WVU Sports

WVU Holds Off Pitt

MORGANTOWN — When you have played an opponent as many times as West Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh have over the years – No. 186 was on Saturday – one wonders if the “Backyard Brawl” has the same meaning it had when the two programs first met during the 1903-04 ...

WVU’s Grier Will Not Play in Camping World Bowl

MORGANTOWN — For the second year in a row No. 16 West Virginia (8-3) will go into bowl season without its standout quarterback. However, unlike a year ago when then-junior Will Grier missed the Zaxby Heart of Dallas Bowl while recovering from a broken hand suffered in the Mountaineers’ ...

Huggins Searches for Answers as Backyard Brawl Looms

MORGANTOWN — It’s natural for head coaches of any sport to be concerned about the next team on the schedule. That concern is magnified when it comes to facing one of your school’s oldest rivals. That should be the case as West Virginia coach Bob Huggins prepares his Mountaineers (5-3) ...

Florida Outlasts WVU In Jimmy V Classic, 66-56

NEW YORK — Kevaughn Allen scored a game-high 19 points to lead Florida to a win over West Virginia in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Even though Allen was the only Gator to finish in double-figure scoring as Florida won its third game in its ...

WVU, Syracuse Invited to Camping World Bowl

MORGANTOWN — No. 16 (CFP) West Virginia (8-3, 6-3 Big 12) now knows where it will play during the upcoming bowl season — Orlando, Florida, in the Camping World Bowl. The Mountaineers, which ended the regular season with back-to-back losses for the second consecutive year, know who they ...

Was 2018 a Successful Year for West Virginia Football?

WHEELING — Is 8-3 a successful season? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If that adage rings true then WVU football fans are, for the most part, disappointed in the Mountaineers’ recently concluded regular campaign. This was expected to be the dream season for Mountaineers fans. ...

WVU Downs Rider

MORGANTOWN–Before West Virginia (4-2) even took the court in Wednesday’s home contest with Rider (2-2), it was announced that junior forward Sagaba Konate would not be available for the game due to a right knee injury. So, earning his first start was Cameron High School standout Logan ...

Spavital Takes Job at Texas St.

MORGANTOWN–It would appear that the first casualty from last Saturday’s 59-56 loss to No. 5 Oklahoma is going to be offensive coordinator Jake Spavital. While no official statement has been released by West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen or Director of Athletics ...

WVU’s Harler Learning His Role

MORGANTOWN — Chase Harler is learning that his importance to this year’s men’s basketball team at West Virginia University can’t be measured in points, assists, steals and rebounds. The Wheeling Central graduate has become the glue upon which veteran coach Bob Huggins relies to help ...

Mountaineers Defeat Crusaders

MORGANTOWN — Esa Ahmad and Sagaba Konate lit up in the second half and combined for 56 points to lift West Virginia over feisty Valparaiso 88-76 on Saturday afternoon. After starting the game with only two points, both coming from the foul line, Konate lit up the second half for the ...

West Virginia Women Beat Eastern Kentucky

BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Tynice Martin had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Kysre Gondrezick added 17 points and six assists and West Virginia beat Eastern Kentucky, 81-39 on Saturday at the Junkanoo Jam. West Virginia (4-1) used a 21-3 second quarter to pull away. Catie Kaifes led Eastern ...

Mountaineers Fall to Sooners

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Kyler Murray threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 6 Oklahoma scored two defensive TDs as the Sooners beat No. 12 West Virginia 59-56 Friday night to earn a spot in next week’s Big 12 championship game. The Sooners (11-1, 8-1, No. 6 CFP) survived ...

WVU’s Big 12 Title Game Hopes Are Eliminated

MORGANTOWN — When does a football game resemble a tennis match? When it features two of the most prolific offenses in the country. Case in point occurred at Milan Puskar Stadium when No. 13 West Virginia played host to No. 6 Oklahoma. Tennis, especially on its highest level, is a game ...

It All Comes Down To Sooners, ’Eers

MORGANTOWN — Those in charge of making out the football schedule for the Big 12 Conference did so knowing that No. 6 Oklahoma (10-1 overall, 7-1 Big 12) is almost always in the hunt for the league’s championship. And with all the preseason hype surrounding No. 13 West Virginia (8-2, 6-2), ...

Majority of Big 12 Coaches Are Safe

David Beaty has already been replaced at Kansas as he gets ready to coach his final game with the Jayhawks. Former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury is again on the hot seat as coach of his alma mater. There is even uneasiness around 79-year-old Bill Snyder, who first got to Kansas State ...

Big 12 Title Berth On The Line for WVU, OU

MORGANTOWN—For the first time since No. 13 West Virginia (8-2, 6-2 Big 12) entered the Big 12 in 2012 the road to the league’s championship game will go through Morgantown. “I’m sure they (WVU) will be waiting for us,” second-year OU coach Lincoln Riley said. “And, we are ...

Sills and Seniors Look To Leave A Legacy

MORGANTOWN — Senior wide receiver David Sills V has a message he wants every Mountaineers fan to hear. “It’s been quite a journey for me,” he said. “I just want to say thank you to the people of West Virginia. Coming here as a freshman, then leaving for junior college and then ...

Third Quarter Woes Have Haunted Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — In many ways West Virginia’s offense, led by Heisman Trophy candidate Will Grier, has been one of the most prolific in school history. Then, again, it hasn’t. Especially after halftime. “I bet you there are a lot of things if you look at it and study it that you could ...

Grier Set for Final Home Game

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier finally is getting his shot at playing Oklahoma. Grier missed last year’s meeting with a broken finger and the Mountaineers were blown out in Norman, Oklahoma. The senior will play his final home game Friday and can send No. 12 West Virginia (8-2, 6-2 ...

Oklahoma State Gets Win Over West Virginia, 45-41

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius was nearly flawless against Oklahoma last week, only to misfire on a 2-point conversion pass to Tylan Wallace in a one-point loss. On Saturday, the connection worked. Cornelius threw a touchdown pass to Wallace with 42 seconds ...