MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Students with West Virginia University's Mountaineer Maniacs
have begun a "T-shirt amnesty" program that will allow classmates to exchange vulgar shirts seen around campus and at football and basketball games for a $20 voucher to buy an officially licensed T-shirt.With the No. 2-ranked LSU Tigers coming to Morgantown Saturday for a nationally televised, prime-time football game, WVU officials and student leaders want to discourage anyone from wearing shirts that feature an expletive.During WVU's win over Marshall on Sept. 4, an ESPN camera caught a glimpse of a student wearing such a shirt. Students can bring their T-shirts with the expletive to the Mountainlair student union, and exchange it -- no questions asked -- for a voucher to buy a licensed shirt at the WVU Bookstore, the Book Exchange or WVU's Team Shop in the Coliseum, according to a WVU news release.
Students can return the shirts and receive vouchers at a table near Hatfield's in the Mountainlair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today <co Thursday> and Friday.Earlier this month, WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck wrote an open letter to fans asking them to reconsider wearing the vulgar T-shirts. He also asked that if fans see another person wearing the shirt, then "politely ask him or her to change or to cover it up."