meeting Cool West Virginia Fans: Meeting West Virginia football players is neat and all but what about meeting some life long Mountaineer fans while you're grandson goes around and gets autographs. My grandfather took me a few years back and still to this day talks about the cool fans he met at West Virginia's Fan Day.
1. Passing Football with Dana Holgerson: The last time I attended fan day was back in 2015 and when I met Dana Holgerson, I handed him a football. It was a Orange Bowl ball that said the score and had "South Beach Smack Down" engraved on it. I had it laying around at home and figured it would be a cool thing to have Coach Holgerson sign. When I handed him the ball, he said, "go long." Then I casually jogged for a few yards and turned around and boom he threw it into my hands. It is no doubt one of the coolest memories that I have involving West Virginia football.