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Doug Smock: Herd, Huskies overcame injuries to reach bowl
Doug Smock: Herd, Huskies overcame injuries to reach bowl

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Rod Carey and his Northern Illinois staff knows Evan McKelvey’s number, even though they don’t have to prepare for the Marshall linebacker.

Think about it. You download the...

Doug Smock: Herd, Huskies overcame injuries to reach bowl
Doug Smock: Herd, Huskies overcame injuries to reach bowl

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Rod Carey and his Northern Illinois staff knows Evan McKelvey’s number, even though they don’t have to prepare for the Marshall linebacker.

Think about it. You download the...

Norman Chad: Name not the only thing Snyder has botched

Daniel Snyder might be the luckiest white man owning a Native American-honored sports franchise in America.

Despite occasional outcry over his stewardship, Snyder’s NFL team is worth a fortune, and he is well-known for using some of that...

Doug Smock: Shuler on brink of Herd record
Doug Smock: Shuler on brink of Herd record

BOCA RATON, Fla. — They won’t stop the game when it happens, but the third ball thrown Tommy Shuler’s way in the Boca Raton Bowl will be historic.

OK, Shuler’s third actual catch...

Frank Giardina: Remembering Terry Spangler and ‘The Deacon’

Boone County has a great tradition in football. Names such as John “The Sheik of Seth” Zontini and Jim Myers of Madison were two of the biggest football names in West Virginia’s history. Myers was a longtime assistant coach with...

Mitch Vingle: A Super Bowl ref and holiday notes

(God Rest) Ye (Merry Gentlemen) olde notebook:

n Back in October, I wrote of an idea tossed out there by the ever-trending Oliver Luck.

At a show I put on in Cross Lanes, he pointed at NFL games on the TV...

Dave Hickman: Huggins loves the Garden parties

MORGANTOWN — Bob Huggins will take a basketball team to New York this weekend for a game at Madison Square Garden.

It’s not something new for Huggins, of course, but for the majority of those on his...

Mitch Vingle: Gee says process will be ‘swift’; expect wide open as well

I’ve known Oliver Luck for 34 years.

He is one of the smartest men I’ve known. He’s one of the most ambitious men I’ve known.

And there wasn’t one nanosecond of his time at WVU when I believed he’d ...

Mitch Vingle: WVU to review Classic after D’Antoni ‘poke’

When Marshall basketball coach Dan D’Antoni uttered his now infamous remarks, I was standing just a few feet away.

“They back out now,” D’Antoni said, referring to the series with WVU, “they’re afraid of ...

Dave Hickman: Staten’s stint on bench says a lot about progress
Dave Hickman: Staten’s stint on bench says a lot about progress

MORGANTOWN — A singular image from West Virginia’s win over Marshall Sunday at the Charleston Civic Center spoke volumes about both how far this team has come and what a work in progress it remains through...

Mitch Vingle: WVU’s Browne enjoys special night at a special place
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s Browne enjoys special night at a special place

When Marshall and West Virginia play basketball in Charleston, it’s one of the neatest days of the sports calendar.

One can’t help but enjoy the pomp, the rivalry and the intensity. You always see a few celebs in the crowd. (On...

Norman Chad: Even the NFL has room for improvement

I don’t go anywhere without the NFL — for instance, after a dreadful second night of my honeymoon, it temporarily saved my first marriage in October 1984 with a great slate of games the next day — but the league, as good as it is, ...

Frank Giardina: Memorable names from the early years of WVU-Marshall hoops series

Today’s Marshall-West Virginia basketball game has been an important and enjoyable part of the sports fabric in our state since February 1978. Here are some names and moments that I remember from the early years of the series:...

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Mitch Vingle

Mitch Vingle: A Super Bowl ref and holiday notes
Mitch Vingle: Gee says process will be ‘swift’; expect wide open as well
Mitch Vingle: WVU to review Classic after D’Antoni ‘poke’

Dave Hickman

Dave Hickman: Huggins loves the Garden parties