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Holliday named Gazette-Mail Sportsman of the Year
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Holliday named Gazette-Mail Sportsman of the Year

HUNTINGTON — A veteran of 36 seasons in the college football coaching profession, John “Doc” Holliday can proudly point to something few of his peers can say.

“To be in this business as long as I have, I’ve...

Holliday named Gazette-Mail Sportsman of the Year
Holliday named Gazette-Mail Sportsman of the Year

HUNTINGTON — A veteran of 36 seasons in the college football coaching profession, John “Doc” Holliday can proudly point to something few of his peers can say.

“To be in this business as long as I have, I’ve...

Past Gazette-Mail Sportsman of the Year winners

Past winners

2013, Jimbo Fisher — Clarksburg, Liberty High; led Florida State to BCS national championship game

2012, Nick Saban — First repeat winner; led Alabama to BCS national championship (he won it in...

Dave Hickman: Gibson’s new deal brings stability

MORGANTOWN — Tony Gibson was sure he had this whole defensive coordinator thing figured out.

After all, he’d seen a bunch of them toil. He’d worked under them, beside them, watched them on other...

WVU’s Rose has blossomed out of spotlight
WVU’s Rose has blossomed out of spotlight

MORGANTOWN — Kyle Rose ranks ninth on the team in tackles. He didn’t force or recover a fumble this season and he never sacked the quarterback.

And that’s pretty much what’s expected of...

Cato, Shuler leave their mark
Cato, Shuler leave their mark

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Rakeem Cato won the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl most valuable player award Tuesday night, but with the way he was throwing, one might have...

Va. wildlife center releases bald eagle injured in W.Va.

MOUNT SOLON, Va. – A bald eagle hit by a vehicle in West Virginia has been released back into the wild in Virginia following rehabilitation.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia released the young male eagle on Tuesday at Natural Chimneys Park ...

Cato, Shuler lead Herd’s 52-23 rout of NIU
Cato, Shuler lead Herd’s 52-23 rout of NIU

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Rakeem Cato, Tommy Shuler finished their remarkable Marshall football career in spectacular fashion. Same for their team in general, which finished its best season in 12 years with a...

Dave Hickman: WVU’s White fulfills potential
Dave Hickman: WVU’s White fulfills potential

MORGANTOWN — Regardless of what happens when West Virginia plays Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl next week, the game will be the last for Kevin White and Shannon Dawson.

OK, so that might seem like an odd couple ...

Boca Raton Bowl notebook: MU backers push for Doc extension
Boca Raton Bowl notebook: MU backers push for Doc extension

BOCA RATON, Fla. — After his team won the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl, Marshall coach Doc Holliday acknowledged he was in “major discussions” over a multi-year extension.

With the Pittsburgh...

Poca boys outgun Hurricane 72-57
Poca boys outgun Hurricane 72-57

POCA — After a stirring run to the Class AAA title game last season, Hurricane’s main goal is to develop a third scoring option behind returning senior standouts Trey Dawson and J.T. Rogoszewski.

While...

Prep roundup: Taylor scores 47 in Nitro boys win

Nitro’s Travon Taylor scored 47 points to lead the Wildcats to a 79-73 boys basketball win over Ripley Tuesday night.

Taylor also tallied four rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Ian Lee added 18 points and five steals for Nitro....

Boca Raton Bowl statistics

MARSHALL 52, N. ILLINOIS 23

Marshall 14 10 14 14–52

N. Illinois 7 6 7 3–23

First Quarter

NIU–Brescacin 19 pass from Hare (Hagan kick), 7:33.

Mar–Reaves 93 kickoff return (Haig kick), 7:19....

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WVU

Dave Hickman: Gibson’s new deal brings stability
WVU’s Rose has blossomed out of spotlight
Dave Hickman: WVU’s White fulfills potential
WVU recruiting: Basketball commitments off to good starts
Mountaineers get a break after lopsided win over Wofford

Marshall University

Past Gazette-Mail Sportsman of the Year winners
Cato, Shuler leave their mark
Cato, Shuler lead Herd’s 52-23 rout of NIU
Boca Raton Bowl notebook: MU backers push for Doc extension
Boca Raton Bowl statistics

Prep Sports

Poca boys outgun Hurricane 72-57
Prep roundup: Taylor scores 47 in Nitro boys win
SC tourney tips off Friday
Hurricane shakes off woes, hammers Winfield 66-32
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Columnists

Dave Hickman: No set formula for bowl success
Doug Smock: Herd, Huskies overcame injuries to reach bowl
Norman Chad: Name not the only thing Snyder has botched
Doug Smock: Shuler on brink of Herd record
Frank Giardina: Remembering Terry Spangler and ‘The Deacon’