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Finding WVU football nuggets

Finding WVU football nuggets

OK, I can breathe a little. My bracket of integrity (the one everything is riding on) has steadied. All that’s left is for Tennessee to stun the world and claim an NCAA men’s championship. (Yes, I really picked the Vols.) For now, though, the storm that is March Madness has calmed. Which gave me a… Continue Reading

WVU hoops in the CBI? Yes siree Bob

WVU hoops in the CBI? Yes siree Bob

At first I thought it preposterous. Surely WVU coach Bob Huggins wanted this season over as quickly as possible. The Mountaineers are 14-20. Players were sent packing. There would be no NCAA tournament. There would be no NIT. Heck, there would be no CIT. Pay to play in the College Basketball Invitational? Against Grand Canyon?… Continue Reading

Getting a handle on the new WVU football program

Getting a handle on the new WVU football program

If you’ve ever wondered why I’m continuing to write after my sports journalism career, it’s simple. By writing this blog each Monday, I’m hoping to spread the word of Wheelhouse Creative. My new firm can be summed up as a big-city marketing and advertising firm that is proudly in West Virginia. I’m trying to spread… Continue Reading

How will Wheeling and MEC hoops mesh?

How will Wheeling and MEC hoops mesh?

It’s funny how perspective can change. I used to be a sports writer and columnist in Charleston. One that implored city officials to wake up or lose the Mountain East basketball tournament. Of course, Charleston did lose the MEC event. They are taking it to the ‘Banco, as the saying goes. But, because of my… Continue Reading

The Tide-al wave WVU’s announcement may create

The Tide-al wave WVU’s announcement may create

Thursday was a terrific day in Wheeling. We had our first “Off the Record” show, courtesy of Wheelhouse Creative and Generations. Our very special guest was WVU athletic director Shane Lyons – who was a big hit. Lyons packed Generations. And he gave us much insight — from killing rumors the football stadium was moving… Continue Reading

WVU’s Wells sees what Brown can do for him

WVU’s Wells sees what Brown can do for him

For the last handful of years, WVU Senior Associate Athletic Director Matt Wells has been slugging it out with a national trend. Overall, college football season ticket sales have been on the decline, with the exception of the Big Ten. And that’s not all. After last season, Wells found himself staring at another opponent: the… Continue Reading

How Well Do You Know Your Friends? Facebook Knows Them Better

How Well Do You Know Your Friends? Facebook Knows Them Better

Have you ever been out at a restaurant and seen someone from across the room for the first time in your life, and the next day the same person is suggested as “People You May Know” on Facebook? This isn’t by some coincidence or divine intervention. Facebook has a very in-depth (and somewhat creepy) algorithm… Continue Reading

Wheelhouse Creative Adds Veteran Reporter to Talented Team

Wheelhouse Creative Adds Veteran Reporter to Talented Team

Wheeling, W. Va. – Wheelhouse Creative announces the addition of award-winning journalist Mitch Vingle to its talented team of creative professionals. Vingle brings over 38 years of writing experience to the team. Whether as a beat writer for WVU sports, a sports editor of the Morgantown Dominion Post and Charleston Gazette or award-winning columnist, his… Continue Reading

Wheelhouse’s Weekly Top 5 | August 20 – 24

Wheelhouse’s Weekly Top 5 | August 20 – 24

Top 5 Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, Technology & Life Happenings This Week Facebook Announces Yet Another Data Leak: Facebook has been making headlines recently for a lot of things, not many of them good. This week they revealed that nearly 4 million users of the app myPersonality may be at risk of a data breach.… Continue Reading

Wheelhouse’s Weekly Top 5 | August 13 -17

Wheelhouse’s Weekly Top 5 | August 13 -17

Top 5 Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, Technology & Life Happenings This Week Google is Tracking Your Movements, For Real: I don’t know if this is surprising or not to most of you but yes, Google has officially made a statement saying they do, in fact, record your movements even when you have told them not… Continue Reading

Wheelhouse’s Weekly Top 5 | August 6 – 10

Wheelhouse’s Weekly Top 5 | August 6 – 10

Top 5 Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, Technology & Life Happenings This Week Whole Foods to *Finally* Offer Digital Grocery Pickup: Two weeks ago, we wrote about Walmart’s partnership with Waymo, where they’ll shuttle customers to the store to pick up their groceries on top of already offering online grocery pickup in at least 1,800 US stores.… Continue Reading

Wheelhouse’s Weekly Top 5 | July 30 – August 3

Wheelhouse’s Weekly Top 5 | July 30 – August 3

Industry Report July 30 – August 3 Big Mac Celebrates 50th Birthday:  The Big Mac has been dominating fast food culture for the past 50 years. This year, McDonald’s will celebrate the burger’s anniversary by rolling out a new way to pay for this guilty pleasure. Introducing “MacCoin”, a play off the term “Bitcoin” that… Continue Reading

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