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WVU looks to reverse ancient, recent history

Updated: May 11, 2006, 5:07 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Brady Campbell is the new Mountaineer.

Next fall, he'll be the school mascot -- the guy wearing the buckskin outfit and firing the rifle on the sidelines at West Virginia football games. He's the latter-day Daniel Boone charged with bolstering school spirit.

Campbell won an exhaustive competition over dozens of rivals to be the Mountaineer. He advanced through rounds of interviews, performed during a home basketball game and grew a thick, reddish-brown beard. He'll ...

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