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Saturday night's latest version of a Bristol night race will go down as one of the best of all time and it will not be for who won the race or how he managed to take the checkered flag. It will be remembered more for who finished second and the emotion that he crawled out from behind the wheel with as he addressed the media and the crowd.

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MORGANTOWN - If there is movement anywhere along the offensive line during a game prior to a snap, it is a penalty. When that movement comes during camp prior to the regular season, it's a sign the coaching staff is not getting everything it desires from those players.

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MORGANTOWN - When it comes to the West Virginia University frontcourt for the upcoming college basketball season, a lot of the attention - and deservedly so - has focused on sophomore Derek Culver and incoming freshman Oscar Tshiebwe.

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2019 West Virginia University

Football Schedule:

Aug. 31: James Madison, 2 p.m.

Sept. 7: at Missouri, noon

CHAPMANVILLE - Two seasons ago the Chapmanville Regional High School football team had Dylan Smith in its backfield.

Smith ran all over West Virginia - up the middle, student body left, student body right - en route to more than 1,770 yards and 30 touchdowns an a Class AA First-Team All-State season.

MAN - Having a veteran quarterback coming back is a luxury many teams don't have.

The Man High School football team, however, certainly has that as senior quarterback Caleb Milton returns for the Hillbillies this fall.

LOGAN - Down in the trenches, the Logan High School football team is big, beefy and deep.

The offensive line expects to be one of the team's strengths. Due to numerous injuries and a lack of depth, the O-line was a major weakness for the Wildcats last season as Logan went 4-6.

HUNTINGTON - Marshall wide receiver Stone Scarcelle knows that his parents gave him one heck of a name to live up to.

At the time of his birth, Mike and Cricket Scarcelle likely didn't know the impact the name may have, but as their son gets into his third year at Marshall, he is proving that the name befits his mindset.

MORGANTOWN - During Monday's one-on-one competition period at West Virginia University preseason football practice, sophomore running back Alec Sinkfield was lined up against freshman defensive back Tykee Smith.

Getting a ticket to Bristol Motor Speedway's annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series August night race was at one time the toughest get on the entire schedule. Regardless of how many seats were added, the track kept stringing together sale out after sale out.

MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University redshirt freshman receiver Bryce Wheaton will admit that he did not think he was physically ready to play college football at a high level when he arrived here last year.

In the current realignment makeup getting to seven wins has seemed to be the goal for Double-A high school football teams across the state of West Virginia if they have any hope of making it to the playoffs.

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BARCELONA, Spain - Derek Culver and Logan Routt posted double-doubles to lead West Virginia to a 98-67 win over the Barcelona All-Stars on Sunday in Barcelona in the final game of WVU's 2019 international tour.

LOGAN - Michael Hall is gone.

And that's a big blow for the Logan High School receiving corp and team.

Hall, who graduated, had a big season last year for the Wildcats, reeling in 21 passes for 707 yards and eight touchdowns. He also saw time in the backfield as well as under center in the Wildcat formation. He also was Logan's rugby-style punter, averaging 43.1 yards per kick.

HUNTINGTON - Normally, most coaches are worried about coaching up new players during the opening weeks of preseason camp in the fall.

MORGANTOWN - The West Virginia University football team has two cornerbacks who have seen plenty of playing time in the past going into the 2019 season, but behind them the Mountaineers are a bit thin when it comes to experience.

Only 16 teams will advance to the playoff round of the final 10 races of the season that will eventually crown this season’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and for Hendrick Motorsports there are only four races for the organization to put all four of its teams in the playoff field.  Chase …

HUNTINGTON - Marshall head coach Doc Holliday sat down for his 10th pre-season press conference recently when he met with media members in the press box of Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

High school football

2019 Cardinal Conference Football Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 29

*Chapmanville vs. Sissonville at Charleston's Laidley Field, 7:30 p.m.

Having an experienced quarterback to lead your team is something some teams just don't have.

It's a great start to the football grid campaign when you have a veteran signal caller to guide the team heading into preseason drills and the start of the season.