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Sport Management student named new WVU Mountaineer Mascot

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Troy Clemons, a native of Greenbrier County, was named the West Virginia University Mountaineer Mascot during the men’s basketball game against Texas Tech on March 2. 

“Growing up it was a dream for me to be the Mountaineer because I was a huge fan of the University and I knew the type of weight the Mountaineer carried as part of the fabric of the University. I had a strong understanding of the pride of all West Virginians and I knew that becoming the Mountaineer would be my chance to portray that pride,” Clemons explained. 

WVU faculty member heads comprehensive look at sport in Latin America in step with the summer Olympic Games

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A West Virginia University faculty member has gathered an extensive group of experts to examine how sport is organized in Latin America. This is the first book of its kind to be published in English to offer a sweeping analysis of sport in the vast region.

Gonzalo Bravo, associate professor in sport management, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, is the lead editor of Sport in Latin America. Policy, Organization, Management, a book recently published in London and New York by Routledge.

Washington Post seeks expert advice from CPASS faculty member

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Sam Zizzi, associate professor of sport and exercise psychology, offers wellness guidance in the Washington Post’s online article “How to turn a fitness goal into a lifetime of good health.” 

Zizzi provides tips for those who wish to maintain a plan for good health. “In general, the idea of changing your health at the start of a new year is a common idea. But these goals and attempts often fade by springtime because many people take the wrong approach. This article addresses how to make new attempts to change your health stick,” said Zizzi.