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Names to watch for WVU’s vacant athletic director job
Names to watch for WVU’s vacant athletic director job

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When Ed Pastilong retired in 2010 and former West Virginia University president Jim clements searched for a new athletic director, Clements interviewed only one person. Oliver Luck was the choice all along, and ultimately...

6 Freedom owners, managers, employees charged; company takes plea deal with feds
6 Freedom owners, managers, employees charged; company takes plea deal with feds

Federal prosecutors charged Freedom Industries and six of its owners, managers and employees with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act related to the January 2014 chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 people in Charleston ...

WVU AD Luck stepping down, taking NCAA post
WVU AD Luck stepping down, taking NCAA post

MORGANTOWN — Oliver Luck never seemed like a lifer in his job as West Virginia’s athletic director.

That had nothing to do with his ties to the school — which are deep — but instead his...

NIU looks a lot like Herd did during MAC dynasty years
NIU looks a lot like Herd did during MAC dynasty years

HUNTINGTON — The more one looks at Northern Illinois’ football program over the last five seasons, the more it looks like Marshall, circa 1997-2002.

More than a decade ago, the Thundering Herd finished...

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 ...

Defensive end first WVU Class of 2015 signee

West Virginia has the first official member of its 2015 recruiting class, 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end Larry Jefferson.

Jefferson, a pass rusher who played at Itawamba (Miss.) Community College, signed a junior college letter of intent...

Area roundup: WVU soccer players pick up honors

West Virginia University men’s soccer senior Andy Bevins was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America first team Wednesday.

Bevin was named to the first team for the second time in his career with a ...

Oliver Luck’s open letter to WVU fans

Mountaineer Fans:

I want to take this opportunity to thank Mountaineer Nation for the incredible interest and support you have shown my family and me these last four and a half years that I have served as your athletic director.

My wife,...

Quote box: What they’re saying about Oliver Luck

“Oliver gave me an incredible opportunity four years ago, and he has been an invaluable partner and mentor since I arrived in Morgantown. He helped push our University forward in so many areas and his lasting impact will be felt for years....

Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive
Alleged Rand shooter arrested; victim may not survive

A man was arrested for shooting another man in the head in Rand on Wednesday morning.

Leonard Dewayne Thomas, 44, was arrested for malicious wounding, said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Humphreys. The victim, Gerald Maxwell, was at...

Caroling for Covenant House (photo)
Caroling for Covenant House (photo)

Locals see U.S.-Cuba thaw as good sign

Some West Virginians with ties to Cuba see good things in a partial thaw in relations between the United States and the tiny Caribbean nation 90 miles off the Florida coast.

“I’m delighted,” said Max Hill, a Baptist...

Two men sue defunct nightclub in attacks

Two men who say they were attacked two years ago at a downtown nightclub are suing the now-shuttered club and its owner.

Larry Martin and Joe Lucas are also suing the insurance company for the Impulse nightclub, and asking a Kanawha County...

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