WVU Fans Build Tent City For GameDay In Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.V. (AP) - West Virginia University students have built a tent city next to ESPN's College GameDay broadcast site and say they're determined to make sure the state is presented in a positive light.

No. 16 West Virginia hosts No. 2 Louisiana State on Saturday.

Students say there's a lot of pressure from both their peers and the WVU administration to behave well. They worry bad conduct will reflect poorly on all of West Virginia.

ESPN's daylong coverage of the nation's college football games begins 9 a.m. Saturday. Mountaineer fans were camped out in dozens of tents more than a day beforehand, some since Thursday night.

Students say it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's also a chance to present positive images of West Virginians on national television.

ABC will air the 8 p.m. game.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 at 02:02 PM
    I am just surprised those animals behaved themselves
  • by Just Me Location: P-burg on Sep 26, 2011 at 01:31 PM
    Make sure there aren't any couches in there so they don't catch fire.
  • by Centrist Location: the hills on Sep 23, 2011 at 08:32 PM
    Tent city, eh??? That should really impress the whole nation. Don't forget to save one tent for the soup kitchen. Hopefully the "tent city" moniker is a creation of prejudiced Associated Press reporters and not those students camping out there.
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      by ViennaGuy on Sep 25, 2011 at 03:53 PM in reply to Centrist
      Being just a bit negative, are we?
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