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Dave Hickman: WVU earned respect in defeat

MORGANTOWN — Perhaps no game this season serves as a better testament to what West Virginia’s basketball team is all about than did Tuesday night’s overtime loss at Kansas.

In truth, it was the...

Dave Hickman: WVU earned respect in defeat

MORGANTOWN — Perhaps no game this season serves as a better testament to what West Virginia’s basketball team is all about than did Tuesday night’s overtime loss at Kansas.

In truth, it was the...

Mitch Vingle: Examining March Madness, WVU recruiting and SC’s Pitts

The views from here:

n March madness isn’t on its way.

It’s here, folks. This week. Now. All around you in the Mountain State.

Of course, girls basketball regionals and boys sectionals are ...

Dave Hickman: What’s at stake for WVU? Hard to say

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Cleaning out a crowded notebook and a cluttered mind while on the road for not one but two of my kids’ birthdays. Sorry, Annie. You too, Gary:

So as West Virginia heads into the...

Doug Smock: Loop, Taylor helped breathe life into season
Doug Smock: Loop, Taylor helped breathe life into season

NOW THAT Marshall’s basketball season has finished its home campaign, let’s sort out the factors that breathed life into a once-moribund season.

n Dan D’Antoni’s patience in installing a ...

Norman Chad: No good reason to want Olympic Games in Boston

If I lived in Boston, I would stake out one of the entrances into town — you know, where they have a “Welcome to Boston” sign — and, like a Revolutionary War sentry standing guard with a sidearm, detain every passing...

Mitch Vingle: Light, if not attention, shined on Lloyd

The flag always touched my heart.

Whenever I covered West Virginia State basketball games, I’d often look at it and bathe in its significance.

It was a sign of hope to me. It certainly was a sign of hope for African-Americans. It...

Dave Hickman: WVU gets in the zone for a change

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s basketball team did something against Texas earlier this week that the Mountaineers haven’t done lately.

And no, it wasn’t just beating the Longhorns....

Mitch Vingle: Big 12 race, bizarre WVU stats, MIT

Ye olde notebook:

n Most college basketball fans pay little attention to conference standings.

It’s understandable. A league title is nice, but there are two main objectives for teams in the eyes of...

Dave Hickman: Mountaineer for a day lends a hand to Huggins

MORGANTOWN — Never underestimate the importance of good coaching.

Bob Huggins certainly won’t. Not after Tuesday night’s 71-64 win over Texas at the Coliseum.

And so what if it was a 5-year-...

Mitch Vingle: ‘Hack-a-Dev’ fails, UT trees fall

MORGANTOWN — It’s said everything is bigger in Texas.

That certainly applies to the state’s Longhorn basketball team. Its frontcourt boasts 6-foot-11 Myles Turner. And 6-9 Cam Ridley. And 6-10...

Dave Hickman: Williams takes game vs. Texas personally

MORGANTOWN — As soon as Devin Williams heard the gist of the question, he had an immediate air of recognition.

It was one of those half smiles, half smirks that seemed to say, “You figured that out, huh?...

Doug Smock: Eligibility, football rules and C-USA tourney notes

OK, I AM on board with the “cost of attendance” legislation just passed in college athletics, though you should brace for a number of abuses and attempts to game the system.

But freshman ineligibility? All freshmen?

Are you...

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Mitch Vingle

Mitch Vingle: Examining March Madness, WVU recruiting and SC’s Pitts
Mitch Vingle: Light, if not attention, shined on Lloyd

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Dave Hickman: What’s at stake for WVU? Hard to say
Dave Hickman: WVU gets in the zone for a change