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- January 16, 2020 at 12:04 pm #108797
WVU’s Rod Thorn Receives Number Retirement Honor West Virginia University will retire the playing number of all-time basketball great Rod Thorn, Direc
[See the full post at: WVU’s Rod Thorn Receives Number Retirement Honor]January 16, 2020 at 3:53 pm #108809
About time this happened. Congrats to another great player and representative of WVU in the NBA. Player, Coach, Team Executive, NBA front office Executive.January 16, 2020 at 3:57 pm #108810
“About time this happened. Congrats to another great player and representative of WVU in the NBA. Player, Coach, Team Executive, NBA front office Executive”
100% AGREE!!!January 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm #108820
Agreed. About time. Rod Thorn is right up there in that rarified atmosphere with West and Hundley. I am very gratified and proud that WVU Athletics took this much needed action.
Wonder if Fritz Williams will ever be considered?January 17, 2020 at 10:11 am #108851
I was at the game Thorn got hit in the head. I believe if you check it out, you will find he got hit almost point blank by a throw from our catcher who was backing up Thorn at first. Many of those there feared he might have been killed. It was an ugly incident.January 17, 2020 at 11:28 am #108870
Wonder if Fritz Williams will ever be considered?
He doesn’t qualify under WVU’s criteria. To be considered, a player must have acheived all five of the following:
Athlete must have earned an undergraduate degree from WVU
Athlete must be a member of the Legends Society
Athlete must elected to WVU Sports Hall of Fame
Athlete must be elected to a national collegiate or professional Hall of Fame for his/her sport
Athlete must have brought prominence to WVU and his/her sport as a member of an Olympic or international team or in the professional ranks.
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