WVU Notebook: Spring Football, Early Tickets and Rifle In Action
West Virginia University will hold its annual Gold-Blue Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 7, at 1:00 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Tickets are available in advance for $10 each and can be purchased online at WVUGAME.com or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME. WVU students will be admitted free with a valid ID. Information on the stadium, parking, online streaming and television broadcast will be released at a later date.
A portion of the proceeds from the Gold-Blue Game once again will benefit WVU Medicine Children’s. Since 1984, the Mountaineers have donated more than $740,000 to WVU Medicine Children’s.
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West Virginia University senior receivers Gary Jennings Jr. and David Sills V will be honored by the Touchdown Club of Columbus as 2018 National Players to Watch at its 63rd Annual TDC Awards Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Express Live! in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Other players being honored at the event are quarterbacks Jake Fromm (Georgia) and Kelly Bryant (Clemson), running backs Justice Hill (Oklahoma State) and David Montgomery (Iowa State), as well as defense standouts Nick Bosa (Ohio State), Tyler Clark (Georgia) and Jeffery Okudah (Ohio State).
Jennings Jr., a 2017 All-Big 12 Second Team selection, finished with 97 catches for 1,096 yards and a touchdown. He was No. 4 nationally in receptions per game (97) and No. 18 in receiving yards (1,096).
Sills V was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award and was named to 10 All-America teams. He led the nation in receiving touchdowns (18) and finished with 60 catches for 980 yards.
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West Virginia and Tennessee will open the 2018 season in their first-ever meeting on Sept. 1, at Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte, N.C.
Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC) members for 2017 and 2018, and 2017 football season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to request tickets through the Mountaineer Ticket Office to be seated in WVU’s allotment.
Next week, MAC members and season ticket holders will be mailed a priority ticket request form to be returned no later than March 23. MAC members and season ticket Holders also can log into their online account at WVUGAME.com to request priority tickets to the game before the March 23 priority deadline.
Ticket prices in WVU’s allotment range from $199 club seats to $65 for upper level tickets in the corner and end zone. Certain price levels may have limits based on MAC priority status. Fans are encouraged to request as many tickets as they would like at the desired price point and every effort will be made to accommodate each request. All requests will be filled within the best available price level based on current MAC annual giving level and priority points rank within each level. If the price level requested is not available, seats will be assigned in the next best available price level.
WVU students can purchase tickets for $45 each in-person only at the Mountaineer Ticket Office beginning Monday, Feb. 19. Students may purchase up to four tickets per valid WVU student ID. Student tickets will only be available to be picked up at the WVU Will Call window at Bank of America Stadium on game day with a valid student ID.
If available, information related to general public ticket availability will be announced at a later date.
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The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team shoots an NCAA Qualifying Match today at 10:00 a.m., at the Bill McKenzie Rifle Range inside the WVU Shell Building.
NC State also will shoot its qualifying match Saturday at the Bill McKenzie Rifle Range, but it is not a head-to-head competition with the Mountaineers. The scores will factor into the teams’ overall standings and qualifying averages for the 2018 NCAA National Championships.
The match is free and open to the public. The teams will shoot one smallbore relay and one air rifle relay, and competition should conclude before 3 p.m.