Glen Abram knocked down 4 of 5 free throws in the final minute to help the West Virginia State University men’s basketball team edge Elizabeth City State 90-88 in its season opener Friday night in the Earl Lloyd Classic at the Walker Convocation Center in Institute.

The confidence that University of Charleston men’s basketball coach Dwaine Osborne and West Virginia State men’s coach Bryan Poore have in their respective teams is shared by the rest of the Mountain East Conference.

It’s not always a great formula, following an emotional rivalry win with an opponent that, at least on paper, doesn’t look like it will pose much of a threat. University of Charleston football coach Pat Kirkland isn’t about to let the energy from last week’s win over West Virginia State lead…

The first time West Virginia State’s football team pulled out a close win, in the Yellow Jackets’ opener versus Frostburg State, WVSU coach John Pennington was impressed. He liked the team’s gumption. He liked its spirit.

Both West Virginia State and the University of Charleston’s football teams spent this week healing wounds from the week previous. The Yellow Jackets and Golden Eagles both suffered losses that hurt their respective standings in the Mountain East Conference.

The basketball coaches of the Mountain East Conference are very, very high on both the men’s and women’s teams at the University of Charleston. Both Golden Eagles squads were picked to finish second overall in the MEC this season in coaches polls released Friday morning.