A spokeswoman says Governor Manchin has received an apology from the company that misspelled the state's name on T-shirts commemorating West Virginia University's National Invitation Tournament title.
Lara Ramsburg said yesterday that the governor realizes Sixth Man Sports made an honest mistake.
The "West Virginia" printed on the shirts the players wore after winning the N-I-T Thursday night is missing the last "i" in "Virginia."
A call to Sixth Man wasn't immediately returned today, but the company did put an explanation of the miscue on its Web site. In short, Sixth Man says no one noticed the mistake.
At least, no one noticed until W-V-U players donned the shirts after winning the school's first N-I-T title in 65 years with the 78-to-73 win over Clemson.
Sixth Man, incidentally, assured customers that any shirts they order would be spelled correctly.