The Times West Virginian

Mickey Furfari

Mickey Furfari
  • FURFARI COLUMN: Who’s next on Oliver Luck’s hatchet list?

    Who’s going to be next on Oliver Luck’s sad house-cleaning list as West Virginia University’s athletic director?
    Craig Turnbull, the outstanding head coach and builder of the Mountaineers’ wrestling program for 36 years, was notified on Friday afternoon that Luck shockingly announced that his contract will not be renewed on June 30 for next year.

    March 30, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN: Herbie Brooks one of Catlett’s early standouts at WVU

    Herbie Brooks, a native of Beckley, was an All-Stater at Mullens High School and demonstrated his talents at West Virginia University from 1984-89 in men’s basketball.
    The 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard performed admirably under coach Gale Catlett’s direction.

    March 29, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN: WVU women’s team certainly has been special

    There’s lingering heartbreak in the wake of last Tuesday night’s 76-67 loss to LSU that ended the West Virginia University’s women’s basketball hopes to keep alive in the NCAA Tournament.
    The Mountaineers, seeded No. 2 and ranked as high as No. 5 nationally earlier this season, battled the seventh-seeded, home-standing Tigers toe-to-toe on even terms for 35 minutes on LSU’s own Pete Maravich Assembly Center floor.

    March 28, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN- Sonny Moran recalls WVU basketball’s ‘greatest tragedy’

    Sonny Moran, undoubtedly the unluckiest head coach in West Virginia University men’s basketball history, resides at the age of 88 in Alabama.

    March 26, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN- WVU women hope to beat LSU: ugly if not pretty

    With so many upsets in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, it was breathtaking to see West Virginia hold on for a 76-61 win against Albany (N.Y.) in the first round of the NCAA women’s tournament.

    March 25, 2014

  • Phillips made first basket ever in WVU Coliseum

    Levi Phillips, born and raised in Charleston, was an outstanding basketball player at West Virginia University in the early 1970s.

    March 21, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN: Wil Robinson owns WVU  record West doesn’t have

    He was born Wilbert Robinson in Uniontown, Pa. But he’s best known widely simply as Wil Robinson in West Virginia University men’s basketball history.
    The sharp-shooting 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard ranked third among the school’s all-time leading scorers as a three-year varsity star in 1970-71-72 right behind Jerry (WVU’s best ever) West and Hot Rod (Crown Prince) Hundley in the 1950s and 60s.

    March 19, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN- NIT-bound WVU must rebound from stinging Texas loss

    The West Virginia University’s struggling men’s basketball team has an opportunity to keep playing by beating old rival Georgetown on the road at 7 p.m. today in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

    March 18, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN: Dr. Allara cherishes his time with WVU

    Dr. Dave Allara, a native of Ieager High School in McDowell County W.Va., was a three-year letterman on the West Virginia University men’s basketball teams in from 1977 to 1979.
    The 6-foot-4, 190-pound forward had begun his college career as a junior varsity team player at Marshall College where he was enrolled as a freshman.

    March 15, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN- Heartbreaking loss for WVU; another great honor for Clara

    Oh, so close, but just not quite good enough.
    That was the West Virginia University women’s 74-71 loss to defending champion Baylor in the Big 12 Conference Tournament final Monday night at Oklahoma City.

    March 12, 2014

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