The top of Percival-Allen Hall, the most confused building on campus

October 18, 2010

Is it Allen Hall? Percival Hall? Did Percival and Allen ever get married? If so wouldn’t it be Allen-Percival? Eh who cares, the Allen Hall portion is 9 floors, and I snapped some roof shots. Always fun to see the stream of death coming from Ft. Martin so clearly, looks like a freaking volcano.  Other than that enjoy the fall colors!

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WVU to play BYU at FedEx Field in 2016, how the hell are we going to fill 91k seats?

September 23, 2010

LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 19: Cheerleaders for the Washington Redskins cheer against the Houston Texans at FedExField on September 19, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Texans defeated the Redskins 30-27 in overtime. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Just in from Head Coach Bill Stewart’s twitter feed, West Virginia will play BYU at Fed Ex Field in DC in 2016. Its a pretty ballsy move for both universities, playing a neutral game far away from home in a stadium that could fit the population of Monongalia County and still have empty seats.

I like the move, its better than putting another FCS or CUSA team on the docket, I’m just curious how in the world they are going to sell out that stadium. There are tons of Mormons everywhere, and WVU has a nice alumni base in the DC area, but I just don’t see filling 91k seats for the match up. We have 6 years to sell those tix, so lets get at it!


To be a Mountaineer is to know Pain, The Top 4 Soulcrushing WVU defeats of my life

September 10, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - MARCH 20:  The mascot for the West Virginia Moutaineers stands on the court against the Dayton Flyers during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on March 20, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

That was a close one folks, West Virginia gave Marshall every chance to take that game. Thankfully they were kind enough to fumble deep in their own territory, starting an 18 point roll. It looked really bad there for a while, in order to curb my anger I thought upon my lifetime as a Mountaineer fan. I took a sick kind of solace in knowing that I have lived through at least 4 games that were more heartbreaking than losing to Marshall would have been. And here we go…

1989 Notre Dame
I was a youngin, lucky enough to have a Dad that wasn’t going to miss West Virginia’s first shot at a National Title. We flew out to Arizona, saw the Grand Canyon, had a good old time. Then we went to the game. Our seats were one row from the top of Sun Devil Stadium, which is freaking enormous. Being spoiled with a lower level seat at Mountaineer Field I thought I was watching the game from the surface of the moon. A few plays in Major Harris got hurt, and since 99.997% of the game plan revolved around the Maj, the game was pretty much over from that point on. I cried, the loss of a national championship is a lot to put on the head of a 9 year old. Can’t say if I have fully recovered.
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Twas a nice day in Morgantown

August 27, 2010

Enjoy some pics of Morgantown on a beautiful Friday. Just finished working 12 days in a row, so I got nothing.







I can’t wait for Mountaineer basketball

August 21, 2010

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I’m in the WVU Coliseum today setting up sound for tommorows freshman welcome event.  As I wait for the labor crew to finish up the stage so I can do my thing (and go home), all I can think of is the next basketball season… and how freaking hot it is in here.


Devin Ebanks and Derrick Character sign with Lakers

August 14, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - MARCH 20:  Devin Ebanks #3 of the West Virginia Moutaineers grabs a rebound against the Dayton Flyers during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on March 20, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

On Thursday the Los Angles Lakers inked Devin Ebanks to a minimum non-guaranteed deal worth $473,604. There still remains the formality of training camp and officially making the team, overall things are looking great for Devin. The Lakers also signed their other second round pick Derrick Caracter to a similar minimum non-guaranteed deal. The addition of the two rookies gives the Lakers 14 players under contract, so both will have a lot to prove for playing time. The question is if Luke Walton and Andrew Bynum can come back strong from injury problems. Ebanks and Caracter give them plenty of depth if those guys need extra time to be ready.

This happened while I was away on a little vacation, so I’m a couple of days late. It sucks because Devin Ebanks posts account for about 50% of my views, with the Da’Sean Butler posts being the other 50. I’ll take it, I’m happy Devin now has some ink to go along with his relationship with the Lakers. If LA had not signed them, I would have looked pretty stupid looking back on some old posts.


Offensive Line is the key to Mountaineer success

July 30, 2010

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 13:  Ryan Clarke #32 of the West Virginia Mountaineers rushes for a 37 yard touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats in at Nippert Stadium on November 13, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The 2010 West Virginia Mountaineer story will be written by the hogs. The O-Line is always best seen and not heard, if the line can do its job we will be talking about how great Noel Devine and Geno Smith are. The ‘Eers return 4 of 5 starters on the offensive line, only losing Selvish Capers to the Redskins in the 7th round of the draft, and are looking for consistancy that evaded them last year. Read the rest of this entry »