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Countdown To WVU Opener Is Underway

MORGANTOWN ­­— West Virginia doesn’t take on SEC member Tennessee for another 13 days. But, that doesn’t mean that coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff haven’t been busy getting the Mountaineers ready for the 3:30 p.m. showdown with the Volunteers inside Bank of America Stadium in ...

Grier Wants To Lead WVU To First Big 12 Title

Maybe Will Grier can do at West Virginia what Baker Mayfield did with Oklahoma before going to the NFL. If the senior quarterback can mimic the spectacular season had by Mayfield, the Mountaineers would have a couple of significant firsts. They have never won a Big 12 Conference title or ...

McKivitz, Sills Talk WVU O-Line

MORGANTOWN — For Sarahsville native Josh Sills, camp has become a case of ‘hair today, gone tomorrow’. “It’s just kind of ‘go with the flow’ I guess,” Sills explained to Blue and Gold News sports writer Kevin Kinder during Friday’s media conference. “I just kind of wanted ...

Holgorsen Has Food on His Mind These Days

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen has a lot of things on his mind these days as he and his staff prepare the Mountaineers to take on the University of Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. And, the veteran leader of ...

WVU Receiver Jennings Looks to Score More

MORGANTOWN — Wide receiver Gary Jennings had a prolific 2017 season between the end zones for West Virginia with little else to show for it. Jennings figures his touchdown chances will improve a year after he scored just once despite amassing 97 receptions that ranked him fourth in the Bowl ...

Harler Impresses During China Trip

WHEELING—Wheeling Central graduate and current West Virginia University basketball standout Chase Harler has been showcasing his skills on the court for years. The 6-foot-3 junior guard recently had the opportunity to share his talents with the world as he traveled to China to participate ...

Holgorsen Opens Eighth Season at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN — The preliminaries, as well as his golf game, have come to an end for veteran West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen and his No. 20 Mountaineers. “Well, summer’s over,” Holgorsen quipped from the driver’s seat of his golf cart. “I just finished my last ...

Holgorsen, West Virginia Open Camp Today in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — With the opening day of camp beginning today, West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen and his assistants will turn their attention to a slate of non-conference matchups which features a showdown with Southeastern Conference member Tennessee, a home encounter with Youngstown ...

West Virginia’s Askew-Henry Is Ready for 2018

MORGANTOWN — Redshirt senior Dravon Askew-Henry wants to end his tenure at West Virginia University the way he began it — as one of the nation’s best defensive backs. “This year,” said Askew-Henry, “we want the total opposite of everything you saw last year.” Which includes ...

Special Teams Again On Holgorsen’s Mind

FRISCO, Texas – Numbers, in sports, can be eye-catching. Especially when they are as bad as those posted by West Virginia during a so-so 2016 campaign. “Yeah, I became very interested in special teams,” veteran coach Dana Holgorsen said during the Big 12 Conference’s annual Media ...

West Virginia’s Jennings Ready for Final Season

MORGANTOWN — For a wide receiver it’s not always the catches you make that you remember most, it’s the one that got away. That is the case when it comes to West Virginia’s Gary Jennings Jr. as the senior-to-be heads into his final season. “Yea, they (the uncaught passes) haunt you ...

Holgorsen Likes Expectations for West Virginia

FRISCO, TEXAS — Veteran West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has become accustomed to having difficult questions concerning his team. That might explain why the leader of the Mountaineers was all smiles when he took his turn at the podium during the Big 12 Conference’s ...

Bowlsby Bullish On the Big 12

FRISCO, Texas — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 ...

WVU Lands 3 on Watch Lists for ’18

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football redshirt senior and Heisman Trophy Award candidate quarterback Will Grier and 2017 Biletnikoff Award finalist and All-American senior wide receiver David Sills V were named to the watch list for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award, and redshirt junior ...

TCU Brings Surprise To Media Days

FRISCO, Texas — TCU coach Gary Patterson didn’t bring Shawn Robinson to Big 12 media days to declare the young quarterback a starter. “Superstitious reasons,” Patterson said Monday about having the sophomore with one career start as one of five players there for the Horned Frogs. “I ...

WVU Picked To Finish Second In Preseason Poll

IRVING, Texas — West Virginia was selected to finish second in the Big 12 football preseason poll, voted on by media representatives. Oklahoma garnered 46 of the 52 first-place votes. West Virginia was chosen second with TCU, Texas and Oklahoma State rounding out the top five. The ...

Mountaineers’ Left Tackle Anchors Front Line

MORGANTOWN – When Will Grier and David Sills V added their names to those underclassmen who would test the National Football League’s draft waters following West Virginia’s 7-6 campaign in 2017, it took senior-to-be Yodny Cajuste little time to place his name alongside his two more-noted ...

Wesco Could Be WVU’s Secret Weapon

MORGANTOWN — There is little secret that West Virginia University will possess one of the most potent offenses in the country this fall. Dana Holgorsen’s eighth Mountaineers squad includes a Heisman candidate quarterback (Will Grier), a top-of-the-line receiving corps led by preseason ...

Avery Looks To Solidify Secondary

MORGANTOWN — Toyous Avery’s first start at West Virginia University included two of the most memorable non-plays of the Georgia native’s career. After moving his way up the depth chart to a starting safety role in the Mountaineers’ Russell Athletic Bowl showdown with the Atlantic ...

WVU’s Rose Looking to Blossom This Year

MORGANTOWN — “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet brought this phrase to fame, but it could be West Virginia’s Exekiel Rose who could make his name a household word as the junior college transfer attempts to lead a Mountaineers ...