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Dave Hickman

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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...

Bosch adds to Mountaineer offensive line depth


MORGANTOWN — That Kyle Bosch would manage to become immediately eligible at West Virginia was never a given.

That he is, however, certainly cannot do anything but help the Mounta...

WVU sets cost-of-attendance figures for scholarship athletes


MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University officials have come up with the cost-of-attendance figures that will be paid to the school’s scholarship athletes beginning this fall.


Jennings could stand out among Mountaineer signees


MORGANTOWN — Over the course of the next few weeks and months, the majority of West Virginia’s most recent football recruiting class will arrive on ...

WVU’s Big 12 share: $23 million


MORGANTOWN — When the Big 12 Conference divided its revenue pie Friday, West Virginia’s share was expected to be substantially more than in the school’s first two years i...