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Boys sectionals: South Charleston-George Washington skirmish stands out
Boys sectionals: South Charleston-George Washington skirmish stands out
St. Albans’ Holt and Haynes win state wrestling championships
St. Albans’ Holt and Haynes win state wrestling championships
WVU men’s basketball utilizing more 1-3-1 zone as it heads to Baylor
WVU men’s basketball utilizing more 1-3-1 zone as it heads to Baylor

WACO, Texas — The regular season is racing toward the finish, but the most frenzied defense in the country is changing directions. No. 12 West Virginia has undone opponents in the past three games not with a relentless press but with a throwback zone defense.

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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: Herd scores 93 with misfiring offense?
Doug Smock: Herd scores 93 with misfiring offense?

Only at Marshall can you score 93 points and hear about legitimate problems with the offense.