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Whitman, Kanawha County’s winningest prep football coach, dies
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Whitman, Kanawha County’s winningest prep football coach, dies

Dick Whitman, the all-time wins leader in Kanawha County high school football history, died Sunday morning. He was 69.

Whitman coached for 24 seasons — 16 at DuPont (1983-98) and eight at Riverside (1999-2006) — before retiring...

Whitman, Kanawha County’s winningest prep football coach, dies
Whitman, Kanawha County’s winningest prep football coach, dies

Dick Whitman, the all-time wins leader in Kanawha County high school football history, died Sunday morning. He was 69.

Whitman coached for 24 seasons — 16 at DuPont (1983-98) and eight at Riverside (1999-2006) — before retiring...

Nutrition the focus more than ever in prep sports
Nutrition the focus more than ever in prep sports

In an age of the biggest fitness phenomenon in human history, coaches and athletes of all calibers are recognizing and emphasizing the importance of the biggest ingredient of training regimens: fuel.

Nutrition among West Virginia high school...

Howard gives Holgorsen, WVU options on offense

MORGANTOWN — For the second straight year and the fourth time in now five seasons as West Virginia’s head coach, Dana Holgosen opens up a football season today with no uncertainty about who is his best...

Prominent and dominant — Buffalo’s Lucas excited about expanded role
Prominent and dominant — Buffalo’s Lucas excited about expanded role

Buffalo’s Dylan Lucas had a pretty full athletic slate last season.

The then 5-foot-8, 156-pound Lucas led the Bison football team in receiving (22 receptions, 372 yards, two touchdowns), while compiling just under 1,000 all-purpose yards,...

WVU opponent preview: Kansas State
WVU opponent preview: Kansas State

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 23rd in a series of previews on West Virginia and Marshall football opponents.

n Date with WVU: Saturday, Dec. 5, time TBA

n Site: Bill Snyder...

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, ...

New faces abound as prep football practices begin

While several high school football programs set the start time on their 2015 seasons at 12:01 a.m. this morning, the coach of the reigning Class AAA state champion has set his agenda to include significantly less fanfare and pomp....

Power win streak comes to an end
Power win streak comes to an end

The West Virginia Power’s five-game winning streak came to an end as the visiting Lakewood BlueClaws got out of Appalachian Power Park with a 5-3 win on Sunday afternoon.

The Power (62-43 overall, 25-11 second half) opened the scoring in...

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 ...

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WVU

Howard gives Holgorsen, WVU options on offense
WVU opponent preview: Kansas State
WV Book Team: Mountaineer football illustrated in ‘Snapshots’
Dave Hickman: Contact rules don’t worry Holgorsen
Dave Hickman column: Sure hands make Howard the choice as WVU’s QB

Marshall University

Derek Redd: Marshall men will benefit from tougher schedule
Young players climb Marshall football depth chart
Marshall opponents, Game 11 — Florida International
Marshall pre-camp football depth chart
TCU 2nd, Baylor 4th in preseason coaches poll

Prep Sports

Nutrition the focus more than ever in prep sports
Prominent and dominant — Buffalo’s Lucas excited about expanded role
New faces abound as prep football practices begin
Fueled by past hardships, SC’s Pitts has found escape — and success — on the field
Capital, SC remain in Class AAA football spotlight

Columnists

Frank Giardina: Thoughts of Cato, Hopkins and a Winfield miracle
Rick Ryan: Numbers show no disadvantage so far for Kanawha
Rich Stevens column: Saints’ defensive coaching dynamic is must-see
Dave Hickman column: Buchanan more than just one of WVU’s best
Mitch Vingle: Charleston’s Goard continues windy road at WVU

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