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Brown Making Most Of Limited Coaching Time

MORGANTOWN — Four hours a week. That is not much time when you are the head coach of a power five football team. But that is the situation WVU’s Neal Brown finds himself in as the coronavirus continues to have a crippling stranglehold on the American lifestyle. Brown and his fellow Big 12 ...

WLU’s Laya Earns 2nd Straight All-American Honor

MANHEIM, Pa. — West Liberty University sophomore Cole Laya has been honored as an NCAA Division II All-American for the second straight year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). The NWCA traditionally recognized the top eight placers in each weight class at the NCAA ...

Defining Masters Moments

Gene Sarazen hit the shot that put the Masters on the map. Jack Nicklaus made the ground shake with a charge that gave meaning to the Masters not really starting until the back nine on Sunday. Arnold Palmer had his army. Sam Snead slipped on the first green jacket. There is no Masters this ...

Masters Heartaches Walk The Fairways With Green Jackets

For every fist pump from Tiger Woods, there are images of Greg Norman’s lonely walk across Hogan Bridge as he loses the last of his six-shot lead and heads for more heartache at the Masters. Jack Nicklaus had his famous charge on the back nine. Ed Sneed infamously lost a three-shot lead ...

Browns’ GM Berry Prepared For Virtual Draft

CLEVELAND — With degrees from Harvard in economics and computer science, Browns general manager Andrew Berry would seem perfectly suited to handle any pitfalls or problems he might encounter in his first NFL draft — a draft like no other. He’s a one-man IT department. Cleveland’s ...

‘The Last Dance’ Director Talks Project on Jordan’s Bulls

Jason Hehir was a kid in the stands in Boston Garden on April 20, 1986, the day that Michael Jordan scored a playoff-record 63 points. It was a Christmas gift from his father, who stuck a note promising “Two tickets to the Air Jordan Show” in his stocking that holiday season. It’s a ...

National Spotlight Shines on Brunner

WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty University senior Morgan Brunner wrapped up her women’s basketball career in record-setting fashion this season, leading the nation in multiple categories and setting a pair of school records in the process. A 5-foot-9 shooting guard who began her collegiate ...

OHSAA Announces Revised Spring Slates

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has a tentative plan in place for spring sports. The key word, however, continues to be tentative. Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass informed the more than 800 member schools late Wednesday afternoon that pending school resumption on ...

WLU Reveals New Grid Card

BRIDGEPORT — The Mountain East Conference released its 2020 football schedule on Thursday. The schedule shows West Liberty and the MEC’s 11 other football-playing schools participating in a 10-game round-robin conference slate that also includes the University of North Carolina-Pembroke as ...

Wheeling U. Football Schedule Released

BRIDGEPORT — Wheeling University will play five home games and six road contests in its second season of varsity competition. The Cardinals will open the 2020 campaign on Thursday, September 3 at 7 p.m. with a non-conference road game in Greensburg, Pennsylvania against Seton Hill. Wheeling ...

Tshiebwe To Go Through NBA Draft Process

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe will go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Tshiebwe’s intentions Wednesday to request an evaluation from an NBA undergraduate advisory committee. “Oscar ...

OVAC Banquet of Champions is Postponed

Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Executive Director Dirk DeCoy formally announced Wednesday that the annual Banquet of Champions has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made during the OVAC Executive Board meeting, held via Zoom just a few hours before DeCoy ...

Tradition Unlike Any Other Stymied

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break. You see, the first full week of April isn’t just a blip in time for this place. It’s their identity, their way of life, their cart path to success. A restaurant or bar can take a huge step toward ...

Brady: It Was Just Time To Leave Patriots

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with the Patriots. The six-time Super Bowl champion who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency last month said Wednesday on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern ...

NBA, NHL, MLB Weigh Options

While the world wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest U.S.-based sports leagues currently affected by the crisis are trying to figure out if, how and where games can be safely played again this year. The NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball have some similar constraints: ...

NCAA Baseball Talent To Go Up

As disappointing as it’s been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach Erik Bakich sees a silver lining. “I do think the coming years will be the deepest college baseball has ever been,” he said. Division I programs stand to ...

Legion National Tourney, World Series Canceled

WHEELING — Changes to the upcoming American Legion Baseball season have begun. Due to restrictions brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Americanism Commission, through National Commander James William Oxford, announced the cancellation of all American Legion national tournaments for ...

Strong Finish for West Liberty Women Recruits

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University head women’s basketball coach Kyle Cooper is already looking forward to next year after seeing the two recruits he landed during November’s early-signing period close out their high school career with impressive senior seasons. Jenna Riccardo, a ...

Matchups If NBA Resumes With Playoffs

Resuming the NBA season with the start of the playoff is one option for the league. Most teams had about 15 games left to play in the regular-season schedules when play was halted on March 11, and not everyone had played the same amount of games. But in this unprecedented situation, games ...

Players, Managers Intrigued by MLB’s All-Arizona Option

Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix area for an extended period if Major League Baseball and its players adopt an all-Arizona start to the season. “I don’t know if I could look at my ...