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New era begins at West Virginia State University as Convocation Center opens

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NBA Hall of Famers help open West Virginia State University's  D. Stephen and Diane H. Walker Convocation Center NBA Hall of Famers help open West Virginia State University's D. Stephen and Diane H. Walker Convocation Center
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NBA Hall of Famers - Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson were among the hundreds on hand as West Virginia State University opened the D. Stephen and Diane H. Walker Convocation Center.

Earl Lloyd, the NBA's first African American basketball player to play in an NBA game, was back at his alma matter to see a statue of himself unveiled and to help open the new Convocation Center. 

Both men's and women's basketball teams, along with the volleyball team.  will play in the new 1,350 seat arena. The new facility has brand new locker rooms. The new facility has brand new training rooms. WVSU officials also renovated classrooms, labs and offices at this brand new state-of-the-art facility. 

WVSU men's and women's teams play the University of Charleston on Saturday. Both games are sold out.

The women's game tips off at 2 p.m. and the men's game will follow at 4 p.m.