Names in the games: Donnan not guilty; State baseball; Penguins fire GM
Donnan not guilty in investment case
Faced with a laundry list of charges related to an investment fraud scheme, former Marshall and University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan was found not guilty on all 41 counts against him Friday.
Donnan, 69, faced charges including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, but his lawyers said he was duped and thought he was sharing an opportunity with friends.
Prosecutors said Donnan and Gregory Crabtree of Proctorville, Ohio, ran a fraudulent investment scheme from September 2007 to December 2010 through GLC Limited, a West Virginia-based company dealing in wholesale and closeout merchandise. The pair promised high rates of return but paid investors with other investor money, according to the prosecution.
State’s Falbo, Hudson earn region honors
West Virginia State’s Josh Falbo was selected Friday to the All-Atlantic Region first team by the National College Baseball Writers Association. He and Jack Hudson, a second-team pick by the NCBWA were also named to the Daktronics All-Atlantic Region second team.
Falbo, a sophomore, set school records for saves in a single season (14) and career (22). The former Hurricane standout posted a 0.68 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings and opponents hit just .198 against him.
Hudson, a senior from South Charleston, led the Yellow Jackets in hitting (.363) and slugging percentage (.544).
Penguins fire general manager Ray Shero
The Pittsburgh Penguins have fired general manager Ray Shero while the status of coach Dan Bylsma will be evaluated.
Team co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle said Friday it was time to take the franchise in a new direction after the team’s latest playoff flameout. Assistant general manager Jason Botterill will serve as general manager on an interim basis while the team searches for Shero’s replacement.
— From staff, wire reports