Both the University of Charleston and West Virginia State University football teams march into their games Saturday riding the wave of some pretty impressive firsts.
Tim McCutchen, a freshman from Hurricane, kicked four field goals, and his 20-yarder late in the third quarter gave Charleston the lead for the first time as the Golden Eagles defeated winless Valparaiso 19-13 Saturday in Valparaiso, Indiana.
This week, it’s the University of Charleston football team’s turn for a nice, long road trip. Oh, West Virginia State’s football team is on the road, too. It’s just a shorter jaunt than last week’s.
The University of Charleston opened up a 24-0 lead and held on to beat West Virginia Wesleyan 34-29 in Mountain East Conference football Saturday at UC Stadium.
If there’s one thing fans of Mountain East Conference football teams in the Kanawha Valley know, it’s that their favorite team can throw.
West Virginia State is swiftly building a reputation for last-minute heroics in the 2019 Mountain East Conference football season.
The University of Charleston will cut the ribbon to open its new Welch Athletic Complex at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, but the festivities don’t start there.
West Virginia State football coach John Pennington will look across Lakin Field on Saturday and see a familiar face on the sideline. Rewind a few years, and he and the face he’ll see once tread the same sideline.
Urbana scored 21 unanswered points over the second and third quarters to help the Blue Knights earn a 28-20 come-from-behind victory over the University of Charleston Thursday night at UU Stadium in Urbana, Ohio.
It’s not time to call the University of Charleston football team’s offense “Air Kirkland” just yet, but Golden Eagles coach Pat Kirkland was more than pleased at the way his passing game excelled in UC’s opening win over Fairmont State.
University of Charleston football coach Pat Kirkland wasn’t thrilled with the way his Golden Eagles wrapped up their season-opening win against nationally ranked Fairmont State on Thursday at University of Charleston Stadium, but he’ll happily take the result just the same.
West Virginia State scored the game’s final 12 points in the second half to post a come-from-behind 20-17 victory over Frostburg State in the Mountain East Conference season opener for both teams Thursday night in Frostburg, Maryland.
One Mountain East Conference football team from the Kanawha Valley is heading to new ground Thursday night. The other faces a very familiar opponent.
University of Charleston football coach Pat Kirkland hasn’t shied away from playing two quarterbacks in the past. That won’t change this season.
Two-and-a-half years is a long time, regardless of the reason. For someone like Dustin Crouser, who spent his entire childhood playing football, two-and-a-half years feels like an eternity.
It’s not often a Division II football team has a pair of NFL-caliber pass rushers on the field at the same time, but that was a luxury University of Charleston football coach Pat Kirkland had last season.
The weather might be hot. The practices might be long. They’re not always fun. But West Virginia State quarterback Austin Hensley has a smile on his face.
Notre Dame and West Virginia Wesleyan have been tabbed by the league coaches as the preseason favorites for the 2019 Mountain East Conference women’s soccer season.
“Think about being in the 1500s and humans came to see this. They would think this was like an alien arena, like where they do tests on humans. … Like a space station.”
The Mountain East Conference’s football coaches feel both West Virginia State and the University of Charleston have a decent shot at a conference title this season. Actually, they think the Yellow Jackets have their best shot at a crown since the conference began.