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West Virginia rushes for 329 yards, rolls to 56-10 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday

By John Antonik West Virginia University MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia had little trouble disposing of Eastern Kentucky in its COVID-19-delayed season opener Saturday afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers built a 42-7 halftime lead and cruised to a 56-10 victory over the winless Colonels. “It was a good win,” West Virginia head coach Neal Brown said afterward. “I’m...

Free pasture-finished beef production workshop offered online by UK, Virginia Tech and WVU

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky Beef producers and consumers have a growing interest in forage-finished beef. The University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech and West Virginia University are offering a free pasture-finished beef production online workshop Aug. 11-13 from 7-9 p.m. “Getting adequate growth to reach a ‘finished’ state and addressing market issues can be challenging for producers...

Rural Blog: Study shows how coal’s fall has hurt Appalachian suppliers, may threaten rail network

A 45 percent drop in Appalachia’s coal production from 2005 to 2015 has put other industries in the region at risk, says a study commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Researchers from West Virginia University and the University of Tennessee and identified the “coal industry ecosystem” in the region, mainly the industry’s supply chain of goods and services. “As...

Alliance of Kentucky, W. Virginia universities
seeks to improve diversity in STEM fields

The alliance of nine institutions includes University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, West Virginia University, Western Kentucky University, Centre College, Marshall University, Kentucky State University, West Virginia State University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. (Photo from UKNow)   A multi-million-dollar initiative with Kentucky and West Virginia universities has...