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Rine: Week 1 NFL Picks

September 3, 2014 THURSDAY Seattle 34, Green Bay 14 The guess here is that the Packers are going to be in the running when it’s all said and done in the NFC this season. Guess N. more »»

Even In Defeat, WVU Shines

September 2, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Not a lot of heads turned whenever the Big 12 coaches picked West Virginia to finish eighth in their preseason poll. After the Mountaineers 10-point loss to No. more »»

Maykowski leaves it on the field — literally

August 29, 2014 OLD WASHINGTON — On most nights, Nate Maykowski’s performance could best be described as gusty. In fact, that’s the way his coach, Justin Kropka, put things Thursday night. more »»

Show That Never Ends

August 28, 2014 WHEELING — Welcome, my fellow lunatics, to the show that never ends: Ohio Valley high school football season. more »»

Five Bold Predictions For WVU

August 28, 2014 MORGANTOWN —There’s much optimism surrounding the West Virginia football program this season. Why not? The Mountaineers can’t do much worse than they did last season. more »»

‘Icky’ Out For ’Eers’ First Three Contests

August 26, 2014 MORGANTOWN — The fate of Ishmael “Icky” Banks has finally been revealed. more »»

Crest Could Be An X-Factor for WVU

August 15, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Dana Holgorsen already knows what he has in quarterback Clint Trickett. more »»

Hundred Players Get A Raw Deal

August 13, 2014 WHEELING — It was believed that when Rex Rush was forced to cancel Hundred’s football season because of a limited number of players, that those wishing to transfer within the borders of Wetzel Count... more »»

Injuries Rock Local Teams

August 11, 2014 WHEELING — When I spoke with Wheeling Park football coach Chris Daugherty for his annual season preview a week ago today, a question was asked about the backup running back position for when Savion... more »»

Could It Be Another Year Of the Cat?

August 10, 2014 PADEN CITY — In 1976, Scottish folk singer Al Stewart hit big with his single “Year of the Cat.” Nearly four decades later, we may see another big hit, with another Year of the Cat. more »»

Time to Bring Back the Brawl

July 27, 2014 MORGANTOWN —Let’s be honest. West Virginia added the wrong ACC team when it announced the Mountaineers will play a home-and-home with N.C. State. It should have been Pitt. more »»

Mountaineers improve overall, but in the end, will it really matter?

July 23, 2014 MORGANTOWN — You’d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t agree West Virginia has improved overall. more »»

OVAC Game Still Matters

July 20, 2014 WHEELING — A week from tonight some of the best football players the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference has to offer will bang helmets on the turf of Wheeling Island Stadium. more »»

Meet the Eurasian Collared-Dove

July 13, 2014 Back in 1974 a local pigeon fancier imported a flock of about 50 Eurasian collared-doves to the Bahamas. Ultimately he released the birds, and they took to life in the West Indie. more »»

Separate Paths Will Unite Wheeling Park Hoops Squad’s Players

June 24, 2014 WHEELING — Four players with the same mission. Four players who are going separate ways over the next month to build on what should be a very exciting season at Wheeling Park this winter. more »»

Harler continues to impress the state

June 18, 2014 WHEELING — It’s been a pretty good three months for Wheeling Central rising junior Chase Harler. more »»

Goodwin Owes His Success to Family

June 16, 2014 The following is the final part of a two-part column detailing Wheeling native C.J. Goodwin’s rise to the NFL. WHEELING — C.J. Goodwin wouldn’t be in this position without his family. more »»

Goodwin’s Path Full Of Twists

June 15, 2014 The following is part one of a two-part column detailing Wheeling native C.J. Goodwin’s rise to the NFL. WHEELING — C.J. Goodwin’s first love was football. more »»

WLU Offering Hoops Camp

June 11, 2014 WEST LIBERTY — The first thing one needs to run a sports camp is credibility. more »»

WVU’s Bradley: Change is a good thing for college football

May 30, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia football’s motto of “Spot the Ball” under then-coach Rich Rodriguez was considered innovative at the time, but we’re way past tha. more »»

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