"It all began 125 years ago on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Morgantown when Washington & Jefferson introduced West Virginia University to the great game of football. And what an introduction we received, the Presidents defeating WVU by the depressing score of 72-0, which was no small feat considering touchdowns back then only accounted for four points! To add insult to injury, the schoolboys recruited to seek donations from the crowd of about 250 that showed up at the “baseball grounds” in South Morgantown that afternoon failed to come up with enough money to pay W&J for their travel expenses incurred during their day-long, horse-and-buggy trip down to Morgantown, meaning the 14 West Virginia players, the acting coach and the student manager were on the hook for the rest of the dough. To pay off their debt, Melville Davisson Post, later a nationally known fiction writer whose work was featured in such prominent national publications as The Saturday Evening Post, came up with the great idea of putting on a play, Richard III Revised, the proceeds from which were used to offset the losses.
Therefore, in an indirect way, William Shakespeare was among those responsible for bailing WVU football out of its first financial crisis ... so we’ve got that going for us."