Gearing up for West Virginia University's first football season in the Big 12 brings new excitement to this year's Official Fan Shirt.
By collaborating with Nike on 2012's design, WVU feels that the anxious anticipation leading up to the "newness" of this season has inspired the best shirt design thus far.
This is the 3rd year of the fan shirt. Year one of the shirt featured the slogan "Leave No Doubt", while year two, Mountaineers fans voted for the popular saying "True Gold and Blue".
Nikki Goodenow, WVU's Trademark Licensing Coordinator, explained the inspiration behind this year's shirt by saying, "This coming year WVU is taking competition to new heights in the Big 12 conference. Mountaineers are never satisfied with the status quo and are always CLIMBING to reach the next level. This year's fan shirt captures the spirit of the Mountaineer nation."
The back of the shirt features the inaugural WVU/Big 12 logo, which is extremely special considering this will be the only apparel you will see with this logo.
The 2012 Official Fan Shirt will be available at all retailers who carry Nike and available online at shopwvu.com.
Goodenow finished up by saying, "Fans can wear the fan shirt and show their support of Mountaineer Athletics at all athletic events all year long".
Simply, it is an exciting time to be a Mountaineer.