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WVU baseball, football ticket sales up; bid in for regional

WVU baseball, football ticket sales up; bid in for regional

WVU senior associate athletic director Matt Wells has been dodging tornados and thunderstorms while in Oklahoma City for the Big 12 baseball tournament. There’s nothing but sunshine around him, though, on this Tuesday in regard to the Mountaineer baseball and football programs. On Tuesday morning, WVU coach Randy Mazey was named the league’s Coach of… Continue Reading

A moment that defines new Cavs coach John Beilein

A moment that defines new Cavs coach John Beilein

Consider this an open letter to Cleveland Cavaliers fans. As a marketing and advertising man living in Wheeling, W.Va., perhaps it’s not my place to address the group. But allow me to recreate a moment. One of 17 years ago. One that will give you insight into your new coach. See, I was a sports… Continue Reading

Big 12, Mountain State and league news

Big 12, Mountain State and league news

I always found spring conference meetings mostly overlooked in regard to college athletics reporting. It’s shocking, I know, because sports writers should be dashing to cover a bunch of old men (mostly) burning through universities’ cash at ritzy places like Scottsdale, Arizona, right? Who wouldn’t want to lurk about hotel lobbies hoping for morsels of… Continue Reading

The Mountaineer team to watch

The Mountaineer team to watch

The breaking news out of Morgantown on Monday was men’s basketball player Sagaba Konate submitted his name for the 2019 NBA Draft and plans to sign with an agent. While new rules say Konate could still return to WVU if not drafted, there is an addendum. According to a contacted Mountaineer representative, Konate can’t return… Continue Reading

Holgorsen comments perplexing

Holgorsen comments perplexing

When I moved from my position as a sports writer at the Charleston Gazette-Mail to Wheelhouse Creative, I tried to do so in a respectful way. I thanked my former co-workers, readers and those that allowed me to tell their stories. I then turned toward my exciting new challenge. I imagine most of you would… Continue Reading

Much is blooming for the Big 12

Much is blooming for the Big 12

I remember it well. Because I was smack in the middle of the hailstorm. In my prior life, I covered West Virginia University sports and, by extension, the Big 12, the league in which the Mountaineers reside. And, oh, what a hot mess covering the latter was for a while. Just for giggles, I Googled… Continue Reading

A chance to thank Don Nehlen for the memories

A chance to thank Don Nehlen for the memories

The reason I put together these blogs is to tug at my friends, my readers, to check out Wheelhouse Creative in Wheeling. (Check out the website you’re on! You’ll be impressed.) Spreading word of Wheelhouse is also why I put together the “Off the Record” series. Yet putting on the Thursday live show at Generations… Continue Reading

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

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