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Heisman Favors Offense

October 19, 2012 In 1935, Jay Berwanger won the first Heisman Trophy as a halfback for Chicago. In those days, that position dominated the voting with runners winning 20 of the first 27 trophies and 41 of 77 overal. more »»

The Look On His Face Was Priceless

October 19, 2012 Two weeks on, the glow has lost none of its warmth. “We appreciate all the attention, believe me. But none of us ever dreamed it would turn out like this,” S. more »»

THORP: Wheeling’s Wojcik Finds Home in So. Carolina

October 18, 2012 WHEELING — When the University of Tulsa fired Doug Wojcik as its men’s basketball coach following a three-overtime loss to Marshall in March’s Conference USA Tournament, a collective ‘‘What?!’’ coul... more »»

RINE: Season Isn't Over Yet, WVU Fans

October 16, 2012 WHEELING — The question was asked repeatedly, followed each time by my you’ve-gotta-be-kidding-me grin as the response. more »»

Some Jobs Have Less Stress Than Others Do

October 15, 2012 When I look at a guy like Texas coach Mack Brown, I can’t help but think of a guy like Larry Blakeney. Who is Larry Blakeney? He’s the head coach at Troy State in Alabama — has been since 199. more »»

Heisman Voting Easy at the Moment

October 12, 2012 It was about a year ago this time when veteran West Virginia sports writer Mickey Furfari asked if I wished to become a Heisman Trophy voter. It took about 0.5 seconds for me to say yes. more »»

Bison Volleyball Remaining Strong

October 11, 2012 WHEELING — Since Courtney Kline took over as head coach of Bethany College’s volleyball program in 2007, the Bison have steadily been on the rise. more »»

Stew’s Legacy Lives On Through His Players

October 10, 2012 MORGANTOWN — Bill Stewart’s legacy as West Virginia’s head football coach is one that will forever be debated. He won a lot of games — but not enoug. more »»

Rine's Week 6 NFL Picks

October 10, 2012 Thursday Pittsburgh 37, Tennessee 10 I’m not naive enough to think the Steelers are a great team right now, but they’re a heckuva lot closer to being one than the Titans ar. more »»

WVU Victory Against Texas Is Bigger Feat

October 8, 2012 The folks voting on the polls got it right. Rightfully so, Kansas State had been the highest ranked Big 12 team the last few weeks. more »»

Barton Is Back With Chip on His Shoulder

October 7, 2012 WHEELING — A guy scored 33 goals in his rookie season and can’t get a sniff? Not a look, or at the very least a phone call from an American Hockey League club? If you think you’re miffed by Chris... more »»

THORP: Linsly Alums Shining On Gridiron

October 4, 2012 WHEELING — B.J. Depew is a person who takes immense pride in how his team performs on the football field. more »»

Five Months Ago, the Biggest Upset in the History of College Football Happened in Morgantown

October 4, 2012 If you watched last week’s game against Baylor and wondered aloud — ‘what would West Virginia’s offense do against its own defense?’ — that question has already been answered. Sort o. more »»

Rine's Week 5 NFL Picks

October 3, 2012 Thursday St. Louis 23, Arizona 20 You can’t help but be impressed with what the Rams have been able to accomplish, given their roster. more »»

Nailers Begin Kelly Cup Quest

October 1, 2012 WHEELING — Reaching the postseason was always a goal, but never the goal. The No. more »»

Get Ready for A New Way To Look at Football

October 1, 2012 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen promised not every Big 12 game will be like Saturday’s 70-63 shootout victory against Baylor, but he did confirm that what we saw was the culture of the Big 1. more »»

RINE: Nailers’ Donatelli: We’ll Develop Whomever Is Here

September 30, 2012 WHEELING — This is one of the toughest times of year for professional hockey coaches. Most generally, this is the time when you lay the foundation for what will hopefully a championship seaso. more »»

They Learn This Offense Early in Big 12 Country

September 26, 2012 MORGANTOWN — If you’re looking at the Big 12 and its annual gaudy offensive statistics, you’re probably thinking it’s just a collection of offensive-minded coaches who focus much of their recruiting... more »»

Hurley To Headline CRC Clinic

September 26, 2012 WHEELING — Of the 314 individuals enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 88 are coaches. And, of those 88 coaches, just three — Ernest Blood, Morgan Wooten and Bob Hurley Sr. more »»

Mountaineers Must Get Better Before Saturday

September 24, 2012 West Virginia’s so-so offensive performance in Saturday’s 31-21 victory against Maryland left a few folks wondering: Can West Virginia beat the good teams in the Big 12 with a showing like that?... more »»

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