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Memories welcome for two football stadiums

August 8, 2011 The final year of Jimmy Carey and Newell Stadiums are upon us. Both will become memories at the end of the seaso. more »»

Time to be a teammate, preferably a good one

August 1, 2011 Before I talk about sports and teammates, I say it’s time for the Madonna and Weir High football teams to get together, formally, on the schedule in the regular season. more »»

Traveling around the weird wide world of sports

July 18, 2011 You can easily use one six-letter word for what the United States women did in Sunday’s World Cup loss to Japan — they “choked.” They twice blew one-goal leads and lost in penalty kicks. more »»

Learn from this win

July 11, 2011 My self-imposed boycott of ESPN took a detour Sunday afternoon. more »»

Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself

July 5, 2011 “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. more »»

Arlia went to West Virginia because he could

July 4, 2011 I have heard the question over and over again why Weirton Madonna graduate Connor Arlia decided to be a preferred walk-on at West Virginia University, rather than take his football talents to other... more »»

Thanks for reading, I appreciate your time

June 27, 2011 I appreciate everyone who reads this column. I know not everybody likes it and that is fine with me. I do not write stuff to be popular. I write stuff that I see happen and make comments. more »»

Four companies made a choice, now it’s my turn

June 21, 2011 I couldn’t believe my ears. Not once, but twice. NBC’s opening of its U.S. Open coverage Sunday showed men from the military raising the American flag, showing monuments from Washington, D.C. more »»

Ledyard understands the importance of hire

June 20, 2011 As a Catholic university, Franciscan is committed to traditional Catholic values that have been a part of the university’s history. more »»

Going the same way

June 19, 2011 It is time, one day later, for the Madonna faithful to get rid of the woulda, shoulda and coulda sound bites and get behind new coach Doug Taylor. more »»

When the fire escape becomes the main exit

June 13, 2011 West Virginia University did its best to supplant Ohio State University as the latest punchline of college footbal. more »»

A class act

June 11, 2011 The family was touring Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. when my phone rang Monday morning. more »»

Track at its best

June 6, 2011 Wow, what a track meet. I have been to some good ones at Jesse Owens Stadium at Ohio State University, but what I saw unfold Friday and Saturday will stick with this track guy for a long time. more »»

One gone, more to go

June 1, 2011 Now that the long overdue resignation of Jim Tressel as football coach at Ohio State University has taken place, more heads must roll. more »»

Dollars and sense of a funded college education

June 1, 2011 To pay, or not to pay? That is the question. more »»

Thank you for your service for our freedom

May 30, 2011 Thank you to all who have served, are serving and will serve for allowing this great country to be what it is. Thank you for my freedom. Thank you for our freedom. more »»

From the Big Red dugout

May 29, 2011 All my bags were packed, and I was ready to go. I was ready to follow the Big Red baseball team through a potential state playoff championship run as it made its way to Huntington Field in Columbus. more »»

To spill your guts is OK

May 23, 2011 Triumphs and heartbreaks or something in the middle were the case during the West Virginia State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at the University of Charleston’s Laidley Field. more »»

NBA overtaking NFL with postseason storylines

May 21, 2011 Move over NFL, the NBA is hot on your heel. more »»

Not a WD, he quit

May 16, 2011 Tiger Woods quit. Quit. Call it what you want. Put as much window dressing on it you want, he quit, he did not withdraw. For Tiger, he quit a tournament and the fans. more »»

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