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Plenty of excitement awaits WVU fans in NYC

Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo by The Associated Press
Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo by The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — To kick off the start of March Madness for West Virginia University basketball fans, No. 3 seed West Virginia will take on No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin on Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

For Mountaineer fans traveling to the game, tickets can be purchased online through StubHub or the Barclays Center. Ticket prices start at $80.

The WVU Alumni Association and Mountaineer Athletic Club will be hosting a Mountaineer Meet and Greet at 4 p.m. Friday at The Montrose, just a block away from the Barclays Center, at 47 5th Ave. There is also a social planned at 200 Fifth Ave., which also starts at 4 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

The New York-New Jersey Chapter WVU Alumni Association is hosting a watch party at Jack Doyle’s Restaurant and Bar, which claims to be the New York City home of the Mountaineers.

Mountaineer fans who attend the game can celebrate (or mourn a loss) at Jack Doyle’s after the game…

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