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Texas A&M Student Assistant Kicked off the Sideline

What a dumb a$$!  Texas A&M Student Assistant Michael Richardson  was ordered off the sideline by Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin for the second half of the Liberty Bowl after videos showed him hitting West Virginia players out of bounds.

Cameras caught Richardson taking cheap shots at WVU players on at least two separate occasions.

First he attempted to throw a covert elbow—which apparently wasn’t covert enough—to the back of the head of West Virginia running back Andrew Buie.

Watch Video Here

WVU Mascot Told Not to Shoot Wildlife With Musket

Mascot Shot Bear With Musket: Mountaineer Jonathan Kimble Posts Picture Of Kill, Reprimanded By West Virginia 

What does the WVU Mascot Jonathan Kimble do with his musket when he’s not firing at the opponents on the field?  He takes on black bears in the back woods of West Virginia….and…according to photographs…he has a great aim.

Kimbell, 24,  along with some friends and family went on an outing to “who knows exactly” where.  Kimbell, who must have expected trouble took his “musket” with him. 

It was then that he  shot and killed a bear with his  “bona fide” weapon….actually…it couldn’t have been too hard to miss since the bear was perched in a tree…minding his own business and didn’t have time to get away…

A video and photos of Kimbell firing his musket were posted online…

The WVU mascot wears buckskin and a coonskin cap and fires the musket – loaded with black powder but minus ammunition – at home athletic events and other sponsored activities. Hunting isn’t one of them.

According to sources…the University wasn’t amused by his hunting skills and ordered him to stop using the “prop” on his hunting excursions.

“While Jonathan Kimble’s actions broke no laws or regulations, the university has discussed this with him, and he agrees that it would be appropriate to forego using the musket in this way in the future,” said WVU spokesman John Bolt.

The Mountaineer Mascots Tradition…

The Firing of the Rifle is a tradition carried out by the Mountaineer Mascot to open several athletic events. The Mountaineer points the gun into the air with one arm and fires a blank shot from a custom rifle, a signal to the crowd to begin cheering at home football and basketball games. The Mountaineer also fires the rifle every time the team scores during football games.

 Video Bear Falls out of Tree and More

Top 25 Most Unusual College Mascots…

Tigers, lions, bears, and birds of prey are among the most popular college football mascots.

 Conventional wisdom dictates that a good college mascot should evoke strength and power, but some schools defy traditional thought.

25) Rowan University. The Rowan Profs (that’s short for Professors) are represented field-side by an owl named Whoo RU. While the owl itself is not an intriguing mascot, you have to give Rowan credit for the naming pun, which comes with a dash of irony, seeing as they are the Professors.

 24) University of Texas at El Paso. The Miners’ mascot, Paydirt Pete, looks like Woody from “Toy Story” hung out with Burt Reynolds for a little too long. Watch him with the Miners.

 23) West Virginia University. The Mountaineers’ mascot is not merely a furry facsimile of a mountaineer, but is an actual human dressed up in full Mountaineer regalia, including the coon-skinned hat and rifle. Points for keeping it real.

 22) University of Akron. Zippy the Kangaroo makes me wonder why we don’t see more marsupials on the sidelines on Saturdays.

 

UConn Player Killed, Jasper Howard

News Online:  From NYDailyNews.com:

UConn Cornerback Jasper Howard Stabbed To Death On Campus

UPDATE: A player who abandons his hardscrabble neighborhood for the serenity of small-town life is a victim of senseless violence, killed in cold blood.

A player who relies on his teammates on the field of play takes his last gasps of breath in the arms of a teammate who is powerless to save him.

A father-to-be with NFL dreams, a young man with hopes of supporting his mom and two sisters, is cut down celebrating a homecoming victory.

Miami funeral scheduled for UConn football player who was stabbed

Jasper Howard, a junior cornerback from the University of Connecticut, who was the first in his family to attend college, was a victim of this harsh reality.

Howard was stabbed to death early Sunday morning outside the student union in Storrs, Conn., while attending a university-sponsored dance, just hours after he had starred in a 38-25 win over Louisville.

“This shouldn’t have happened,” said his uncle, Deon Smith, 44, of Miami. “His life got cut off too short for somebody that never got into trouble. He did all of the right things in life. He was a straight-A student. No one could believe what happened.”

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“There’s nothing written in the manual in how to deal with these situations,” Edsall said at an emotional press conference. “But I know this — this is a strong team, with strong leadership, and we’ll get through it.”  Read full story here

At the press conference attended by UConn President Michael Hogan, athletic director Jeff Hathaway and Edsall, Blicher said witnesses have been interviewed.

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Posted by:  Kane Reed (Sports Writer)

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