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Herd breaks into playoff rankings, but behind Boise

wvgazette.com — Marshall finally has cracked into the elusive rankings released by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, but there's a catch: The Thundering Herd sits a spot behind Boise State. The 11-0 Herd, ranked 19th and 20th in the media and coaches polls, respectively, climbed to 24th in the CFP rankings despite its harrowing 23-18 win last weekend over Alabama-Birmingham.
Nov 25, 2014

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Editorial: Please, send us your W.Va. Affordable Care Act story

wvgazette.com — The Affordable Care Act has extended health insurance - and therefore health care access - to more than 100,000 West Virginians. How has the Affordable Care Act affected you and your family? The Sunday Gazette-Mail invites West Virginia readers to share their personal stories about the Affordable Care Act.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @gazette_opinion: Are you a West Virginian with a personal story about the Affordable Care Act? We would like to hear it. ow.ly/EOraM #WV

WVU tears into UConn, wins 78-68

wvgazette.com — SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- West Virginia put together a magnificent first half of basketball against Connecticut here in the finals of the Puerto Rico Tip-off tournament. That and a gutsy second-half effort with its two best inside players limited by fouls, were enough to give the Mountaineers a 78-68 win over the Huskies and the tournament championship.
Nov 23, 2014

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Nov 23, 2014

Teams are gone, band still playing. Trombone guy doesn't get much work though. #WVU wvgazette.com/article/201411…

St. Paul and the Broken Bones rock ‘Mountain Stage’

wvgazette.com — Paul Janeway brought the gospel to Charleston, as he and his band St. Paul and the Broken Bones shook Mountain Stage with thunderous spirit on Sunday night. Janeway, from Alabama, was brought up in the Pentecostal Church, evident in his boisterous delivery of soulful lyrics.
Nov 24, 2014

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‘Homeless Jesus’ statue installed in downtown Charleston

wvgazette.com — KENNY KEMP | Gazette After the consecration, the congregation came by to touch the statue. Walk down Washington Street in downtown Charleston, across the street from the post office, and you'll come to a bronze park bench that wasn't there last week. You may be hesitant to take a seat.
Nov 24, 2014

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MU’s dream season still alive after narrow win over UAB

wvgazette.com — On the 17th play of what could have been a bubble-bursting drive, Marshall's defense finally earned a rest. A long, joyful rest. The Thundering Herd took the lead with a defensive touchdown with 7:35 left in the game, and then stopped Alabama-Birmingham runner Jordan Howard on fourth-and-1 at the MU 10-yard line with 56 seconds left to escape Legion Field with a 23-18 victory.
Nov 23, 2014

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Doug Smock: ‘Old Gray Lady’ not enough to stop Herd

wvgazette.com — I am saddened and angered that the University of Alabama at Birmingham's football program may be on death's doorstep. If that is the case, that likely spells the end of historic Legion Field as a major-college football venue. That may be overdue - at 87 years old, the place is ripe for a death and burial - but it's sad nonetheless.
Nov 23, 2014

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