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WVU, Texas A&M face off in Liberty Bowl
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WVU, Texas A&M face off in Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — West Virginia and Texas A&M play today in the 56th Liberty Bowl amidst a bevy of unknowns.

There are the identically-schemed offenses and the interpersonal relationships among the coaching staffs that create the...

WVU, Texas A&M face off in Liberty Bowl
WVU, Texas A&M face off in Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — West Virginia and Texas A&M play today in the 56th Liberty Bowl amidst a bevy of unknowns.

There are the identically-schemed offenses and the interpersonal relationships among the coaching staffs that create the intrigue...

Doug Smock: 13-1 season suffered from bad timing
Doug Smock: 13-1 season suffered from bad timing

IT’S ALL about timing. Sometimes you can control it, orchestrate it, use it to your advantage.

Other times you cannot, for most timing is adverse. Bad timing will test your ability to react, adapt or cope. Sometimes, you can only say...

Texas A&M simplifying approach to defense
Texas A&M simplifying approach to defense

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Most of the conversation leading up to today’s Liberty Bowl has revolved around the mostly-identical concepts employed by both West Virginia and Texas A&M on offense.

Given that WVU coach Dana Holgorsen essentially ...

Norman Chad: Cut to the chase and let everyone in playoff

When the Bowl Championship Series was replaced by the College Football Playoff — we used to handpick two teams to play for the national championship, now we’re handpicking four — everyone acted as if America had reinvented the...

Ready or not, Howard’s the WVU QB
Ready or not, Howard’s the WVU QB

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dana Holgorsen admits that there was a time when he wasn’t sure if Skylar Howard was ready to step into the role as West Virginia’s backup quarterback, much less the starter....

WVU’s White will be ready when Aggies get physical
WVU’s White will be ready when Aggies get physical

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Deshazor Everett has a pretty simple plan in place for the times that he lines up against Kevin White.

It’s pretty much the same plan he always has.

“Hopefully we can ...

Not exactly revenge, but SC boys win big
Not exactly revenge, but SC boys win big

It might not have been a revenge game for most of South Charleston’s players, but they sure played like it was.

Brandon Knapper hit 11 of 16 shots and scored 24 points and Tamon Scruggs donated a double-double Saturday evening as SC...

Dave Hickman: Protege Spavital takes on mentor Holgorsen
Dave Hickman: Protege Spavital takes on mentor Holgorsen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dana Holgorsen and Jake Spavital have made it a point over the past three weeks to downplay the significance of their personal relationship, their familiarity with each other and how it might...

Liberty Bowl notebook: Practices upbeat for Mountaineers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s pretty much unheard of for coaches to bemoan a team’s preparation for a football game, especially a bowl game.

They’re pretty much universally upbeat. They talk ...

South Charleston girls knock off No. 1 Parkersburg South

South Charleston sure looked like one of the best Class AAA girls basketball teams in the state Saturday afternoon, but coach Gary Greene doesn’t want his players to get ahead of themselves.

Talia Cashwell knocked down 21 points and...

Prep roundup: Charleston Catholic boys top Wahama

Sam Jenkins scored 16 points as Charleston Catholic held off visiting Wahama 68-59 in boys basketball Saturday.

Michael Martin and Roger Burdette each added 10 for the Irish (3-2). Hunter Rose posted a game-high 23 points to lead the White...

High school basketball scores, boxes — Dec. 27

HIGH SCHOOL

South Charleston Basketball Classic

At SC Community Center

Saturday’s results

South Charleston 76, Parkersburg South 62 (girls); boys consolation, Madison Central (Ky.) 62, Barberton (Ohio) 50; boys...

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WVU

Texas A&M simplifying approach to defense
WVU’s White will be ready when Aggies get physical
Dave Hickman: Protege Spavital takes on mentor Holgorsen
Liberty Bowl notebook: Practices upbeat for Mountaineers
Ready or not, Howard’s the WVU QB

Marshall University

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Prep Sports

Not exactly revenge, but SC boys win big
South Charleston girls knock off No. 1 Parkersburg South
Prep roundup: Charleston Catholic boys top Wahama
High school basketball scores, boxes — Dec. 27
Sissonville hoops event adds twist

Columnists

Norman Chad: Cut to the chase and let everyone in playoff
Frank Giardina: State natives will be missed
Dave Hickman: Yes, five concussions are a few too many
Dave Hickman: Gibson’s new deal brings stability
Dave Hickman: WVU’s White fulfills potential