Prize Fighting
Track and Field


Life of baseball hall of famer Jesse "The Crab" Burkett (Time Trail)
"Cincinnati Reds Will Draw Large Crowd On Monday"
"Cincinnati Reds And McDowell County All Stars Will Play Here Monday"
"Cincinnati Reds Ann [sic] McDowell County All Stars Will Play Again Tomorrow"
"Cincinnati Reds Hand The All Stars A Twenty To Eight Defeat In Return Game"
"Welch Fans Send Wreath On Hearing Of Death Of Jake Daubert; Telegram Also Sent; Reds Leave On No. 15 Today"
Advertisement for Game Between Cincinnati Reds and the McDowell County All-Stars


Birth of legendary basketball coach & author Clair Bee (Time Trail)
WV State College wins the national black basketball tournament (Time Trail)
Elgin Baylor Boycotts Basketball Game in Charleston (Time Trail)
"Segregation Ruling Ires Pro Player"
"Warming Up"
"Baylor's Refusal to Play Here Brings ABC Protest"
WVU Press Release on Jerry West, February 23, 1960
"Sunday Beat" (Jerry West)
"Jerry West Leads East Bank To Cage Title"
"East Bank Is Changed To 'West Bank' for Day As Pioneer Fans Cheer"
"California Defeats WVU 71 to 70 for NCAA Title"
Sources on Jerry West
"Burnsville Boy Gets 135 Points In 173-43 Win"
"One Boy Scores 135 As Mates Feed Star"
"Plan For Heater Worked"
"Georgeann's Slam Punctuates Victory"
"Wells Encores With School Scoring Mark"
"First Slam Dunk by a Female was in Elkins"


Beginning of West Virginia University football (Time Trail)
"Tragedy Marks Game of College Elevens"
Wheeling Register illustration of Munk being tackled by death
"W. V. U. Captures the State Championship"
"The Varsity Captain Killed in the Championship Game"
"Accidental Death Verdict in the Case of Captain Munk"
"Who Is Guilty of Rudolph Munk's Death?"
Bethany College 1910 football team
Birth of WVU football standout and coach Ira "Rat" Rodgers (Time Trail)


"Racing Meet At Charles Town Opens Saturday" (Opening of the Charles Town Racetrack)
"Horse Racing Begins" (Opening of the Charles Town Racetrack)
"Petty Laps Allison To Win West Virginia 500"
Phil Pfister, World's Strongest Man 2006: Commemorative Envelope Unveiling

Prize Fighting

1873 Prize Fight at Collier's Station
"Knights of the Sward: The Mill Between Goss and Ryan"
"Brutal Bruisers: The Goss-Ryan Prize Fight"
"The Goss-Ryan Mill"
"The Prize Fight Results in the Death of Felix Carr"
"The Court Hears Evidence in the Habeas Corpus Case" (Prize Fight Fatality)
West Virginia Code Regarding Prize Fighting, 1899

Track and Field

National Track and Field Hall of Fame in Charleston
"McManus, Mrs. Moore Greet 'Hall' Marchers" (National Track and Field Hall of Fame)
"Ground Broken For Track 'Hall'"
"'Hall' Ceremonies Beautiful, Except to the Cows" (National Track and Field Hall of Fame
"Track Shrine's Founder Criticizes Jay, Gazette"
"Barnes Shatters '57 Discus Mark" (Randy Barnes)
"Randy Returns With Gold" (Randy Barnes)
"Barnes Wins Gold Medal on Last Throw" (Randy Barnes)
"Barnes In Daze After Winning Gold" (Randy Barnes)
"The Other Big Throw" (Randy Barnes)

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