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Doug Smock column: Solid senior class gives Herd hope for another big year

HUNTINGTON — It’s a simple concept, simple to the point of yelling out, “Well, duh!”

That concept is a college senior playing the best football of his life.

Too simple,...

Doug Smock column: Solid senior class gives Herd hope for another big year

HUNTINGTON — It’s a simple concept, simple to the point of yelling out, “Well, duh!”

That concept is a college senior playing the best football of his life.

Too simple, right?...

Holgorsen not just rolling his eyes over return men

MORGANTOWN — It was roughly the middle of last season when Dana Holgorsen began to get just a wee bit perturbed over the questions he was getting about his West Virginia football team’s sometimes comic...

Derek Redd: Marshall men will benefit from tougher schedule

Before Marshall men’s basketball coach Dan D’Antoni led the Thundering Herd into a single game, it was obvious he wasn’t a man who shied away from a tough opponent.

During an August 2014 press conference, he mentioned that, ...

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 ...

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...

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