- Mickey Furfari
FURFARI COLUMN: Five different items about a variety of sports
Stringing together some odds and ends which may be of interest to you:
• In a continuing federal court case out West, an economist recently testified that student athletes could receive as much as $1 million were he or she given a half share of a major college’s revenue from network game broadcasts over a four year period.
FURFARI COLUMN: Noll was the most successful football coach I ever knew
Charles Henry “Chuck” Noll was without question the most successful football coach at any level that I’ve ever known in my writing career.
Noll, who died in his sleep at 82 last Friday night, served 23 enjoyable – and most memorable – years as mentor of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
FURFARI COLUMN: Bob Dunlevy still keeping busy as age 70 approaches
Bob Dunlevy of Wheeling, a standout wide receiver who also played defense for West Virginia in the early 1960s, will turn 70 years old on Aug. 5.
But he’s still spending part time in his Wheeling offices working administratively in the West Virginia gas-and-well industry business. That helps keep Dunlevy busy and happy.
FURFARI COLUMN: Was Don Nehlen the greatest of all WVU football coaches?
West Virginia University has had 33 head coaches during its 121 years of intercollegiate football competition.
There have been some great ones who enjoyed much success along the way. But it’s my firm feeling that Hall of Famer Don Nehlen might have been the greatest.
FURFARI COLUMN: Tackling a variety of topics about WVU sports
Stringing together some odds and ends that may interest you:
Josh Baugh of Morgantown has qualified for this year’s West Virginias Amateur Golf Tournament. He did so last week by shooting a one-under-par 73 at Bridgeport Country Club.
FURFARI COLUMN: Informed sources say major reason given for coach firing unjustified
A Freedom of Information Act request from this sports columnist for specified public documents from West Virginia University has yet to be fulfilled.
The institution’s legal representative has only five business days in which to provide the requested 20 years of academic annual averages for WVU’s wrestling program.
FURFARI COLUMN: Jerry West lauds WVU teammates, Coach King
Jerry West paid tall tribute to former West Virginia University basketball teammate, the late Bob Clousson, during a phone interview several days ago.
A native of Clarksburg, Clousson died unexpectedly on April 24, 2014, in Florida, where he and his wife resided since 1999. He had taught and coached high school basketball for 45 years, all but seven in Ohio.
FURFARI COLUMN: Jerry West talks about son Jonnie and coaching change
Jerry West talked about youngest son Jonnie and the hiring of Steve Kerr as the Golden State Warriors newest head coach recently.
Jonnie, like his famous father, is associated with that NBA franchise. Under Jerry’s guidance, the past two or three years, the team has shown great improvement.
FURFARI COLUMN: Detractor responds to Luck’s ‘pot shot’
West Virginia University Athletic Director Oliver Luck had his say in a recent interview with The Dominion Post.
In that rare press meeting, he criticized unnamed “detractors” who he insisted made his job more difficult because of “pot shots.” Luck urged that all West Virginians should be solidly supportive of the university.
FURFARI COLUMN- Krak happy golf is back and to be sport’s first Hall of Famer
Mike Krak, one of the most outstanding golfers ever to play for West Virginia University, will be the first ever to become inducted into the institutions sports Hall of Fame.
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