Morgantown Bans Outdoor Couches In Attempt To Halt Couch Burning

Morgantown, West Virginia is synonymous with couch burning. It’s the home of West Virginia University, and when they win an important sports contest, lose an important sports contest, or if the U.S. military kills Osama Bin Laden, people take to the streets to burn couches. Targeting what they called a “typical… » 4/08/15 10:21pm 4/08/15 10:21pm

Bob Huggins's Daughters Call Dez Wells A Rapist

Maryland guard Dez Wells was kicked off the Xavier men's basketball team in 2012 after being accused of sexual assault. An Ohio grand jury ultimately decided not to bring charges against Wells, and he later settled a lawsuit filed against Xavier. It's something he still hears about from opposing fans, and while his… » 3/23/15 9:19am 3/23/15 9:19am

Baylor Has Touchdown Called Back, Then Restored, On Targeting Foul

The second offensive targeting ejection of the day came on a massive play for Baylor, locked into a tough fight in Morgantown. This call negated a Bears touchdown and resulted in the ejection of Baylor's Corey Coleman—but after video review, the hit was declared legal and the touchdown put back on the board. » 10/18/14 1:35pm 10/18/14 1:35pm

Kung Fu Fight Breaks Out In Iowa State-West Virginia Blowout

Eleventh-ranked Iowa State suffered its worst loss of the year tonight in Morgantown, as WVU trounced the Cyclones 102-77. But it's a wild sequence of events late that left both teams charged with flagrant fouls after ISU's Dustin Hogue delivered a flying kick to an opponent while the Mountaineers' Eron Harris earned… » 2/10/14 9:48pm 2/10/14 9:48pm

Why Did Geno Smith Really Fire His Agents?

Geno Smith fell to the second round of the NFL draft, 39th overall. It wasn't unfathomable, but it was toward the most pessimistic end of the most pessimistic projections. Then, weird stuff happened: Smith fired his agents. His agents went to the media, anonymously claiming that Smith was disappointed he didn't go… » 5/01/13 2:35pm 5/01/13 2:35pm

West Virginia TV Station Graphic Refers To WVU Football Coach As "Dana…

West Virginia's not known for its excelsior journalism, but Charleston/Huntington NBC affiliate WSAZ has long been the flagship for getting it right in the Mountain State and is, seriously, a fantastic news operation. Alas, the auto-correct bug can bite even the most seasoned TV vets, as we assume it did tonight… » 3/09/13 12:36am 3/09/13 12:36am

A Skeptic's Guide To The 2012 Heisman Trophy

Remember the lullaby afternoons of September, when we all figured we'd see a Heisman winner who merited the award? Maybe a Geno Smith, slinging the ball all over the yard, or even a Matt Barkley, who despite being named after Big Bird's dog had the right pedigree and weaponry (Robert Woods and Marquise Lee catching… » 12/08/12 10:45am 12/08/12 10:45am

Five Players Ejected From Marshall-WVU Game As Kick To The Balls Turns…

The intrastate rivalry between West Virginia and Marshall has been nasty of late both on the football field and basketball court, and the annual Capital Classic game (featuring a massive, full-court logo from "Friends of Coal") turned ugly again tonight in Charleston as the Herd's Robert Goff delivered a boot to… » 12/05/12 11:34pm 12/05/12 11:34pm