MEN'S HOOP BLOG
By Bryan Messerly for WVUsports.com
October 18, 2012 03:13 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University will tip off the 2012-13 men’s basketball season with the Gold-Blue Debut presented by Coke Zero on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the WVU Coliseum. Admission to the event is free with gates opening at 6:30 p.m.
A 40-minute officiated game between the Gold and Blue teams highlight just a few of the events that will occur. Other festivities include the introduction of the men’s players and staff, a speech from Bob Huggins and an autograph session with the team following the event on the Coliseum floor.
Additional events include a highlight video of the 2012 season and performances from the Mountaineer pep band, cheerleaders and dance team.
Parking will be free in the open lots at the WVU Coliseum and the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will be running a free shuttle in conjunction with Central Cab from the Green Lot.
Fans are encouraged to park at the Green Lot on Van Voorhis Road and ride the shuttle to the Gold-Blue Debut. Green Lot parking and shuttle service are free of charge. The special service will pick fans up at the Green Lot and take them to the Coliseum Blue Gate beginning at 6 p.m. until the start of the event. Following the Gold-Blue Debut, fans can board the shuttle at the Blue Gate and be transported back to their vehicles at the Green Lot for up to one hour after the autograph session concludes.
The Mountaineers finished with 19 victories in 2012 and advanced to their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament under Huggins.
Season and non-conference tickets are on sale at the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the Coliseum. To order, visit WVUGAME.com or call 1-800-WVU GAME.