It's a shame WVU couldn't showcase such a talent as Sims. Maybe another transfer, Rushel Shell, will have more luck next season.
Answer: When that player, DeAndre Kane, transfers from Marshall, hurting the Herd's offense, and to No. 17 Iowa State, a member of WVU's Big 12 conference. Through Tuesday, Kane was averaging 16.4 points for the 5-0 Cyclones. He's hit 61.7 percent of his shots and 40 percent of his 3-point attempts.
On Monday, I had a neat opportunity to catch up with one of Charleston's athletic legends: Anne White.
As you probably know, White went to George Washington High before embarking on a tennis career that included seven Wimbledon and eight U.S. Open appearances - as well as one controversial white lycra body suit.
These days, White, who is visiting Charleston for Thanksgiving, is living in Los Angeles. Among her current activities is a Web-based youth fitness challenge called Fight2BFit. Kids go online, sign an honor code and participate in activities meant to teach teamwork and keep children fit.
"It's been very well received," White said. "We've rolled it out to 1,500 kids so far. It's important, I think, because of the money that's been taken away from physical education programs in schools.
"It promotes healthy habits. And it's fun to work with the kids."
White said to get through she sometimes draws on her personal experiences.
"I tell them I started playing tennis because other kids teased me and told me I couldn't play," White said. "I ended up playing in Wimbledon seven times."
Happy Thanksgiving all.
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.