As he prepares to enter his third season as coach at his alma mater, Nick Watts doesn’t envision a big leap forward in any one area this year at St. Albans. That’s because he’s looking to maintain improvement across the board.
HUNTINGTON — As of now, Marshall University has not had any football players opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19-related concerns.
The West Virginia University sports family recently lost two former athletes, both from the southern part of the state.
The Big 12 is expected to announce its revised 2020 football schedule sometime soon, but there are several hints, indications and statements that give a good idea of what the slate will look like for league teams.
In this most unprecedented of baseball summers, Appalachian Power Park has remained mostly quiet. No ballgames, no seventh-inning stretches, no walk-off celebrations, no toast.
HUNTINGTON — As Marshall came out for fall camp last week, Marshall offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Cramsey yelled a few words into the stands as he threw with quarterbacks Grant Wells and Luke Zban.
John Kelley realizes he might be sitting on a powder keg — and it has nothing to do with his University High football team, even though the Hawks do expect to improve this season.
To say that WVU’s rushing offense was inept in 2019 is probably the kind way to describe it. The numbers point to an adjective that is far more severe.
HUNTINGTON — Marshall football’s game at East Carolina could still serve as the team’s season opener, but that contest will not come on Aug. 29, according to Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick and coach Doc Holliday.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association on Friday shortened the 2020 football season to six games and all teams will make the playoffs. The decision is tentative, as contact sports have not yet been permitted by Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
Ask athletic coaches one of the things they like the most about their respective seasons, and one of the answers near the top likely will be “routine.”
Not long ago, South Charleston never seemed to be in a position where it had an ample supply of experienced players, returning starters who could lead a team to success by their mere presence.
A possible eight-figure budget deficit and an overhauled football schedule are the latest challenges facing West Virginia University’s athletic department in a year that already has been full of adversity.
HUNTINGTON — Whether running the football or discussing a future season, Marshall junior running back Brenden Knox has always been a straightforward guy.
The Mountain East Conference hasn’t made a decision on what will happen with fall sports following the NCAA’s Wednesday announcement that Division II fall championships were canceled. But one is coming.
A Cabell Midland football player tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Knights coach Luke Salmons confirmed the student-athlete was positive for the virus.