Tomblin needs to clean house at BOE
I have been reading with interest the saga of the Board of Education and former Superintendent Jorea Marple. It looks like dirty West Virginia corrupt politics at its finest. It seems Dr. Marple's only flaw was to insist on competitive bidding instead of awarding contracts to one's buddies.
It is time to clean house and get rid of five of the board members, starting with Wade Linger.
I saw that Gov. Tomblin appointed a new member to the Board of Education. That is a step forward. I think he needs to clean the board and send a message that West Virginia is going to fight corruption instead of it being the status quo.
The Board of Education is appointed by the governor, and he has the authority to rid our state of these unscrupulous members. Let's clean up West Virginia, improve education, our well-being and make it a place we can be proud of instead of being a state of back-room politics.
Doug Given, M.D.
Huggins' team at WVU an embarrassment
You have got to be kidding! I watched the 2012-13 edition of Huggie's Hoopies embarrass themselves against Michigan on national TV. Stumblers, bumblers, fumblers -- and I'm being kind! Huggie's Hoopies played like a girls' middle school kickball team. This bunch couldn't even beat Davidson College. I doubt they could beat the Davidson College women's team.
Huggie-boy, after five long seasons in Morgantown, should by now be fielding respectable and competitive teams every year instead of making his annual excuses for their "youth." It certainly didn't take John Beilein five years in Morgantown to be competitive against every team he faced (remember his NIT victory?). Huggie has fielded only one good team in his WVU tenure. Please explain to me how it is possible that he gets rewarded a contract extension with option to do whatever he wants after the 2017 season.
Am I the only WVU alum who feels this way? Personally, I have no intention of watching any more Mountaineer basketball, so long as Huggie is "leading" the program. Shame on him, and shame on Oliver Luck, for rewarding sloth and substandard performance.