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Chuck McGill: Opener shows how far WVU has come
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Chuck McGill: Opener shows how far WVU has come

ATLANTA ­— It wasn’t all peachy during West Virginia’s visit to Georgia.

There were ill-timed drops, off-the-mark throws, a defense that allowed 500-plus yards of offense for the eighth time under fourth-year football...

Chuck McGill: Opener shows how far WVU has come
Chuck McGill: Opener shows how far WVU has come

ATLANTA ­— It wasn’t all peachy during West Virginia’s visit to Georgia.

There were ill-timed drops, off-the-mark throws, a defense that allowed 500-plus yards of offense for the eighth time under fourth-year football...

Chuck McGill: Herd, WVU try to achieve the improbable
Chuck McGill: Herd, WVU try to achieve the improbable

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Mountain State’s only two major college football programs will simultaneously begin improbable quests this Saturday.

Marshall travels to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for Game 1 of 14 in a season that...

Chuck McGill: This is Marshall’s chance to be C-USA’s ‘bellcow’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — College football’s extreme makeover seems complete. The 65 power conference schools will get a shot at a new postseason format and new championship trophy.

The rest of the sport’s major programs are just...

Derek Redd: Johnson runs, trucks, blocks his way to top of depth chart
Derek Redd: Johnson runs, trucks, blocks his way to top of depth chart

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It was no real surprise to anyone who watched him practice this August where Devon Johnson’s name appeared on the Marshall football team’s depth chart at running back. But the question remained: How often does...

Mike Casazza: WVU’s Bradley has seen plenty of Saban

MORGANTOWN — There are reasons Tom Bradley was so important for so long at Penn State and why athletic directors tried to get him to leave Happy Valley and take over his own program. There are reasons he sent so many players to the NFL and won...

Chuck McGill: How first-time ‘Bama QBs have fared; Madison man in need of transplant has fitting finale in tennis

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There should be zero cases of the Mondays this week, friends. This is Monday of the first college football game week of the season, the last Monday in which all Football Bowl Subdivision teams will have that pristine 0-0...

Chuck McGill: WVU smart to let Joseph play his style, but limit wear and tear
Chuck McGill: WVU smart to let Joseph play his style, but limit wear and tear

Karl Joseph is a bandit now, and he’s not going to keep his hits holstered.

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound junior football player at West Virginia University is the team’s hardest, most devastating hitter. Throw his name in the YouTube...

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....

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