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Mitch Vingle: WVU recruiting and scheduling; Nehlen

The news from here:

n With the separation of WVU’s basketball program and former Liberty High/Huntington Prep big man Levi Cook comes an opening on the Mountaineers’ 2015 roster.

Word out of...

Mitch Vingle: WVU recruiting and scheduling; Nehlen

The news from here:

n With the separation of WVU’s basketball program and former Liberty High/Huntington Prep big man Levi Cook comes an opening on the Mountaineers’ 2015 roster.

Word out of...

Dave Hickman: Kansas coaching swap won’t alter WVU approach

MORGANTOWN — In one fell swoop Sunday morning, the narrative for West Virginia’s game against Kansas this weekend changed dramatically.

That’s probably a good thing from the Mountaineers’...

Doug Smock: Feeling good for Frohnapfel
Doug Smock: Feeling good for Frohnapfel

IF YOU’RE deranged enough to play college fantasy football, you already should have had Blake Frohnapfel on your roster.

He fits the profile perfectly: An athletic, rifle-armed quarterback who plays for an otherwise wretched team with no...

Norman Chad: For one Sunday, saying ‘no’ to football

For the first time in half-a-century, I willingly turned away from an NFL Sunday this past weekend.

Sure, once in a while life interrupts — births, deaths, the occasional flat tire, marriages, divorces — but, otherwise, me and the...

Dave Hickman: Closer look at Trickett’s numbers
Dave Hickman: Closer look at Trickett’s numbers

MORGANTOWN — By Dana Holgorsen’s best estimate, Clint Trickett’s most recent performance was a relatively poor one.

The West Virginia quarterback completed 61 percent of his 41 passes for 376...

Frank Giardina: Making a case for Marshall, Katzeff and DeMeo

Rambling football thoughts on the final weekend of September ...

n This Marshall football team has a chance to do things once thought impossible in Huntington. This team has a shot...

Doug Smock: GameDay, ESPN and golf updates
Doug Smock: GameDay, ESPN and golf updates

MY BIRTHDAYS don’t make me feel old, but this does: ESPN’s College GameDay is in its 28th year.

That many? Wow.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, I don’t like about this show. Except maybe this: I can never carve...

Mitch Vingle: SC-CHS, Cook and exits
Mitch Vingle: SC-CHS, Cook and exits

Ye olde notebook:

n These are different days.

Nowadays, in order to draw a serious high school crowd to games in the Kanawha Valley, there has to be a marquee name involved. To get the buzz, there has to be a ...

Dave Hickman: WVU offense not without its faults

MORGANTOWN — There seems little doubt that the biggest difference between West Virginia’s football team from last season to this is the play of the offense.

That’s obvious no matter from which...

Mitch Vingle: The early odds and Trickett, White
Mitch Vingle: The early odds and Trickett, White

Those of us who cover the WVU and Marshall football teams get a breather this week.

Neither team plays a game this Saturday. It’s like the rotation of the world slows.

We can do things like say hello to our kids. We can watch a TV...

Hickman: Finishing games key for WVU

MORGANTOWN — With 33 percent of West Virginia’s football season in the books, here are two things we’ve learned about the Mountaineers:

1. They aren’t as good as Alabama.

2. Nor are...

Doug Smock: Leggett’s return a boost for Herd
Doug Smock: Leggett’s return a boost for Herd

AKRON, Ohio — So what was the best news for Marshall after burying another opponent 40-something to whatever?

For my money, the return of safety A.J. Leggett.

The Thundering Herd did well enough during...

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