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West Virginia DNR officer recalls Smokey Bear as icon turns 70
Photo courtesy of Bob Beanblossom
West Virginia DNR officer recalls Smokey Bear as icon turns 70

He’s bare-chested, barefoot and, with a five-word vocabulary, barely a conversationalist.

But at age 70, the fire-fighting star of America’s longest-running public service ad campaign remains all bear, and bullish on prospects for...

West Virginia DNR officer recalls Smokey Bear as icon turns 70
West Virginia DNR officer recalls Smokey Bear as icon turns 70

He’s bare-chested, barefoot and, with a five-word vocabulary, barely a conversationalist.

But at age 70, the fire-fighting star of America’s longest-running public service ad campaign remains all bear, and bullish on prospects for...

WVU cornerback, safety jobs still up in the air
WVU cornerback, safety jobs still up in the air

MORGANTOWN — As Dana Holgorsen contemplated the question of who would be assigned to cover Alabama’s All-America wide receiver Amari Cooper Saturday, he predictably mentioned sophomore cornerback Daryl Worley....

Mitch Vingle: A WVU secret that simply Glows
Mitch Vingle: A WVU secret that simply Glows

ATLANTA — If you promise not to tell anyone, I’ll let you in on a couple secrets.

The first has been blowing around WVU’s football team for a while now.

You know how Quinton Spain has...

Payne family to run with heavy hearts at Charleston Distance Run
Payne family to run with heavy hearts at Charleston Distance Run

There will be plenty of participants running with heavy legs by the end of the Charleston Distance Run on Saturday, but for Kathy Payne, her sons Tommy and Michael, and friends of the family also in the race, it will be more of a case of heavy hearts. ...

Mitch’s Matchups: WVU vs. Alabama

Special teams

Well, WVU knows Alabama has a problem with its field goal return defense. (See Auburn’s Chris Davis’ 108-yard touchdown in the 2013 Iron Bowl.) Otherwise, though, the Tide has the edge, despite a new punter and ...

Dave Hickman: For Saban, it’s all about ‘The Process’

ATLANTA — Nick Saban likes to talk about The Process, which anywhere else but Alabama isn’t necessarily capitalized.

That process is pretty basic, of course, and not all that unique. Tons of people talk about the process of doing...

Power rally, outlast Legends in 10 innings

West Virginia’s Edwin Espinal drove in seven runs, Austin Meadows belted a solo home run in the top of the ninth to force extra innings and Kawika Emsley-Pai notched a two-run double in the 10th to lead the Power to a 12-7 win over the...

Prep soccer: Hoover girls top Ravenswood 4-1

Hannah Schoolcraft scored twice to help visiting Herbert Hoover to a 4-1 girls soccer win over Ravenswood Thursday.

Abbie Henry scored off a penalty kick and Taylor Bailey produced a goal while keeper Bailey Aab picked up five saves for the...

Marshall notebook: Haig, Smith still battling for kicking job

HUNTINGTON — The Justin Haig-Nick Smith field-goal kicking battle has gone into overtime.

It may even be declared a tie.

That possibility was raised twice this week, first when the Haig and Smith were...

WVU notebook: Trickett ready for first contact in awhile

MORGANTOWN — Clint Trickett hasn’t been in a live game since the final one of last season against Iowa State.

That doesn’t make the West Virginia quarterback unusual, of course. None of his...

WVU party starts in Atlanta before Alabama game
WVU party starts in Atlanta before Alabama game

ATLANTA — The party has already started in Atlanta.

At least if you’re a West Virginia University football fan.

On Saturday, the Mountaineers will meet No. 2 Alabama here in the Georgia Dome....

WVU’s Worley tasked with covering Tide’s Cooper
WVU’s Worley tasked with covering Tide’s Cooper

MORGANTOWN — On an Alabama team chock full of potential All-Americas — there are no less than eight on Phil Steele’s preseason first and second teams — perhaps the best of the lot is junior wide ...

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WVU

WVU party starts in Atlanta before Alabama game
WVU cornerback, safety jobs still up in the air
Mitch Vingle: A WVU secret that simply Glows
Mitch’s Matchups: WVU vs. Alabama
Dave Hickman: For Saban, it’s all about ‘The Process’

Marshall University

Marshall notebook: Haig, Smith still battling for kicking job
Herd foe Miami counting on defense
Holliday likes Herd’s depth
Marshall’s projected depth chart
Marshall notebook: Jean-Louis gets starting nod at ‘Z’

Prep Sports

Prep soccer: Hoover girls top Ravenswood 4-1
Prep cross country preview: Panger boosts Capital’s chances
Catholic boys open with 14-0 rout
Soccer roundup: Hurricane girls blank Capital
Prep basketball tournament schedules

Columnists

Dave Hickman: Alabama’s easy to figure, harder to stop
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s challenge: Jimmys and Joes
Hickman: Loss of Banks significant blow
Doug Smock: Herd’s ‘live ball’ era, by the numbers
Mitch Vingle: Making a call on the Mountaineers