Today's New York Times has a nice article on WVU center Kevin Pittsnogle in the run up to today's regional final matchup with Louisville. Pittsnogle is the only native West Virginian on the WVU roster. Sadly, I can't say that the article will do wonders for the state's image:
'People think anybody from my state is a hick,' Pittsnogle said. 'They think we're all hillbillies. I can't say it doesn't bother me sometimes.'Oy. And is Pittsnogle really that weird of a name in this day an age?
He grew up in a trailer park in Martinsburg, W.Va., to parents who dropped out of school when they were in the seventh grade.