- Bob Herzel
WVU unveils plans for new facilities
Back in the 1950s, Rosemary Clooney, whose nephew is the actor George Clooney, had a hit song entitled “This Ole House” and Tuesday morning in his “ole house,” the West Virginia University Coliseum, you could almost hear athletic director Oliver Luck singing the lyrics as he explained the plans for $106 million in improvements that will be performed on Milan Puskar Stadium, the Coliseum and the other athletic facilities.
HERTZEL COLUMN- Golson puts missteps behind him
As journeys go, Brandon Golson’s may not have been quite as adventurous as Lewis and Clark’s or Marco Polo’s, but in football terms the West Virginia linebacker’s travels to Morgantown have been anything but a walk in the park.
HERTZEL COLUMN- WVU’s Shorts, Smallwood continue exodus together
The first most have heard about Eastern Christian came through a Sports Illustrated story back in August of 2012.
HERTZEL COLUMN- Calicchio hopes to answer call for Mountaineers
The first thought that comes to mind as Michael Calicchio approaches — his white No. 63 West Virginia jersey having darn near as many Xs in its size designation as the defense has on the chalkboard on the locker room wall, as in Size: XXXXXXLarge — is that he surely is going to greet you with the words “You rang?”
HERTZEL COLUMN: Mazzulla reflects on tourney run
This is Final Four weekend, to many sports fans the greatest weekend of the year, and if it’s that special to fans, think what it is to the athletes who perform there.
That’s what was going through an idle sports writer’s mind this week, leading him in the direction of Joe Mazzulla, today an assistant coach at Fairmont State but in another life the man maybe most responsible for getting West Virginia University into the Final Four during the magical season that was 2009-10.
Thousands on hand for WVU spring football practice
This was what Dana Holgorsen had in mind when he decided to turn his spring practice into a traveling show, the third and final open practice before the spring game coming to the state capital and being welcomed by the citizens like a tax cut.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Bussie eyes life after WVU basketball
The end, right now, is a blur for Asya Bussie.
In her dreams it was supposed to be a vivid memory, a run deep into the NCAA Tournament, certainly as a No. 2 seed to the Elite Eight but with a team she was sure was good enough to go even further.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Musgrave throws life a change-up
West Virginia University’s Harrison Musgrave is different.
Not that he had a choice. He’s left-handed and a pitcher.
Say no more.
You can go back as far as you want in time.
Mazey going back to his roots during road trip
West Virginia University’s surging baseball team heads to Fort Worth, Texas, this weekend to play what is both an important and an emotional three-game series, important to the team in its quest to gain a place in the NCAA championships and emotional to its coach, Randy Mazey, for it brings him to the place he called home for the six years before being named WVU’s head coach in June 2012.
Smallwood brings versatility to WVU offense
A year ago much was made of Charles Sims’ transfer from Houston to West Virginia University, but much of it was miscast for he was seen mostly as a running back who would be able to help out in the passing game.
No one really understood, however, just how versatile and talented he was, almost defining what coach Dana Holgorsen was looking for in what can only be labeled the running back of the future.
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