MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – (November 20, 2012) – West Virginia University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Oliver Luck, today, has announced the 2013 football schedule. The upcoming schedule is comprised of six home dates and six road games.
“I am pleased that our 2013 football schedule is ready so that our fans can have plenty of time to make plans,” Luck said. “It will be our second year in the Big 12 and once again new faces will be coming to Milan Puskar Stadium, while we make our first visit to some new road locations as well. As with any Big 12 schedule, challenging and exciting are two words that come to mind.”
West Virginia’s conference home dates include Oklahoma State (Sept. 28), Texas Tech (Oct. 19), Texas (Nov. 9) and Iowa State (Nov. 29/30). Road conference games include Oklahoma (Sept. 7), Baylor (Oct. 5), Kansas State (Oct. 26), TCU (Nov. 2) and Kansas (Nov. 16).
“I think the schedule provides a good mix of home and away games in each month, which will be beneficial to our team and fans,” WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen said. “We all know how difficult the competition is in the Big 12. This schedule will once again be very challenging for our program.”
West Virginia will open its season at Milan Puskar Stadium with FCS opponent, William & Mary, on Aug. 31.
The Mountaineers begin Big 12 Conference play against Oklahoma at Norman, Okla., on Sept. 7. This marks the fifth meeting between the two schools and the third game in Norman.
West Virginia will face first-time FBS opponent Georgia State for a first-ever meeting in Morgantown on Sept. 14, before travelling to Baltimore, Md., to face Maryland in the annual border war on Sept. 21, at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Mountaineers close out September with their conference home opener against Oklahoma State on Sept. 28. This marks the Cowboys second visit to Morgantown and first since 1928.
West Virginia then opens the month of October with a first-ever road trip to Waco, Texas, to face Baylor, before an open week on Oct. 12.
The Mountaineers will celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 19 against Texas Tech, in the Red Raiders’ first-ever trip to Morgantown. WVU will close out the month of October, making its first trip to Manhattan, Kan., on Oct. 26 to face Kansas State.
Opening the month of November, the Mountaineers make their first-ever trip to Ft. Worth, Texas, to face TCU.
West Virginia will celebrate Mountaineer Week on Nov. 9, playing host to Texas. This will mark the Longhorns first trip to Morgantown and third meeting in the series that dates back to 1956. The Mountaineers make their first-ever trip to Lawrence, Kan. to face Kansas on Nov. 16.
After a week off on Nov. 23, West Virginia closes out its regular season at home, hosting Iowa State on either Nov. 29 or Nov. 30, for Senior Day.
The times and television schedule will be announced at a later time. All dates are subject to change.
West Virginia University
2013 Football Schedule
Day Date Opponent Time
Sat. Aug. 31 William & Mary TBA
Sat. Sept. 7 at Oklahoma TBA
Sat. Sept. 14 Georgia State TBA
Sat. Sept. 21 vs. Maryland+ TBA
Sat. Sept. 28 Oklahoma State TBA
Sat. Oct. 5 at Baylor TBA
Sat. Oct. 12 Open TBA
Sat. Oct. 19 Texas Tech# TBA
Sat. Oct. 26 at Kansas State TBA
Sat. Nov. 2 at TCU TBA
Sat. Nov. 9 Texas^ TBA
Sat. Nov. 16 at Kansas TBA
Sat. Nov. 23 Open TBA
Sat. Nov. 29/30 Iowa State TBA
+ - M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.
# - Homecoming
^ - Mountaineer Day
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 20, 2012) – West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced that Elijah Macon has signed a national letter of intent for the 2013-14 academic year.
Macon, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward from Columbus, Ohio, is currently attending Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., playing for coach Jason Smith. Last year, Macon attended Huntington Prep in Huntington, W.Va., playing for coach Rob Fulford, where he averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game. He spent three years at Marion-Franklin High in Columbus and averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks as a junior. Macon was tabbed by the Columbus Dispatch as a District 10 All-Star and named to the All-City League South Division First Team. He also earned All-Ohio Area honorable mention honors as a junior. Macon was ranked as the No. 1 junior prospect in the state of Ohio by Ohio Prep Spotlight magazine, rated as the 13th-best power forward by Scout, is a Rivals 4 star and ranked as the No. 44 best player in the 2012 class by ESPNU. Macon played AAU basketball for the All-Ohio Red.
“Obviously, Elijah brings a great deal of athleticism and talent,” says Huggins. “He not only has tremendous rebounding abilities but also the ability to change and alter shots inside. His year at prep school will certainly better prepare him to make an immediate impact. Without a doubt, Elijah has been one of the premier power forwards in the country.”
Macon joins Nathan Adrian (Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown HS) and Brandon Watkins (Decatur, Ga./Grady HS) in the 2013-14 recruiting class. The November signing period continues through Wednesday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 12, 2012) – West Virginia University President Jim Clements today approved an amended employment agreement for Director of Athletics Oliver Luck, extending his employment from 2015 to 2017 and increasing his salary and incentives. The agreement takes effect Oct. 15.
“Oliver Luck is a true leader. He has brought stability, momentum and energy to his position. He is someone we want on our team for many more years to come,” Clements said.
Clements said Luck has overseen several major capital projects, hired new head coaches and been involved in the best fund-raising year in Athletic Department history – raising some $22.7 million this past year.
He is also one of the key reasons WVU is in a powerhouse academic and athletic conference, he added. In addition, overall department revenue has increased under Luck’s leadership, and he has continued a master plan for facility upgrades with more projects in the works.
Under the agreement, Luck’s annualized salary will be $550,000, with a maximum performance bonus capped at $150,000 per year. He will also receive retention incentives for fulfilling terms in the contract.
Luck is in the third year of his original five-year contract that began on June 9, 2010.
“I appreciate the confidence that President Clements has placed in me and the entire athletic department team,” Luck said. “We will continue to work hard as we transition into the Big 12, and will strive to represent this University and this State with the pride and passion each deserves. This is my alma mater and I am thrilled to serve her.”
Luck’s amended employment agreement can be viewed at: http://wvutoday.assets.slate.wvu.edu/resources/1/1350067464.pdf