WVU Sports

Journey Continues for West Virginia’s Long

MORGANTOWN — The journey has had its bumps, but West Virginia University redshirt junior-to-be David Long Jr. is ready to show the talent which made him an Associated Press All-Ohio Division II honorable mention selection and a player which veteran defensive coordinator Tony Gibson refers to ...

Expectations High for WVU WR Sills

MORGANTOWN — You canít pick up a magazine that doesn’t list West Virginia University among its Top-25 programs for the upcoming 2018 season. Many of those same scribes have Mountaineersí senior David Sills V penned in as one of those players they expect to earn All-American status ...

WVU’s Grier a Candidate for Heisman

MORGANTOWN — The last time West Virginia University had a preseason Heisman hopeful lining up at quarterback, Major Harris led it to an undefeated regular season and a showdown with the University of Notre Dame in the national championship game. Fast forward to the present and now fans will ...

Grove Worthy Of MLB Selection

WHEELING — Generally speaking we here at the newspapers keep a keen eye on the happenings of the Major League Baseball Draft, especially when someone with local ties has an opportunity of being selected. Such was not the case Monday night. It came as a bit of a shock to learn late that ...

Former Wheeling Park, WVU Standout Grove Selected by Dodgers in Second Round

WHEELING — Wheeling Park 2014 first team all-state pitcher and current West Virginia University standout Michael Grove has been drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The junior out of West Virginia was taken during the second round, with the 68th pick of the 2018 Major League Baseball ...

Konate Will Return to WVU

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University forward Sagaba Konate has withdrawn his name from the 2018 NBA Draft and will return for his junior season at WVU. “I am glad that I was able to gain feedback and to get experience from being invited to the NBA Draft Combine,” Konate said. “It ...

WVU Coaches Deal With Transfer Rule

PARKERSBURG — Coaches talk a lot. It’s part of the job. College coaches are especially put in front of the microphone more than they would like and often forced to talk about subjects that they would much rather stay silent over. That wasn’t the case last week at J.P. Henry’s ...

Let’s Goooooooo!

The WVU Coaches Caravan rolled into Wheeling on Monday night at River City, featuring several head coaches including Bob Huggins, Dana Holgorsen and Mike Carey. As part of the festivities, the Belmont Mountaineer Athletic Club made a $10,000 donation to the WVU Mountaineer Athletic Club. ...

MAC Coaches Caravan Hits Road

MORGANTOWN — Fans of West Virginia University will get a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to meet and speak with their favorite Mountaineers’ coach when the annual Mountaineer Athletic Club’s Coaches Caravan visit Wheeling, Parkersburg and Martinsburg this week. “As a head coach you ...

Holgorsen Talks WVU’s Upcoming Season

MORGANTOWN — Football coaches from the Big 12 Conference gathered recently to update fans about what they can expect to witness when the season opens in September. And, like he has done every year since West Virginia joined the 10-team conference in 2012, Mountaineers coach Dana ...

Huggins Inks G Jermaine Haley

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced that Jermaine Haley has signed a national letter of intent for the 2018-19 academic year. Haley, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound guard, currently attends Odessa College in Odessa, Texas. A native of Vancouver, ...

WVU Has New Faces At Wideout

MORGANTOWN — When this spring’s ‘Ever Lasting Winter’ forced West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen to cancel the annual Gold-Blue Scrimmage, It not only denied thousands of fans an opportunity to see their favorite players, but also a number of new faces that are expected to make ...

West Virginia Offensive Line Wants to Add More Weight

MORGANTOWN — No one wants to be the victim of bullying. But, that’s how sophomore offensive lineman Josh Sills felt following the final three contests of West Virginia’s 7-6 campaign. “Yea, it kinda sucked,” Sills explained during spring drills. “Texas really pushed us around in ...

Brendan Ferns Tears ACL Again

MORGANTOWN — Weather wasn’t the only bad news coming out of West Virginia University after its annual Gold-Blue Scrimmage was canceled because of expected snow fall of anywhere from five to eight inches. Rumors had floated around campus all week that St. Clairsville native Brendan Ferns ...

WVU Cancels Spring Game Because of Weather

MORGANTOWN — Ask any coach and they will tell you that there are two things that are out of their control — injuries and the weather. Veteran West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen discovered the latter Thursday when officials informed him that Mother Nature was not going ...

New Weapons Highlight West Virginia Offense

MORGANTOWN – So, exactly what can fans of West Virginia University expect to witness when they attend Saturday’s Gold/Blue Scrimmage? “We are getting there,” second year offensive coordinator Jake Spavital explained. “The thing about spring is that it just goes back to the basics, ...

Another Loss For WVU ‘D’

MORGANTOWN — With the Gold/Blue Scrimmage a week away, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen and defensive coordinator Tony Gibson received yet some more bad news. ESPN freshman All-American Lamonte McDougle has elected to transfer. McDougle, who recorded 23 tackles and two sacks in ...

Wesco Ready to Make Impact

MORGANTOWN — Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital is talking about him. Veteran starting quarterback Will Grier is talking about him. Even position coach Dan Gerberry can’t say enough good things about him. Just who are all these coaches and players talking about as West Virginia ...

WVU Faces Changes

Press Virginia may never look the same. Jevon Carter turned defense into a personal mission at West Virginia, and he helped transform the Mountaineers into a team that suffocated opponents and used its stifling defense for scoring opportunities. Carter took West Virginia to the Sweet 16 in ...

Villanova Bounces WVU

BOSTON — Villanova’s 3-point party rolled past the intense pressure of West Virginia to bring it to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship. The top-seeded Wildcats continued their outside feast in the NCAA Tournament, downing the fifth-seeded ...