DJ fires up WVU football practice


Before every WVU football game, a mix of hip hop songs plays over the public address system at Milan Puskar Stadium. Most players already have their own personal headsets on to listen to their own music as they get in the zone for that day’s game.

As the Mountaineers were ready to close out spring practice in Morgantown over the weekend, WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen helped simulate a gameday atmosphere by providing loud music at one of the team’s sessions.

It may seem extravagant to some fans, even completely unnecessary to others, but it certainly was a promotion that the players did enjoy. Good music puts people in a certain mood and the typical stadium anthems that fire the Mountaineers up on gameday probably helped get them ready to play their best football during the recent practice session.

One of the most famous music-makers around the Morgantown area, that isn’t Carlton Smith or the WVU Marching Band, is DJ Dollar.

As a student at WVU, DJ Dollar quickly began making a name for himself around campus. He began his work in various downtown bars and has worked his way into many university-sponsored events.

DJ Dollar even earned the title of official house DJ of the WVU Coliseum during basketball season. He got some face time on ESPN during Mountaineer games and his works were part of some great video montage videos shown on the jumbotron.

DJ Dollar’s appearance at a WVU football practice shows that the coaching staff and administrators are “in tune” with what their young stars want out of their college experiences. Having the DJ was a small gesture that could have gone a long way for team morale.

With the WVU Spring Game less than a week away, more exciting times are ahead for the Mountaineers.