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Girls basketball standings and stat leaders — Jan. 22
Girls basketball standings and stat leaders — Jan. 22
Rhea Smith providing inside stability for South Charleston girls basketball
Rhea Smith providing inside stability for South Charleston girls basketball
WVU football, top-rated recruit Harley part ways
WVU football, top-rated recruit Harley part ways

“Actions speak louder than words.”It’s an expression older than recruiting itself, but it holds true in the world of recruiting more so than anywhere else. Over the last few weeks, West Virginia learned that better than anyone, as top-rated commit Michael Harley said time and again that he was “fully committed” and “100-percent committed” to the Mountaineers. He even went so far as to say he was shutting down his recruitment, and that he would not take any other visits because he did not want to be “that guy” who toyed with the school he was committed to and who had remained loyal to him for so long.

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Derek Redd

Derek Redd: Steelers’ Tomlin says the right thing in wake of Facebook flap
Derek Redd: Steelers’ Tomlin says the right thing in wake of Facebook flap

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin apologized Tuesday for a poor choice of words to describe the New England Patriots. The words he used to describe how his Patriots commentary received mass distribution, though, was spot on.

Mitch Vingle

Mitch Vingle: Jon Elmore, Marshall feed into, toss aside game keys
Mitch Vingle: Jon Elmore, Marshall feed into, toss aside game keys

HUNTINGTON — Marshall assistant coach Mark Cline broke down his team’s game with Western Kentucky before the opening tip.

Mike Casazza

Mike Casazza: WVU’s Jake Spavital hire could lead to a boost at QB
Mike Casazza: WVU’s Jake Spavital hire could lead to a boost at QB

MORGANTOWN — A week ago today, Dana Holgorsen hired Jake Spavital to be his offensive coordinator at West Virginia, and that refreshed a conversation that’s existed in both hushed and exaggerated tones for every one of Holgorsen’s six seasons in charge of the football program.

Doug Smock

Doug Smock: Marshall basketball continues its barrage of points, 3-pointers
Doug Smock: Marshall basketball continues its barrage of points, 3-pointers

HUNTINGTON — After receiving his ritual hazing by Marshall’s offense, I wondered when was the last time Rick Stansbury faced an offense with such a philosophy.