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WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers miss opportunities, fall to No. 2 Alabama in season opener
WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers miss opportunities, fall to No. 2 Alabama in season opener

ATLANTA — Up until one momentous, prolonged and ultimately decisive sequence Saturday, West Virginia withstood Alabama and many of the challenges that come with opening the season in a neutral-site game that feels a little like a road game...

WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers miss opportunities, fall to No. 2 Alabama in season opener
WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers miss opportunities, fall to No. 2 Alabama in season opener

ATLANTA — Up until one momentous, prolonged and ultimately decisive sequence Saturday, West Virginia withstood Alabama and many of the challenges that come with opening the season in a neutral-site game that feels a little like a road game...

WVU FOOTBALL: Trickett, White connect for career days in loss to Alabama

ATLANTA ­— West Virginia University seniors Clint Trickett and Kevin White worked together to establish personal bests in Saturday’s 33-23 loss to Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game here at the Georgia Dome.

Trickett, a 6-...

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd pulls away from RedHawks, 42-27, to win season opener

OXFORD, Ohio — Marshall’s football team found out Saturday that the road to potential undefeated season could get slippery.

Leading by as many as three touchdowns in the first half, the Thundering Herd watched Miami (Ohio) make it...

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...

WVU FOOTBALL: What will Alabama do with QBs against Mountaineers?

ATLANTA — Time to get some answers about Alabama’s quarterback competition.

Florida State transfer Jake Coker and fifth-year senior Blake Sims have been vying for the top job throughout preseason practice and coach Nick Saban says...

MOUNTAINEER GAMEDAY: Know your enemy, Alabama edition
MOUNTAINEER GAMEDAY: Know your enemy, Alabama edition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In his legendary tome “Art of War,” ancient Chinese military general Sun Tzu said a successful army must know its enemies.

Here at the Gazette-Mail, we think the same strategy applies to football....

Ravenswood gets new bleachers
Ravenswood gets new bleachers

Stadium Project finished for start of high school football

season tonight

MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd aware of expectations as season begins
MARSHALL FOOTBALL: Herd aware of expectations as season begins

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall football team soon gets its chance to show everyone what the fuss is all about.

Nearly every magazine and website predicts for the Thundering Herd an undefeated season and a Conference USA championship....

West Virginia might root against Nick Saban this weekend, but ‘Brother’ is still beloved in his hometown
West Virginia might root against Nick Saban this weekend, but ‘Brother’ is still beloved in his hometown

Alabama coach’s family has deep roots in W.Va. community

By ASHLEY B. CRAIG

daily mail staff

IDAMAY — In the town of Idamay, Nick Saban Sr. is something of a legend. When he’s spoken of, it’s with fondness ...

PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Sissonville girls top Fairmont Senior on the road

Sissonville went on the road and beat Fairmont Senior 4-1 in girls high school soccer Thursday.

After the Indians’ Taylor Rhodes scored in the first half, two goals in quick succession from Carly Pinkerton and Madison Jones during the...

WVU FOOTBALL: Offense’s tempo could help Mountaineers succeed against Alabama
WVU FOOTBALL: Offense’s tempo could help Mountaineers succeed against Alabama

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — There is folly involved with suggesting Alabama’s defense has a weakness. This, after all, is the same football program that led the nation in scoring defense and total defense in 2011 and 2012 before slipping all the ...

MOUNTAINEER GAMEDAY: Dillon ready to bruise, batter Alabama
MOUNTAINEER GAMEDAY: Dillon ready to bruise, batter Alabama

ATLANTA — Maybe it is the time that has taken its toll on West Virginia. After all, this season-opening game against Alabama was first reported on in May 2012. That’s a lot of hours in the film room, a lot of SportsCenters, a lot of...

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