WVU Sports

Receiving Corps Taking Shape for No. 20 WVU

MORGANTOWN – The announcement by veteran coach Dana Holgorsen that sophomore wide receiver Marcus Simms will not be available for No. 20 West Virginia’s season-opening clash with arch rival and No. 22 Virginia Tech understandably caused concerned among the Mountaineers’ rabid fans. But, ...

WVU Runs 100-Play Contest

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University conducted its first 100-play scrimmage of the preseason Friday. And, while the only individuals to witness the event were coaches and players, there were reports leaked about how the offensive and defensive units performed. “It was pretty good,” ...

Holgorsen Seeing ‘Red’ These Days

MORGANTOWN — As No 20 West Virginia University’s football team entered its 10th practice of the preseason, veteran coach Dana Holgorsen was seeing more red than Old Gold and Blue. “Practice 10 this afternoon,” Holgorsen said during Wednesday’s press conference. “Full practice, we ...

WVU Ends First Week

MORGANTOWN – One week down and four to go before No. 20 West Virginia opens its 2017 campaign against longtime rival No. 22 Virginia Tech at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3. But, the work is just beginning for seventh-year coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff as they give the players last ...

First Impressions Matter to WVU Coach Holgorsen 

MORGANTOWN – Ask any employer, making a good impression goes a long way in attaining the job of your choice. At West Virginia University’s football camp, that means impressing the coaches. Especially, seventh-year coach Dana Holgorsen. “Redshirt freshman linebacker Brendan Ferns has ...

WVU Football Begins Anew

MORGANTOWN — As expected it was all smiles and optimism as West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen spoke to media members prior to his seventh Mountaineers squad taking to the field for its initial practice leading into the 2017 campaign. “Practice No. 1,” Holgorsen ...

West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen pages while speaking to reporters during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

WVU Set to Open Sunday

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football fans have waited with anticipation for the 2017 edition of the team to make its first appearance since dropping a 31-14 setback to the University of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Questions abound as head coach Dana Holgorsen enters his ...

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Holgorsen Talks About Grier, New OC on ESPN

MORGANTOWN — With the Mountaineers’ season opener still more than five weeks off, West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen took time away from his vacation to educate fans around the country about this year’s squad. Holgorsen appeared on ESPN’s annual college football coaches’ ...

West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen speaks to reporters during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Holgorsen Takes Podium at Media Day

FRISCO, Texas — Tuesday was more than the second day of the work week, it was West Virginia University seventh-year head football coach Dana Holgorsen’s turn to take to the podium at the annual Big 12 Media Days being held at Ford Center at The Star. And, the Mountaineers’ veteran ...

The West Virginia mascot Mountaineer uses a smart phone to take in the Big 12 NCAA college football media day in Frisco, Texas, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Commissioner Bowlsby Feels Good About Big 12

FRISCO, Texas — The Big 12’s decision to restore a football championship game was based only on the league wanting to boost its chances of getting a team into the College Football Playoff, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday. At the start of football media days, Bowlsby said he feels good ...

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Rebuilt Line Key For WVU

MORGANTOWN — Jacobsburg (Ohio) native Colton McKivitz is used to being called names. So, when West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen began referring to the former Union Local standout by something other than his given name, the 300-pounder took it with a grain of salt. “He ...

WVU’s Receiving Corps is Like a Box of Chocolates

MORGANTOWN — Forrest Gump was famous for saying that “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get.” Those 12 words could just as easily be used to describe this year’s receiving corps at West Virginia. “We have a variety of receivers in the room,” junior ...

WVU’s Battle Preparing for Challenges Ahead

MORGANTOWN — Players come and players go, that’s the way it is at every college football program in the country. Coaches understand it. Players understand it. And, fans have come to understand it. “You just have to take a ‘next man up’ approach,” senior defensive back Elijah ...

The Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in 2016, West Virginia is expecting big things again this season from running back Justin Crawford.

WVU Working to Become Bigger, Stronger, Faster

MORGANTOWN — Just three little words, but they mean so much. Especially to fans of the West Virginia University football team. No. Those would not be ‘I love you’, but rather ‘bigger, stronger, faster’. Ask senior running back Justin Crawford what he has been working on most since ...

No Bulletin Board Material From WVU Players

MORGANTOWN — If coaches, players or fans of the Virginia Tech football team are expecting to hear anything from longtime rival West Virginia that they can use as ‘bulletin board material’, they should think again. “I really don’t want to talk about Virginia Tech,” senior ...

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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 ...