WVU's Top 12 Headlines of 2012: #1-3

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With only four days left in 2012, the staff at HailWV has taken a review of the major headlines for West Virginia University athletics this year.

When trying to determine the 12 stories that fans will most remember 2012 for, we had to take into account what fans were most concerned with. You can then guess that quite a bit of this countdown is focused on football stories, however, we did pay homage to major stories from the other sports on campus. Today’s post is a prime example of that.

#1 Oliver Luck Receives a Contract Extension

November 3, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers director of athletics Oliver Luck on the field before playing the TCU Horned Frogs at Milan Puskar Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

In mid-October, West Virginia University announced a 2-year contract extension for athletic director Oliver Luck. He was in the third year of his 5-year deal.

Luck’s new deal will keep the AD under contract to WVU through the 2016-2017 seasons. The extension provides for Luck to earn $550,000 annually with a maximum performance bonus of $150,000.

The move by WVU is a strong play to keep his talents in Morgantown. When the same position became open at Stanford this past summer, there were numerous rumors of Luck’s departure for Palo Alto. Fortunately for Mountaineers fans, Luck is firmly committed to helping his alma mater flourish.

The contract extension only goes to reward Luck’s commitment to the university.

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