The Times West Virginian

WVU Sports

December 25, 2013

HERTZEL COLUMN- Festive WVU tunes to bring joy to Christmas

MORGANTOWN — Ho, ho, ho. They say it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas, which it is, but even more than that it is sounding a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.

Christmas is special for a lot of reasons and the music ranks up there with family, gift giving and celebrating the birth of Christ.

From “Silent Night” to “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” it is all you have heard no matter where you were for the past month, and we can’t allow Christmas morning to go by without our own Mountaineer versions of Christmas songs.

So here’s a present you don’t have to unwrap.

Have a Merry Christmas!

oooooo

“Ollie Luck’s Not Comin’ To Town”

To the tune of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. Ollie Luck’s not coming to town. He’s making a fist, Banging it twice; Took a chance and rolled the dice. Ollie Luck’s not coming to town.

He thought he would go creeping, Into Texas, for goodness sake. But they said ‘No way, Ollie.’ Our A.D. you won’t make, so ...

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. Ollie Luck’s not coming to town.

oooooo

“White Christmas”

(With apologies to Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby and The Drifters)

I’m dreaming of a good football team

Just like the ones I used to know

Where the stands are rocking

The linemen blocking

For backs always on the go, you know.

I’m dreaming of a strong defense

Which tackles runners left and right

May your wins come every day and night

And may you have

A season out of sight.

Text Only
WVU Sports
  • WVU, N.C. State to meet in football

    Following a trend of creating non-conference games against regional opponents, West Virginia University has reached agreement with North Carolina State to play a home-and-home football series in 2018 and 2019.
    The Mountaineers are scheduled to play N.C. State in Raleigh on Sept. 15, 2018, and then play host to the Wolfpack on Sept. 14, 2019.

    July 24, 2014

  • HERTZEL COLUMN: ‘Cheating pays’ remark should draw attention

    When Bob Bowlsby, the outspoken commissioner of the Big 12, presented his opening-day picture of the future of college sports in Dallas for the annual media day gathering, his bleak comments were not unexpected.

    July 24, 2014

  • ‘Cheating pays’ remark should draw attention

    When Bob Bowlsby, the outspoken commissioner of the Big 12, presented his opening-day picture of the future of college sports in Dallas for the annual media day gathering, his bleak comments were not unexpected.

    July 23, 2014

  • WVU, N.C. State to meet in football

    Following a trend of creating non-conference games against regional opponents, West Virginia University has reached agreement with North Carolina State to play a home-and-home football series in 2018 and 2019.

    July 23, 2014

  • WVU, Tennessee finalize 2018 meeting

    West Virginia University and Tennessee have finalized their season-opening, Sept. 1, 2018, meeting in Charlotte, N.C., at Bank of America Stadium.
    Both teams will receive $2.5 million for the game and have a chance to earn up to $3.2 million with ticket incentives.
    Each team will buy 12,500 tickets and set aside 2,000 of its allotment for students.
    The game, played on the home field of the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, is being put on by the Charlotte Sports Federation.

    July 23, 2014

  • Holgorsen’s program hits turning point

    You can almost sense, as you watch West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen sit before the gathered Big 12 media contingent answering questions in the Omni Hotel in Arlington, Texas, that he senses his program has reached a turning point.

    July 23, 2014

  • Fleming, Billy.jpg WVU’s Fleming signs contract with Yankees

     Second baseman Billy Fleming of the West Virginia University baseball team has signed a professional contract with the New York Yankees, foregoing his upcoming senior season.
    “Ever since I was a little kid, it’s been my dream to play professional baseball,” Fleming said. “It is still surreal that I get to chase my dream, but I am ready to get after it. I loved my three years at WVU and want to thank all the coaches that made it possible for me to achieve my dream.”

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Big 12 Media Days Foo_time(1).jpg Trickett’s play key factor for Mountaineers’ success

     In the end, it comes down to the quarterback.
    Always has with Dana Holgorsen, always will.
    Quarterback is the offense with the West Virginia University coach. When he does well, the team wins – almost always.
    When he does poorly, the team doesn’t stand much of a chance.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Growing demands on college athletes concerns Wyant

    Fred Wyant, one of the greatest quarterbacks in West Virginia University’s history, has lashed out at today’s growing demands on college athletes.
    The 80-year-old Star City resident led the Mountaineers to a 30-4 record as the starter from 1952-1955. Percentage-wise, it’s clearly the best-ever record by a QB in school annals.
    Wyant, a member of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame, came here after graduating with honors from Weston High School. That’s where WVU coach Art “Pappy” Lewis signed him to a four-year scholarship.

    July 23, 2014

  • Holgorsen’s program hits turning point

    You can almost sense, as you watch West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen sit before the gathered Big 12 media contingent answering questions in the Omni Hotel in Arlington, Texas, that he senses his program has reached a turning point.

    July 22, 2014

Featured Ads
WVU Sports Highlights
NDN Sports
House Ads
NCAA Breaking News
NCAA Photos