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Opposite ends of spectrum — Aldon and Bubba

April 14, 2014 I wasn’t really sure what to write on this week and then, bam, Aldon Smith happene. more »»

Words of widsom from Wooden; tweet gone bad

April 7, 2014 My son played his first three games of AAU basketball Saturday and enjoyed the competition. He enjoyed the physicality and everything about playing that brand of basketball. more »»

Requiem for the region’s college sports

March 20, 2014 To call Tuesday’s first-round National Invitation Tournament game between West Virginia and Georgetown a “family reunion” wouldn’t be completely accurate. I mean, Mountaineers and ... Hoya. more »»

Take a long look at state law

March 18, 2014 Joe Pepe spent two decades looking over his shoulder. Someone recently tapped on his shoulder. In reality, it wasn’t someone, but something and that something is the West Virginia state law. more »»

Pirates produce prodigious plan for prospects

March 15, 2014 Arguably the most talented player in Pittsburgh Pirates spring training camp is no longer in Pittsburgh Pirates spring training camp. more »»

Buckeyes bounced by Michigan

March 15, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — No. 8 Michigan ended 15 years of Big Ten tournament frustration Saturday. There’s still some work to do before they can really celebrate. more »»

Tall task for 2 QBs

March 14, 2014 Between them, they have some 15,000 yards of offens. more »»

Acts of sportsmanship after and during a loss

March 11, 2014 Other than jumping on and whipping up on my son (which won’t last much longer), I have never been a wrestler. Knew them in high school and thought they were nuts. more »»

From the seats:WVU stops KU

March 9, 2014 MORGANTOWN — As the No. more »»

Can Pirates sustain Florida surge?

March 7, 2014 I only have four applications on my iPhone — FourSquare, Instagram, Twitter and ESPN ScoreCenter. more »»

Words: ‘They’ve made me feel like a prisoner’

March 4, 2014 I am in a unique position. I get to talk to a lot of people about a lot of things. I see coaches and how they interact with our youth. I listen to how coaches interact in those same situations. more »»

Crowded club of 1,000-point scorers

March 1, 2014 Bre Berryman, Emiley Masloski, Angela Staffileno, Vanessa Hissam, Alyssa Shingle, Katie Ellzy and Brennan Czuchran are more alike than the numbers that have defined their basketball careers. more »»

How to win a game

February 25, 2014 Nate Moses had a mountain to climb in his second year as the Edison boys basketball coach. The first year produced three wins which, unfortunately, wasn’t all that unusual for the Wildcats. more »»

Uncommon people doing uncommon things

February 24, 2014 I talk in this column a lot about my faith in God and how that gets me through way more than I could on my own. more »»

Words are more than words

February 17, 2014 “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.” It was reportedly first published in the 1860s, but it is one of the dumbest things ever said. more »»

Not a smart choice

February 15, 2014 The telephone rings while you’re updating a spreadsheet, responding to an e-mail or typing up a weekly progress report. more »»

Life around the wide, wide world of sports

January 27, 2014 The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association announced its 2013 Academic All-Ohio Football Team honors. more »»

Prayers, hugs & tears

January 20, 2014 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. more »»

Some things hard to figure

January 13, 2014 I have never understood the voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame as much as I am not a big baseball guy. It befuddled me that not one person had ever received 100 percent of the votes. Not one. more »»

Best of all time

January 6, 2014 I got home at oh-dark-thirty Saturday night/Sunday morning, sat down and turned on the tube for a few minute. more »»

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