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Shepherd vs. Charleston: Early WVIAC feature

It’s just late November, but Shepherd has already claimed a pair of road wins against teams that are used to winning when at home. Standing at 3-1 overall, the Rams have beaten Elizabeth City State on the road in North Carolina and later defeated Fairmont by three points at the Joe Retton Arena in Marion […]

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No couches were burned. They could have been after West Virginia held off Iowa State to finally qualify for a bowl bid. They may not have been burning their way to Almost Heaven in Morgantown (probably because it was the Thanksgiving holiday and thousands of students were drinking somewhere away from Sunnyside), but there was […]

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This past summer, the University of Maryland eliminated seven sports from its shrinking list of NCAA teams. None of them were self-supporting, as is the case with “minor” sports at nearly every institution in the land. Athletic director Kevin Anderson, fresh on the scene from the U. S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, […]

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Holliday and Herd stay home this year

No Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl for Marshall this year. Saturday’s had-to-have game against East Carolina decided the Thundering Herd’s bowl fate. When the Pirates scuttled Marshall, 65-59, in two overtimes, it meant a losing 5-7 record for Coach Holliday and the Thundering Herd. No bowl game with a losing record. Holliday and company had gone […]

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Mountaineers come home to Coliseum for first time

The trip for three games to the Old Spice tournament in Kissimmee in central Florida only partially removed the acrid taste West Virginia had in its mouth from the season-opening loss it took in Spokane when frosted by Gonzaga. The field in the Old Spice was not ripe with national contenders. Gonzaga ripped through its […]

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“To the victor go the spoils”. Shepherd was the victor. The Rams were the WVIAC football champions. They had a 7-1 record in the league and finished one game ahead of three other contenders — Glenville, Charleston, and Concord. All three of those teams had 6-2 conference marks. As the victors, Shepherd reaped all manner […]

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Former WVU offensive lineman Selvish Capers has been signed by the New York Giants and is on the team’s roster for this week’s game against Washington. Capers is a former Redskin who was released by the team following this year’s summer camp. Former Shepherd tight end Dominique Jones is back with the Indianapolis Colts. Jones […]

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  Lady Falcons’ Kaitlyn Snyder scores 22 points in win over Rams   FAIRMONT — With Kaitlyn Snyder scoring 22 points and a solid 21-of-26 showing at the foul line, Fairmont defeated visiting Shepherd, 80-67, in WVIAC women’s basketball game at the Joe Retton Arena last Tuesday. Shepherd was 1-2 overall and 0-1 in league […]

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Trip to corn country gives WVU another chance for its sixth win

Corn country. Soybeans country. Bowl country. Ames, Iowa. The home of the Iowa State Cyclones of the Big 12 Conference. Iowa State. Home of the school that welcomed West Virginia University and Texas Christian University to its conference . . . so that the Cyclones and Kansas might have some company at the bottom of […]

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