1. The Mountaineer football team makes its home at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar stadium. Milan "Mike" Puskar, who passed away in 2011 at age 70, was the co-founder of Mylan Pharmaceuticals and has a manufacturing facility in Morgantown. Puskar, a huge WVU fan, donated $20 Million to WVU. At that time, it was the greatest amount ever privately donated to the University.
  2. The West Virginia University athletics program has garnered professional athletes, including Steve Slaton, James Jett, Marc Bulger, Sam Huff, Jeff Hostetler, Darryl Talley and the NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West, among others.
  3. The WVU rifle team has won 17 NCAA Rifle Championships.
  4. WVU has also produced 22 Truman Scholars, 40 Goldwater Scholars, and 24 Rhodes Scholars.
  5. Country Roads was added to the football pregame show in 1972 when the song was popular throughout the nation. In 1980, the WVU Band celebrated the opening of new Mountaineer Field by joining singer John Denver on the field at pregame. After the band formed the state outline, Denver and his band performed Country Roads to the delight of the sellout crowd.