Huggins tired of excuses
Going into Thursday night’s rematch at old rival Pitt, the West Virginia men’s basketball team has lost five of its last six games.
It is obviously a skid that Coach Bob Huggins believes resulted more from his young team’s mistakes than opponents’ superiority.
Steplowski overcomes odds, returns
It would have been more of a surprise if Cross Steplowski hadn’t played basketball.
It was pretty obvious that the eighth-grader at Greater Beckley had determined his route pretty early in life.
For starters, while many of his first-grade classmates wrote their name on their papers, the youngster, to the chagrin of his teachers, would sometimes write Zach Moss. Maybe it was easier to spell the former Mountain State National Player of the Year’s name than his own name, but not likely.
And while most kids were happy coloring Santa Claus in traditional red and white, Steplowski’s Santa was MSU blue with a jersey.
Philadelphia knocks of Giants, 17-10
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Vince Young threw a go-ahead 8-yard touchdown pass to Riley Cooper with 2:45 to play and the undermanned Philadelphia Eagles finally got things right in the fourth quarter, posting a 17-10 victory over the New York Giants.
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