- Bob Herzel
HERTZEL COLUMN- Post defense, points in paint hurting WVU
Juwan Staten wasn’t in a mood to mince words in the moments after Baylor dismantled West Virginia University, 88-75, on Saturday at the Coliseum, virtually destroying any realistic hopes the Mountaineers had at making March Madness.
Gibson: Defensive coordinator job ‘a dream come true’
What had been a nightmare for the last two defensive coordinators was called “a dream come true” for West Virginia University’s newest D.C., as Tony Gibson was finally officially announced as Dana Holgorsen’s fourth defensive coordinator in four years.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Bradley adds intrigue to Mountaineer coaching staff
Let us begin with a smile on our face, even if we know that before we have finished this Sunday morning essay it will turn to more of a quizzical expression.
The smile is put there by a couple of announcements that came out of West Virginia University’s football office on the completion of Dana Holgorsen’s football coaching staff for the coming season – and we limit it to the coming season because Holgorsen’s track record with assistant coaches makes it foolish to look beyond one year.
Baylor bullies Mountaineers, 88-75
It was a basketball Saturday that was supposed to end in celebration for West Virginia University.
The Coliseum, for a change, was jammed, the season’s second largest crowd of 11,843 gathered to watch the dismantling of Baylor. There was a pre-game ceremony honoring wounded veterans, a halftime ceremony honoring basketball lettermen back as far as 1944 who returned for a reunion.
Former Penn State coach Bradley joins WVU
West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen completed his coaching staff in a big way Friday, naming veteran Joe Paterno assistant Tom Bradley to the newly created position of senior associate head football coach.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Free throws give WVU’s Harris added attribute
The most baffling thing in basketball is how the simplest thing to do in the game can be the hardest thing for some people.
We are talking, of course, about shooting free throws.
Mountaineers set to battle Baylor
It has been almost a month since West Virginia University went to Baylor and stunned the Bears to turn its season around.
You might remember the game, for it came at a time when WVU’s season was falling to pieces, its record at the time standing at 11-9 with losses in three of their last four games, the last one a disheartening 6-point defeat at Oklahoma State.
WVU women poised for Big 12 road game
In the glow of Wednesday’s overwhelming 77-45 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State, West Virginia University center Asya Bussie offered one sobering thought.
“We have to remember this win doesn’t mean anything if we don’t beat Kansas State on Saturday,” she said.
Now or never for WVU men’s basketball
Quite simply, it’s now or never for West Virginia University.
“Right now it’s tournament time,” said guard Eron Harris, and in truth there really isn’t any other way to put it.
WVU has five games left in the regular season with the Big 12 Tournament looming after that.
HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU’s Harlee has been a quick study in the classroom, on the hardwood
Mike Carey had been recruiting a lot of years at Salem and West Virginia University, stretching all the way back to 1989, but he’d never seen numbers like the ones that were on his desk the day he began recruiting Jess Harlee out of Baltimore.
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