School officials say university is not to blame

Updated: March 30, 2007, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia may have won the National Invitation Tournament, but the Mountaineers' commemorative T-shirts are less than championship material.

West Virginia
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)WVU officials claim no responsibility for typo.

They contain a misspelling.

The "West Virgina" printed on the shirts players wore after winning the NIT title with a 78-73 victory over Clemson on Thursday night is missing the last "i" in Virginia.

WVU sports information director Shelly Poe said the NIT printed the shirts.

Calls to tournament officials were not immediately returned Friday.

West Virginia coach John Beilein also could not be reached for comment. He and the team were on their way back to West Virginia on Friday after winning their first NIT title in 65 years.

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