When Scheduled Person Couldn't Make It, Campus Officer Stepped In To Sing National Anthem. Result? Crowd Goes Wild!

<p><span>Morgantown was a snowy mess on Jan. 12, to the point where many West Virginia basketball fans were forced to walk to the Coliseum to see the team take down No. 1 Kansas. Among those who couldn't make it was the person scheduled to sing the Star-Spangled Banner that night prior to tipoff.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>So Carlton Smith, working the game as a University Police Officer, answered the call. A former Mountaineer Idol, an American Idol contestant, and a WVU graduate, Smith stepped in to sing that night's National Anthem and set the tone for a special evening for the Old Gold and Blue.</span></p>