1. Commentators Should Practice Saying 'West Virginia Speed'

    For years, conventional wisdom said college speed resided only at the Florida schools, in the SEC and in certain Big 12 schools: Chiefly, Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska (backfield only, for the Huskers)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 4,470 reads 34 comments

  2. Three Weeks 'Til College Football: Can You Wait?

    If you’re reading this on Thursday, then it’s three weeks until college football season kicks off—and I can’t wait. I don’t know why, but with each passing year, it gets more fun...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 1,099 reads 20 comments

  3. USC Trojans Have Easiest Path to 12-0

    The preseason coaches' poll was released last week. Given that preseason polls are meaningless (polls make no sense until October or so), it’s still fun to take a look at the poll’s ...

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  4. WVU: What Exactly Did Pat White Apologize For?

    At around 6 p.m. on Thursday, star WVU quarterback Patrick White released the following statement through the university, in response to his surprising and incendiary comments at Big ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 916 reads 13 comments

  5. Pat White and WVU's P.R. Nightmare: Possible Strategies

    UPDATE: Pat White issued the following statement Thursday evening through the university: "Thinking back on my recent comments at Big East media day, I believe that I may have overstated my feelings on college baseball and the WVU baseball program...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 543 reads 10 comments

  6. WVU's Pat White Drops Racial Bombshell

    WVU quarterback Patrick White, a Heisman Trophy front-runner, is known as a soft-spoken man who, early in his time at WVU, was a tough interview, thanks to his shy, one-word answers and refusal to fill awkward silences with glib chatter...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 297 reads 26 comments

  7. Big East Is All WVU's -- Again

    The Big East holds its annual football media day beginning today in Newport, R.I., a lovely place for a press junket...

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  8. WVU Slide Begins in 2009? Don't Believe It

    There seems to be a prevailing thought about the WVU Mountaineers for the 2008 season.Sure, the team may compete for—may even win—the national championship this season...

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  9. West Virginia Football: The Last Word on Rich Rodriguez

    I'm going to make this short and sweet because I'm as sick of writing about Rich Rodriguez as you are reading about him...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 961 reads 6 comments

  10. WVU Football: Welcome to Pat White's World

    Last week, the WVU sports information office launched a Web site to promote the Heisman candidacy of quarterback Pat White...

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  11. West Virginia Football: Welcome Change for Mountaineers Offense

    Interview by a Seattle-area paper with Seahawks draft pick Owen Schmitt earlier this month:“Q: How different is the offense here from the one you ran at West Virginia?Schmitt: Oh, God...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 1,178 reads 3 comments

  12. West Virginia Football: Rich Rodriguez Loved To Recruit Thugs

    Exactly how many thugs did Rich Rodriguez recruit during his seven years at West Virginia University? Do the players think that new coach Bill Stewart is a pushover because he doesn’t ...

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  13. College Football: Extra Early 2008 Heisman Trophy Lookahead

    Since we previewed the Big East more than three months before the season starts and a full six months before a conference champion is crowned, why not go ahead and take a look at the ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 1,160 reads 6 comments

  14. Ridiculously Early Big East Preview

    Okay, it’s not even June. But it’s hitting earlier this year than last. That itch. That itch! Gotta scratch. Scratch, scratch, scratch. What the heck—EDSBS tells us it’s only 91 days till the first 2008 college football game..

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 1,836 reads 8 comments

  15. West Virginia Football: SI's Stewart Mandel Doesn't Get Bill Stewart

    Sports Illustrated college football columnist Stewart Mandel wrote the following in his mailbag column last week:“Sure, other successful programs have survived the loss of their architect just fine...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about over 6 years ago 5,335 reads 42 comments

  16. WVU v. Michigan: Rich Rodriguez Looks Worse and Worse

    I was initially disappointed when Rich Rodriguez left WVU for Michigan last year, then angry when details of how he left began to emerge...

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  17. West Virginia Football: New Offense Under Wraps at Spring Scrimmage

    I went over to Morgantown for the annual Gold-Blue Scrimmage today to see if I could discover what this new-fangled Mountaineer offense looks like...

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  18. WVU Spring Football: Mountaineers 2.0

    West Virginia plays its spring football scrimmage Saturday—the last for incomparable quarterback Pat White; the first for running back Noel Devine; the first as head coach for ...

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  19. WVU-Xavier: This One Hurts

    Maybe it's too soon for me to be writing this, but I am not ready to be, "Oh, well, it was a great run," about this 79-75 overtime loss to Xavier. This loss is heartbreaking. WVU had it and then lost it...

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  20. NCAA Tournament: West Virginia Beats Officials, Then Duke

    I have never hated Duke. I have never hated Coach K. I don't mind dynasties; I respect sustained excellence. And I always thought that opponents' complaints that Duke gets all the calls to be nothing more than loser-whining...

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  21. Washington Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis Dispenses Advice to Newspapers

    AOL founding executive and Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis generously offered his “Ten-Point Plan to Reinvent the Newspaper Business” earlier this week on his blog, “Ted’s Take...

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  22. WVU: Big East Tourney Result Was Just About Right

    As difficult as it was to get spanked, and spanked hard, by Georgetown Friday night, WVU basketball fans should take solace in the team's performance in the conference during the season and in the tournament...

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  23. WVU-Providence: Mountaineers Score Sloppy Win Over Friars

    I'm still trying to figure out what to make of WVU's 58-53 win over Providence in the first round of the Big East Tournament. WVU shot only 64 percent from the free-throw line and committed 17 turnovers...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 839 reads 1 comments

  24. Red Storm-Mountaineers: WVU Outlasts St. John's, Sets Up for Postseason

    Years ago, when Allen Iverson played for Georgetown, the Hoyas were behind by one against West Virginia at the Coliseum with about four seconds left...

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  25. The West Virginia Mountaineers pay back the Pitt Panthers, pad tourney resume

    West Virginia played its best two halves of basketball in an important game this season tonight, while routing Pitt. It was encouraging to see the Mountaineers out-tough Pitt cleanly and aggressively ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Frank Ahrens about almost 7 years ago 763 reads 2 comments