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Naming Trickett QB early gives Mountaineers stability
The timing seemed odd. Right in the middle of an otherwise uneventful June afternoon, the West Virginia University sports information department put out a release stating that senior Clint Trickett will be the starting quarterback for the Mountaineers when the team opens the 2014 season against Alabama in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Aug. 30.
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The West Virginia Miners are 12-12, in third place in the Prospect League’s East Division, about to start a home series. Chillicothe leads the division, with Butler a close second.
Vincent was standout on WVU’s only No. 1 basketball team
Don Vincent of nearby Shinnston was an outstanding guard on the most successful men’s basketball team in West Virginia University’s history.
Mullens’ Fulford hired at Missouri
The year 2014 has been awfully good to Rob Fulford.
Herd embracing heightened expectations
Marshall football coach Doc Holliday isn’t backing away from the expectations that have been heaped upon his team.
USA Today has WVU 78th in preseason football countdown
Like Las Vegas oddsmakers, USA Today sports writer Paul Myerberg doesn’t rank West Virginia highly in that newspaper’s early college football predictions in a copyrighted piece.
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Not long ago, I guessed that the West Virginia University football team will go 6-6 during the 2014 football season.
WVU videographer Galusky proud of two-sport star grandson
I don’t know Jimmy Galusky of nearby Arthurdale, an all-state two-sport star who just graduated from Preston High School.
Five different items about a variety of sports
Stringing together some odds and ends which may be of interest to you:
n In a continuing federal court case out West, an economist recently testified that student-athletes could receive as much as $1 million were he or she given a half share of a major college’s revenue from network game broadcasts over a four year period.
For starters, wouldn’t that remove intercollegiate athletics completely out of the amateur status that such competition was intended to be?
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