What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: WVU Football Before 1980

Posted by Tim McGhee on July-23-2009 Add Comments

West Virginia football has a storied past.  Trouble is, few folks outside Almost Heaven know the story.

Well, I’m here to tell you about the years before 1980 in an abbreviated fashion.  Those years are the old Mountaineer Field years, with the 35,000 seats and The Bowl and the Frisbee Dog.

To those fans of the Mountaineers out there, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.  I’m doing this from memory.

My first recollection of West Virginia football was the 70 I scribbled on the side of my red foot...

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