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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

Want sunshine? Check out WVU’s Manoah

Want sunshine? Check out WVU’s Manoah

It’s just a hunch, but I sense WVU sports fans could use a little sunshine. Maybe, just maybe, they can use a changeup from the Mountaineer men’s basketball season. And if you’re one of those fans, well, you’ve come to the right place. I have such a changeup. And he happens to throw a changeup.… Continue Reading

WVU’s Brown ‘more organized’

WVU’s Brown ‘more organized’

Yes, last week I unplugged. Sort of. Miss Joni and I escaped the cold for a week of R&R (how about THAT for timing?), but, of course, we kept up with the sports world. We took a taxi to watch the WVU men lose to Iowa State and watched the ticker in the airport for… Continue Reading

Finding a little treasure in a deep dive of WVU hoops

Finding a little treasure in a deep dive of WVU hoops

It was a day or two before last year’s July 4 holiday when I filed the WVU basketball preview to Athlon magazine. I’ve been the man behind those basketball and football outlooks for years. And as I studied the roster and considered its coach, Bob Huggins, there was optimism. The Mountaineers had made the NCAA… Continue Reading

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