8:09 AM EDT, Mon April 21, 2014
Times West Virginian 4 hours ago

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?
Q&A: Ovie Soko discusses his future and his journey from London

Q&A: Ovie Soko discusses his future and his journey from London

It's on to the professional ranks for Duquesne's Ovie Soko. Had a chance to chat with Soko this week to discuss this season, his future and a lot more. He signed recently with Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports Management and will soon begin training in New York City. Here's the full transcript: So, what's next for Ovie Soko? "Well, I just signed an agent and am starting the working-out process to make sure I'm prepared. Some NBA workouts will come up, I'm sure, and we'll really get a gauge from the workouts as to what my exact move will be next year, whether that will be here or over in Europe...
Times West Virginian Apr 17, 2014

Huggins signs junior college guard

Coach Bob Huggins completed his 2014-15 West Virginia University recruiting class on Wednesday and deemed it a success after receiving a signed letter of intent from junior college guard Tarik Phillip. Phillip joins Jevon Carter of Maywood, Ill., and Daxter Miles of Baltimore’s Dunbar High and out of Notre Dame Prep in Massachusetts in the 2014-15 recruiting class.
Times West Virginian Apr 17, 2014

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU gymnast hopes to stick her final landing

The reaction, one suspects, was the same as most people who see either a picture of West Virginia University gymnast Hope Sloanhoffer or meet her for the first time in person — a quick double take, maybe even stumbling over the first few words of an introduction.
Register-Herald Apr 17, 2014

Kickoff time set for WVU-Alabama

West Virginia football fans can now start counting down to the exact minute, instead of just the day.
Times West Virginian Apr 16, 2014

Bussie looks forward to WNBA

On Tuesday, the weather turned cold, the wind blew and amongst the raindrops that fell a few snowflakes fluttered quietly to Earth. It was as if it was a celebration of Asya Bussie being drafted on Monday night by the Minnesota Lynx, champions of the WNBA, with the third selection of the second round, the 15th overall pick of the draft.
Times West Virginian Apr 16, 2014

WVU’s Harlee named Big 12 Scholar-Athlete

The Big 12 Conference announced its Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipients for the 2014 winter sport season, and West Virginia University senior Jess Harlee earns the honor for women’s basketball. Harlee was selected as the award winner based on a vote of each respective sport’s head coaching group, with coaches not permitted to vote for their own student-athletes.
Register-Herald Apr 15, 2014

Mountaineers beat Buckeyes 4-1 in lefty Vance’s first career start

In his first career start for the WVU baseball team, sophomore left-hander Ross Vance struck out 14 en route to a 4-1 victory over Ohio State on Tuesday evening at Hawley Field.

West Virginia QB battle will produce clear winner

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen isnt above admitting mistakes, and that quarterback carousel last season, boy, that was a mistake.