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State-wide football: Like a crazy quilt crossword puzzle

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Across the state, some Class AAA high school football teams have played five games, others have yet to play any games. University and Morgantown from Monongalia County have now played one game since they were allowed to begin their seasons on Friday. There are only 24 Class ...

Administrators give Big 10, Pacific 12 football go-ahead

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Slowly, ever so slowly, the powers-that-be have seen the football light. At first, the Southeastern Conference, ACC and Big 12 held out against the thought that college football couldn't be played during the fall and early winter of 2020. The presidents of the Big 10 schools ...

Mountaineers-Cowboys open Big 12 play

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- The schedules have been reshaped. Both teams have seen their lone non-conference opponent. West Virginia has bid adieu to Eastern Kentucky. Oklahoma State held off Tulsa in its only brush with some team from outside the Big 12. And now, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at T. Boone ...

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 -- ...