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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 ...

West Virginia colleges gather 2021 football recruits

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- There is no standing still when trying to keep up with your football opponents on the college level.Since mid-March, nothing much has happened on campus -- players were sent home when colleges closed their campuses and classes were moved on-line, no group workouts have been ...

‘Bring ’em back’: College football returns

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Is it too soon to start focusing on the first Saturday in September, when WVU will bump heads with Florida State in Atlanta?"Bump heads" in the gloomy months of COVID-19 might not get rave reviews from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or others advocating social ...

Ricky Robinson: McMurran Scholar and football standout

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Only a few athletes from West Virginia high schools accomplish much for Shepherd University football. The 2019 team had more contributors from Mountain State high schools than any team in decades with six starters, including one player who would make proud those academicians ...

Slippery Rock, Indiana crowd Shepherd football schedule

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- There was no spring football practice to lead Shepherd into its second season in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference this fall.No other conference team was able to conduct similar drills either. The disjointed school term was completely derailed by the pandemic ...

Nathan Minnich: Career slugger at Shepherd

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- In his senior year at Shepherd, first baseman Nathan Minnich became almost mythical, so prodigious was his offense.Minnich, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound figure who came to Shepherd from Waynesboro High in Pennsylvania, had already shown the NCAA Division II world his prowess in his ...

Down went the Dots: Poca beaten by Cards in 1970 title game

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Utility players are much-valued by high school baseball coaches. The best teams have them aligned all over the defense. Infielders who can pitch. Pitchers who can play all over the infield. Catchers who can be employed at first base or in the outfield.Schools with the leanest ...

West Virginia reveals 13-game non-conference basketball slate

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- A late November tournament in the Bahamas is one of the highlights of West Virginia's 2020-2021 non-conference basketball schedule. Dovetailing with that eight-team event will be the annual games against a Big East opponent and a Southeastern Conference rival. Additional ...

An empty diamond

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The home dugout and baseball hat rack for the Rams baseball team sit empty, after the season was canceled last month.

Time ran out 61 years ago in Louisville

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- When West Virginia had an 11-game winning streak going into the 1959 NCAA national championship basketball game, it had some closer-than-close wins.The winning streak began just after a two-point loss to New York University (NYU) at Madison Square Garden.It was in Richmond at ...