Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season
There’s plenty to enjoy about the Southeastern Conference’s annual cattle call in Hoover, Alabama, where media of every description join players and coaches from each of the league’s 14 football teams to discuss the coming season.
Big 12 preseason poll released
Good news, bad news for West Virginia.
Boddy poised to make leap to feature back
It takes a unique skillset to do what Malik Boddy does for the Fairmont Senior football team.
The running back/defensive back/return specialist steps into a more called-upon roll this season for the Polar Bears.
But before you look at this season’s workload, you must look back on his past roles.
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Ticket sales lagging for Mountaineers
It has been no secret that West Virginia’s ticket sales in both its major revenue sports — football and men’s basketball — have slipped over the years and nothing that has happened this year in the upcoming season has done anything to change that trend.
WVU’s Joseph named to preseason All Big 12 team
Hard-hitting Karl Joseph of West Virginia, a junior safety, has banged his way onto the Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team selected by the media, but was the Mountaineers’ only representative.
WVU kicker Molinari ‘All-American boy’
West Virginia kicker Mike Molinari may not be an All-American but he is an All-American boy.
He was honored for that on Wednesday when the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association announced the West Virginia redshirt senior kicker/punter Michael Molinari is a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
Three Mountaineers named to Canadian Women’s U-20 National Team
Three members of the West Virginia University women’s soccer team were named to the Canadian Women’s Under-20 National Team roster for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada at a media event in Toronto, Ontario.
Buonamici hopes to follow in Knight's footsteps
“I’ve got to end it on a make,” Taylor Buonamici said after the ball she kicked narrowly missed the uprights at Duvall-Rosier Field.
She placed the football back onto the tee, sized up the yellow field goal posts, took a deep breath and began her trek.
Three steps back, two steps to the right.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Smallwood puts future in jeopardy
The last thing West Virginia’s struggling football program needed as twilight was setting on Bastille Day in Morgantown was to have one of its own whisked off to the North Central Regional Jail on a fugitive warrant from another state, especially a player who had figured to play a key role in the resurrection of a program gone bad.
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