"We have Cincinnati there, and we're hoping to play a game in Charleston at least every other year in December, and WVU always plays one," Hamrick said. "I think playing two games in December for both of us is going to be very difficult to do.
"And why do you want to move the game away from the Legislature?"
The important thing here is that no one has talked about ending a series that will be played for a 35th consecutive season and in the capital city for a 21st straight year. All but three of those 21 have been in January. It was primarily a home-and-home December deal from 1978-90.
The WVU-Marshall football series appears dead after 2012 ... and don't expect gubernatorial intervention to keep it going, in the same vein that Gov.-turned-Sen. Joe Manchin started it with a spring 2005 signing ceremony in the Capitol.
In this state of endless elections, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin wants to be reelected in the fall.
He knows too many WVU supporters - read voters - don't want to play the Herd.
Basketball will dribble on, in one month or another.
Don't bet against Huggins getting the December move. It's his schedule. Duquesne disappeared this season after 38 straight years.
Besides, if the Big 12 tells WVU it doesn't want the Herd squeezed among 18 league games, the Mountaineers aren't going to argue.
Hamrick said the bottom line should be: "Is it as significant a game in December as it is Wednesday night? No."
Gee, something else on which WVU and Marshall disagree.
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