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Chuck McGill: Herd’s Holliday embraces the hype

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If you’re envisioning Doc Holliday with a stack of college football preview magazines on his desk inside the Shewey Building, you’d be disappointed.

Holliday, who enters his fifth season as...

Chuck McGill: Herd’s Holliday embraces the hype

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If you’re envisioning Doc Holliday with a stack of college football preview magazines on his desk inside the Shewey Building, you’d be disappointed.

Holliday, who enters his fifth season as...

Derek Redd: Holliday, Marshall make sound investments
Derek Redd: Holliday, Marshall make sound investments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If Doc Holliday doesn’t play the stock market, he might want to give it a whirl. Marshall’s head football coach seems to know a good investment when he sees one.

The university has that same keen eye,...

Mike Casazza: Big 12’s Bowlsby paints bleak picture of the future
Mike Casazza: Big 12’s Bowlsby paints bleak picture of the future

DALLAS — As the sun rose and began to burn away the morning fog that loitered over much of the Metroplex on Monday morning, those first rays reminded you this was the dawn of a new campaign.

“It’s hard to believe,”...

Mike Casazza: No preseason hype for WVU, but that’s OK

MORGANTOWN — In a state with few sports diversions through the summer months, where the natives can be mad about football in both the best and worst ways imaginable, any news about the spinning pigskin is gobbled up in West Virginia like a...

Chuck McGill: It’s easy to fall for Public Courts tennis event

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I stared down at the fuzzy optic yellow tennis ball that rested against a fence at the Schoenbaum Courts in Kanawha City and contemplated my fate.

Now a 33-year-old doughy sportswriter, I entered this year’s...

Chuck McGill: Men’s open field makes for tough title road

There are seeded players in the Public Courts tennis tournament men’s open division that weren’t born the first time James Kent was the top seed and champion in 1997.

The now 34-year-old Kent, who last July captured his record...

Chuck McGill: Public Courts director job an ‘eye-opener’ for rookie Eddy

It is late Monday night and first-year Public Courts tennis tournament director Dana Eddy is the last to leave the Charleston YMCA after a lengthy meeting to determine player seeding.

He tosses a giant binder of tournament information onto the...

MIKE CASAZZA: Group gives WVU points to ponder

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s foray into the Fan Experience Committee was a success, so much so that the group of Mountaineer faithful will be called back again in August and November to keep the constructive conversations flowing. ...

Chuck McGill: Wiggins adds to West Virginia’s NBA draft history

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Huntington Prep standout was No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers

Rich Stevens: Tourquest guys taking the long road

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — If the longest road to reach a PGA Tour event is through qualifiers, the guys at Tourquest have cornered the market on miles traveled.

St. Louis native Sam Goulden spends almost as much time in his 1998 BMW 540...

RICH STEVENS: Qualifiers are grass roots golf
RICH STEVENS: Qualifiers are grass roots golf

The fifth annual Greenbrier Classic begins Thursday with some of the greatest golfers in the world.

Some of the not-so-greatest players will be toiling around the Resort at Glade Springs on Monday trying to claw their way into the Classic via...

Derek Redd: NCAA change is needed, but what’s the answer?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I have no idea what it’s like to be a scholarship athlete. I really don’t have much of an idea what it’s like to be an athlete, period. My athletic career ended as a high school sophomore, with the...

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