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Derek Redd: Rouse rested, ready for senior season
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Derek Redd: Rouse rested, ready for senior season

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall football coach Doc Holliday responded succinctly when a reporter noticed one Saturday that defensive lineman James Rouse didn’t see much of the field that practice.

“Because I didn’t want...

Derek Redd: Rouse rested, ready for senior season
Derek Redd: Rouse rested, ready for senior season

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall football coach Doc Holliday responded succinctly when a reporter noticed one Saturday that defensive lineman James Rouse didn’t see much of the field that practice.

“Because I didn’t want...

Mike Casazza: Practice field, not just Mountaineer Field turf, needs a change
Mike Casazza: Practice field, not just Mountaineer Field turf, needs a change

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The 2014 season will be the last season for the artificial turf at Mountaineer Field. West Virginia has one last chance to add to the legacy of a surface that’s so far seen a 36-11 record, three Big East champions,...

Chuck McGill: Nuggets from AP top 25 and W.Va.’s lone voter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We’re a week and a few days from real, live, meaningful college football. Rejoice.

The preseason walkthrough continued Sunday afternoon with the release of the Associated Press top 25 poll, which is based on...

Derek Redd: Tight end job is firmly in Frohnapfel’s hands

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Eric Frohnapfel is stripping away a lot of qualifiers to his job title this fall.

For the first three years of his Marshall football career, he was the lanky backup tight end with a keen sense of humor. This year,...

Chuck McGill: WVU’s influence on coaches felt in the Mountain East

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — When Concord coach Garin Justice stood behind the podium and talked about the upcoming college football season at Mountain East Media Day last Friday, he couldn’t help but utter four words during his brief remarks....

Mike Casazza: NCAA reform changes recruiting game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Pretend for a moment you are 18 years old and that it’s 2014 and not whatever year it was when you were 18. You’re a high school football star, good enough to hold scholarship offers from a number of major...

Chuck McGill: What a rush — running backs position room has depth, versatility

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Ever been handed a grocery store list and pushed a cart up and down every aisle to get something for each family member?

West Virginia assistant football coach JaJuan Seider has been a college quarterback, high school...

Derek Redd: Marshall football back in the spotlight

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall has never had it easy in its fight for real estate among the college football fan base in West Virginia. It’s always played the underdog to their Old Gold and Blue neighbors to the north.

Of course,...

Chuck McGill: Quarterbacks will be at center of Heisman discussion once again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rakeem Cato’s final preseason camp has commenced. Marshall’s decorated senior quarterback, one of college football’s media darlings this summer and who has a school-supported Heisman campaign behind him, ...

Mike Casazza: Trio of candidates make WVU backup QB battle intriguing
Mike Casazza: Trio of candidates make WVU backup QB battle intriguing

MORGANTOWN — This is either a sign of progress or just the way things are supposed to be at a major college football program. Whatever your choice, it’s a plus for West Virginia.

The Mountaineers aren’t worrying about a...

DEREK TAYLOR: SC coach doing ‘things a little differently’

As the 2014 high school football season begins with its first preseason practices Monday, Donnie Mays plans to be more vocal and take more responsbility in all facets when leading the South Charleston program.

Unlike in 2013, the Black Eagles...

Chuck McGill: Legislation could force Loyd to choose; Update on State’s upgrades

Four years from today could be significant for Division II athletic directors who double as head coaches.

A piece of NCAA legislation, which is making its way through the D-II governance structure and is being sponsored by the president’s ...

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