Football season is right around the corner, but there is plenty of excitement building around the basketball program.
The 2018-19 season was one that head coach Bob Huggins and Mountaineer fans would love to forget, considering the previous four years were quite a run. In the four years prior the Mountaineers made three consecutive Big 12 championship games and three Sweet Sixteen’s in those four years.
Now the page turns in hopes of a rebirth of “Press Virginia” or similar success that Press Virginia accrued. The program signed its first ever five star recruit in center Oscar Tshiebwe and added some help from the junior college ranks with guards Sean McNeil and Taz Sherman along with forward Ethan Richardson. Also incoming freshman guard Miles McBride has a very high ceiling and hopes to give Huggins a quality ball handler off the bench.
If that’s not enough to get you fired up, maybe the new look in the WVU Coliseum will. Athletic Director Shane Lyons announced a couple years ago that this change would be forthcoming and here it is.
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The new look is very clean, sharp and provides detail of what the Mountain State is about. The state shadowed behind the “Flying WV” is something fans have been wanting to make a return for quite some time and they got it. Also, the shadows of mountains on the baseline are a really nice touch.
This isn’t all though folks, Lyons also noted that the university will also be doing a consistent look through all of the sports programs when it comes to uniforms, so be on the lookout for new threads in the future.