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Sills in Mix Along West Virginia’s Front Line

MORGANTOWN — As a two-year starter for head coach Jeff Twiddy at Meadowbrook High School, Josh Sills’ impact was felt on all sides of the football. An Associated Press All-Ohio Division IV first teamer in 2015, Sills helped the team to a 9-2 mark and a berth in the state playoffs. His ...

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West Virginia’s Grier Cleared to Play by NCAA

MORGANTOWN – Mountaineer fans anxious to view former University of Florida quarterback Will Grier wearing the Old Gold and Blue won’t have to wait too long as the NCAA has cleared the North Carolina native to begin playing at the start of the 2017 season. “We are pleased that Will has ...

Holgorsen Adds One More QB

MORGANTOWN — Veteran West Virginia University coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff may not have had the best of luck on the recruiting trail locating, and signing, quality quarterbacks to head West Virginia University’s offensive attack. But, that doesn’t mean solid signalcallers aren’t ...

The Short and ‘Long’ About WVU’s Linebackers

MORGANTOWN — No matter what national publication you read during these long summer days, the prediction remains the same – West Virginia’s offense will be improved, but the hopes of a repeat 10-win season, or better, revolves around a Mountaineer defense which lost all three of its ...

Big 12 Golf Coming to Greenbrier

By JIM BUTTA For the News-Register MORGANTOWN — An extended agreement and a first-time location highlight the announcement of Big 12 championship sites in men’s golf and soccer. In 2018 and 2019, the Big 12 Soccer Championship will continue in Kansas City at Children’s Mercy ...

WVU Is Ousted By Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Stuart Fairchild homered twice and drove in six runs, and Wake Forest advanced to the NCAA Tournament super regionals by beating West Virginia 12-8 on Sunday night. Fairchild hit a grand slam to highlight a six-run fourth inning, then added a two-run shot an ...

Wake Forest Rallies Past West Virginia

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Gavin Sheets singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Wake Forest rallied to beat West Virginia 4-3 on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament. Bruce Steel hit a two-run homer in the fifth to start the comeback for the top-seeded Demon ...

WVU Wins First NCAA Tourney Game Since ’96

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Davis hit two of West Virginia’s six home runs, and the Mountaineers routed Maryland 9-1 on Friday in their first NCAA Tournament game in 21 years. Jimmy Galusky also homered twice, Davis finished with three RBIs and winning pitcher B.J. Myers threw 5 2-3 ...

WVU Baseball Earns Postseason Berth

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University fans are accustomed to seeing their beloved Mountaineers named to the field for March Madness, but for the since 1996 and the 12th time in program history, the West Virginia University baseball team has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. WVU will open ...

WVU Falls In Big 12 Tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Garrett McCain hit the game-winning single in the top of the 10th inning as Oklahoma State advanced to the Big 12 Conference championship game with a 4-3 win over West Virginia on Saturday. The eighth-seeded Cowboys (29-25), who reached last season’s College World ...

Cramer’s 5 RBI Lifts WVU in Big 12 Tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jackson Cramer’s three-run double highlighted a six-run 10th inning as West Virginia rallied to oust top-seeded Texas Tech from the Big 12 Conference Tournament with a 12-7 win on Friday. The win advances the Mountaineers (34-23) to a matchup today with Oklahoma ...

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West Virginia’s Grove Named 2nd Team All-Big 12

MORGANTOWN — Wheeling native Michael Grove is one of 12 West Virginia players named to the All-Big 12 Baseball team. Despite missing the latter part of the regular season, Grove, a sophomore, was selected to the second team as a starting pitcher. Grove made nine starts during his second ...

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UL Grad Kolton McKivitz: The Student Has Become the Teacher at WVU

MORGANTOWN – Today’s West Virginia University football team trivia question is: “What does the Mountaineers’ Colton McKivitz and Star War’s Luke Skywalker have in common?” If your answer was that they both use a light saber and battle against the dark side of the force, you’d be ...

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Where There’s a Will (Grier), There’s a Way

MORGANTOWN — It goes without saying the most important position on a college football team is at quarterback. West Virginia fans understand that fact as well as anyone in the Big 12 Conference. Many believe that the Mountaineers will have a good one when they open the 2017 season against ...

Draft Still on Mind of WVU Coaches at Caravan

PARKERSBURG — It is one of the most stressful days in a head coach’s life. And, no, it’s not the season opener. It’s draft day. “It (the NFL draft) went pretty much to plan,” West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen said. “If you are an elite player you are going to go in ...

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BMAC members John Budinscak, left, and John S. Marshall presented WVU men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins with a special plaque, commemorating his 800 career wins, during Monday night’s caravan trip to Wheeling.

WVU Lauds Its Success

WHEELING — It’s a great time to be a Mountaineer. That was the recurring theme Monday night as the WVU Coaches Caravan rolled into the River City Restaurant, attracting a crowd of nearly 300 Blue & Gold partisans. Coaching heavyweights Bob Huggins, Dana Holgorsen and Mike Carey were ...

Big 12 Players Poised for Breakouts in Fall

A look at football players in the Big 12 Conference this spring who are poised to have standout seasons beginning this fall: BAYLOR WR Blake Lynch, sophomore. The speedy Lynch will get a chance to be a top receiving target sooner rather than later after KD Cannon and Ishmael Zamora both left ...

WVU Splits With Oklahoma

MORGANTOWN — Saturdays in Morgantown have belonged to Wheeling native Michael Grove. However, the sophomore was unable to toe the rubber in No. 25 West Virginia’s second meeting of the year with Big 12 rival Oklahoma at Monongahela County Ballpark. “Michael (Grove) is day-to-day, but he ...

New OC Is No Problem for WVU

MORGANTOWN — At first glance fans in attendance at last week’s annual Gold/Blue Scrimmage saw little difference in a West Virginia offensive attack which ranked among the best in the Big 12 a year ago during the Mountaineers’ 10-3 campaign. And, that’s exactly what veteran head coach ...

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WVU’s Izzo-Brown Named Furfari Award Winner

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University women’s soccer forward Michaela Abam always offers the same advice to high school players as they weigh their college options. “I fell them to go to a program where your coach cares for you not only as a player but as a person,” she said. With ...