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January 3, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't supposed to end this way, not with a nightmarish scene like this. Two guys in black jackets, with "VIP Security Services" inscribed on their backs, assisted college football's bright new star, Major Harris, onto the bus of broken dreams. Harris and his West Virginia teammates had just been been given a 34-21 thumping by Notre Dame. A couple of teammates and some fans watched with sad faces as Harris, his left arm bound in a sling-like device, was helped onto the bus.
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January 21, 2006 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
If West Virginia senior Kevin Pittsnogle does not look to be his usual goateed and tattooed self against UCLA today, there's good reason. His wife, Heather, is expecting the couple's first child, and although her due date is Jan. 29, his son, Kwynsie, may not wait. Heather has been having contractions since the start of the year. "Yeah, this is a pretty special time for me and my family," said Pittsnogle, who leads the Mountaineers with averages of 20.9 points and 5.9 rebounds.
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January 21, 2006 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
If West Virginia senior Kevin Pittsnogle does not look to be his usual goateed and tattooed self against UCLA today, there's good reason. His wife, Heather, is expecting the couple's first child, and although her due date is Jan. 29, his son, Kwynsie, may not wait. Heather has been having contractions since the start of the year. "Yeah, this is a pretty special time for me and my family," said Pittsnogle, who leads the Mountaineers with averages of 20.9 points and 5.9 rebounds.
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January 2, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
There are a lot of things that seem as if they don't quite belong at this Sugar Bowl, displaced from New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. There was the Mardi Gras-style parade down Peachtree Street on New Year's Eve, a small but earnest attempt to bring a little bit of the Big Easy to Atlanta. There is the game itself, tonight in the Georgia Dome instead of the damaged Louisiana Superdome.
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March 20, 1998 | J.A. ADANDE
UCLA's Kris Johnson got a lot of camera time in the 1995 NCAA tournament because of the way he wore a towel hooded around his head. West Virginia guard Carl Williams' towel usage drew him some unwanted attention Thursday night. Reacting to a foul called against teammate Jerrod West with 8:28 remaining in the second half, Williams, who was on the bench, slammed a towel down on the court. The officials called a bench technical foul on West Virginia for unsportsmanlike conduct.
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January 2, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
There are a lot of things that seem as if they don't quite belong at this Sugar Bowl, displaced from New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. There was the Mardi Gras-style parade down Peachtree Street on New Year's Eve, a small but earnest attempt to bring a little bit of the Big Easy to Atlanta. There is the game itself, tonight in the Georgia Dome instead of the damaged Louisiana Superdome.
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January 2, 1997 | From Associated Press
North Carolina quarterback Oscar Davenport made his first start a memorable one, leading the 12th-ranked Tar Heels to a 20-13 Gator Bowl victory over No. 25 West Virginia on Wednesday. Davenport, a sophomore substituting for injured All-Atlantic Coast Conference quarterback Chris Keldorf, frustrated the nation's No. 1 defense most of the day with his arm and scrambling ability.
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March 20, 1998 | J.A. ADANDE
UCLA's Kris Johnson got a lot of camera time in the 1995 NCAA tournament because of the way he wore a towel hooded around his head. West Virginia guard Carl Williams' towel usage drew him some unwanted attention Thursday night. Reacting to a foul called against teammate Jerrod West with 8:28 remaining in the second half, Williams, who was on the bench, slammed a towel down on the court. The officials called a bench technical foul on West Virginia for unsportsmanlike conduct.
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January 2, 1997 | From Associated Press
North Carolina quarterback Oscar Davenport made his first start a memorable one, leading the 12th-ranked Tar Heels to a 20-13 Gator Bowl victory over No. 25 West Virginia on Wednesday. Davenport, a sophomore substituting for injured All-Atlantic Coast Conference quarterback Chris Keldorf, frustrated the nation's No. 1 defense most of the day with his arm and scrambling ability.
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January 3, 1995 | From Associated Press
South Carolina waited six decades for a victory like this. And first-year Gamecock Coach Brad Scott delivered it. South Carolina, 0-8 in previous postseason appearances, finally won its first bowl game Monday, defeating West Virginia, 24-21, in the Carquest Bowl. Steve Taneyhill, who completed 62.9% of his passes during the regular season, completed 26 of 36 for 227 yards, including a two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Boomer Foster.
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January 2, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turns out West Virginia is no more a national championship team than Jed Clampett was a linguist. Mountaineers, go home. Talk was as cheap as Minnie Pearl's hat this week, considering it was hard to get a word in edgewise on West Virginia while it railed against the establishment of a poll system that, instead of looking at the Mountaineers' 11-0 record and handing over the trophy, considered variables such as strength of schedule and viability.
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January 1, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
OK, let's get right to it. Is West Virginia worthy? Are the Mountaineers (11-0) deserving of our attention? Has Team Salt-of-the-Earth been shunned as it hemmed and clawed its way up the polls while no one was looking? Or are the Mountaineers the Beverly Hillbillies in cleats, country bumpkins run amok in a sea of city folk. Should beating up on football road kill--i.e. Rutgers, Temple--qualify you for the national championship of anything?
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April 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Wayne Yearwood, a former West Virginia basketball player, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling cocaine at the school, U.S. Attorney William Kolibash said. Yearwood, of Montreal, was convicted in January on one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine distribution and distributing cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school.
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January 13, 1989
West Virginia Coach Don Nehlen, who led the Mountaineers to their best record in 96 years of football (11-1), was named major college coach of the year by the American Football Coaches Assn.
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January 1, 1989 | Mike Downey
Cousin Clem was up in the West Virginia mountains with Cousin Clyde, mixing up another batch of moonshine. "Best be gettin' back to town," said Clem. "Whut fer?" asked Clyde. "Almost time fer that thar futball game to commence," said Clem. "Whut futball game?" asked Clyde. "That thar Sunkist Fiester Bowl," said Clem. "Whut in tarnation is a Sunkist Fiester Bowl?" asked Clyde. "Them Mountaineer boys up to the college done got themselves into a champeenship futball game," said Clem.
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October 25, 1990 | Associated Press
A redshirt West Virginia football player was indicted on a felony charge of malicious wounding, an official said. Freshman defensive lineman Todd Robinson was accused of beating his cousin, said assistant prosecutor John Frail. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
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