Michael Carvelli – Sports Editor
Michael is entering his second year as The Daily Athenaeum’s Sports Editor. He is in his second year as a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the Football Writers Association of America, and this will be his third season as a West Virginia men’s basketball and football beat writer for The Daily Athenaeum.
The Clarksburg, W.Va. native was a 2009 graduate of Robert C. Byrd High School and is a senior in the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, where he is majoring in Print Journalism with a minor in Sports Communications.
While in high school, Carvelli was the member of the wonderfully mediocre Robert C. Byrd baseball team for four seasons, where he led Harrison County in saves his senior year, and played for the RCB golf team as a senior. His subpar athletic ability is what led him to quit playing sports and start writing about them.
In addition to his football and men’s basketball coverage, Carvelli has covered the women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and tennis teams during his time at The Daily Athenaeum. He has gotten to cover the Mountaineers’ historic victory in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl, the 2012 Big East Conference men’s basketball tournament, West Virginia’s move to the Big 12 Conference and the coaching changes that have taken place over the last few years with the WVU football, baseball and gymnastics teams.
He has also contributed to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and The Associated Press, and serves as a Sports Correspondent for the Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram where he covers Harrison County high school sports (but mostly Babe Ruth all-star tournaments).
You can follow Michael on Twitter (@Carvelli3) where you will find him tweeting about college basketball, stats, movies, Community and Friday Night Lights way too much.
Greg Madia – Multimedia Editor
A member of the Football Writers Association of America, Greg is in his first year as the Multimedia Editor and football writer for The Daily Athenaeum.
In addition to his work at The DA, Greg began his journalism career at WVU’s student radio station, WWVU-FM, where he serves as their assistant sports director and football producer. He’s the founder and primary beat reporter for the Touchdown City Tailgate, a comprehensive West Virginia football pregame show that will air before each game starting this season.
Greg began covering West Virginia football during spring practice in 2011.
In first season covering the team, he got the chance to cover West Virginia’s move to the Big 12 Conference, Dana Holgorsen’s first season as WVU’s head football coach, ESPN College GameDay’s trip to Morgantown prior to the Mountaineers’ game against LSU and West Virginia’s 70-33 win over Clemson in the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl.
Madia has also done play-by-play for West Virginia baseball home game during his time with WWVU, and was named the station’s Sportscaster of the Year in 2011.
You can follow Greg on Twitter (@GMadia70) where he will keep you up to date on everything happening in Mountaineer athletics.
Cody Schuler – Managing Editor
Cody Schuler is the Managing Editor at The Daily Athenaeum. He is a senior studying finance and accounting in the College of Business & Economics and a member of the WVU Honors College and Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.
Schuler started his career at The DA in the spring of 2011 as a sports writer covering the WVU rowing team. In the fall of 2011, Schuler covered the football team, and later that year, the women’s basketball team. He was named The DA’s next Managing Editor in the spring of 2012 and will continue his work as a beat writer for the Mountaineer football team during the upcoming season.
Over the past year, Schuler has had the privilege of covering WVU athletics in a time of both prolific success and transition. Some of the stories he has covered are the inaugural season of WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia’s record-setting Orange Bowl victory over Clemson, the WVU women’s basketball 2012 Big East Conference tournament and West Virginia’s move to the Big 12 Conference.
In 2012, the Society of Professional Journalists recognized Schuler for his outstanding column writing by naming him the second place sports columnist in its Region 4 awards; Schuler was the lone DA staff member to win an SPJ award.
Schuler is a Scott Depot, W.Va., native and is a 2009 graduate of Winfield High School. As a General, Schuler was National Honor Society president, a three-year basketball letter-winner (Editor’s Note: He was also the No. 278 shooting guard in the 2009 recruiting class, according to ESPN) and a member of three consecutive “AA” state champion track and field teams. He was the 2008 “AA” state champion in the high jump and a member of the 2009 “AAA” state champion shuttle hurdle relay team.
Schuler tweets about sports, business and food (@CCodySchuler) and aspires to be as witty as his prolific-tweeting Sports Editor (@Carvelli3). He can regularly be spotted drinking sweet tea in the press box.