February 7, 2014 |
DONTAE ANGUS walked around the gymnasium at Martin Luther King High before the school's signing-day ceremony yesterday with a not-so-subtle hat stuffed underneath his black sweatshirt with turquoise lettering. After orally committing to the University of Florida months earlier, the reason behind the clandestine cap was unclear, until he announced his pledge to West Virginia University. When the Gators fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive-line coach Tim Davis in December, Angus said he lost contact with the school.
February 7, 2014 |
Everything changed, Martin Luther King offensive tackle Dontae Angus said, when the University of Florida fired offensive-line coach and area recruiting coordinator Tim Davis at the end of last season's 4-8 showing. "I had my heart set on Florida, but I lost all contact with them after that happened," said the 6-foot-6, 328-pound senior, who committed to the Gators in July. "I never heard from them again. " Forced to switch gears late in the recruitment process, Angus visited West Virginia last weekend and committed to the Mountaineers on Wednesday, national signing day. "The people at West Virginia really welcomed me and my mom [Jounieta Williams]
February 6, 2014 |
When it comes to the preparation necessary to be a standout offensive lineman at the Division I level, Council Rock South's Eric Gallo does not have to go far to find a role model. Justin Pugh, who starred at Council Rock South and Syracuse, recently completed his rookie season as the starting right tackle for the NFL's New York Giants. "I try to play the same way he does," said Gallo, who was a middle-school student when he first met Pugh. "He's physical, aggressive, and he plays with a ton of heart.
January 20, 2014 |
All businesses are at the mercy of their supply chain. Few are as vulnerable as a water utility. Witness West Virginia Water, a subsidiary of American Water Works Co. of Voorhees. On Jan. 9, a sweet licorice odor was noticed in the air around the Elk River as it wound its way south through Charleston, the state capital. The source was identified as 7,500 gallons of a chemical known as MCHM that had leaked from a 35,000-gallon tank belonging to Freedom Industries. The spill occurred less than a mile upstream from West Virginia Water's intake facilities.
December 24, 2013 |
Archbishop Carroll is looking at Monday's meeting with the Virginia powerhouse that produced Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo as an opportunity. "Challenges like this are why you play," said Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk. "Let's take advantage and have some fun with it. " The Patriots (6-0) will face Oak Hill (Va.) in the final of the Chick-fil-A Classic at 8:30 p.m. in Columbia S.C. Oak Hill (12-1), which has graduated more than 20 NBA players, ranks No. 8 in the USA Today Super 25. "They have Division I guys coming off the bench," Romanczuk said.
November 13, 2013
St. Joseph's received its third oral basketball commitment when 6-foot-10, 228-pound senior Obi Romeo of Greenbriar East High in West Virginia chose the Hawks. Originally from Nigeria, Romeo has been in the country for about three years. His adoptive father, Rick Romeo, said that St. Joseph's was the first school to contact him. Rick Romeo said that Florida Gulf Coast, East Tennessee State, Georgia Southern and Longwood were among the others that were in the picture. Romeo joins two high school players from North Carolina as Hawks recruits: 6-7 power forward Markell Lodge and 6-6 wing player James Demery.
July 27, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - Virginia Johnson, 88, the Missouri farm girl who helped redefine the understanding of human sexuality as half of the husband-wife team whose sex studies in the 1960s turned them into worldwide celebrities and best-selling authors, died Wednesday. The pioneering researcher, who was at an assisted-living facility in St. Louis, suffered complications from various illnesses, her son Scott Johnson told the Associated Press on Thursday. He said the family was planning a private funeral.
July 17, 2013 |
BOB HUGGINS is the king of second chances. The West Virginia basketball coach believes that with tough love, he can find a way to get through to almost any player. Aaric Murray was always going to be one of Huggins' most difficult projects. After two seasons at La Salle that included moments of brilliance followed by days of dysfunction, Murray transferred to WVU in 2011. He sat out one season, played last season, went to school and graduated. Huggins, however, announced yesterday that, by mutual agreement, Murray will not be using his last season of eligibility at WVU. Murray is free to play anywhere else this season and be immediately eligible.