Only a true West Virginian would not only love the mountaineers but love the thundering herd good luck to both mountain state power house schools State outline half heart sparkle West Virginia Mountaineers. Everyone is there own they love who they love but I was born in West Virginia I live here and I will die here mining coal every day bleeding green and white and blue and gold
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I suspect many West Virginians are like me. Back in the day most “West Virginians”, but maybe not all “WVU Alumni”, did in fact pull for both teams and looked for both teams to do well. But i suspect Marshall lost a LOT of support from “West Virginians” when they started pulling the stunts they did back in the late 80’s, early 90’s when they started clamoring and insisting on football games with WVU, State outline half heart sparkle West Virginia Mountaineers the stunts of calling WVU chicken on the Capitol steps, insisting on home and home series and ultimately getting Manchin to “broker” the games with WVU, etc. etc. That “turned off” a lot of West Virginians whose primary team was WVU.
The two biggest mistakes the Marshall University Athletic leadership has made was (1) not being satisfied with the great success they were having OUTSIDE of WVU’s sphere and insisting/attempting to ascend to the same level of stature and following as WVU in this state by using stunts and political pressure and (2) leaving the MAC to join CUSA. You look at the decline of their football program and it all ties back to those events and time periods. I’m one of those West Virginians who no longer support the Herd simply because of their actions over the last couple of decades.