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On this date in 2009, Geno Smith broke his foot.
On This Date:
- In 1972, former receiver Ed Hill was born. In four seasons, he caught 80 passes for 1,181 yards and 10 touchdowns. However, he is most remembered for two catches - well, one catch and one drop. In the final game of the 1991 season, Hill dropped what would have been a game winning touchdown against Syracuse, costing WVU a shot at a bowl game. Two years later, though, he got his redemption as he caught the game winning touchdown against Boston College to give the 'Eers an undefeated regular season and send them to the Sugar Bowl.
- In 1987, Joe Mazzulla was born. He played five seasons in Morgantown and was undoubtedly the team leader the entire time he was there. He finished his career with 700 points, 370 assists and 345 rebounds.
- In 1925, the great Fred Schaus was born. In three seasons as a player, he scored over 1,000 points, including an 18.5 average as a senior when he earned Third Team All American honors. After a brief stint in the professional leagues, Schaus came back to coach in Morgantown. He led the team for six seasons and compiled a remarkable 146 wins and 37 losses.
- In 2009, freshman quarterback Geno Smith injured his foot less than a month after arriving on campus. Fans wondered aloud if this silly kid would ever get "it."
In The News:
Nugget of The Day:
- Big time power forward Akoy Agau is looking to trim his list and I'm told that WVU is likely to make it after a visit that left him impressed.
- Tomorrow we will be celebrating Big 12 Liberation Day with a ten stories in ten hours stretch. All - with the exception of the Morning Mashup - will be VIP, so......
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