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PHOTOS: WVU Football 2017 Ladies Huddle

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MORGANTOWN - Touchdown dances, fancy footwork, game day apparel and endless smiles were on display on Sunday night at the 2017 Ladies Huddle.

 

The sold out event was held at Milan Puskar Stadium and hosted by the

Mountaineer Athletic Club and WVU Football.

 

The event kicked off with a cocktail reception and its newest addition, a Mountaineer Style Trunk Show where the ladies in attendance had the opportunity to add more gold and blue to their wardrobe.

 

“I’m a Mountaineer, I bleed Gold and Blue so it’s extra special being here today,” said Sportsanista fashion blog creator and WVU grad Mary Krosnjar. “This event is absolutely amazing. I love what it does, I love what it promotes.”

 

From a Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium to a night out with friends, WVU Trademark Licensing had five licensees showcase and sell WVU licensed women’s apparel for any occasion.

 

The night continued with a tour of the weight room where the WVU Football coaching staff and student-athletes performed a demonstration, and then it was time to put their football skills to the ultimate test.

 

The fog machine was on and the music cranked up as the ladies ran out of the tunnel and on to Mountaineer Field to begin the drills.

 

“I think it’s important to get women involved in athletics,” said Angela Murray, wife of MAC Executive Director Ben Murray. “Historically, these events have been geared toward males. Men grow up playing football. Women don’t get to see the behind the scenes of that. After the shopping, which obviously every woman loves, they get to see behind the scenes of the program and that is really exciting.”

 

The players became the coaches and the fans became the athletes as they participated in drills led by the Mountaineers. The ladies went through drills at every position over the course of an hour, and ended their skills training by singing Country Roads with the players and coaches.

 

The Ladies Huddle wrapped up with a dinner in the Touchdown Terrace. They heard from the “Voice of the Mountaineers” Tony Caridi and head coach Dana Holgorsen as the event concluded with live auction of 10+ WVU items and experiences. The auction revenue will benefit WVU Athletics.

 

Over 170 participants maxed out the attendance for the event. Members of Women Supporting Athletics received free admission.

 

 

It’s a part of the Mountaineer Athletic Club and the funds raised through WSA help connect women with a passion for WVU athletics to the University’s athletic department through fundraising,” Emily Lyons, wife of WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons, explained. 

 

“We’re able to fully fund, for the most part, many projects. My first year here, we funded the women’s rowing trailer. Last year, we funded a new track for pole vault, and this year, the women just voted to support the new mobile rifle range for the rifle team that will help us bring the tournament to Morgantown.”

 

WV Illustrated mic’d up linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton and offensive lineman Grant Lingafelter while they were coaching drills, so make sure to tune in this weekend to The Dana Holgorsen Show to see all the fun.

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