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WV Book Team: Mountaineer football illustrated in ‘Snapshots’
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WV Book Team: Mountaineer football illustrated in ‘Snapshots’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University Press is excited to announce the publication of “Saturday Snapshots: West Virginia University Football,” by John Antonik, director of digital media...

Fueled by past hardships, SC’s Pitts has found escape — and success — on the field
Fueled by past hardships, SC’s Pitts has found escape — and success — on the field

It’s blisteringly hot Thursday morning and Derrek Pitts Jr. sits on the bleachers at South Charleston High School, watching his teammates run the track and stairs as part of the last open workout before football practice officially starts this...

Wheeling outslugs SC Post 94 to win American Legion title
Wheeling outslugs SC Post 94 to win American Legion title

When Wheeling Post 1 is at full strength, it can pack quite a punch.

After battling injuries and scheduling conflicts all season, the Area 1 champions dealt the final knockout blow to South Charleston Post 94 in the form of a 9-5 victory...

Dave Hickman: Contact rules don’t worry Holgorsen

MORGANTOWN — Dana Holgorsen maintains that the Big 12’s new limit on full contact days during a practice week won’t affect the way he approaches scheduling workouts during the season.

Nor will it ...

Frank Giardina: Thoughts of Cato, Hopkins and a Winfield miracle

Two years ago, I was one of the first to write that pro scouts were saying that the best NFL quarterback prospect in the state was at Marshall and it was not Rakeem Cato, but was former Herd backup Blake Frohnapfel. Scouts would come to check out Cato ...

SC Post 94 wallops Beckley, faces Wheeling today for state Legion title
SC Post 94 wallops Beckley, faces Wheeling today for state Legion title

Baseball players are creatures of habit.

When favored South Charleston Post 94 lost its opening game of the American Legion state tournament earlier this week, there was no rush to judgment to make wholesale changes to the team’s approach,...

Capital, SC remain in Class AAA football spotlight
Capital, SC remain in Class AAA football spotlight

The second All-Kanawha County state championship game since 2008 to determine the state’s Class AAA titlist saw Capital win its first crown since 1995, yet might also have been a preview of what the 2015 season will lead to.

The Cougars...

Rick Ryan: Numbers show no disadvantage so far for Kanawha

This marks the third year that Kanawha County schools has employed an earlier start date for classes, with students reporting on Aug. 10.

When that trend began in 2013, football coaches around the state’s most populous county grumbled...

Bridgeport has taken ownership of Class AA
Bridgeport has taken ownership of Class AA

In December of 2011, Bridgeport football coach Josh Nicewarner bemoaned the results of recently released school classifications that saw the Indians make a move from Class AAA to Class AA for the 2012-15 school years.

Triple-A football was big-...

Class A football preview: Traditional powers better suited for title runs

The 2014 Class A football season opened with a rush of hope for teams unaccustomed to making deep playoff runs, but the end result was one seen frequently in the last 20 years.

Williamstown claimed its second Class A state championship in a...

Young players climb Marshall football depth chart
Young players climb Marshall football depth chart

Michael Birdsong ended the spring as Marshall’s starting quarterback, a job he maintained through the summer and into the Thundering Herd’s preseason camp.

The Herd released a preseason depth chart Friday with few surprises, though ...

Marshall opponents, Game 11 — Florida International
Marshall opponents, Game 11 — Florida International

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 22nd in a series of previews of Marshall and West Virginia football opponents.

n Date with Marshall: Saturday, Nov. 14, Fox network TBA, 12-day window

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Nitro’s Casto expected to be ready for practice

Bryce Casto, Nitro’s first-year football coach, is expected to be ready for the opening of preseason practice on Monday after being hospitalized on July 21 with blood clots in his lungs.

Casto, 55, was released on July 24 and attended a...

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