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  • HERTZEL COLUMN: Spring sports ‘oasis’ solves two problems

    In the midst of Oliver Luck’s Tuesday morning press conference to put forth the details of the $106 million facilities improvement plan, an idea was put forth from the media peanut gallery in the form of a question.
    The question was asked in the midst of conversation about expanding the parking area around the Coliseum, an admitted problem by the athletic director and one that well might be part of why attendance has fallen at men’s basketball games over the past few years.

    April 10, 2014

  • Dillon learns to deal with diabetes

    What does West Virginia safety/linebacker K.J. Dillon have in common with Arthur Ashe, Bobby Clarke, Jay Cutler, Buster Douglas, Walt Frazier, Catfish Hunter, Billie Jean King, Adam Morrison, Ron Santo, Jack Tatum, Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Robinson and, of all people, Ty Cobb and Jackie Robinson?
    Diabetes.

    April 10, 2014

  • Baseball 1.jpg 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.

    April 9, 2014 8 Photos

  • 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.

    April 9, 2014

  • Carey runner-up for Coach of the Year

    West Virginia women’s basketball Mike Carey has finally beaten Connecticut Coach Geno Auriemma.

    April 9, 2014

  • 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.

    April 8, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN- What a wonderful evening with Dr. Stanley ‘Coach’ Kandzari

    This column really is not about sports, per se. But, more importantly, it is about a widely known medical doctor whose nickname happens to be “Coach.”

    April 8, 2014

  • 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?”

    April 7, 2014

  • 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.

    April 6, 2014

  • FURFARI COLUMN: Turnbull endured many tragedies growing up

    Coach Craig Turnbull, the latest head-coach victim of Oliver Luck’s shocking series of firings at West Virginia University, had generally enjoyed what many rate as an outstanding career not only in athletics but in life.
    Like the present, there also were some very difficult times for him as a youngster.

    April 6, 2014

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