Morgantown, W.V. – Last week Coach Brown and a few players took a day and traveled to Arlington, Texas for Big 12 Football Media Days. Sunday of this week, Coach Brown was back on the field at Milan Puskar Stadium for another football season-related activity, albeit this time a little different. Sunday afternoon, the Mountaineers football program hosted their seventh annual Ladies Huddle, this time broken up into two sessions because of the overwhelming response from years past.
This year, over two sessions, Brown and crew welcomed over 200 women to the stadium for a mini tour, small question and answer session and drills on the football field, where the women were given a glimpse of how hot and steamy that field is on Saturdays during the fall.
Even though this is Brown’s first Ladies Huddle, he was well aware of how important an event such as this is for the fans and community. For women, the football field is a place not often visited, so a chance to spend sometime on the field and experience what the players go through on game day and during practice. Brown knows that football isn’t as personal as other sports, such as seeing players in a basketball game, so the importance of fans creating that emotional connection is a great opportunity not always available.
“Our fan base is really passionate and the ladies in our fan base are extremely passionate as well,” Brown remarked. “This is a fun event. Their husbands, brothers, boyfriends or whatever, they played the game where very few ladies have played the game of football . . . Today was about having fun, giving the ladies some behind-the-scenes access and spending some time with our players and staff.”
Sunday’s Ladies Huddle was one of two opportunities before the season formally kicks off to interact with players and coaches, while getting an insider’s view of life as a football player. The next opportunity to do so will be once fall ball starts, with Fan Day on Saturday, August 3.