It’s Football Time in West Virginia. Brought to You by Friends of Coal.

July 21, 2006 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Quote of the day:

“We hope the promotion will stay on that course and avoid the topics such as mountaintop removal that can divide supporters.” An opinion piece in the Herald-Dispatch.

Friends of Coal is an organization sponsored by the West Virginia Coal Association. They are the official sponsor of a much anticipated, unprecendented seven-year series of games between rival neighbors Marshall University and West Virginia University. The series will be known as the Friends of Coal Bowl. In a no-bid coup, Friends of Coal were given the sponsorship with a stated purpose to “inform and educate citizens about the coal industry and its vital role in the state’s future and the nation’s future.”

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Appalachian Voices’ Front Porch Blog has a long, informative post on the history of the rivalry between the schools and a culmination of events leading to the sponsorship.

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