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Women’s Basketball Season Opens with Haunted Hoops

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Oct. 22, 2021)  The No. 19-ranked West Virginia University women’s basketball team will host its annual Haunted Hoops event during its exhibition game against WVU Tech on Thursday, Oct. 28. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, inside the WVU Coliseum.

Admission to the Halloween-themed contest is free, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Prior to that, Trunk-or-Treat will start on the Mountaineer track next to the WVU Shell Building at 5 p.m., and will continue on the Coliseum concourse when gates open. Fans are encouraged to wear their costumes to the event.

In addition to a special team entrance video, the WVU hip-hop dance team will perform during halftime.

In accordance with the updated WVU policy effective Oct. 21, Mon. County Health Department and CDC guidelines, those who are not vaccinated will be expected to wear a mask properly above the nose while inside the WVU Coliseum with the exception of when eating and drinking.

As the Coliseum will return to normal operations, WVU strongly encourages all fans to be vaccinated. A COVID-19 vaccination is the single-most important and successful tool to protect fans from the virus and its many variants. Increased vaccination rates, coupled with proven preventative measures such as masks, physical distancing, self-symptom monitoring, COVID-19 testing and good personal hygiene (e.g. hand washing and hand sanitizer), are the proven tools fans can use to fight COVID-19 and the spread of the disease to others.

All fans should self-evaluate prior to the event or before arriving at the WVU Coliseum. Fans who might be sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should stay home and contact a physician.

The athletics department, in conjunction with the Mon. County Health Department, state and University officials will continue monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and make changes to the WVU Coliseum protocols, if needed, based on current health conditions.

No. 19 West Virginia officially opens its 2021-22 season on Tuesday, Nov. 16, when the Mountaineers play host to Saint Francis (Pa.) at the WVU Coliseum. Tipoff against the Red Flash is scheduled for 7 p.m., on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Press Release: WVU Athletic Department

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