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Ashley O’Brien

Ashley O’Brien is the co-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. 
Twitter: @ashleyeo
Facebook: @ashley.obrien.8
Instagram: @ashley_obrien

Shanna Rose

Shanna Rose is the co-owner if BGS and the lead reporter. She had been with the site for five years covering football, basketball and baseball. Shanna was born and raised in Wheeling, WV and is a 2014 graduate from West Virginia University with a major in television journalism and a minor in sport communication. In her spare time, Shanna enjoys sports, outdoor activities, painting, spending time with her family, friends and pets.

Twitter- @SMR1837

Jeremy Simon



Layne Sheppard

Writer for Blue and Gold Sports. West Virginia Mountaineer for life.
All-around college sports fan and golf nut.


Franklin Markel

A huge West Virginia fan, Franklin is currently a high school student but that doesn’t stop him eating, breathing, and sleeping West Virginia Sports. He also writes for and is a frequent contributor to The Walkthru Podcast on ESPN Radio.


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