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.
Fans of the Fighting Falcons are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the first home football game on Saturday, Sept. 22, to support a new campus food bank called The Nest. Community members who bring a food item will receive free admission to the game, courtesy of the FSU Department of Athletics.
The Nest is being created to assist students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
The Fairmont State Athletic Association has announced this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. The Class of 2012 includes 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).
In just a short amount of time, the way in which people watch their sports has changed with technology. Once upon a time, you had to settle for whatever was programmed on television. Then, a few select games were streamed online, although the quality wasn’t much better than the Zapruder film. Now, though, almost every professional game or major college sport is available on the web and delivered in a way that competes with the quality you get on your television.