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August 24, 2013

Holgorsen cited after minor accident

Basketball recruit Macon has enrolled

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen wasn’t penalized for clipping after his 2012 Jeep Cherokee hit the back of a Jeep Liberty on Beechurst Avenue and pushed it into a Honda Civic in front of it on Friday morning, but he was cited by Morgantown police for “hazardous driving.”

The accident, which occurred at 7:47 a.m. while the coach was driving through the rain from his hotel to the stadium, was called minor by Police Chief Ed Preston, and there were no injuries.

There was no comment from the WVU athletic department on the accident.

Holgorsen had a highly publicized incident occur in May 2011, when he was serving as offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting to Bill Stewart, being escorted from the Mardi Gras in Cross Lanes by police when he acted inappropriately.

There is no public record of any problems since the incident in Cross Lanes, and there was no indication that alcohol played any role in the Friday morning accident.

Holgorsen has been busy getting his team ready to face William & Mary on Aug. 31 at Milan Puskar Stadium in the opening game of the 2013 football season.



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Highly touted West Virginia basketball recruit Elijah Macon was given clearance to enroll in school Friday, the final day enrollment is allowed for this semester, and his name was added to the WVU basketball roster, but it remained unclear if he had gained clearance from the NCAA’s Clearinghouse to participate in basketball.

“He is enrolled. That is all the info we have today,” said Bryan Messerly, sports information director, answering a question about his eligibility to play by email.

Coach Bob Huggins, reached by the Charleston Gazette would say no more than “it’s obviously good news.”

The news on WVU’s other absentee recruit, forward Jonathan Holton, was not so good, as while rumors spread that he, too, had enrolled there was no confirmation and he was not added to the roster.

Macon, a 6-9, 230-pound forward out of Dayton, Ohio, had committed to WVU last year but failed to qualify after playing at Huntington Prep

He spent this past year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.

It has been hoped that Macon would be a big-time contributor right away, but there are some reports that he is recovering from a wrist injury.

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