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Memphis bowl game offers opportunities for WVU fans
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Memphis bowl game offers opportunities for WVU fans

A drivable location, a big-name opponent, a host city with a reputation for partying — along with a year’s absence from the bowl scene — adds up to a winning combination for the Liberty Bowl game, according to West Virginia...

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....

WVU recruiting: Basketball commitments off to good starts

The high school football season is over, and recruiting is square in the middle of the dead period. Basketball, however, is in full swing, and West Virginia’s commits are off to a tremendous start.

South Charleston guard Brandon Knapper,...

SC tourney tips off Friday

A strong field has been assembled — for both boys and girls games — at the third South Charleston Basketball Classic, set for this weekend at the SC Community Center.

Highlighting the boys bracket is another appearance by Madison...

Nevada drubs Marshall 83-55

RENO, Nev. — Marshall’s miseries continued, this time three time zones to the west.

The Thundering Herd shot a chilly 25.8 percent from the floor (17 for 66), including 5 of 28 from 3-point range, ...

Mountaineers get a break after lopsided win over Wofford
Mountaineers get a break after lopsided win over Wofford

MORGANTOWN — Well, if nothing else, West Virginia’s basketball team seems to have earned the four-day holiday break it now enjoys.

Bob Huggins sent his players on their holiday ways Monday night, not to ...

Cato leads Herd into Boca Raton Bowl vs. NIU
Cato leads Herd into Boca Raton Bowl vs. NIU

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The funny thing about Rakeem Cato’s collegiate debut, way back in September 2011, is that it never finished.

Had you forgotten? It was that game against West Virginia when frog-...

Dave Hickman: No set formula for bowl success

MORGANTOWN — Tom Bradley has been to a lot of bowl games, but he hasn’t been to one in a while.

In other words, he’s sort of like the West Virginia team for which he now coaches.

For...

Hurricane shakes off woes, hammers Winfield 66-32
Hurricane shakes off woes, hammers Winfield 66-32

The hours leading up to Monday’s matchup between Hurricane and Winfield were pretty eventful for Hurricane coach Austin Lowe.

It started with a washer malfunction where he wasn’t able to wash his pants. Freshman point guard Mary...

Prep roundup: Summers County boys down Greenbrier West

Matt Ryan scored 27 points to lead Summers County to an 83-55 boys basketball win over Greenbrier West Monday night.

Andrew Richmond added 19 points and 13 rebounds while Ashton Garten tacked on 17 points, seven assists and five steals for the...

WVU-Wofford statistics

West Virginia 77, Wofford 44

Wofford (9-3)

Min FG FT R A P

Cochran 28 3-12 2-2 6 0 10

Garcia 13 0-0 3-4 1 0 3

Collins 28 3-9 4-6 1 0 12

Gordon 20 0-2 1-2 4 2 1

Skinner 26 0-3 0-0 3 2 0

Brooks 15 0-2 0-...

Schnellenberger a big part of Boca Raton Bowl
Schnellenberger a big part of Boca Raton Bowl

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Perhaps tonight’s game should be called the Schnellenberger Bowl.

Howard Schnellenberger was the first coach of the Florida Atlantic program, which eventually led to FAU...

Boca Raton Bowl capsule

Marshall (12-1) vs. Northern Illinois (11-2)

6 p.m., FAU Stadium (29,419, Celebration Bermuda grass), Boca Raton, Fla.

n TV: ESPN

n Crew: Dave Lamont play-by-play, Desmond ...

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Prep Sports

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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’