I know everyone wants a triumphant return of sports, that glorious day when the games we all love come back, when folks who mark their calendars every year for opening day get their wish and stands are full and crowds are loud. The balance of the sporting world is restored and every team in …
You already could argue that West Virginia is the cradle of college football coaches. Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher, Lou Holtz and Fielding Yost head a strong list. But can it also be considered a crucial spot on the map for the most influential offense in decades?
The news that broke Wednesday — that the NCAA Board of Governors supported sweeping rules changes to allow student-athletes to profit off their names, images and likenesses — was no surprise. It was inevitable.
Nearly every Football Bowl Subdivision athletic director agrees that there will be a college football season in the 2020-21 NCAA calendar, and there’s good reason for that.
My first story assignment on my first day as an intrepid Charleston Daily Mail sports reporter in 2012 was a doozy. I had to call Jim Justice — long before he was Gov. Jim Justice, just billionaire owner of The Greenbrier Jim Justice — and ask him how, after a derecho tore through the Old Wh…
As Adam Sutton weaved through the neighborhoods near Bridge Road last Sunday afternoon, he’d see family friends and neighbors leave their homes. Some cheered. Some held signs. He waved as he ran past.
As far apart as we’re supposed to be in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, there are plenty of ways that we’ve all been able to come together — at least in a virtual sense.
Last Thursday, my work day began standing at an entrance to the Charleston Coliseum basketball court. To my side was West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Executive Director Bernie Dolan.
When Clarence Woody, Lakeisha Barron Brown and Steven Robinson took the Charleston Coliseum court Wednesday night, they knew how significant that was. It hadn’t been done before in West Virginia state basketball tournament history.
The West Virginia University men’s basketball team defeated Iowa State on Tuesday. That earns the Mountaineers the fanfare that comes from completing a task that someone should have absolutely no problem accomplishing.
John Pennington saw a statistic two years ago that floored him. Of people surveyed who suffered a heart attack, only 14 percent are able to make lasting lifestyle changes.
When I started telling people that Charleston had locked in a regional site for The Basketball Tournament, one of the first questions they asked was “What’s The Basketball Tournament?”
Bob Huggins has plenty on his mind, and that goes beyond trying to pull his West Virginia University basketball team out of its current funk.
As West Virginia State football coach John Pennington stood before everyone at the Yellow Jackets’ signing-day luncheon Wednesday, he mentioned the eye-catching graphics on the highlight videos of each signee the team posted to Twitter. He also made sure to thank his athletic director, Nate Burton.
The Big 12 can thank Baby Yoda for the fact that Wednesday night’s Texas Tech-WVU game could be broadcast in my home.
There’s one thing you always can say about Bob Huggins when it comes to his time as West Virginia University’s men’s basketball coach — if the Mountaineers are down, they aren’t down for long.
Since his days in the youth leagues, if Ryan Switzer is on the football field, his dad Michael is somewhere around holding a camera. That has never stopped — not when Ryan went from youth leagues to George Washington High, from GW to a record-setting career at the University of North Carolin…
The final year of this decade has been an eventful one in the West Virginia sporting world. There have been comings and goings, old faces in new places and plenty of championships won. What you’ll see below are 10 of the most important and influential stories to happen in West Virginia sport…
I paid a good bit of attention Wednesday to the start of college football’s early signing period. Since that’s one of the ways I gain legal tender from my employer, t’would behoove me to do so, t’wouldn’t it?