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Baylor Fans Welcomed In Morgantown

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Morgantown Mayor Jim Manilla greets Baylor fans before the game Saturday. Morgantown Mayor Jim Manilla greets Baylor fans before the game Saturday.
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The streets of Morgantown had a Green and Gold tint this past weekend as many Baylor fans made their first visit to Morgantown.

Bears fans were welcomed Saturday morning by more than West Virginians; mother nature also had something to say.

"It's a little unusual being overcast today and cool. It's still pretty hot in Waco, central Texas is still pretty warm right now. This isn't classic or traditional football weather for us," said Baylor fan Scott Livesay.

On Friday, the high in Waco was 91 degrees. Saturday morning visitors were met with temperatures south of 50 and heavy fog as they drove through and admired the scenery.

"I've never been here. I love the Blue Ridge Mountains and the terrain," Livesay said. "I've really just enjoyed seeing the changing of the trees and it's my first time to Morgantown. I'm very excited; I love the spirit of West Virginia University."

"It's nice and clean, it's not like going to the University of Texas, which is right in the middle of downtown Austin," said Baylor fan Steve Van Wagner.

Not only were visitors met with West Virginia weather and beauty, they were met with West Virginia hospitality.

Along with Morgantown Mayor Jim Manilla, the city's goodwill city ambassadors were out in Baylor green making sure fans were able to navigate the city and feel welcome.

"Even though we're true Mountaineers at heart, and we will be cheering for the Mountaineers, we want these people who are going to be coming in for the first time to Morgantown to feel welcome, and to know there are people here that they can call on if they have questions. We're just here to say hello and give a good first impression of Morgantown," said Pam Queen of the GoodWill City Ambassadors.

Bears fans, happy to see smiles in Morgantown, hope to reciprocate the welcome next season.

"I can tell you that in Waco, when the opponents get there, we treat them very well," Van Wagner said.

They even like the idea of the ambassador program.

"It makes sense, we ought to do something like that ourselves except you'll never get Baylor people in the other team's colors," Van Wagner said. "That's not going to happen."