WVU Honoring the "Voice of the Mountaineers"

West Virginia University is paying tribute to the most famous "voice of the Mountaineers."

On April 29, it unveils Fleming Corner at the Erickson Alumni Center to honor the late Jack Fleming.

The basketball and football announcer's best play-by-plays will be featured, along with a bronze statue created by WVU graduate Jamie Lester. The exhibit is a gift from the Fleming Family, with some funding from the West Virginia Radio Corp.

Fleming called games from 1947 to 1959, from 1962 to 1969, and finally from 1974 to 1996.

He was also the broadcaster for the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. His most famous call was Franco Harris' "Immaculate Reception" in 1972.

Fleming was named West Virginia Sportscaster of the Year seven times.

He died in 2001.

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