June 7, 2008 |
West Virginia University President Michael Garrison resigned, seeking to end a scandal stemming from awarding an unearned degree to the governor's daughter. Garrison said he hoped his resignation, effective in September, would end the turmoil at the university.
March 27, 2008 |
PHOENIX -- What is this, the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout? It's Bob Huggins against Xavier all over again. The Cincinnati-Xavier basketball rivalry could make USC-UCLA hoops look friendly, and now Huggins, the old nemesis, is sending his West Virginia team against Xavier in an NCAA West Regional semifinal. "I'm sure a lot of Xavier fans are glad he's not coaching UC anymore because when he was there, they were a real hard team to beat," said Xavier forward C.J. Anderson, a Cincinnati native who remembers when Huggins prowled the sideline.
November 3, 2006 |
Grasping for a way to describe the most-hyped football game in Louisville history, some locals compared it to something they're more familiar with, a Final Four. What the Cardinals have their hearts set on after a 44-34 Big East Conference victory over previously undefeated West Virginia is college football's final two, the Bowl Championship Series title game. They have a ways to go, even after handling the No.
September 23, 2006 |
They said there would never be another Reggie Bush, but have you seen West Virginia sophomore Steve Slaton? He's Bush-like without the paper trail. "I'm a big fan of his," Slaton said during a conference call this week. Slaton, like Bush, is a firefly of dashing dips and darts, with directional changes known to loosen opposition knee cartilage. "Facially, he even looks like Reggie Bush," said Bill Kirelawich, the Mountaineers assistant coach who recruited Slaton from eastern Pennsylvania.
August 29, 2006 |
With 13 men trapped in a mine back home, West Virginia's football team took the field against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. It was Jan. 2, 2006, and one of the proudest moments in state history was about to collide with one of its most tragic. You could curse the timing but not separate the coal from the football, or the emotional weight each event carried.
April 20, 2003 |
WHEN men take to the road in books and movies, their experiences are often celebrated as journeys of exploration and conquest, self-discovery and self-perfection. But when the women in "Thelma & Louise" do the same, they are depicted as runaways and desperadoes who end up dead.