Introducing Logan Carney, our new West Virginia Football Rhythms Writer

I’m thrilled to be introduced as West Virginia’s newest football beat writer, though I hope some of you already know me.

For those of you who don’t know, allow me to introduce myself as a wealthy man of good taste. My name is Logan Carney and I am a 2020 graduate of Robert Morris University. I have a bachelor’s degree with a major in communication with a concentration in sports communication and a minor in sports management.

In college, I was editor of RMU Sentry Media and helped start the Colonial Sports Network. I am passionate about student journalism and will be helping my alma mater Plum High School launch a student newspaper in the fall.

I’ve been part of the Sports Now team for a few years now, having started out covering Robert Morris football in 2020. It was an unpaid role, but a phenomenal opportunity for me as getting a job in sports so that there was no sport while I graduated in the middle of a pandemic was, literally, impossible.

Around February last year, I started writing as a generalist reporter for the Sports Now Network, but mostly for Steelers Now. Within a few months, I progressed to become a recruiting insider/analyst for WVU and PSU in this new role which I am excited to take on.

Outside of Sports Now, I also cover local news for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review as a freelancer and self-published a novel called Our seats in left field which is a fictional story about a fan’s experience based on the 2013 season of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The book is mostly about heartbreak, depression, and how the pirates helped the main character overcome these obstacles.

In addition to the novel, I ran my own website during the pandemic called Carnival News who is no longer online. This website was basically a blog, but I was able to tell amazing stories about local heroes and get accredited to cover the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Speaking of the Hounds, I’ve covered them for three different outlets, two of which are now defunct, over a span of five years.

Personally, I come from a big family and I love them all. On the immediate side, I have two half-sisters, two brothers, a father and a stepmother, all of whom mean the world to me. I am proud to say that my mother is my hero. My mom passed away when I was in high school from carcinoid cancer, a cancer she battled for most of my childhood. His fight remains my inspiration for everything I do.

To be even more personal, I suffered from depression and anxiety after the loss of my mother. I am very passionate about helping others fight these “cancers”, as my mother would say. This is the most important social cause for me.

Now if you’re not like my older brother who blocked me for what he considers horrible takes, then you can follow me on Twitter. In addition to the above, you can usually find me tweeting about movies or TV shows. On top of all that, I really like roller coasters and amusement parks. I also volunteer weekly at an animal shelter and love dogs, especially beagles.

If you are looking for a dog, do not hesitate to contact me and I will send you photos of what I am walking this week.

I like to talk with people, especially when they strongly disagree with what I’m saying. So feel free to respond to anything I say on Twitter. Don’t worry, I try to avoid tweeting about politics, so you can avoid those toxic discussions.

Some fun facts: I’m an ordained minister through one of those $20 websites, but I legally performed a wedding. I’ve been skydiving and plan to make it a hobby, but the 30 pandemic made me too fat to jump out of a plane so I’m currently still on another diet. I also once suffered from sleep deprivation watching all the James Bond movies in a single weekend, sadly it was still one of the best weekends of my life.

I believe it’s about that. I strongly believe you should know who covers your favorite teams on a personal level and hope this helps you know who I am.

I am beyond excited to tackle this new role. I’ve always preferred college football to pro. And this year will open up a lot of great places to cover. A game at Milan’s Puskar Stadium was on my bucket list, not to mention the fight in the garden and the chance to attend Enter Sandman in person. Maybe even a trip to visit my sister-in-law in Texas is planned. I’m just beyond excited to see where we can take our WVU coverage from here.

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