By SEAN McNAMARA
Times West Virginian
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Over the last month, West Virginia sports icons have been front and center in the news. Back in January, Marion County native Nick Saban won his sixth college football national championship as a coach. On Saturday, Kanawha County native Randy Moss was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On Monday, State Sen. Bob Beach, D-Monongalia, proposed legislation to further honor the athletic accomplishments of Mountain State athletes.
Senate Bill 480, which would create a new West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, was introduced Monday and was single-referenced to the Committee on Government Organization.
In addition, other hall of fames exist throughout the state, such as the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, the Fairmont State Sports Hall of Fame and many others.
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