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St. Albans’ Holt and Haynes win state wrestling championships
St. Albans’ Holt and Haynes win state wrestling championships
Chase King helps Herbert Hoover boys conquer Clay 66-36
Chase King helps Herbert Hoover boys conquer Clay 66-36
Mitch Vingle: And your Big 12 Oscars go to . . .
Mitch Vingle: And your Big 12 Oscars go to . . .

Perhaps I’m swept up in Academy Awards fever. Perhaps I’m knee-deep in college basketball and loving it. Or, OK, just maybe, I’m working forward because I’m burning some vacation days this coming week.

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Marshall men’s basketball snaps slide, downs Charlotte 93-89
Marshall men’s basketball snaps slide, downs Charlotte 93-89

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stevie Browning scored 27 points and Jon Elmore had 26 Saturday night as Marshall snapped its two-game losing streak with a 93-89 win over Charlotte at Halton Arena.

Derek Redd

Derek Redd: Dream came quickly for West Virginia State athletic director Nate Burton
Derek Redd: Dream came quickly for West Virginia State athletic director Nate Burton

Fulfilling a dream before reaching the age of 30 doesn’t happen for everyone. Nate Burton understands how lucky he is.

Mitch Vingle

Mitch Vingle: And your Big 12 Oscars go to . . .
Mitch Vingle: And your Big 12 Oscars go to . . .

Perhaps I’m swept up in Academy Awards fever. Perhaps I’m knee-deep in college basketball and loving it. Or, OK, just maybe, I’m working forward because I’m burning some vacation days this coming week.

Mike Casazza

Mike Casazza: WVU’s Elijah Macon enjoying newfound accuracy at free-throw line
Mike Casazza: WVU’s Elijah Macon enjoying newfound accuracy at free-throw line

MORGANTOWN — When West Virginia went up big and fell down bigger in the final three minutes of regulation in last week’s loss to Kansas, when the Mountaineers went 7 for 11 at the free-throw line, committed three turnovers and bungled the final possession of regulation, the head coach “absolutely” had the right players in the game.

Doug Smock

Doug Smock: Middle Tennessee sets an example in coaching stability
Doug Smock: Middle Tennessee sets an example in coaching stability

After Middle Tennessee continued its sports mastery over Marshall with a 97-86 basketball victory Saturday, I can’t stop marveling about the coaching stability at that school.