August 13, 2013 |
New York Jets rookie Geno Smith took a punch - a verbal one, at least - and his coach counterpunched. Jets Coach Rex Ryan took a swipe at West Virginia University in the wake of Mountaineers players saying the football team lacked leadership with Smith at quarterback. Ryan was asked Monday about Smith's ability to face adversity, and if that's a concern in light of the report quoting West Virginia players. “No,” he said, “but it tells me I'm glad my kid never went there.
April 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Manchin III owns two 12-gauge Beretta shotguns, a semiautomatic Remington 58 Sportsman and a deer rifle. Since he was elected to the Senate two years ago, he has easily maintained an A rating from the National Rifle Assn. That rating might be considered crucial to the survival of a Democrat from a conservative, rural state like West Virginia. So after news broke of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings on a Friday in December, his staff debated what he should do. The consensus was that Manchin should cancel a scheduled appearance the following Monday to talk about fiscal issues on MSNBC's "Morning Joe. " Surely the hosts would press the senator on gun control, and it seemed that almost anything he said could spell trouble so early in the aftermath of the tragedy.
June 28, 2010 |
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry suffered from a chronic brain injury that may have influenced his mental state and behavior before he died last winter, West Virginia University researchers said Monday. The doctors had done a microscopic tissue analysis of Henry's brain that showed he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Neurosurgeon Julian Bailes and California medical examiner Bennet Omalu , co-directors of the Brain Injury Research Institute at West Virginia, announced their findings alongside Henry's mother, Carolyn Henry Glaspy , who called it a "big shock" because she knew nothing about her 26-year-old son's underlying condition or the disease.
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.
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.