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Mountaineers open with mighty Alabama
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Mountaineers open with mighty Alabama

ATLANTA — West Virginia begins its 2014 football season here today in far from what could be considered enviable or optimal conditions.

Yes, the Mountaineers have been presented with a huge opportunity.

Mountaineers open with mighty Alabama
Mountaineers open with mighty Alabama

ATLANTA — West Virginia begins its 2014 football season here today in far from what could be considered enviable or optimal conditions.

Yes, the Mountaineers have been presented with a huge opportunity....

Mitch Vingle: WVU’s Shorts and game day info

ATLANTA — It’s been sunny and hot in Atlanta the last couple of days. Today, though — game day for WVU and Alabama — an afternoon thunderstorm might sneak in.

Likewise, Daikiel Shorts....

Marshall faces unknowns in opener at Miami

OXFORD, Ohio — If you were really cynical about Marshall’s football schedule, you could call this the first of 12 “trap” games.

Wisecracks aside, today’s contest at Miami (Ohio) works like the classic trap,...

Charleston Distance Run to showcase state, regional runners
Charleston Distance Run to showcase state, regional runners

The 42nd running of the Charleston Distance Run today will have some local flavor as it winds its way through downtown streets, hillside neighborhoods and along the Kanawha River.

The Kenyans who dominated last year’s edition...

Marshall-Miami capsule

Marshall at Miami (Ohio)

3:30 p.m., Yager Stadium (24,286, FieldTurf), Oxford, Ohio

n TV: ESPN3.com. Crew: Shawn Kenney play-by-play, Rocky Boiman analyst

n Line: Marshall ...

WVU notebook: New coordinators debut on both sides
WVU notebook: New coordinators debut on both sides

ATLANTA — Much has been made of the fact that when Alabama’s offense lines up against West Virginia’s defense today, both units could be a bit of a mystery.

That’s because both have new...

C-USA notebook: ‘Have-nots’ looking for a dose of power

Call them “BCS” schools, the “BCS AQ” teams or the “Power 5” programs. Any way you name them, they will make Conference USA teams struggle.

That’s the way college football works, and it will be...

West Virginia State closing in on anticipated season opener

At this time one year ago, West Virginia State was preparing for its first game against Lock Haven, bringing with it a new coaching staff and a ton of uncertainty.

While its opening 31-13 loss to the Eagles set the tone for an 0-11 season,...

Names in the games: Aldon Smith, Masahiro Tanaka, GOP nominees

49ers linebacker Smith suspended by NFL

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the...

Homers help Power defeat Asheville

Reese McGuire and Edwin Espinal socked home runs as the West Virginia Power defeated the Asheville Tourists 7-3 Friday night at Appalachian Power Park.

West Virginia scored three runs in the third on an Espinal RBI single and McGuire’s...

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....

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WVU

Mitch Vingle: WVU’s Shorts and game day info
WVU notebook: New coordinators debut on both sides
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

Marshall University

Marshall faces unknowns in opener at Miami
Marshall-Miami capsule
C-USA notebook: ‘Have-nots’ looking for a dose of power
Marshall notebook: Haig, Smith still battling for kicking job
Herd foe Miami counting on defense

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