— West Virginia University played Pitt in the first football game ever broadcast on the radio, in 1921 on KDKA.
— Jerry West, of Chelyan, was a two time All-American at West Virginia University and led the Lakers to 1972 title as a player. He is also the current face for the NBA logo.
— On Jan. 26, 1960, Danny Heater of Burnsville High School scored 135 points in a high school basketball game. With this record be earned his spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
— ESPN’s Scholastic picked The Poca High School Dots as the best sports team nickname in America.