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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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Indiana scores last 13 points to defeat Shepherd

INDIANA, Pa. — It was the opening round of the NCAA Division II Super Region One football playoffs. Shepherd, champion of the WVIAC, was on the road at Indiana, champion of the PSAC. Both teams had stellar defenses that were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation. Would mistakes decide the outcome? Would […]

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Marist first of WVU’s ‘Old Spice’ opponents

At least it’s not Gonzaga! West Virginia’s last two basketball games have been against the Gonzaga Bulldogs, a team that sharpened its canine teeth on the hide of the Mountaineers. Gonzaga drilled West Virginia, 77-54, in the 2012 NCAA tournament. And then Zags hammered the confused and at times listless Mountaineers, 84-50, in the midnight […]

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The young players pour out of Kentucky, leaving for the NBA like lemmings moving toward the sea. And the freshmen and sophomores are drafted in the first round, receiving bonus money for signing and getting guaranteed contracts. That’s Kentucky, home of the eight-time national champions and recruiting classes stampeding to Lexington to play for John […]

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College basketball has gradually become a sport where players and offenses of yesteryear have been placed on a list of endangered species. Large centers — those of 6-foot-10, 300-pound proportions — are quickly going the way of the baby hook shot, 20 rebounds-a-game player, and those individuals making 80 percent of their free throws. The […]

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The only time any West Virginia University basketball team was ever ranked No. 1 in the country was for a 10-week section of the 1957-58 season. “No. 1″ fell on WVU’s shoulders after Coach Fred Schaus and his Mountaineers defeated both Kentucky and North Carolina in the 1957 University of Kentucky Invitational Tournament (UKIT), a […]

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