If Manchin is out of the picture, what happens to the Coal Bowl?
The Associated Press
Seen in a 2006 press conference, from left, Ed Pastilong, athletic director at West Virginia; Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association; Gov. Joe Manchin; and Bob Marcum, athletic director at Marshall; in Charleston. If Manchin should leave office to fill the seat of the late Sen. Robert Byrd, questions arise as to the future of the series.