When Phil Steele got into the college football magazine business nearly 30 years ago, the best piece of advice he ever received came from Joe Del Popolo, who published Game Plan Magazine. What Del Popolo basically told Steele was if your magazine is not the first one on newsstands, then you're last in this industry. "When I started back in 1995, Joe was running Game Plan Magazine, and he sort of took me under his wing and got me started. He said, 'Phil, you want to be the first (magazine) on the newsstand because if you are the first, the casual football fan walks by, sees your magazine and buys it. They might buy a second one, and then they've got their magazines (for the year),'" Steele recalled Tuesday morning. Back then, to get your magazine out first, that meant having the vast majority of the information compiled by April with a target date of June 1 to have your publication on newsstands. These days, if a college football magazine is sitting on your coffee table right now, there is likely a whole lot of information that you're missing out on. The NCAA transfer portal has not only dramatically changed college football, it has also transformed the summer magazine industry as well. The NFL live broadcast booth covering the 2022 NFL Draft at the Bellagio Fountains on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Las Vegas.
By all accounts, Carol (Dahl Leacox) Livingston has enjoyed a spectacularly successful life as a lawyer, mother and wife. But one thing has always been missing. On May 14, that changed as she walked across the commencement stage in Memorial Stadium, her family cheering her on, a moment 63 years in the making. She got her diploma — Bachelor of Science in Business Administration — for her studies at the University of Nebraska from 1955-59. "I did the work," Livingston said. "I knew I did the work. I did it on purpose. It’s what I wanted. I just didn't get to stay and finish my hours." The recognition came after Livingston’s daughter, Cathy Leacox Farman, sent an email to the university. After hearing her mom’s story of finishing the work for a degree but not receiving it, Cathy decided to make it right. Are you awake? Watch sports. How to watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup finals live without cable
The NFL Draft is over and for the first time since 2007, West Virginia is on the outside looking in. Really since 2019, when five Mountaineer players’ names were called, the pickings have been pretty slim around here. Offensive tackle Colton McKivitz was the 153rd choice by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2020 draft, and last year, Arizona graduate transfer linebacker Tony Fields II was taken at the exact same spot as McKivitz by the Cleveland Browns. That’s it. This has been West Virginia’s sparsest pool of NFL-caliber talent since the early 1950s, which is the last time a Mountaineer football coach has been handed a roster as depleted as the one Neal Brown is currently rebuilding. And make no mistake about it, although the R-word hasn’t been used much around here since Brown took over from Dana Holgorsen in 2019, that’s exactly what he’s had to do - rebuild. One experienced and knowledgable onlooker recently told me that the cupboard wasn’t just bare when Brown took over in 2019, it was barely even attached to the wall! The last time West Virginia experienced something to this degree was when Mississippi State offensive line coach Pappy Lewis was hired following Dud DeGroot’s two tumultuous seasons in Morgantown in 1948-49. DeGroot was brought in from the professional ranks to inject some excitement and enthusiasm into a Mountaineer grid program that had seemingly grown stale under Jock Sutherland protégé Bill Kern. DeGroot was a Clark Shaughnessy disciple whose expertise with the popular T-Formation offense made him an attention-grabbing hire.
The NFL Draft is over and for the first time since 2007, West Virginia is on the outside looking in. Really since 2019, when five Mountaineer players’ names were called, the pickings have been pretty slim around here. Offensive tackle Colton McKivitz was the 153rd choice by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2020 draft, and last year, Arizona graduate transfer linebacker Tony Fields II was taken at the exact same spot as McKivitz by the Cleveland Browns.
West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that JT Daniels, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound, redshirt senior quarterback from Irvine, California, has signed a grant-in-aid and will transfer to WVU from Georgia. The NFR LIVE is back in Vegas! When talking about 2022 Rodeo is basically refers to an annual National Finals Rodeo event.
Legendary pilot and West Virginian Chuck Yeager passed away last night. He was 97
The Fightin' Bob Huggins' come in at #15 in the preseason AP poll.
Given to the best defensive player of the week in college football, Darius Stills was named the Bednarik Player of the Week after collecting 4 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. Stills wreaked havoc all game against Charlie Brewer and the Baylor Bears
Per Pro Football Focus, Jarret Doege was the second highest rated quarterback in week 2 of college football, tied with Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler. Only Trevor Lawrence graded out better.
Neal Brown gives an update before Saturday’s game