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Introducing Musket (illustration of Musket)

Meet Musket the official friend of the Mountaineer Mascot! You’ll see him around campus, usually hanging out with the Mountaineer or playing fetch with his friends. Like most dogs, he likes going for walks on the Rail Trail and getting his belly rubbed.

In the spring of 2012, West Virginia University worked with elementary and middle schools across the state of West Virginia to name the Mountaineer’s friend. Of the 190 different names from 40 schools, WVU selected “Musket” as the name of the official friend of the Mountaineer.

Musket was introduced in the book, “Let’s Go Mountaineers!” in time for the holiday season in 2012. The plush Musket hit stores in the summer of 2013. A new book called “Musket’s Big Adventure” was released in November of 2015.

Child reading Musket book

“Musket’s Big Adventure” is available at the following locations:

  • Adams Hallmark stores at University Town Centre and Pierpont Centre in Morgantown; Charleston Town Center and Dudley Farms Plaza in Charleston; Huntington Mall in Barboursville; and Grand Central Mall in Vienna
  • Alumni Hall in Charleston Town Center
  • Friends Gift Shop at WVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital
  • The Book Exchange in Morgantown
  • WVU Bookstore in Morgantown
  • Coliseum Team Shop in Morgantown
  •, Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million
Map of WV showing Morgantown, Keyser, and Beckley locations

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