- Mickey Furfari
FURFARI COLUMN: Gene Lathey happy he played WVU football in mid-1950s
Gene Lathey, one of eight new members of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, wasn’t very big coming out of Dunbar High School.
“I was 5-foot-11 and weighed only 189 as a senior,” he recalled last week. “Coach Gene Corum, WVU assistant, told me on a visit that I was too small.”
FURFARI COLUMN: George King had great career as player, coach, A.D.
It’s so good to know that longtime friend George King is among eight deserving contributors athletically in the 2014 class of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame.
I had the opportunity to cover this man’s basketball teams from 1960-61 through 1964-65.
FURFARI COLUMN- WVU grad Bob Rine served 52 years as umpire
Bob Rine, who is 88, decided at an early age that he wasn’t good enough to go far as an athlete.
FURFARI COLUMN- Zach Spiker doing solid job as Army basketball coach
Some odds and ends about sports which may interest you:
• Zach Spiker of Morgantown has done reasonably well in his fifth year as head coach of men’s basketball at West Point.
FURFARI COLUMN- Holgorsen puts former UHS star on scholarship
Jon Lewis of Morgantown was happily surprised while downtown last week on a mission at Christian Help.
FURFARI COLUMN: Ex-WVU defensive line coach visits on Arizona recruiting trip
Bill Kirelawich, who arguably was the greatest defensive line coach in West Virginia University football history, was in Morgantown last weekend.
He stopped for a short visit while on a recruiting trip as a third-year member of Rich Rodriguez’s staff at Arizona.
FURFARI COLUMN: Kevin Koken leader of great 1988 WVU O-line
Kevin Koken, who just turned 48, was an outstanding center on West Virginia University’s football teams from 1985-88.
Coach Don Nehlen called him the leader of the 1988 offensive line. That team arguably was the best in WVU football history.
FURFARI COLUMN: Jerry West still has work to do with Golden State Warriors
Thanks mainly to the legendary Jerry West, the Golden State Warriors have become a contender the past two years in the National Basketball Association.
But recently published turmoil affecting that franchise indicates that West still faces more work out there.
FURFARI COLUMN: Hawley contributed to WVU in a variety of ways
Stringing together some odds and ends which may be of interest for you:
• There are numerous good reasons that West Virginia University named its historic baseball field in memory of Roy M. “Legs” Hawley.
FURFARI COLUMN: Jerry West’s sister passes away at 89
The legendary Jerry West has lost his oldest sister.
Patricia Nole died peacefully on Tuesday night in a Charleston assisted-living nursing home. She would have been 90 in August.
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