5:27 AM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014
Times West Virginian 1 hour ago

HERTZEL COLUMN: Must WVU defense carry offense in ’14?

The other day the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story under the following headline: “In a year of change, must the Steelers’ offense carry the defense this year?” Reading that turned on a light.
Times West Virginian 1 hour ago

WVU takes first step today

Perhaps the most used — and least factual — cliché in sports is as follows: “There’s no tomorrow.” Around these parts, however, tomorrow is what they are clinging to, while putting a new twist on the cliché, turning it to, “There’s no yesterday.”
Register-Herald 3 hours ago

Miners beat Terre Haute 4-3 in 11 innings

The West Virginia Miners got back in the wins column Wednesday night, defeating Terre Haute 4-3 in 11 innings.  
Times West Virginian 12 hours ago

WVU takes first step Thursday

Perhaps the most used – and least factual – cliché in sports is as follows: “There’s no tomorrow.”  
Times West Virginian 12 hours ago

Must WVU defense carry offense in ’14?

The other day the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story under the following headline:  
Register-Herald 19 hours ago

Charges dropped against WVU RB Smallwood

Prosecutors said all charges against 20-year-old Wendell Smallwood, who had been charged with witness tampering in the case, have been dropped.
Times West Virginian Jul 30, 2014

Charges against Smallwood dropped

 West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood took to Twitter mid-afternoon Tuesday to express his feelings after charges of witness intimidation against him were dropped by the state of Delaware. It took him only three words to say what was on his mind: “God is Good.” Smallwood is now free to return to West Virginia and rejoin his Mountaineer teammates when they open camp for the 2014 season Thursday.
Register-Herald Jul 30, 2014

Terre Haute hands Miners 2-1 loss in 11 innings

Ryan Sabo singled home Clayton Smithson in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Rex to the win and put the West Virginia Miners’ postseason hopes in serious jeopardy.
Times West Virginian Jul 29, 2014

Charges against Smallwood dropped

West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood took to Twitter mid-afternoon Tuesday to express his feelings after charges of witness intimidation against him were dropped by the state of Delaware.
Times West Virginian Jul 29, 2014

Update: Charges against Smallwood dropped

Felony charges of witness intimidation against West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood in a murder case have been dropped, according Jason Miller, spokesman for the Delaware Department of Justice.
Times West Virginian Jul 29, 2014

WVU’s Smallwood waives preliminary hearing

West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood, arrested on a felony charge of witness intimidation in a first-degree murder case, waived his preliminary hearing Monday, his case now being moved to Superior Court, where more serious crimes are argued, according to The News Journal.
Times West Virginian Jul 28, 2014

Were Bowlsby’s fears about college athletics’ future justified?

I have never met or even talked to Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. But I did read a lengthy story on his 45-minute address to reporters last week on Media Day in Dallas, Texas. Among other things, Bowlsby forecast a startling change threatening the existence of intercollegiate athletics as we have known for these many, many years.
Register-Herald Jul 28, 2014

Trickett takes uncertainty away from WVU quarterback position

Since the day Geno Smith was selected with the 39th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, West Virginia’s football team has found itself in a rare position — searching for a starting quarterback.
Times West Virginian Jul 27, 2014

HERTZEL COLUMN: Big 12 provides plenty of optimism

This past week the Big 12 held its annual media gathering in Dallas and served up a heaping portion of optimism for the 2014 season that is now upon us, West Virginia University opening its preseason practices on Thursday. This is a time of year when no one has lost a game, not even Charlie Weis at Kansas, and it’s a time of year when opinions are more plentiful than tattoos in an NFL locker room.
Times West Virginian Jul 26, 2014

Seider's brother commits to WVU

West Virginia University’s football team has received a commitment from one of its own.