The Fairmont State University Acrobatics and Tumbling team is ready to hit the mat for its third season competing in the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). The NCATA is comprised of Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Fairmont State, Quinnipiac University and the University of Oregon.
UPDATE (10/29/2012): Fairmont State University Athletic Department: We are canceling the celebration for Larry Hill for tonight, and tentatively will reschedule for next Monday, November 5 – same time, same place. The game is also cancelled. The game will now be held next Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Joe Retton Arena.
Fairmont Rugby players have been invited to participate in the Three Rivers Rugby Conference All-Star Match at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
The Fairmont Rugby team is recognized as part of the Club Sports Program through the Office of Student Affairs, which serves Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College. The Club Sports program complements the Intramural Sports Program and the Varsity Athletic Program.
Every Homecoming, the Fairmont State Alumni Association and Muriale’s Restaurant celebrate FSU’s athletic tradition with Falcon Fest. Each team and their coaches, along with intramural squads, are invited to come out and celebrate the week with their peers. It has become a tradition for the teams and something they look forward to every year.
The Fairmont State men's and women's basketball teams held its first-ever "Fan Fest" during Homecoming. Students and fans took their first look at the 2012-13 squads including previews from Coach Steve McDonald and Coach Jerrod Calhoun.
The night included a dunk contest, three-point shootout, mini-scrimmages, autograph sessions with players and coaches and a student/fan zombie contest.
Fairmont State gathered past athletes and friends to celebrate and induct The Class of 2012 into the Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame. Inductees included: Martha Ganoe (volleyball); Kristen Gattuso (women’s basketball); Haywood Highsmith (men’s basketball); George Opron (baseball); John Feronti (swimming); Jarrod Furgason (football); and Bill Stewart (football).
Fairmont State's Matt Wilmer hauled in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Bobby Vega to lift Fairmont State to a 54-47 win over Seton Hill on Saturday afternoon at Duvall-Rosier Field as Fairmont State celebrated Homecoming. During halftime, Rosemary Grimm and Maxx Myers were crowned King and Queen. Prior to the game, alumni, friends and students tailgated and joined in a variety of festivities.
The Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons football locker room has received a much-needed facelift, and on Saturday, Oct. 13, the newly renovated Cava Family Football Locker Room was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Made possible by the support of James and Laura Cava and Dan and Machelle Cava, the Cava Family Locker Room has been transformed into a place where all players can comfortably meet and keep their belongings safe.