A Surprising Amount of West Virginia Players Will Walk on Senior Day

Cover Photo: WVU Athletics

Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers host the Kansas State Wildcats for Senior Day in their regular season finale tomorrow and it will be the last game in a West Virginia uniform for seniors Emmitt Matthews, Kedrian Johnson and Erik Stevenson, who will have exhausted their collegiate eligibility following this season.

However, according to a press release from West Virginia University’s John Antonik, six seniors will walk on Senior Day for the Mountaineers. Matthews, Johnson and Stevenson will be joined by seniors Tre Mitchell, Jimmy Bell and Joe Toussaint.

Although Mitchell, Bell and Toussaint are seniors, they have one year of eligibility remaining and could return to play for West Virginia next season. The three seniors walking on Senior Day could signal that they don’t intend to return, or it can simply indicate that they are entirely sure what they are going to do in the future and want to be sure that they’ll participate in a Senior Day celebration.

Bob Huggins, who expects Mitchell, Bell and Toussaint to return, said today that Senior Day is always emotional for him. “You spend so much time with those guys and you hate to see them go,” Huggins said. “It shows how much people want to be a part of this program. It’s a tough day, particularly when you’ve had guys that you’ve had for four years.”