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Mitch Vingle

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Charges against WVU’s Smallwood dismissed


Serious charges against West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood were dropped Tuesday after the player cooperated with the Department of Justice and the Wilmington (Del.) Police Deparment in regard to a murder invest...

Judge denies WVRC motion against WVU on IMG agreement


A Monongalia County judge has denied a civil court motion filed by West Virginia Radio Corp. for a summary judgment against West Virginia University and others in regard to WVU’s third-tier rights agreement with I...

Greenbrier unveils Saints facility


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — On Monday, work continued on The Greenbrier property as this city prepared for the arrival of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.

There were the beeps fr...

WVU picked to finish eighth in Big 12


West Virginia University’s football team has been picked to finish eighth this coming season, according to the Big 12 media poll released this morning by the league.

Picked ahead of the Mountaineers are No. ...

WVU’s Smallwood arrested, held for extradition


West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood has been arrested and was in the North Central Regional Jail in Greenwood Tuesday after being charged with witness intimidation in a murder case.

Wilmington, ...

Greenbrier Classic notebook: Fans cash in on Cauley’s ace


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Bud Cauley’s fanbase expanded greatly on Sunday.

The Daytona Beach, Fla., resident and University of Alabama grad converted a hole-in-one — ...

Greenbrier notebook: Bubba brings star power to the leaderboard


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The Greenbrier Classic can always use a name player near the top of the leaderboard, and Bubba Watson is doing just that for the fifth annual event, standing fo...

Greenbrier notebook: Strong start has Stricker thinking British


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Steve Stricker said he would need to do some big things at the Greenbrier Classic and next week’s John Deere Classic before he would commit...

Greenbrier notebook: Faldo eager to take his cuts


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — It’s not often that Sir Nick Faldo, a nine-time PGA Tour winner and six-time major champion, climbs out of the CBS television booth to play an event.


Junior Am hits Sleepy Hollow


You could say Oceana’s Colin Bowles has a long and storied golf resume.

This past weekend, he and father Toney won the West Virginia Golf Association’s Father-Child Championship at Glade Springs.


Former No. 1 Austin revisits Charleston


Wednesday was a fine day for Charleston sports fans.

The city hosted not one, but two former athletes that reached No. 1 world status. Evander Holyfield was in town to promote the USA Boxing Junior Olympic National...

WVU signs wing man Williams


Last Wednesday the Gazette reported WVU was recruiting South Plains [Texas] College basketball wing man Billydee Williams.

Afterward, there were reports Williams committed to Mountaineer coach Bob Huggins. In fact,...

Huggins recovering after surgery


West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins is recovering today following surgery, according to the school.

According to basketball sports information director Bryan Messerly, Huggins had sur...

Gee says ‘everyone won’ after ‘Tattoogate’


West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee has a history of one-line jokes gone bad, from his infamous “I’m just hopeful the [Ohio State] coach doesn’t dismiss me” to his “Polish ...

Saints, Greenbrier release training camp details


The New Orleans Saints and The Greenbrier resort announced on Monday the schedule for the NFL team’s training camp visit to White Sulphur Springs.

The Saints will open their training camp on July 24, when pl...