West Virginia fans' goal: 'Occupy Heinz Field'
College Football Videos
Don't be surprised to see a little West Virginia blue and gold Wednesday night at Heinz Field when Pitt hosts Connecticut.
"Occupy Heinz Field," an informal movement started by West Virginia fans to attend the game — and possibly unfurl a Mountaineers banner — is gaining steam on Twitter and Facebook.
Josh Hall, a WVU fan who lives in Carnegie, floated the idea on a BlueGoldNews.com message board as a spoof of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. He doesn't know how many WVU fans will attend, but he's hoping for as many as 2,000.
"Maybe we can get enough people to do kind of a friendly rivalry kind of thing," he said Friday.
West Virginia student Ryanne Ball plans to attend with three friends.
"It's going to be a fun night to be a Mountaineer in Pittsburgh," she said.
Last night, there were about 1,000 tickets for the game on sale on stubhub.com for between $1.98 and $28.
"I'm considering (going to the game)," said West Virginia fan Jim Ashley, who writes a blog at HailWV.com. "But I'm keeping an eye open for the weather. It's like herding cats: If you can get people to do it, it's great. But if you can't, it won't be good."
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Body found in Allegheny River in Harrison
- 3 police hurt in shooting near Colo. Planned Parenthood clinic
- Absenteeism high on first day back after Peters Township teacher strike
- Steelers notebook: Linebacker Timmons hoping for contract extension
- Indiana County school employee allegedly showed 2 students an inappropriate photo
- Pitt falls flat in finale loss to Miami
- 5 injured in Route 51 crash in Rostraver
- School lunch group hopes to revise rules it calls impractical, too restrictive
- Small stores take big gamble by not upgrading credit card readers
- Chief justice revokes Feudale’s senior judge status
- Steelers plan to use smart pass rush against Seattle QB Wilson