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Rine: Nailers Defenseman Answers When the Bell ‘Tolles’

February 24, 2013 WHEELING — Joe Tolles bent down toward the ice to get closer to his godson following the Wheeling Nailers’ most-recent game at WesBanco Arena, ear-to-ear smiles never leaving either fac. more »»

New WVU Coach Crook Has Roots at WLU

February 23, 2013 WEST LIBERTY — Scott Cook has known brand new West Virginia University offensive line coach Ron Crook for 26 year. more »»

Coach Believes Nailers are ‘Close’

February 21, 2013 WHEELING — Wheeling Nailers coach Clark Donatelli said last week he and the club would treat the impending seven-game road trip like a playoff series. more »»

Legend At WLU Growing

February 15, 2013 Jim Crutchfield has heard the whispers, though that’s all they are really. more »»

Donatelli: Lack of Effort Not Tolerated

February 13, 2013 WHEELING — Clark Donatelli sat his team down Tuesday morning prior to practice and passed along a simple message. If Wheeling’s effort doesn’t pick up, there will be guys looking for new jobs. more »»

WVU Coaches Tried to Identify the Stars of Tomorrow

February 8, 2013 Whether you looked at West Virginia’s football recruits Wednesday and saw a pile of gold or a pile of question marks doesn’t necessarily matter much at this point. more »»

Sports Briefs

February 8, 2013 Akron holds longest streak AKRON, Ohio — The nation’s hottest college basketball team has much bigger plans. Akron wants to make some March madness of its own. more »»

Sked Ahead Unkind

February 6, 2013 WHEELING — It seems as though the ECHL schedule makers don’t like it when you mess with their schedule. That was the word handed down to the Wheeling Nailers on Tuesday. more »»

WVU Players Not as Advertised

February 1, 2013 In West Virginia coach Bob Huggins’ not-so-subtle hints of what is wrong with his Mountaineers, who are two games under . more »»

Thadd II Will Attend UCF After Park

January 30, 2013 If you’ve ever talked to Thadd Obecny, you know he is, among many other things, one very proud dad. more »»

RINE: Nailers’ Hopes Rest On Road

January 29, 2013 WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers’ issues when playing somewhere other than WesBanco Arena have been well documented. more »»

Attitude, not Talent, Problem with Mountaineers

January 25, 2013 MORGANTOWN – When you look at some of the numbers West Virginia has posted this season, they’re a lot closer to the bottom of the NCAA charts than the to. more »»

Killeen Odd Man Out in Goal for Wheeling

January 24, 2013 WHEELING — With what amounts to three healthy No. 1 goaltenders, it was only a matter of time before one became the odd man out in Wheeling. more »»

Consistency: Call It the Same Way Every Night

January 17, 2013 WHEELING — Nobody deserves the benefit of the doubt simply because they’re exceptionally good at something. more »»

New England Will Repeat December Romp

January 10, 2013 Bill Belichick insists the rematch of a December game with the Texans will be different. more »»

Coach Huggins: Mountaineer Men Lack Toughness

January 9, 2013 MORGANTOWN – There’s a ‘‘big’’ problem with the WVU men’s basketball team. more »»

Rine: Slow Starts are Dooming Wheeling on Road

January 8, 2013 WHEELING — Like most sports, hockey coaches often speak in cliches. more »»

RINE: End of Lockout Will Bring Few Changes for Nailers

January 6, 2013 WHEELING — As word continues to leak that the end to the ridiculous NHL lockout may be drawing near, hockey fans throughout the world are understandably beginning to get excited for the first time i... more »»

This Mic Is Powerful Right Now

December 21, 2012 The game was over, and the postgame interview appeared to be, too, when Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey suddenly decided otherwise. more »»

Rine's Pro Picks

December 19, 2012 Last Week: 10-6 Overall: 142-83-1 Saturday Atlanta 30, Detroit 16 The Falcons made quite the statement by smashing the Giant. more »»

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