1. Couch Burning
No couch is ever safe in Morgantown even during basketball season. One of the most famous traditions at West Virginia is fans burning couches after the Mountaineers win a big game. The tradition has come under some pressure recently as authorities have been cracking down on couch burning, but fans still take part in this one of a kind tradition.
2. Roll Out the Carpet
Before the Mountaineers take the court, a blue and gold carpet is rolled out. The tradition dates back to 1955 and works the crowd into a frenzy as they wait for their Mountaineers to take the court.
3. Jerry West Statue
Outside the Coliseum’s blue entrance is a life-sized bronze statue of The Logo. Jerry West is the most famous alumni in West Virginia history, so take a minute to snap a picture with the statue of Jerry during your visit to Morgantown.
4. Jerry West Display
If the statue isn’t enough Jerry West for you, then make sure to check out the display case dedicated to the Mountaineers legend. The case features a variety of trophies and memorabilia and is a must see for any basketball fan.
5. The Mountaineer
The Mountaineer is one of the most active mascots on game days leading the student section in cheers throughout the game. Few mascots in college sports get the student section as pumped up as The Mountaineer, so don’t miss him when attending a West Virginia basketball game.
6. Coonskin Caps
Many fans show their Mountaineer pride by wearing coonskin hats to the games. Put on your coonskin hat and join in on the fun that is a Mountaineers game.
Hanging above the arena are banners honoring the best teams and players in Mountaineers history. Observe the Banners to remember the Mountaineers two Final Four appearances as well as legends such as Jerry West and Hot Rod Hundley.
8. Pep Band
The Pride of West Virginia puts on an incredible show at football games, and the pep band is no different. The band provides a lot of energy inside the Coliseum, so enjoy the show during your trip to Morgantown.