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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...

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...

Dave Hickman column: Sure hands make Howard the choice as WVU’s QB
Dave Hickman column: Sure hands make Howard the choice as WVU’s QB

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s football players report back to school this weekend and begin their two-week, pre-classes camp Monday.

Technically, if you ask Mountaineer coach Dana Holgorsen, every...

Rich Stevens column: Saints’ defensive coaching dynamic is must-see
Rich Stevens column: Saints’ defensive coaching dynamic is must-see

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The impact of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees on the New Orleans Saints’ offense has been significant.

Payton became head coach of the Saints in 2006 — the...

Dave Hickman column: Buchanan more than just one of WVU’s best
Dave Hickman column: Buchanan more than just one of WVU’s best

MORGANTOWN — Nikki Izzo-Brown was talking about Kadeisha Buchanan the other day as if the junior forward might be one of the best players ever to pass through West Virginia’s women’s soccer program....

Mitch Vingle: Charleston’s Goard continues windy road at WVU

To say TyQuane Goard has been around the block a few times would be an understatement.

He was a high school freshman at Capital High. He was a sophomore at Mountain State Academy in Beckley. He played hoops his junior and senior seasons at...

Dave Hickman column: Targeting rules haven’t affected WVU’s Joseph
Dave Hickman column: Targeting rules haven’t affected WVU’s Joseph

MORGANTOWN — It was two years ago, at the Big 12’s annual football media days, when Karl Joseph was a rather shy-spoken and relatively low-profile sophomore safety who attracted an unusual amount of media...

Norman Chad: Let’s just move the entire NFL to Los Angeles

Couch Slouch concludes our two-part series on stadium development in America with a look today at the biblically apocalyptic stadium boom on the West Coast.

Only in California could there be a drought and a deluge at the same time.

The...

Mitch Vingle: WVU’s Gee on Holgorsen, COA stipends
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s Gee on Holgorsen, COA stipends

This past week, I had a chance to meet with WVU president E. Gordon Gee. If you missed Friday’s column, it was an eye-opener. Gee, you see, is one of only three members of the Big 12’s “Composition Committee,” which deals...

Rick Ryan: Reed: May football practice could kill spring sports

The topic of year-round coaching in West Virginia high schools and middle schools has been kicked around a lot more in recent months, and could be gaining momentum.

Football coaches, especially, practically salivate at the thought of the SSAC...

Mitch Vingle column: WVU’s Gee now key Big 12 expansion figure
Mitch Vingle column: WVU’s Gee now key Big 12 expansion figure

WVU president E. Gordon Gee was once such a staunch advocate of the old college football BCS structure he made headlines by saying “they’ll have to wrench a playoff system from my cold, dead hands.”

That was in 2007. Gee was ...

Mike Casazza column: Big 12 coaches expand recruiting horizons

MORGANTOWN — There’s a recruiting reality much of the Big 12 simply has to live and deal with, no matter how advantageous it is to the competition within the conference.

Texas is one of the top...

Dave Hickman column: Smallwood’s versatility a big plus for West Virginia

DALLAS — As a matter of routine, the Big 12 Conference each year schedules its football media days for downtown Dallas roughly two weeks prior to the time when most of the college football world begins practicing....

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