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A spark to vote like I’m a college student

A spark to vote like I’m a college student

One of my duties at Wheelhouse Creative is to edit. (Imagine that.) And some of the copy I see inspires me. Like a blog that will be posted on our parent company’s (https://bordaslaw.com) website in the near future. The blog by attorney Shawn Fluharty deals with voting and youth. It’s very good. Look for it… Continue Reading

A deep dive into why sports fans are watching fewer games

A deep dive into why sports fans are watching fewer games

When I saw the release from WVU on Oct. 12, my eyebrows raised a little. The Mountaineer athletic department is allowing 25 percent of capacity into Milan Puskar Stadium for the Kansas game. Season ticket holders had the first opportunity to snag those tickets. Yet the department then had to offer tickets to the general… Continue Reading

The inspiring story of new Wheeling University coach Richardson — and his connections to Huggins, Wallace

The inspiring story of new Wheeling University coach Richardson — and his connections to Huggins, Wallace

Usually, I’m not this blunt. But here goes: Wheeling University’s new head basketball coach is a great story. Also, one way or another, the story of Chris Richardson touches most of West Virginia. He’s from Charleston, where he also served as an assistant for the University of Charleston. He was an assistant at Fairmont State… Continue Reading

How the good news for WVU, Big 12 football fans was shaped

How the good news for WVU, Big 12 football fans was shaped

It was the tale of one email in-box over two days. On Tuesday, a release popped in from WVU football. It was a “Mountaineer Training Camp Report” It started with “West Virginia coach Neal Brown said Tuesday that he saw some improvement from his secondary during day two of his split-squad fall training camp.” I… Continue Reading

Despite marketing nightmare, WVU athletic game plan coming into focus

Despite marketing nightmare, WVU athletic game plan coming into focus

As Matt Wells, WVU’s Senior Associate Athletics Director, spoke, you could hear the wear in his voice. On Wednesday, there were seven Zoom meetings. There were multiple other calls, texts and emails. The Mountaineer athletic department, let’s face it, has herculean tasks on its plate. Staging games during the Covid-19 pandemic, addressing health concerns, selling… Continue Reading

A heartfelt tribute to the teachers of West Virginia

A heartfelt tribute to the teachers of West Virginia

Before my career in marketing with Wheelhouse Creative, I was a sports journalist. Throughout that long career, it hurt to hear folks badmouthing the fine journalists with which I worked. They were trained professionals who cared deeply. They strived to get the facts correct. And they had honor. I once watched a news editor type… Continue Reading

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