Jack Fleming Ceremony

"The Voice of the Mountaineers", Jack Fleming, was honored with a display and the unveiling of a statue at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center over the weekend.

Fleming, who served three stints as West Virginia's play-by-play voice covering 44 years of action, was long overdue for official recognition from the school, and it finally came about, due in large part to the behind the scenes efforts of his brother John.

On Friday, the "Fleming Corner" was officially dedicated at the Alumni Center, with the centerpiece a bronze statue created by WVU alumnus Jamie Lester. Although John Fleming passed away a little more than a year ago, his wife Anita and son Jonathan Fleming were on hand for the dedication.

One of the displays in the Fleming Corner

The statue is unveiled

The work captures the exuberance of Fleming at his best

Anita Fleming, Jonathan Fleming, Tony Caridi and Jamie Lester

Norm Julian (center) and Eddie Barrett (right) admire the statue

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