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  • West Virginia University now requires all students to have health insurance – suggests Obamacare

    11/06/2013 10:21:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11-5-2013
    Starting next year, West Virginia University will require all students to be covered under healthcare before they can attend class, and is suggesting that students sign up for Obamacare. An email circulated by Ken Gray, the university’s vice president for student affairs, and addressed to”WVU Parents, Students, and Families” states: “Beginning academic year 2014-15, all WVU students will be required to have health care coverage. Many universities around the country use this model to ensure that students are protected against unforeseen and catastrophic medical expenses.” The email stresses that “Because health problems can interfere with academic success, West Virginia University...
  • WVU students celebrate football win; car flipped onto side

    09/29/2013 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    WOWK ^ | Tim Carrico
    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - The West Virginia University Police Department is investigating an incident that may have involved WVU students. Video of a car being flipped is going around the Internet. The video first showed up on Instagram Sunday morning and was deleted. The video was then added by a third party to YouTube with 'WVU Car Flip' as the title
  • Records galore for WVU in Orange Bowl win

    01/05/2012 4:43:18 AM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 45 replies
    foxsportsflorida ^ | January 5, 2012 | Chriss Thomasson
    After rumbling 99 yards for a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the second quarter, West Virginia safety Darwin Cook banged into Obie, the Orange Bowl mascot, sending them both tumbling to the ground. That was more resistance than any Clemson tacklers offered Wednesday night. In a scintillating display of offense while at the same time humiliating showing on defense, the No. 23 Mountaineers crushed the No. 15 Tigers 70-33 in the Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. There's not enough room here to list all the records West Virginia set. The most amazing was breaking the mark for most...
  • 2011 West Virginia University Marching Band Armed Forces Salute

    12/04/2011 11:07:00 AM PST · by FLAMING DEATH · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/6/11 | wvuband
    No celebration of our freedom can be complete without a tribute to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to preserve and protect our country. The WVU Band presents our "Armed Forces Salute," which features a medley of the songs from all branches of our great military.
  • 2011 WVU Marching Band Armed Forces Salute

    11/27/2011 5:29:33 AM PST · by randita · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/6/11 | WVU Band
    What a creative and stirring tribute to our brave men and women who have served and are serving. It will bring a tear to your eye.WVU Marching Band Armed Services Salute
  • Texas Christian, Villanova Picks Point Big East to Conference Tournament?

    11/30/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by dangus · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Idle Speculation ^ | 11-30-10 | Dangus
    The Big East's football expansion plans leave the conference with 17 universities, including non-Football members. That's a terrible number for scheduling; the only way the basketball teams can schedule an even number of games is if they play every other team only once. 18 teams would allow three divisions of six teams each. Any team would play the other five teams in its division twice, and one half of the twelve other teams in the conference. 18 sounds like worsening the problem of too many teams, but having three divisions could actually restore some rivalries, and return the conference to...
  • Who will win this Elite 8 Matchup? (WVU vs. Kentucky)

    03/27/2010 6:40:42 PM PDT · by FLAMING DEATH · 22 replies · 649+ views
    ESPN ^ | 3/27/2010 | POLL
    Total votes 53,738
  • Fred Schaus, mentor to Jerry West at WVU, dies at 84 (former Lakers coach)

    02/11/2010 3:10:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 211+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2010 | John Raby
    Fred Schaus, a former Los Angeles Lakers coach and general manager who mentored Jerry West and Hot Rod Hundley at West Virginia, has died.
  • Unemployment rises in 98% of cities

    02/04/2009 9:47:55 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 7 replies · 616+ views
    CNN Money ^ | February 4, 2009 | David Goldman
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- In a sign that job losses are felt in every corner of the nation, unemployment rates rose in 98% of metropolitan areas across the country in December, according to a recent government report. ... Morgantown, W.Va., had a rate of just 2.7%, the lowest in the country. Morgantown houses West Virginia University, which is the town's largest employer. The University has a large hospital and pharmaceutical manufacturing component - areas of the economy that are actually adding jobs. Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a population of at least 1 million, Detroit had the largest unemployment...
  • Rodriguez agrees to settle with WVU, pay $4 million

    07/10/2008 5:25:10 PM PDT · by rawhide · 7 replies · 110+ views
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia University football coach Rich Rodriguez and the University of Michigan have agreed to pay a $4 million buyout and settle a lawsuit that WVU filed after he broke his contract in December. Rodriguez will pay $1.5 million in three annual payments beginning January 2010. The Wolverines athletic department, his new employer, will pay $2.5 million by the end of July and cover Rodriguez's legal fees, the University of Michigan said in a statement Wednesday. "To help Rich focus on the challenges ahead, we have worked with him to resolve the dispute between him and...
  • A TALE OF CORRUPTION ~~ West Virginia Univ prez resigns

    06/07/2008 8:31:30 AM PDT · by Timeout · 18 replies · 84+ views
    West Virginia University President Mike Garrison says he is resigning effective September 1. [Funny how these perps always get to hang around long enough to get another year's pension, huh?] Long story short, the university manufactured an MBA degree for the GOVERNOR's DAUGHTER. This is such a sordid tale: How political insiders get plum profitable positions and the power to cover up malfeasance. This is how our government works today. The bureacracy no longer works for you. It works for it's members and the pols and vendors who provide the money.
  • Devine, White lead WVU to Fiesta Bowl win over Oklahoma

    01/02/2008 9:28:45 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 95 replies · 323+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 01/02/2008 | Staff
    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Rich who? The West Virginia Mountaineers didn't need coach Rich Rodriguez. They had Pat White, and their elusive quarterback led them to a surprising 48-28 romp over Oklahoma (No. 4 BCS, No. 3 AP) in the Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday night. White ran for 150 yards and threw for 176 and two touchdowns for the Mountaineers (No. 9 BCS, No. 11 AP), who rushed for 349 yards, most allowed by Oklahoma in a bowl game. Since arriving in the desert last week, the Mountaineers (11-2) said they had bonded behind interim coach Bill Stewart, who took...
  • Pitt throws curveball at BCS with win over No. 2 WVU (WVU finds a way to screw up)

    12/01/2007 8:37:54 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 33 replies · 74+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12-01-07 | Associate Press
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- The curse of No. 2 claimed another victim. West Virginia is out of the national title race. Ohio State is in. In a season defined by upsets, Pittsburgh came up with an enormous one, beating the second-ranked Mountaineers 13-9 Saturday night to throw another curveball at the BCS. A win away from playing for the national championship, the Mountaineers were expected to roll over rival Pittsburgh (5-7) on their way to New Orleans for the Bowl Championship Series title game.
  • Pacman Jones' Criminal History

    08/27/2006 10:38:55 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 12 replies · 16,020+ views
    Free Republic ^ | August 27, 2006 | Vanity
    Just a quick taste of this "quality" citizen of the NFL community ... 10/2003: Jones was sentenced to one year in jail following a bar fight while he was a student at West Virginia University, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years probation. His probation was scheduled to end on Thursday. 4/27/05: Adam "Pacman" Jones was at Club Blaze in Conley, Ga., around 3 a.m. ET on April 27 when officers responded to a fight involving two women. Andrea Akins, a supervisor at the club, told police she was punched in the mouth by a...
  • BCS Selection Show - ABC 6:00 PM

    12/04/2005 2:32:54 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 87 replies · 877+ views
    ABC with CFN predictions page ^ | 4 December 2005 | BCS
    THe selection show is on at 6 PM. Pretty much the picks have been decided. There is only some doubt whether ND or Oregon gets the final at-large berth. 2005-2006 Bowl Matchups Past Bowl Projections: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11Means accepted bid WYNDHAM NEW ORLEANS BOWL - Lafayette, Louisiana December 20, 2005  ESPN Cajun Field, 30,000 Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA CFN Projection: Arkansas State vs. Southern Missalso considered: Memphis, Houston POINSETTIA BOWL -...
  • Lynch to attend West Virginia University

    08/01/2005 6:10:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 737+ views
    AP ^ | 8/1/5
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Jessica Lynch will begin on-campus classes this fall at West Virginia University, the school said Monday. The former prisoner of war announced in March that she was beginning online courses at WVU and that she hoped to become an elementary school teacher. "WVU is very pleased to be able to assist her in that pursuit," school spokeswoman Becky Lofstead said Monday, "and proud to call Jessica Lynch a Mountaineer." Lynch, a native of Palestine, W.Va., is enrolled in the College of Human Resources and Education. Former Gov. Bob Wise promised Lynch that the state would pay for...
  • Bomb Threat Sends Students Home

    03/02/2005 2:09:36 PM PST · by Snipehunter · 5 replies · 395+ views
    03/02/05 | Josh Weekley
    Who are the idiots that make these bomb threats. Three buildings on the Evansdale campus of West Virginia University were evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. Okay, so you didn't want to come to class today for some silly reason which probably was a mid-term you were not prepared for or a quiz or something, but why should the rest of us who have paid to attend classes be inconvenienced by your ignorance and lack of morals. The worst part is that the buses that take students up to the building were still shuttling people to the buildings that were...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Peter Arnett Calls War in Iraq "Bush's Gulf of Tonkin"

    02/17/2005 8:15:05 PM PST · by unknownblogger · 7 replies · 379+ views
    The Unknown Blogger ^ | February 17,2005 | The Unknown Blogger
    This is the good stuff from a speaking engagement Peter Arnett had at West Virginia University: ...He seemed to tear up at first as he said that he had been "struck by the generosity of the local community." He then segued into one of his most partisan statements of the evening, which by itself does not signify bias, but does give insight into the mind of a veteran journalist. He said this as he talked about the Bush adminstration's war on terrorism (or as he perceived it, globalization): "If we could export West Virginian hospitality to the Iraqs of the...
  • New Jersey students may face stereotype

    02/15/2005 7:12:13 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 27 replies · 938+ views
    The Daily Athenaeum ^ | 2-15-2005 | Christian Alexandersen
    West Virginia University's Random Acts of Kindness Week urges students to be friendly to people of all different races, religions and backgrounds - including people from other states. Many New Jersey residents attend WVU, which may result in certain stereotypes. "West Virginia students sometimes claim that students from New Jersey are rude and patronizing," said Dr. Neil Berch, WVU political science professor and former New Jersey resident. For some, this may be the case. "I do find the majority of people from Jersey are louder and rude," said Jenny Baker, Bunker Hill, W.Va., resident. Not all students feel negatively toward...
  • West Virginia University campus newspaper heavily promotes marijuana

    01/20/2005 9:13:06 PM PST · by unknownblogger · 111 replies · 1,678+ views
    The Daily Athenaeum ^ | 1/21/2005 | Various
    I've got word that the campus newspaper of West Virginia University (already the 4th biggest party school in the nation) is using tomorrow to devote their entire opinion section to marijuana legalization. I need some serious help here because I'm attempting to find some factual inaccuracies in the editorials (which I know are almost never fact-checked). All of the editorials are pro, NO cons. The newspaper is run by students, and the articles can be found by clicking the source URL and going to the Opinion section. Please send e-mail to DAPerspectives@mail.wvu.edu to voice your outrage at this horribly one-sided,...
  • Not So Unknown Anymore

    11/11/2004 5:55:13 PM PST · by unknownblogger · 189+ views
    The Unknown Blogger ^ | 11/11/2004 | The Unknown Blogger
    I sent the "Moving On From the MoveOn Era" post into the DA (www.da.wvu.edu) as a guest column shortly after I blogged it. Since all letters and guest columns are submitted without titles, they renamed it "Words of Wisdom to American Voters" and published it in the November 9 edition of the DA. I received calls and IMs from friends of mine saying how much they liked my column, and opinion editor Andy Barnes forwarded me a letter he received about it. The letter's author had many good things to say about my column, but what really got to me...
  • Random outrage (and a one-man counter protest)

    09/02/2004 6:22:37 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 8 replies · 673+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 9/2/04 | Bob Gay
    WVU students Miriam Wankmuller (above left photo, left), Ali Zulfiqur and Salwa Galal (back) wave signs protesting the Iraq war and President George W. Bush from the sidewalk in front of the Mountainlair on Wednesday afternoon. Calling themselves "random outraged students," they wanted to take the opportunity to protest against the war while the area was full of evening commuters. WVU student Nick Bruno (above, right), who enlisted in the U.S. Army last week, stages a one-man counter protest to the anti-war protesters from a vantage point across the street from the Mountainlair.
  • Newsweek editor speaks during Idea Fest - Compares Bush and Blair with Roosevelt, Churchill

    04/07/2004 8:19:18 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 6 replies · 155+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 2004/04/07 | Ivy Smith
    MORGANTOWN -- Not many would compare President George W. Bush and his British counterpart to the dynamic duo of World War II, but Newsweek magazine's Managing Editor Jon Meacham sees a connection. In his talk, part of WVU's Festival of Ideas series, Meacham compared Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill to Bush and Tony Blair to show how the past can help us understand the world today. Meacham, author of the bestselling book "Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship," highlighted the relationship between FDR and Churchill built in the shadow of war. "Everyone deeply cares about...
  • James Carville stirs the crowd at WVU (more Bush bashing on the college campus)

    03/31/2004 1:02:00 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 21 replies · 178+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 03-31-2004 | Gary Gray
    Ron Rittenhouse/The Dominion Post Photos Democratic political strategist James Carville (above, and below) moderates a "Show Us The The Jobs" tour discussion at the Gluck Theater at the WVU Mountainlair on Tuesday. Sharon Godwin (left), of Cross Lanes, listens to James Carville speak Tuesday during Young Democrat Days at WVU. Godwin is the West Virginia representative on the AFL-CIO bus tour called "Show Us the Jobs," making its way from the Midwest to the East Coast. Godwin was laid off from her job as a long-distance operator at AT&T after 27 years of service. BY GARY GRAY The Dominion...
  • NRA Hails West Virginia University For Reinstating Rifle Team

    03/30/2004 7:49:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 247+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | March 25, 2004 | News Release
    FAIRFAX, VA -- After an outpouring of support from the National Rifle Association (NRA), the state Legislature, shooting sports enthusiasts, alumni and the community, West Virginia University (WVU) officials have agreed to reinstate the school rifle program. Just days ago, the West Virginia Legislature approved $100,000 to help revive the team, which had been disbanded by the University last year. "WVU`s outstanding rifle team has long been representative of America`s strong and proud history of participation in the shooting sports," said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist. "Clearly the Legislature understands the importance of the WVU rifle team to the...
  • Farm life gets Smith a shot in 'S.I.' [Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside]

    02/09/2004 3:40:40 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 3 replies · 202+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | Feb 9, 2004 | BOB HERTZEL
    When the phone rang at the Smith farm in New Alexandria, Pa., and Billy Smith heard it was Sports Illustrated on the line, he had the same reaction anyone would have. "I figured it was a telemarketer trying to sell me a subscription," he said. After all, his days as an athlete were now behind him. He'd been a wrestler at West Virginia University for four years and not once did Rick Reilly ever call, even though he was good enough to win the Eastern Wrestling League title at 149 pounds and qualify for the NCAAs as a senior. He...
  • Opponents, rivalry never give Pitt's star any fits (They're not all thugs)

    11/12/2003 1:21:30 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Dominion Post ^ | 2003/11/12 | BOB HERTZEL
    Opponents, rivalry never give Pitt's star any fits BY BOB HERTZEL The Dominion Post Larry Fitzgerald is a football love in. In a game where violence, trash talking and showboating are a way of life, the University of Pittsburgh wide receiver is none of the above. In a game where names seem to naturally flow from the roster to the police blotter, he is a treasure. Forget the fact that he's the best player in the nation. Forget the fact that he might win the Heisman Trophy. We're talking about Larry Fitzgerald, the person. Consider, for example, that this is...
  • WVU frat house fire caused by bottle rocket

    11/04/2003 1:00:10 PM PST · by Willie Green · 23 replies · 323+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Tuesday, November 04, 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A fraternity house fire that injured one West Virginia University student and left 37 homeless began when someone fired a bottle rocket into a closet and ignited clothing, investigators said today.</p> <p>Greg Putnam of New Hope, Pa., received second- and third-degree burns to his face, arms and neck during the weekend fire. He also complained of a back injury after jumping from his second-floor room in the Sigma Phi Epsilon house to escape the flames.</p>
  • WVU, Other Universities May Leave Big East

    07/11/2003 7:29:57 AM PDT · by mountaineer · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2003 | Jack Bogaczyk
    It appears to be two and out for the Big East Conference as we've known it. Sources within the conference and published reports said Thursday that the six remaining Big East all-sports members are close to finalizing a move to break away from the basketball-based schools and form a new league. That new Division I-A conference, created by West Virginia, Pitt, Syracuse, Boston College, Rutgers and Connecticut, would then invite Louisville and Cincinnati from Conference USA. That would create an eight-team conference for football, and sources indicated that Notre Dame would join that group for all sports except football. These...
  • Don't be fooled: This disaster was all about Title IX

    04/17/2003 6:45:34 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 34 replies · 728+ views
    Dominion Post ^ | 2003/04/17 | BOB HERTZEL
    They sat there behind the microphones in the Jerry West Lounge within the Coliseum, the executioners of five sports programs at West Virginia University. They explained their reasoning in terms of dollars and no sense, in terms of scholarships and percentages, but they could not explain away how many lives they dismantled, how many dreams they slaughtered. They had answers for the most pressing questions, questions like these: How can you find $7 million for Rich Rodriguez (with a $2 million buyout) and not $600,000 to keep five sports and the scholarships of 53 athletes going? How can you do...