Michelle, Arron and I went and watched the Mountaineers last night to start a weekend of Mountaineer Festivities off. To say the Coliseum was busy yesterday was an understatement.
We watched the WVU Women beat Loyola of Maryland pretty handily 80-49 to start the evenings festivities off. It was a solid performance by the ladies, you could see that they are ready to make a run this season already. They looked sharp and pretty much controlled the game from the opening tip.
The men took the court around 9:30 and played the Oakland (Michigan)Golden grizzlies. Usually you start the season with a throw away game or two at home, the Grizzlies however had a 7'0" Center named Keith Benson who I would say has a career after this year ahead of him in the NBA. The Grizzlies were 26-9 last season so the test was on and the Mountaineers lived up the test with a 95-71 opening game win at home. John Flowers was an absolute beast last night blocking 7 shots. It was a solid effort by the men as everyone contributed to this win.
Today the WVU Men's Football Team takes the field to try to halt a two game Big East skid and try to get their focus back on winning the Big East Championship this season. The game is at noon today.