Back On The Floor

It had been almost a year since Joe Mazzulla had taken the court in a real live college basketball game, so when he checked in during the first half of West Virginia's 69-50 win over The Citadel on Tuesday, he took a moment to appreciate it.

Mazzulla, who hadn't played for the Mountaineers since early last December against Davidson, heard the hearty round of applause when he made his first appearance of the season -- make that the calendar year -- against the Bulldogs.

"I want to say thank you the fans for supporting me through the rough year, and I was just glad to get out there," Mazzulla said.

Mazzulla touched on a number of subjects concerning his injured shoulder, including his rehab and treatment procedures, guarding against further injury, and his approach to the game. While admitting he still has some pain, he noted that he has to work through it and play with it, because it is something that will be there throughout the season.

Joe Mazzulla - Windows Media

Joe Mazzulla - MP3

BlueGoldNews Top Stories