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Meet Mikel Hager, the 69th Mountaineer mascot

A four-year West Virginia University cheerleader and former high school football player determined to inspire the young people in his hometown and fans across Mountaineer Nation will don the buckskins and carry the rifle as the 69th Mountaineer mascot.

Mikel Hager, a senior from Madison, was named the 2023-24 Mountaineer mascot on Saturday (March 4) during the men’s basketball game at the Coliseum.

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