1. WVU Football: Moutaineers End 2008 with Double-Shot of Revenge

    “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” — ancient Klingon saying And it is very cold in Morgantown in late November and early December...

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  2. WVU Football: Noel Devine Allegedly Involved in Assault

    Kicking dope heads (James Ingram, Ed Colington, John Holmes) off WVU’s team pronto earlier this month was easy...

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  3. West Virginia at No. 14: The Outrage!

    I recently scanned Mark Schlabach’s 2008 Top 25 college football teams on ESPN to see where the Mountaineers fell. Not in the Top 5. Okay, I thought, and scanned further down...

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  4. West Virginia BB: Bob Huggins Breaks Down His Team, for Better or Worse

    The thing with law school, they say, is that they spend the first year breaking you down, making you feel like a worthless insect...

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  5. WVU Dismissals: Bill Stewart Sends the Right Message

    On Thursday, West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart dismissed RB Ed Collington, LB John Holmes, and DT James Ingram for, well, being boneheaded idiots...

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  6. West Virginia Recruiting Class: Take That, Michigan!

    Coach Bill Stewart introduced WVU’s 2008 football recruiting class yesterday. If you’re to believe him, every one of the student-athletes is a world-class athlete—“fast,” “strong” and with a “high-motor.

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  7. West Virginia University: Patrick White's Little Brother Commits to WVU

    Scout.com reports today that WVU QB Pat White’s little brother Coley, a Daphe, Alabama senior QB, has committed to WVU, creating a Roosevelt/Kennedy/Bush-like dynasty in Morgantown. Here’s what we know about Coley: He’s fast (4...

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  8. WVU Football: Coach Stewart Completes Coaching Staff

    NOTE: WVU's football staff is ALMOST complete. I failed to remember there is an opening for a strength and conditioning coach. The Charleston Daily Mail today reports that the preferred candidate is Notre Dame's Mike Joseph, a Fairmont native...

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  9. WVU News: Will Jeff Mullen Turbocharge Offense?

    WVU head coach Bill Stewart announced today that he has hired Wake Forest quarterbacks coach Jeff Mullen as WVU's new offensive coordinator...

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  10. West Virginia Basektball: Comparing Bob Huggins to John Beilein

    Last night, I was watching some of the Michigan-Wisconsin men's basketball game because I was curious to see how the Wolverines are picking up John Beilein's complicated offensive and ...

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  11. WVU Outrage: National Media Siding with Rich Rodriguez

    UPDATE: For a sensible take on the situation from a national sports writer, read Mitch Albom. A skewed rewrite of history is under way—even as the history is being made...

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  12. West Virginia FB: Mountaineers Falling Behind the '08 Field

    Never mind that West Virginia routed a supposedly far-superior Oklahoma team in the Fiesta Bowl. Never mind that they did it without star running back Steve Slaton. Never mind that his replacement, Noel Devine, is coming back next year...

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  13. WVU Football: Rich Rodriguez Responsible for Missing Player Files?

    The Charleston (W.Va) Gazette's Dave Hickman has a major scoop in today's paper: Citing a knowledgeable source in the WVU athletic department, Hickman reports that all of the paperwork files on all WVU players and recruits are missing...

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  14. WVU Football: Steve Slaton to the NFL

    Well, my old school newspaper, West Virginia University's Daily Athenaeum, is 1-for-2 on football-related scoops.I reported here last week that the DA had been told by a source that WVU running back Steve Slaton was coming back for his senior season...

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  15. Meet Sen. Jay Rockefeller: West Virginia's New Offensive Coordinator

    West Virginia University football head coach Bill Stewart is looking for an offensive coordinator. Among the names that are popping up include Tulsa offensive coordinator, Herb Hand—a legit choice...

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  16. WVU Football: Corso and Kendrick Wrong and Mean, Respectively

    What do ESPN football “analyst” Lee Corso and Arizona Diamondbacks executive (and moneyed WVU booster) Ken Kendrick Jr. have in common? Neither of them has any idea what he's talking about...

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  17. Report: WVU's Slaton Returning for Senior Season

    WVU's student newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum, for which I have a soft spot (editor, '88-'89), is reporting that running back Steve Slaton has decided to return for his senior season...

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  18. WVU Football: Savoring the Fiesta Bowl

    I’m certain my tens of readers have wondered where I’ve been, as I've thus far failed to write on West Virginia’s glorious Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma last Wednesday...

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  19. Fiesta Bowl: How Good Is Oklahoma?

    I’m really looking forward to the Fiesta Bowl—because even after 13 Oklahoma games and 11 Oklahoma victories, I still don’t know how good the Sooners are...

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  20. Uniform Advice for West Virginia Mountaineers: Work Blue

    In today’s meaningless bit o’ statistical whimsy, we present the case why WVU should wear its blue jerseys during the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma if it can—but Steve Slaton should wear white...

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  21. WVU Sues Rich Rodriguez, Should Seize Moral High Ground

    Reports tonight say that West Virginia University’s Board of Governors is suing former coach Rich Rodriguez to collect the $4 million buyout his contract says he owes WVU after bolting for Michigan...

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  22. Touchdown City Meets Spin City: West Virginia's Desperate Need for Damage Control

    If I were the media adviser to West Virginia University boy-president Mike Garrison, I would make an observation and give some advice...

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  23. Fiesta Bowl: With Program in Turmoil, WVU Happily Back to Being the Underdog

    For WVU fans looking for some hope in the upcoming Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma, the pickings have been pretty slim. For instance: - The Las Vegas line, about 6 before Rodriguez left, is now up to 7...

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  24. WVU 2.0: How Will Rodriguez's Replacement Revise the Spread Offense?

    In my day job as a business reporter, I hear these terms a lot: "disruptive technology" and "creative destruction...

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  25. West Virginia's Next Head Coach: Handicapping the Candidates

    Based on absolutely no inside information—other than what I've read elsewhere and that persistent voice in my head that's usually telling me secrets about NSA surveillance on my ...

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