By the way, Saturday's long trip to El Paso, Texas was Marshall's first plane trip since the three-game trip to Hempstead, N.Y., in November. Marshall had played 11 consecutive games over a 54-day stretch while never leaving West Virginia or neighboring states Ohio and Kentucky.
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WEEK ONE of the Charleston Newspapers' venture into digital subscriptions is in the books.
In addition to the quality sports coverage you've come to expect during the week from the Charleston Daily Mail, don't forget to check in with us on our website, www.dailymail.com/sports, on Friday and throughout the weekend for updates.
For example, our West Virginia University athletics beat writer, Mike Casazza, has been on top of the football staff changes the past week. He was in Austin, Texas, Tuesday night when he had to bolt back to his hotel room to post a breaking news story on Dana Holgorsen's hires of assistant coaches Brian Mitchell and Tony Gibson.
The Daily Mail was first to report that ... and it hit the website Tuesday night before we put a bow on Wednesday's print edition.
When we know, you'll know it. That's our approach.
Then, during Saturday's Kansas State-WVU men's basketball game, Casazza learned that Holgorsen had hired Lonnie Galloway as receivers coach. That story was posted to the website in the middle of the first half.
In the moments after the game's conclusion, around 4 p.m., Casazza posted the game recap from K-State's narrow win over WVU to the website. This is additional content that complements our print product.
It's not just WVU content, however.
Our Marshall beat writer, Derek Redd, confirmed Marshall's hiring of defensive coordinator Chuck Heater at Wednesday night's home basketball game. That story couldn't make it into the print edition, but it was posted to the website at 2 a.m. so Herd fans perusing the Internet in the morning would see it.
Assistant sports editor Rich Stevens posted men's and women's State-UC game stories Saturday night.
If you need a little nudge to remind you when we update the website with breaking news content, you can follow us on Twitter (@SportsDailyMail) and like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dailymailsports). Each of those give you a one-click option in your Twitter timeline or Facebook feed.
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Contact sports editor Chuck McGill at chuck.mcg...@dailymail.com or 304-348-7949.