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“Friends of Coal” Bowl

The annual Marshall-WVU game will now be-called the “Friends of Coal Bowl.” An age old tradition in a state where football runs deeper than coal-seams is now a “commercial for mountaintop removal.” “Friends of coal has just received a no-bid contact to put logos on the helmets, billboards, and jerseys of the players.

Mr. Martion, WVU alumnus and former assistant director of student educational services and VP for state affairs at the WV Highlands Conservancy has more:

A quality university would not be a willing agent of corporate public relations. But what can we expect, our WVU president is one of them, he is on the board of directors of Consol Energy. It is on the way to becoming a tradition, a previous president is on the board of Massey Energy. My Mountaineers sold out to an industry that is destroying the reason for being Mountaineers.

More to come…

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