Ashley O’Brien is the owner of Blue Gold Sports and lover of all things West Virginia Mountaineers. With a strong family tie to West Virginia University, she finds herself expecting everything to be in shades of blue and gold. Currently living in Charleston, SC working as a full time Realtor, Ashley loves the Mountaineers and traveling to see them play. In her free time, Ashley loves traveling, cooking, eating out and exploring new restaurants and spending time at the beach.
Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He is the managing editor at Blue Gold Sports and currently writes for West Virginia Sports Now and is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year with Blue Gold Sports. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Wesley Shoemaker is from Bowie, Maryland. Wesley has been covering sports for BGS since spring of 2021 and always has loved sports and love every second of my job. Wesley’s goal is to be able to connect readers to the games and teams they love.
Quinn is a senior journalism student at West Virginia University from Ellicott City, Maryland covering all Mountaineer sports this year. He has had experience also covering the Mountaineers with the Daily Athenaeum and WVU Maven on Sports Illustrated. In his free time, Quinn enjoys watching sports, fitness and spending time outdoors hiking and fishing.
Carleigh Minor is a Junior working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Communications. She comes from a small town located near Letchworth State Park in Western New York. She is participating in multiple extracurricular activities through WVU such as Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Professional Fraternity: Alpha Kappa Psi, Undergraduate Teaching, and president of Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Carleigh’s favorite sport to cover is WVU Soccer.
Hayley Maguire is a senior multidisciplinary studies major with minors in journalism, advertising, and sport communication. She is originally from New Jersey and loves all things sports. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dog, cooking and reading. Hayley is WVU footballs #1 fan!
Aaron Parker is a sophomore sports media major at WVU. His hometown is Hurricane, WV. Aaron’s favorite WVU players are: Pat White, Jevon Carter, and Da’Sean Butler. Fun Fact: Aaron can name every WVU football uniform combination for every game since the 2007 season.