The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

August 19, 2010

WVU AD Luck to make stop in Beckley today

MORGANTOWN — The Mountaineer Athletic Club will open the second day of the Summer Blitz with Athletic Director Oliver Luck at 9 a.m. today at Tamarack in Beckley.

Also included in the second day are stops at the Bluefield Elks Lodge at 11:30 a.m., Chief Logan Convention Center in Logan at 2 p.m. and Northside Automotive in Summersville at 5 p.m.

The in-state tour will kick off the upcoming athletic year and serve as a welcoming party for Luck back to West Virginia. An Academic All-American, Luck quarterbacked the Mountaineers from 1978-81, and graduated from WVU magna cum laude in 1982. Hired June 10, he assumed his role as director July 1.

Joining Luck on select stops will be several Mountaineer coaches, including Mike Carey (women’s basketball), Linda Burdette-Good (gymnastics), Greg Van Zant (baseball), Vic Riggs (swimming & divining), Marc Walters (women’s tennis) and Jimmy King (women’s rowing), as well as former student-athletes Reed Williams, Darris Nichols, Quincy Wilson, Meg Bulger and Mehgan Morris.

Additionally, representatives from the Mountaineer Athletic Club will be present at each stop and will provide MAC membership information for fans, including ways to help Mountaineer student-athletes by funding scholarships and capital projects at WVU, a self-supporting intercollegiate athletic department. Also, ticket information for the 2010 WVU football season will be available. Each one-hour stop will include give-a-ways and is free.

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