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1884

The first golf club in America was organized at Oakhurst at White Sulphur Springs

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1891

WVU Mountaineers played first football game against University of Pittsburgh

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1913

The building of the central section of the Greenbrier Hotel and the Old White golf course were completed

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Jun 17, 1916

The West Virginia High School Athletic Association was organized in Charleston (now Secondary Schools Activities Commission)

1919

WVU's football team amassed an 8-3 record

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1924

West Virginia Wesleyan defeated Navy, Syracuse, Kentucky in football

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1947

Marshall College (now University) won the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball Championship

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1948

West Virginia State College romped through an undefeated basketball season, winning the regular season and tournament championships

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1949

Marshal played in the Tangerine Bowl

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1952

WVU's Mark Workman became All-American in basketball

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1953

WVU played in the Sugar Bowl

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1954

Morris Harvey College football team participated in the Cigar Bowl in Tampa

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1955

West Virginia State and Bluefield State integrated the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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1957

WVU Rod Hundley became All-American in basketball

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1958

Jerry West was a second-team All-American in basketball

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1959

WVU basketball team lost 71-70 to California in the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament final

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1962

WVU Rod Thorn became All-American in basketball

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1963

WVU Rod Thorn became All-American in basketball

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1964

Bill Campbell beat Ed Tutwiller in golf in the U.S. Amateur Championship Final

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1972

Title 9 federal legislation mandated school and college athletic programs for girls and women

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1980

Don Nehlen came to coach football at WVU

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Jul 30, 1984

Ed Etzel won gold medal in Olympic rifle competition

1988

Randy Barnes won a silver medal in the shot put at the Olympic Games

1992

James Jett was a member of the U.S. sprint relay team that won a gold medal at the Olympic Games

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1996

Randy Barnes won a gold medal at the Olympic Games

1996

Marshall University defeated Montana for the NCAA 1-AA football championship

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Dec 15, 1997

Marshall moved from Division 1 AA to Division 1 A

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2000

Don Nehlen retired from coaching at WVU

2004

The Mountain State University Cougars won the NAIA Division I national basketball championship

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2005

Marshal University joined Conference USA

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