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Where does WVU’s Long stack up among school’s best ever?

Where does WVU’s Long stack up among school’s best ever?

It started as a simple tweet. While watching WVU dismantle TCU this past Saturday, I took to Twitter to proclaim that David Long is one of the Top 10 Mountaineer linebackers I’ve witnessed in 38 years. It sparked some fun discussion with, among others, John Antonik, the Director of Digital Media at WVU. Where exactly…

Great time for WVU; addressing UT game, refs

Great time for WVU; addressing UT game, refs

The New Views from here: This past weekend, it was horns down to Texas. Yet everything seems to be looking up in regard to WVU on this Monday. The Mountaineer football team won a dramatic game in Austin to move to No. 7 in the Associated Press poll and No. 8 in the USA Today…

WVU’s big game at Texas; nice hoops ‘win’

WVU’s big game at Texas; nice hoops ‘win’

It’s a little difficult to believe. Here we rest on this Oct. 29 – with college football’s regular season three quarters of the way completed. WVU, of course, is short a game at 6-1 because Hurricane Florence forced a cancellation of the North Carolina State contest. Yet the Mountaineers are No. 10 in the USA…

Getting a handle on WVU-Baylor; hello to Oscar

Getting a handle on WVU-Baylor; hello to Oscar

Try as I might, getting a handle on WVU’s Thursday home game against 4-3 Baylor is difficult. Part of the reason, of course, is the way the Mountaineers have played of late. Yet the biggest part is the way BU has played. After a pair of wins over Abilene Christian and UTSA (come on, BU,…

Awaiting WVU’s elusive championship

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

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’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…

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