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Holiday Cheer and WVU Gear


It's the holiday shopping season. And if you're going to sneak around and shop online at work, you should at least pick up some cool WVU merch for your loved ones. Or for yourself. 

We’ve put together a nifty Mountaineer holiday shopping list for you in this installment of "The List." 

Be sure to check out our print edition for "The Goods," in which we highlight the latest, greatest products bearing the WVU brand. Most items can be found at

Feet of Strength Socks

Here's a pair of socks you won't lose. Woven graphics of the grizzled Mountaineer mascot grace these crew socks by Rock Em. Here's the problem: Why wear shoes to cover them up?

What a Crock

Crock PotPHOTO by Scott Lituchy

It's cold. Do you need any more reasons to break out this lovely Crock-Pot? It's suitable for cooking bears, horned frogs and longhorns. Get it at

Cozy up

cozy up PHOTo by M.G. Ellis

Snowday Rules: 1. Pour hot chocolate into your favorite WVU mug. 2. Put on reversible Flying WV logo puffer vest. 3. Curl up with WVU blanket by Northwest and available at Bed Bath and Beyond. 4. Do nothing else. (Optional: Dogs cuddling on the floor.) 

Musket's Big Adventure

Musket Book

Here’s something for the kiddos – a tale about the Mountaineer’s favorite furry little critter, Musket, and his journey to the Gold-and-Blue Mountains. Proceeds benefit WVU Medicine Children’s. It is the best children’s book ever produced in the history of mankind. 

(Disclaimer: The author of this article is also an author of "Musket’s Big Adventure." There’s no data proving it is the best children’s book ever produced in the history of mankind.) 

'Tis the Season ornament

Decorate the tree this year with a  WVU stadium chair ornament. Or set it out as a perfect-sized chair for Mountaineer elves. 

Pull Over for this Pullover


No description needed for this top selling women’s jacket at Just look at it and tell us you don’t want to put that thing on and go take a nap. 

All That Glitters is Gold-and-Blue

Phone case
Bedazzle your smartphone with one of these Flying WV gold glitter cases. Now maybe you’ll stop dropping your phone so much. 

Take me Home 

Take Me Home shirt PHOTO by Brian Persinger

Take this official 150th anniversary T-shirt home to the place it belongs. Wear it driving down the road when you get a feeling that you should have been home yesterday. 

The Book of Mountaineerdom 


From game day cheers to FallFest, the WVU “Traditions” book bleeds all things WVU. Preorder it at

Also, buy the Musket book. 
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