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December 18, 2012

In college sports, we see coaches breaking contracts and commitments and athletic directors are recruiting with big money and promises.

All loyalties and morals are being thrown to the wind.

The recent decision by Langeloth native Barry Alvarez to not recruit Paul Cryst away from the University of Pittsburgh is a breath of fresh air. Alvarez made this decision simply because it was the right thing to do. When was the last time you heard words like those coming out of a big -ame college athletic director?

I hope the character and values he displayed in making that decision guide our local coaches and athletic directors in their decision making. I know I speak not only for myself but for many people in the Burgettstown area when I say we are proud he is a Burgettstown alumnus.

George Niedzialkia


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