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LSU Vs. WVU: University Tries To Get Students To Turn In Offensive Shirts

The Daily Mail has a fun piece on a new program at West Virginia to reduce the number of profane T-shirts at games. A T-shirt reading "West F****** Virginia" was shown in the broadcast of WVU's game against Marshall a couple weeks back, and the Mountaineer Maniacs are allowing students to return them in exchange for a $20 voucher for less vulgar clothing.

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(It's funny, by the way, that this particular shirt was shown during the Marshall game, given that Marshall itself is part of "West F****** Virginia," but hey.)

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One store owner says this is nothing that WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck should be worried about.

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"This the 21st century and it's not that big a deal," he said. "To the kids it's better than anyone else's, because the school wouldn't approve it."

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Yeah, pretty much. Ultimately, though, having shirts like this on a national broadcast doesn't reflect well on WVU or the state. Of course, WVU students aren't much different from college students at large universities anywhere, but many West Virginians worry a great deal about their state during times like this weekend, when WVU's matchup against LSU is bringing the state an uncommon amount of national attention.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.