NIT's winning team celebrates in shirt with spelling goof

Published: Mar. 30, 2007 at 8:10 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 11, 2007 at 4:26 AM EDT
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(Charleston, W. VA-AP) March 30, 2007 - The West Virginia University Mountaineers are so proud of being the NIT champs, they didn't mind that their championship T-shirts were misspelled.

They wore the shirts anyway - even though the "Virginia" in "West Virginia" was spelled without the third letter "I" - the one that comes before the "A."

The shirts said, "West Virgina."

The players wore them anyway after last night's 78-to-73 win over Clemson.

WVU's sports information director says the shirts were printed by the NIT.

It's the first title in the NIT for West Virginia in 65 years.

Posted 4:09pm by Chantelle Janelle