Just 5 percent favored playing the game two years in a row in Morgantown, followed by one year in Huntington. Only 2 percent liked the idea of three years in Morgantown followed by one year in Huntington.
Another 6 percent said all games should be played in Morgantown, and the remaining 4 percent weren't sure which pattern they preferred.
The poll also revealed an interesting aspect to school loyalties. Younger West Virginians are more likely to be Marshall fans than older residents.
WVU dominates in the 35-and-up crowd: 80 percent of those between 35 and 54; 81 percent of those between 55 and 64; and 70 percent of those 65 and older said they were Mountaineer fans.
But WVU fans made up just 52 percent of sports fans between age 18 and 34; Marshall fans made up 30 percent.
Repass said that represents a significant demographic shift in the fan bases. He said that showed that Marshall's success in the 1990s and growth as a Division I school over the past two decades has raised the profile of the school.
"Fan bases are built on wins, and Marshall's had success, more so than ever since the early 1990s," Repass said. "That appears to have some impact on younger people in the state, who seem to be following Marshall more."
The poll also revealed an age-related trend surrounding WVU's recent move to the Big 12 Conference.
Sports fans generally approved of the move, with 59 percent liking it and just 14 percent opposed. The rest were unsure.
When age was factored in, younger people seemed more enthusiastic about the move than older West Virginians.
In the 18 to 34 age group, 65 percent liked the move. That number fell among older age groups.
Only 45 percent of those 65 and older liked the switch to the Big 12.
"My interpretation of that would be that the (younger) generation is a sports-centered generation," Repass said.
He said younger people are more likely to watch 24-7, entertainment-driven sports coverage on channels like ESPN, while older people are less likely to buy into the hype.
"The nature of big-time college athletics today is television-driven," Repass said. "The Big 12 is more TV-driven than the Big East.
"Seeing West Virginia University play a Big 12 schedule - against teams like Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma - is something that's exciting for the younger generation," he said.
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