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Awaiting WVU’s elusive championship

As WVU’s loss at Iowa State unfolded into certainty, I couldn’t help but flash back to January of 1989. And to dearly departed scribe Mickey Furfari. At the time, he was my boss as the sports editor at the Dominion Post in Morgantown. We, along with a few others from the newspaper, were sent to…

An optimistic yet wait-and-see approach to WVU

West Virginia University’s football team is in some rarified air right now. Not like that of 2007, mind you, when the Mountaineers climbed to No. 1 in the coaches’ poll and No. 2 in the A.P. poll, but rarified nonetheless at No. 6 in both rankings. Yet I’m getting the feeling those in the Mountain…

WVU’s ‘relaxation situation’ and Kansas

WVU fans might cringe when they see their Mountaineers are favored in Las Vegas by 29 points (and climbing) for Saturday’s home game with Kansas. Simply stirs up bad memories, this being-a-four-touchdown-fav business. There was that Backyard Brawl deal in 2007 that may never stop stinging. And last year, heavy underdog KU gave WVU fits…

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…

Branding You

Branding You

After many months, weeks and days of planning, I finally tied the knot! One thing that I had been looking forward to was my new last name. While I have received the compliment (from more than one person) that the name Olivia Morgan sounds like a movie star name, I can’t even begin count the…

You Get What You Pay For

You Get What You Pay For

You get what you pay for. We all know that, but sometimes the deal seems too good to be true. So, you take a chance. This goes for just about everything in life. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is. The advertising world isn’t immune to these fly by nights and…

Dana and Kliff; Tech and WVU defense talk?

Dana and Kliff; Tech and WVU defense talk?

Something just wasn’t quite right on Monday’s Big 12 conference call. There was Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury talking about the Red Raiders’ defense. There was WVU’s Dana Holgorsen talking about the Mountaineers’ defense. In a good way. Odd, perhaps, considering the recent failures of both schools’ defense. Yet take a look at this Saturday’s…

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…

Flying in Small Planes

Flying in Small Planes

The joy of being strapped into a tin can thousands of feet above the ground. I was having lunch the other day with Jamie Bordas and Joe Monahan from Wheelhouse. Jamie was telling us of a pleasant experience he had recently had on his first privately chartered airplane trip. He mentioned that it was out…

The Life Lessons I Learned from World of Warcraft

The Life Lessons I Learned from World of Warcraft

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs, mercifully) get a bad rap for being life-sucking parallel universes. However, games like World of Warcraft are a microcosm of many real-life experiences. No, really. For those who are unaware of how World of Warcraft works, here’s the gist: you start out mostly broke, you have no skills, very…

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