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West Virginia University celebrated the 2021 Homecoming this week, as students took part in rich school traditions, competitive activities and charitable events.

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As West Virginia approaches its homecoming battle with the Texas Tech Red Raiders, the Mountaineers are not riding very high. A 16-13 loss to then-No. 4 Oklahoma was hard fought, but it was still a lost for WVU.

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The 2021 Homecoming court looks a little different this year. Instead of having an even amount of men and women on the court as in previous years, this year’s homecoming court did not take gender into account when selecting finalists.

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The organization, which now has 1,400 members, was created in 1969 by former band members who wanted to play together again. The band has performed in the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and embarked on a European tour in the last year.

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In conjunction with the Mountaineer Week Challenge, West Virginia University will be hosting its annual PRT Cram from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27. outside the Mountainlair.

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On Friday, Oct. 3, the annual West Virginia University Homecoming Parade filled the streets of downtown Morgantown. Thousands of students, alumni and Morgantown residents came out despite the poor weather to cheer on their fellow Mountaineers as they paraded down High Street.

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Steve Orlowski and Danielle Vincent were crowned the 2012 homecoming king and queen during halftime of the West Virginia University's football game against Baylor Saturday.

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Voting begins today and runs through Thursday. Students can vote on MIX for Homecoming candidates between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The court will participate in the Homecoming parade on High Street Friday at 6:30 p.m. The king and queen will be crowned during a halftime ceremony at the WVU-Syracus…

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John Racelis and Sara Besche are crowned Homecoming king and queen during halftime of the West Virginia University vs. Temple football game Saturday.

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