- Mickey Furfari
FURFARI COLUMN: Should WVU really be in the Big 12?
I still have a firm feeling that West Virginia University made a great mistake in joining the Big 12 Conference for athletic competition in 2012.
If you’re interested in my reasoning and thinking, please read on. If not, don’t waste your time.
FURFARI COLUMN: Ex-Mountaineer now retired Major Gen. Jones
Dennis R. Jones, an end on West Virginia University’s football teams from 1955-57, now resides with wife Trudy in Brentwood, Tenn.
At 77 years old, he’s a retired Army major general.
FURFARI COLUMN: Saban, Fisher make home state proud
It seems absolutely amazing that two West Virginia natives, who grew up just about 15 miles apart, orchestrated major college football teams to three BCS national championships in as many years.
FURFARI COLUMN: Dr. Carl Cather fixed West’s first two nose breaks
I recently received a couple of emails from a local retired well-known Dr. Carl Cather Jr., which I’d like to share with readers.
In commenting on a recent column about Hall of Famer Jerry West breaking his nose as a West Virginia University basketball player against Kentucky, Dr. Cather remembered, “He (West) did it again, and I fixed it a second time,” both times at the original Morgantown Ear, Nose, Throat Clinic, of which he was the father.
FURFARI COLUMN- WVU women’s upset win, late rally best ever?
That absolutely amazing 71-67 upset-victory at Oklahoma State last Saturday night was this TV viewer’s finest game in the West Virginia women’s 40-year basketball program history.
FURFARI COLUMN: Poll: Marshall would have beaten WVU in football last fall
Do you think Marshall University would have beaten West Virginia University had the two state rivals met in football last season?
The Wheeling newspapers asked readers that question a week or so ago, and those who responded voted “yes” by 69 (to 31) percent. I would have guessed the margin might have been somewhat greater.
FURFARI COLUMN: WVU men upbeat for Big 12 weekend trip
This TV viewer thought the West Virginia University men’s basketball team certainly played one of its best overall games of the season in the 82-45 victory against William & Mary.
The Mountaineers (8-5) seemed to perform better against the Tribe (6-5) than they did in even two or three of those contests against tougher opponents that they could or should have beaten.
FURFARI COLUMN: Nehlen found ways to win games; has Holgorsen?
“Blow it up!”
That was the harsh response when a media type asked head football coach Dana Holgorsen what he suggested be done to the 15-year-old Caperton Indoor Facility at West Virginia University.
FURFARI COLUMN: WVU lets game slip away after playing poorly
The West Virginia University men’s basketball team let one slip away in Sunday’s 73-70 upset loss to Purdue at the WVU Coliseum.
It certainly was a game the Mountaineers (7-5) could have won against the Boilermakers (10-3). In fact, WVU repeatedly was a 6-point favorite on its home court.
FURFARI COLUMN: Schaus and King developed WVU-Purdue basketball series
There’s a West Virginia University angle of pride of the past to Sunday’s clash with Purdue in a men’s basketball game at the Coliseum.
The late Fred Schaus, whose 146-37 record as the Mountaineers’ head coach from 1955-60, remains by far the winningest record percentage-wise in school history, piloted WVU’s Golden Era of men’s basketball.
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