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Derek Redd

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Melting-pot roster leads to massive success for UC men’s soccer


Soccer is universal. That is seen anytime one turns on a television and watches the teeming, screaming thousands at an English Premier League match, a La Liga match in Spain or a Bundesliga match in Germany. Countries fr...

UC’s Roberts among nation’s best goal scorers


Will Roberts enters the NCAA Division II men’s soccer national semifinals as one of the nation’s premier goal scorers. The University of Charleston forward is tied for second in the country with 20 goals. <...

State’s Fomby brings toughness, versatility to the floor


Robert Fomby does not care where on the floor he plays for West Virginia State’s basketball team. He can work as a guard. He can move down to power forward, albeit a relatively short one.

All Fomby wants is ...

WVSU tops Wise to give Poore milestone win


It was one of the biggest milestones of West Virginia State men’s basketball coach Bryan Poore’s career, and his jacket and tie didn’t live to see it.

Those were long gone by the start of Monda...

UC football wants to build off of 2015 playoff run


University of Charleston football coach Pat Kirkland hopes that what once was unprecedented becomes the standard for his program.

UC falls to IUP in Division II playoffs


The University of Charleston football team’s historic season ended Saturday at UC Stadium in a third-quarter flurry of fumbles, special-teams flubs and Indiana University of Pennsylvania points.

The Golden E...

UC’s explosive offense meets IUP’s tough defense in playoffs


The strength of the University of Charleston football team this season has been its offense. As the Golden Eagles defense worked past graduation losses, injuries and inexperience, the offense grew into one of the most ex...

State’s Poore seeking another milestone win versus Concord


As West Virginia State men’s basketball coach Bryan Poore shook hands with Elizabeth City State University coaches and players following the Yellow Jackets’ 78-68 win last Saturday, the State public address...

Late goal sends UC into NCAA soccer quarterfinals


The University of Charleston men’s soccer team was uncharacteristically quiet on the offensive end Thursday night against Urbana in the NCAA Division II round of 16.

But the one goal the Golden Eagles got wa...

UC men face Urbana in NCAA soccer round of 16


To continue its quest for an NCAA Division II championship, the University of Charleston men’s soccer team must vanquish yet another Mountain East Conference foe.

After beating Notre Dame College on Saturday...

UC offensive line helps Golden Eagles plow forward


An offensive line’s contributions, while significant, are often quiet.

Those linemen don’t have nice, tidy statistics tallied on conference websites, like offensive skill players have with yards and t...

Offensive struggles doom UC men against Virginia State


University of Charleston men’s basketball coach Dwaine Osborne is fine with where his defense is after the first three games of the season. His offense, though, is a different story.

Elijah Moore scored 24 p...

Improved WVSU football team still has room to grow


Dennis Gardeck sat down for post-game interviews still clad in full football gear, from helmet to spikes. The “7” on the front of the West Virginia State linebacker’s jersey was torn in the top right...

Charleston hosts IUP in first playoff football game in school history


As a fifth-year senior, University of Charleston defensive lineman Danilo Morales had gotten more accustomed than he’s wanted to with the phrase “almost, but not quite.” He’s been on Golden Ea...

West Liberty sends WVSU football to sixth loss


The march to a winning season for the West Virginia State football team ended 11 yards too early.

The Yellow Jackets, trying to secure their first winning campaign since 2008, had driven 56 yards with 1:25 left on ...

UC men beat NDC to advance in NCAA tournament


The fourth time was as much of a charm for the University of Charleston men’s soccer team against Notre Dame (Ohio) College as the first three times were.

The No. 6 Golden Eagles vanquished the Falcons for t...

Yellow Jackets host West Liberty with winning season on the line


The West Virginia State football team has one more chance at accomplishing a feat it hasn’t for the last seven years.

When the Yellow Jackets run onto Lakin Field at 1 p.m. today to face West Liberty, they c...

UC opens NCAA men’s soccer tournament with familiar foe


University of Charleston men’s soccer coach Chris Grassie doesn’t think he’s ever faced the same opponent four times in one season.

He’ll find out what it feels like at 7 p.m. today.


UC women face Edinboro in first NCAA tournament game in program history


Isabella Jaffin and Amanda McKee watched Monday’s NCAA Division II women’s soccer tournament selection show hopeful, but feeling that their college careers likely were over. Jaffin and McKee — senior...

Postseason the goal, but not the topic, as UC visits Wise


As the University of Charleston football team prepared for today’s 7 p.m. game at the University of Virginia College at Wise, there was one word that did not escape the lips of either the players or the...

Even distribution in running game makes UC dangerous on the ground


It’s no secret that the University of Charleston football team likes to run, not when it leads the Mountain East Conference and ranks 15th in Division II with 248.9 yards per game.

What becomes the mystery i...

UC men’s hoops leaning on veterans for 2015-16 run


The University of Charleston men’s basketball team is looking for some new scorers after the Golden Eagles lost two of their top three point-producers to graduation.

However, UC coach Dwaine Osborne is stoc...

State football’s ‘win each day’ message leads to more victories


The West Virginia State football team, in an effort to climb from the losing seasons they had suffered since 2008, tried to operate with a mentality staying focused on the game week at hand. Then head coach Jon Anderson ...

W.Va. State men’s hoops looks for complements to Mazyck


The plan for West Virginia State’s men’s basketball team this season is to take the scoring pressure off the back of fifth-year senior Markee Mazyck. The forward averaged 20.7 points per game last season, b...

UC men, women qualify for Division II soccer tournament


The University of Charleston men’s soccer team will face a very familiar foe to start the NCAA Division II tournament. And, for the first time in program history, the UC women’s soccer team will join in on th...

MEC football: Charleston’s Kelly seeing more time at quarterback


The sight of Jermaine Kelly at quarterback this season for the University of Charleston football team has gone from novelty to weapon.

Over the Golden Eagles’ last three games, and especially in Saturday...

MEC football: Charleston barrels through Alderson Broaddus


Ten down, one to go, with history in sight.

Behind another record-setting day from quarterback Jeremy Johnson, the University of Charleston football team put away Alderson Broaddus 56-21 Saturday afternoon at UC St...

Charleston men, women playing for MEC soccer titles


After finally solving Wheeling Jesuit in the Mountain East Conference tournament semifinals, the University of Charleston men’s soccer team enters today’s 1 p.m. championship game at Schoenbaum Stadium agai...

MEC football: WV State visits Concord, Charleston hosts Alderson Broaddus


The West Virginia State and University of Charleston football teams will see their roles from last week reversed for today’s slate of games.

This week, it’s the No. 20 Golden Eagles who step out of Mo...

MEC basketball: Could new NCAA rules make for more offense?


BRIDGEPORT — In its third year of existence, the Mountain East Conference has maintained the reputation in men’s basketball as a fast, wide-open, offense-friendly league. It...

Fairmont State surging into season’s home stretch


The fruits of Fairmont State football coach Jason Woodman’s labor are finally starting to show in his third year at the Falcons’ helm. At 5-3 both overall and in the Mountain East Conference heading into to...

UC opens MEC tournament against Wheeling Jesuit


The University of Charleston men’s soccer team gets one more chance to do something it hasn’t this season — beat Wheeling Jesuit. And with this chance, the stakes are at their highest.

UC looks to offense for defensive help


Replacing five All-Mountain East Conference first-team defensive players is never easy. And when injuries crop up, as they did for the University of Charleston football team, it becomes even tougher.

UC coach Pat K...

MEC favorite West Liberty still tries to own underdog mentality


BRIDGEPORT — The last thing most people would ever declare the West Liberty men’s basketball team is an underdog.

Not when the Hilltoppers are considered the Mountain East Conference favorite, as the...

State MEC’s best at spreading wealth in passing game


As the second-ranked passing offense in the Mountain East Conference and 29th-ranked passing offense in all of Division II, there has been plenty of wealth for the West Virginia State football team to spread around in te...

MEC football: Charleston QB happy for teammates in record-setting performance


In the minutes following the University of Charleston’s 65-21 win over West Virginia Wesleyan, where he broke the Golden Eagles’ single-game passing record in about 2½ quarters, quarterback Jeremy John...

WVU Tech men’s basketball trying to fill scoring void


The WVU Tech men’s basketball team enjoyed an uncommon scoring balance last season in its trip to the NAIA Division I national tournament. Four players averaged between 14.6 and 11.2 points per game.

As the ...

MEC football: WV State hits road to face UNC-Pembroke


The West Virginia State football team hits the road again today, hoping the momentum from last week’s win — the biggest since head coach Jon Anderson arrived on campus — will carry through against an...

UC pounces on Wesleyan early in 65-21 win


In the end, four days of preparation was more than enough for the University of Charleston football team.

The No. 23 Golden Eagles bombarded West Virginia Wesleyan for 28 second-quarter points and, behind quarterba...

MEC football: Charleston hosts rested WV Wesleyan on a short week


It would be tough for the University of Charleston football team to imagine a more difficult scenario in which it will host West Virginia Wesleyan at 7 p.m. tonight — or a more beneficial scenario for the Bobcats ...

Augustin’s record-setting season helping put UC near top of the conference


Joey Augustin decided to finally get serious, and it has paid dividends for him and the University of Charleston football team.

Following his two-touchdown-catch performance Saturday in the Golden Eagles’ wi...

West Virginia State defense answers challenge


Entering last Saturday’s game against Glenville State, West Virginia State coaches had a message for the Yellow Jackets defense.

Take a stand. Go toe to toe with one of the Mountain East Conference’s ...

MEC Football: Offensive depth bolsters WV State in win over Glenville


The last thing an opponent would want when facing as dangerous of a scoring threat as Glenville State’s football team is a compromised ability to answer the attack. The best chance would come from a full complemen...

Defensive stand wraps up West Virginia State’s win over Glenville State


As the clock ticked to zero with West Virginia State’s football team clinging to a three-point lead over Glenville State, the Pioneers offense staged one final push. Yard by yard, it clawed closer to the Yellow Ja...

Former players bolster WVU Tech coaching staff


Last year, they called him “Bubba” and a teammate.

This year, the WVU Tech men’s basketball team calls Jaren Marino “coach.”

The fo...

UC prepares for stout Urbana ‘D,’ State for balanced Glenville ‘O’


The West Virginia State and University of Charleston football teams must solve opponents this weekend sporting quite different strengths.

The Yellow Jackets take on one of the most balanced offenses in the Mountain...

West Virginia State seniors finish with four conference crowns


For Brittany Franco, Charlotte Sandy and Diana Cotoros, there has never been a college tennis season where the three have not held aloft a conference championship trophy at the end.

The trio was part of the final W...

Urbana’s Wallace credits film study for tackle totals


Urbana senior linebacker D’Gary Wallace’s 98 tackles through seven games is 21 more than his next-closest competitor in the Mountain East Conference. It’s obvious he has a nose for the ball-carrier.<...

Mountain East Conference: Notre Dame College finally scores quality upset


After a litany of close calls and tough luck, the Notre Dame College football team finally picked up a significant win over a well-respected foe.

The Falcons picked up their second victory of the season last Saturd...

Depth at RB, QB could spark UC through season’s home stretch


No college football team wants to enter any game without the services of both its leading rusher and leader in total offense. It definitely doesn’t want to entertain that scenario with a conference opponent that h...