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West Virginia adds 11 more to Athletic Hall of Fame

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- West Virginia University has selected 11 more athletes or coaches to its Athletic Hall of Fame. Men's basketball players honored with their selection were Da'Sean Butler and Tony Robertson. Football players brought to the Hall were Dick Leftridge and Ron Wolfley. Jedd Gyorko ...

Blurred season gets some focus at WVU

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- After so many alterations, forced changes and unforeseen happenings in its football pre-season, West Virginia will finally get to begin its 2020 campaign with little fanfare and little noise when it reaches the opener on Saturday at eerily quiet Puskar Stadium at noon against ...

Boyd, Hanna were early Shepherd athletic leaders

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- There was very little recruiting because Shepherd University athletics had little funds for such an activity. Shepherd teams had players from mostly nearby communities and crossroads areas not far removed from Shepherdstown. Athletes were more interested in becoming graduate ...

Mountaineers are still free

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Nostradamus said it? No. It must have been Rich Rodriguez. No again? Then who was it that said, "There is nothing new under the sun?"They couldn't have predicted there would be no football at The Ohio State University. Or at The Pennsylvania State University. Or that Ole Notre ...

Casteel returns to WVU football staff

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Mention the 3-3-5 defense and many football fans in the state of West Virginia will jump to their feet and shout out "Jeff Casteel!"Casteel was a defensive coach at Shepherd from 1988 through 1999, when the Rams won six WVIAC championships. He was the school's defensive ...

Another cancellation: WVU vs. Florida State is axed

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- You can still traipse on down to Jacksonville, Fla. to spend your Labor Day weekend, if you please. But don't go to the West Virginia vs. Florida State football game that was to open the season for both schools.After first seeing the Big 10 drop all its non-conference games -- ...

No Shepherd football this fall

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- And then there were none.There may be candelabras placed on tablecloths at some college football tailgate parties. Grills will send aloft the sweet smells of sausages, burgers and sauce-slathered chicken somewhere in the land. Marching bands will hustle into their formations on ...

Cook, Harkins, Bridge and Korbini added to SU Athletic Hall of Fame

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The unsure times captained by the coronavirus didn't keep Shepherd University from honoring four of its former athletes, by voting them into its Athletic Hall of Fame.Women's basketball stalwart Laura Harkins Kelly; two-sport standout Ed Bridge; swimmer and track and field ...

College football season already sees reductions hit

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The axe has already fallen.Scheduled football games have been lopped off of the coming 2020 season.And West Virginia is one of the schools where games will not be played.When the Big 10 Conference mandated that all non-conference football games were dismissed from schedules, it ...

The ‘Backyard Brawl’: WVU, Pittsburgh to maintain rivalry

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- It seems the grass isn't greener than that growing in the "Backyard."More basketball games are coming, in the rivalry known as the "Backyard Brawl."It's a nickname applied to the West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh rivalry that numerous Mountaineer fans see as fuel to the competitive ...