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An afternoon with the Mountaineer


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Mountaineer Mary Roush's family and friends from her home in Mason County came to the WVU Coliseum to cheer on the Men's Basketball Team in its 80-77 victory over Auburn Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. See photos from their day.

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Excitement from the Mason County crew was palpable as Kinlee, Brandy and Jeremy Hudnall and David Hatfield exit the bus at the WVU Coliseum.

Jan. 28, 2023.

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Mountaineer Mary Roush's friends and family stop for a photo outside the WVU Coliseum before WVU takes on, and ultimately defeats, Auburn, 80-77.

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Mountaineer Mary Roush with her biggest fans, her dad, Mitch Roush, and mom, Erin Krawsczyn; Keaton Thompson and Coltyn Hedrick; cousin, Landon Gibbs; and her dad and grandmother, Celia McCoy. Jan. 28, 2023.

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Mountaineer Mary Roush spends some time behind the camera, recording the crowd who came to cheer for her and the WVU Men's Basketball Team. Jan. 28, 2023.

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And that's a Mountaineer win! Mountaineer Mary Roush raises her rifle to lead the crowd in cheers and greets her dad, Mitch Roush, after the WVU Men's Basketball 80-77 win over Auburn. Jan. 28, 2023.

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Cue Country Roads! Mountaineer Mary Roush celebrates the WVU Men's Basketball  80-77 win over Auburn with members of the WVU Cheerleading Squad and Dance Team. Jan. 28, 2023.