Today kicks off the start of West Virginia Football as training camp for the upcoming season begins. Coaches and players have been waiting for this day all summer long, while the anticipation for Mountaineer Football will continue to build for fans as they wait for September 11st.
Well fans…while you count the days till the first kickoff , you can be a part of ESPN's "Pledge Your Allegiance" contest as part of the College Colors Day Spirit Cup.
According to Nikki Goodenow, WVU Trademark Licensing coordinator, WVU will compete with 165 colleges and universities from across the country to be crowned the winner of the online voting contest. In addition, the school with the most votes on Aug. 31 will receive $10,000 toward its general scholarship fund.
West Virginia fans can visit www.espn.com/collegecolorsday to pledge their allegiance to WVU in an effort to be honored as the school with the most college spirit and loyal fan base.
Every person who votes will be entered to win weekly $50 gift cards from ESPN Shop and one of two grand prizes including a $500 college shopping spree at ESPN Shop.
Fans are only allowed to vote once in the competition, so Goodenow encourages all fans to tell their friends, family and any other members of Mountaineer Nation to vote before the August 31st deadline.
"West Virginia fans have historically kept the Mountaineers at the top or close to the top of these online contests. This should be no different," said Goodenow. "We want to encourage all students, alumni, staff and fans to show their support for the Mountaineers by registering for West Virginia as the institution with the most school spirit."
The "Pledge Your Allegiance" contest leads up to College Colors Day on August 31st, the day before the Mountaineers take on Marshall at Mountaineer Field to kickoff the 2012 football season. College Colors Day encourages fans to wear their favorite team's apparel throughout the day to show their support.
And as always, around Morgantown, faithful WVU fans are urged to wear gold and blue every Friday as part of Mountaineer Fridays.