15. Sing Country Roads after a West Virginia win
In states where there are no professional sports in town, the college teams usually are the biggest deal. That is certainly the case in West Virginia where the Mountaineers are beloved.
The football team usually gets most of the hype, but the basketball team is also pretty good. Bob Huggins‘ squad is highly competitive in the rugged Big 12, leading to plenty of wins in Morgantown.
Checking out a game in West Virginia is cool, but if you go to WVU Coliseum and the Mountaineers are winning make sure you still until the end. After the conclusion of victories, West Virginia fans start singing the classic hit “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver.
The song, which was written by Denver in 1971, has been adopted as the school’s official theme song. Denver’s lyrics help the Mountaineers’ faithful feel pride about their state and school, which made Country Roads a natural choice to be the anthem of West Virginia.
Seeing over 14,000 people singing Country Roads is a sight in itself, but it is much more fun when you get to participate yourself. Try and time your trip for a game the Mountaineers will win so you can sing along with the fans.