11:36 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
Times West Virginian 19 hours ago

HERTZEL COLUMN: NCAA football is thriving in the digital age

The other day Baylor football coach Art Briles walked into his graduate assistants’ office and had to laugh at what he saw. “There’s five guys sitting in there — a couple of GA’s and some office personnel — and they all are within a foot and a half of each other and not a one of them is talking to each other,” Briles said, describing the scene “Every one of them is on the phone.”
Register-Herald 23 hours ago

WVU post-spring depth chart filled with few surprises

Although the contents brought about as much of a surprise as a over the hill balloon at a 40th birthday party, there were a few interesting nuggets in the post-spring depth chart that West Virginia University sent out Wednesday morning.
Register-Herald 23 hours ago

Clutch hitting leads WVU over Marshall

Junior catcher Cam O’Brien finished  a home run away from the cycle and scored three runs as the WVU baseball team defeated Marshall, 10-3, on Wednesday evening at Hawley Field.
Register-Herald 23 hours ago

Gardner improving with broken neck

Joedy Gardner, a well-known former West Virginia basketball player and coach, is much improved after having broken his neck in Phoenix, Ariz., several months ago.
Trickett remains as West Virginia's No. 1 QB

Trickett remains as West Virginia's No. 1 QB

Plenty will happen between now and Aug. 30 when West Virginia opens the 2014 college football season against Alabama at Georgia Dome in Atlanta. For now, though, Clint Trickett is still Dana Holgorsen’s No. 1 quarterback.
Times West Virginian Apr 23, 2014

HERTZEL COLUMN- WVU faithful again have a reason to root against Vick

It would be one final indignation, that’s what it would be if Michael Vick were to beat out Geno Smith and win the starting quarterback job with the New York Jets.
Register-Herald Apr 22, 2014

Mountaineers have benefited from incoming football transfers

Recruiting in college football seems to get more and more attention every season. Websites like Scout.com and Rivals.com stalk the high school sidelines and blow up potential recruits’ cell phones in search of the latest information. But there’s one important aspect that often goes ignored — transfers.
Times West Virginian Apr 22, 2014

HERTZEL COLUMN- Luck open to WVU fans’ suggestions

West Virginia’s fans have spoken, perhaps not verbally but nonetheless have had their voices heard, over the past few years as attendance has fallen at the Mountaineers’ football and basketball games.
Times West Virginian Apr 21, 2014

HERTZEL COLUMN- Summer, Alabama will be used to get WVU’s mind right

The ink had barely dried on the final reports out of West Virginia’s spring practice when thoughts turned forward toward the lazy, hazy days of late summer, days that will bring us into football season with a game that can either change the entire image of WVU football or sour it even further.
Fracker Lover

Fracker Lover

One thing Tom Corbett and his democratic challengers have in common is that they're all running campaigns that focus on fracking. Corbett is touting himself as a fracking job creator and the dems are criticizing him for not taking economic advantage of the drilling boom. 
Times West Virginian Apr 20, 2014

Arrest warrant out for WVU recruit

West Virginia University’s newest men’s basketball recruit, Tarik Phillip, has an order out for his arrest in North Carolina, according to a story in The Dominion-Post, which said three Gaston County Magistrate office spokespersons confirmed.
Register-Herald Apr 19, 2014

WVU trying to find speed on defense

Tony Gibson took over as West Virginia’s new defensive coordinator over the winter with the goal of trying not to do too much to rock the boat. As the fourth coach to hold that spot in as many years, the Van native — in his second stint as a Mountaineer assistant — knew that his players needed some stability.
Times West Virginian Apr 18, 2014

HERTZEL COLUMN: Under pressure, NCAA decides to change rules

At first glance, it appears that they do not go hand-in-hand, a pair of rules changes the NCAA’s Legislative Council approved this week, sending them off for what seems to be smooth sailing toward becoming rules.
Times West Virginian Apr 18, 2014

FURFARI COLUMN: Dr. Graber disagrees with Gee’s stance on Turnbull firing

Dr. Stephen Graber, an associate professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, is among the latest WVU teachers to deplore Oliver Luck’s firing of veteran wrestling coach Craig Turnbull. He raised some significant questions about that issue last Monday in a meeting of the WVU Faculty Senate.
Register-Herald Apr 17, 2014

Turnbull’s tenure dominates WVU wrestling history

Did Oliver Luck really do a thorough job in deeply evaluating Craig Turnbull’s 36-year career as wrestling coach before firing him?