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WVU basketball has changed a lot since “Gameday’s” last visit

Created on:   Sat, Jan 27, 2018   12:41 PM

Last modified:   Sat, Jan 27, 2018   12:45 PM

The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN -- Besides the obvious adoption of the “Press Virginia” moniker and style of play, West Virginia basketball has changed significantly since ESPN’s College Gameday show first visited the WVU Coliseum almost 10 years ago.

“This has always been a great basketball school,” said Rece Davis, the host of College Gameday. “There’s some great history here with tremendous players and a lot of winning.”

The Gameday crew first came to Morgantown on March 3, 2009 ahead of the regular season finale against No. 6 Louisville. At the time, it was the largest crowd to be on-hand for College Gameday, and even WVU legend Jerry West made an appearance during the hour-long show.

Ultimately, the Mountaineers narrowly fell to the Cardinals 62-59 later that night, but in a way, it set the stage for the evolution of WVU basketball.