1. I'm a Fan of...Rich Rodriguez?: Afraid So, Even With the Practice Allegations

    First, let's get the bad part out of the way. Even after nearly 20 months to get over it, I'm still PO'ed at Rich Rodriguez for being completely outcoached by Pittsburgh's Dave Wannstedt ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 1,625 reads 32 comments

  2. 2009 WVU Football: Struggles Early, Sweeps the Big East

    Liberty (from Lynchburg VA) in Morgantown, Saturday, Sept. 5: In 2007 and 2008, the Flames could have pulled an Appalachian State right here in Appalachia...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 680 reads 9 comments

  3. If The Big East Were...

    ...a legitimate football conference, it would not have lost its affiliation with the sixth oldest bowl. ...a legitimate football conference, I wouldn't have to explain that the Gator Bowl ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 166 reads 9 comments

  4. Toiling In Anonymity: A Team's Key to Victory

    For any team to reign victorious, the offensive linemen must rule. It is therefore interesting irony that the accolades will be that team's primarily because of a group of really large men who themselves will receive few accolades...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 71 reads 3 comments

  5. 2001 AFC Championship Game: The Beginning of New England Dominance

    Sunday January 27, 2002 Heinz Field Press Box Buffet Room Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 11:30 am The No. 1 seed Steelers are hosting the No. 2 Patriots, only the 10th time since seeds were established in 1975 that Nos...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 3,435 reads 17 comments

  6. AFC Championship Game Day: Citizen Sportswriter Gets in the Press Box

    Sunday January 27, 2002 8:00 a.m. After spending the best part of yesterday evening going over the matchup, I'm calling it Steelers 24 Patriots 10. It will be that decisive. I didn't have enough money to stay at the William Penn...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 103 reads 3 comments

  7. On Hallowed Ground: Getting Inside The Press Box

    Everyone remembers this classic line from the late 1980s film Bull Durham: “You hit white balls for batting practice, the ball parks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 87 reads 2 comments

  8. The Big East As a Cult: The League's Most Worshipped Players

    A cult is a cohesive group with devotional beliefs and practices which are considered to be outside of mainstream cultures. Sounds like the Big East football conference. Here’s my list of my favorite players from the cult that is the Big East...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 148 reads 11 comments

  9. WVU 1981: Don Nehlen Takes The Mountaineers To The National Stage

    Something changed. The expectation of winning crept into the West Virginia psyche. Players, coaches, students, and fans alike slowly bought into Don Nehlen’s philosophy. Belief was gradual, however...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 453 reads 1 comments

  10. WVU and My Out-of-Conference Pastries: What I've Learned

    If I had to explain my article in the comments, I didn’t explain my article well in my article. Not much more to be said about that. Stick to my positions with confidence and humility...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 144 reads 0 comments

  11. WVU Football 1980: Don Nehlen Brings Back The Culture Of Winning

    (Note: as with the previous West Virginia football history piece, this article is written from memory. Please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 816 reads 6 comments

  12. What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been: WVU Football Before 1980

    West Virginia football has a storied past. Trouble is, few folks outside Almost Heaven know the story. Well, I’m here to tell you about the years before 1980 in an abbreviated fashion...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 5 years ago 1,519 reads 7 comments

  13. Pour Some Sugar on Me: West Virginia and Its Out-of-Conference Pastries

    West Virginia’s out-of-conference schedule in the recent past has been stacked with Hostess Twinkies and Krispy Kreme German chocolate donuts, all topped off with Cool-Whip and sparkles...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 2,280 reads 47 comments

  14. I Hope I'm Wrong: WVU O-Line, Sam Bradford, and Notre Dame

    I hope I’m wrong about the West Virginia offensive line. The Mountaineers return two starters, center Eric Jobe and right tackle Selvish Capers. The new guys are mostly sophomores with one junior starting...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 871 reads 16 comments

  15. BCS Shake-Up: The 2009 McGintey Very Dangerous People Slingshot Award Nominees

    The McGintey Very Dangerous People Award is the statuette of a slingshot (reference: David and Goliath) given to the non-BCS team that does the best at making life miserable for a BCS team...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 213 reads 0 comments

  16. West Virginia 2009 Predictions: Wins and Toss-Ups

    West Virginia in 2009 faces an interesting season. The Mountaineers could go 6-7 or finish in the Top Five or anywhere in between and I would not be surprised. Others seem to agree...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 773 reads 6 comments

  17. Final BCS Computer Rankings for 2008 Season

    Here are the final computer rankings for each of the six services as of Thursday Jan. 8, 2009 (after the bowl games were over). The source is Ken Massey of Massey Ratings. The Harris Poll and the USA Today Poll are included for comparison...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 806 reads 8 comments

  18. Do the BCS Computers Add Value? A Nerd's Perspective

    Wolfe, Colley, Sagarin, Billingsley, Massey, Anderson, and Hester is not a law firm. They are the seven gentlemen who provide computer analyses to the Bowl Championship Series...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  19. Swofford Runs Cynicism Up Flagpole, No One Salutes

    The one thing that stands between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, hosting the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament and not hosting the tournament is the Stars and Bars of the old Confederacy...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 252 reads 4 comments

  20. The Case For The Mythical National Championship

    If in 2007 Missouri and West Virginia would have qualified for the BCS Championship game, you would have either a) laughed hysterically, or b) thrown a brick through your television...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 321 reads 11 comments

  21. What's In a Name? My Top Five In College Football History

    What’s in a name? Ask the teammates and the opponents of these five college football players. Their birth monikers may have vaulted them to glory...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 271 reads 2 comments

  22. WVU: The Case For Bill Stewart

    It's humorous, at times downright funny. I've discovered, later than most, obviously, that many West Virginia fans refer to head coach Bill Stewart as “Luther,” ...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 1,079 reads 0 comments

  23. Ohio State Football: Top Ten Most Significant Games in History

    Here are my selections for the top ten most significant, interesting, and compelling football games in Ohio State history. Remember: the Buckeyes didn’t have to win for the game to make the list...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about over 5 years ago 334 reads 0 comments

  24. West Virginia Football at Stake?

    It was a tough fortnight in West Virginia: The Mountaineers suffered consecutive embarrassing losses and the financial markets hit the skids, directly affecting the coal, oil, and natural gas millionaires here who lean on both...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 6 years ago 588 reads 0 comments

  25. West Virginia's Defense: Camouflage Ball

    Yesterday's 21 point yield to Villanova by West Virginia can be explained in one sentence: Bill Stewart gave up everything underneath...

    Tim McGhee Written by Tim McGhee about 6 years ago 168 reads 0 comments