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WVU’s Gibson, Howard forging strong bond


MORGANTOWN — A couple of weeks ago at the Big 12 media days in Dallas, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen opined that Shelton Gibson “is probably the fastest player I’ve ...

WVU notebook: Nwachukwu continues to make a name for himself


MORGANTOWN — If there’s anyone on West Virginia’s football roster who doesn’t need to go out of his way to make a name for himself, it’s the team’s 6...

WVU basketball team prepping for Bahamas trip


MORGANTOWN — Bob Huggins has put his West Virginia basketball team through three full practices and has seven workouts and less than two weeks remaining before taking the group to the ...

COA stipends won’t make college athletes rich


MORGANTOWN — In a lot of ways, Wendell Smallwood is probably like many college athletes in regard to the new cost-of-attendance stipends coming their way this fall.

It’s a...

Goard will walk on and add to WVU’s depth


MORGANTOWN — That West Virginia picked up a graduate transfer this week to fill a need under the basket wasn’t all that surprising. That the Mountaineers filled the need with a ...

Big 12 media days: Holgorsen says Crest shouldn’t be limited to QB


DALLAS — William Crest wasn’t one of the players West Virginia brought here to the Big 12’s annual football media days.

And why should he have been? The redshirt fr...

Big 12 notebook: Playoff boss says Big 12 did the right thing


DALLAS — Bill Hancock had no good news for the Big 12 Tuesday, but he did once again attempt to put a smiley face on what was the league’s most notorious failure a year ago.


Big 12 expansion inevitable, but not imminent


DALLAS — When the Big 12 eventually expands at least to the degree where its name matches its membership numbers — and, to be sure, that's “when'' and not “if'' —...

Plenty of storylines to follow as Big 12 meetings begin


DALLAS — It’s not exactly the start of the college football season, that being still almost seven weeks away for most teams. It’s not even the start of practice, which fo...

WVU notebook: Spiker, who built WVU training program, ready for retirement


MORGANTOWN — When John Spiker cleans out his office and retires at the end of the month, West Virginia will lose more than its coordinator of athletic training services.

It will ...

GW, Charleston Catholic, Bridgeport win Gazette Excellence in Sports Awards


George Washington is back on top and Charleston Catholic is also there, hanging by a thread. Bridgeport? The Indians are making a mockery of it.

It is the Gazette Excellence in Sports Awards, and those three school...