Kirkland happy with UC’s younger players’ progress

Kirkland happy with UC’s younger players’ progress

The University of Charleston football team is in a fortunate position this season. For the most part, the Golden Eagles return a good deal of experience at several key positions.

Leaders emerging on West Virginia State’s revamped defense

Leaders emerging on West Virginia State’s revamped defense

When you look at the West Virginia State defense on paper, it’s clear to see that there are a few major differences from last year’s team.

UC’s Tevion Cappe healthy and motivated to lead Golden Eagles backfield

UC’s Tevion Cappe healthy and motivated to lead Golden Eagles backfield

For a big chunk of the 2016 season, it looked like Charleston running back Tevion Cappe was ready to emerge as one of the Mountain East Conference’s premier backs.

Parity reigns in MEC football . . . except for Shepherd

Parity reigns in MEC football . . . except for Shepherd

Last year, the Mountain East Conference saw teams beat up on each other every week. Just about every game was a hard-fought contest that would come down to the final quarter.

Former Capital hoops star Josh “Cookie” Miller joins WVSU men’s basketball staff

Former Capital hoops star Josh “Cookie” Miller joins WVSU men’s basketball staff

Kanawha Valley basketball is ingrained in the DNA of Josh “Cookie” Miller, and vice versa.

UC’s Kahzin Daniels ready to build on breakout 2016

UC’s Kahzin Daniels ready to build on breakout 2016

In 2016, Mountain East Conference teams found out who Kahzin Daniels was.

Relationship between quarterback, coach crucial for WVSU football

Relationship between quarterback, coach crucial for WVSU football

Despite a change at head coach for the West Virginia State football team, things have pretty much stayed the same for Matt Kinnick.

UC football aims to rebound from disappointing 2016

UC football aims to rebound from disappointing 2016

When University of Charleston coach Pat Kirkland watches his players out on the field, he sees a group that has evolved over the course of the offseason.

Buzz begins to build around WVSU football

Buzz begins to build around WVSU football

When Monday’s first preseason practice began, coach John Pennington could feel a buzz around his West Virginia State football team unlike any he has witnessed in the handful of years he’s been at the school.

Derek Redd: MEC tournament stays put, but no time to relax for Charleston

Derek Redd: MEC tournament stays put, but no time to relax for Charleston

The Mountain East Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments aren’t going anywhere. The 2018 edition will be where the area’s small-college hoops tournaments have been for decades — the Charleston Civic...

MEC basketball tournaments to stay in Charleston for 2018

MEC basketball tournaments to stay in Charleston for 2018

The Mountain East Conference announced the sites for its 2017-18 championships on Monday, and the league’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be staying at the Charleston Civic Center for at least one more season.

Quarterbacks ready to set the tone in Mountain East

Quarterbacks ready to set the tone in Mountain East

BRIDGEPORT — In the game of football, the quarterback position is the one that everyone has their eyes on. Teams can win games without great quarterback play, but it certainly helps if teams have someone taking...

MEC notebook: Shepherd picked to win football title

MEC notebook: Shepherd picked to win football title

BRIDGEPORT — After finishing Division II national runner-up two seasons ago and making the national semifinals last season, Shepherd was again the choice of Mountain East Conference coaches as conference champion....

Changes in culture, chemistry ongoing for West Virginia State football

Changes in culture, chemistry ongoing for West Virginia State football

When a new coach takes over a program, there are going to be plenty of changes made.

WVSU softball coach Kerri Blackwell named assistant AD

WVSU softball coach Kerri Blackwell named assistant AD

The West Virginia State softball team has a new softball coach, but its former coach isn’t moving too far, just to another office in the athletic department.

WVSU, UC players take advantage of Public Courts tournament

WVSU, UC players take advantage of Public Courts tournament

Coaches always hope their players find ways to work on their games and improve in the offseason.

New coach has same high expectations for Charleston soccer

New coach has same high expectations for Charleston soccer

For most first-time head coaches, the first job they get is often a rebuilding project — one with several challenges that takes some time to get on the right track.

Wheeling Jesuit University to add football program

Wheeling Jesuit University to add football program

Wheeling Jesuit announced Tuesday that it will add football as the school’s 21st varsity sport.

University of Charleston names Reed Director of Athletics Development

University of Charleston names Reed Director of Athletics Development

The University of Charleston has named Shari Reed to the athletic department’s full-time staff as the school’s Director of Athletics Development.

Charleston golf prepares to tee off at Division II championships

Charleston golf prepares to tee off at Division II championships

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Charleston baseball falls to Shepherd in MEC tournament championship game

Charleston baseball falls to Shepherd in MEC tournament championship game

The University of Charleston’s baseball team came up just short of its quest for an automatic berth into the NCAA Division II baseball championships, falling 13-6 to Shepherd in the Mountain East Conference tournament championship game.

Charleston wins another elimination game at MEC baseball tournament

Charleston wins another elimination game at MEC baseball tournament

BECKLEY — The University of Charleston picked up its second do-or-die win in as many days in the Mountain East Conference baseball tournament, defeating Fairmont State 7-3 Saturday night at Epling Stadium.

Roundup: Charleston ousted in Division II softball regional

Roundup: Charleston ousted in Division II softball regional

West Virginia Wesleyan’s Morgan Bruce launched two home runs and drove in five runs as the host Bobcats pounded the University of Charleston 9-0 in a five-inning mercy-rule decision to claim the Division II Atlantic regional softball tournament ...

UC baseball blasts Concord to stay alive in MEC tournament

UC baseball blasts Concord to stay alive in MEC tournament

The University of Charleston baseball team emphatically staked its claim to one of the remaining spots in the Mountain East Conference tournament Friday morning, bombarding the conference’s South Division champion in order to compete another...