WVU Sports

Oklahoma State’s Cornelius Shines in Win Over WVU

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius had to wait a long time for his moment in the spotlight for the Cowboys (6-5, 3-5 Big 12). That moment came with 42 seconds left in OSU’s 45-41 come-from-behind win over No. 9 West Virginia (8-2, 6-2) when Cornelius connected ...

WVU Puts It All on Line At Oklahoma St.

MORGANTOWN — The last time No. 9 West Virginia (8-1, 6-1 Big 12) ventured away from Morgantown with a Top 10 ranking, the Mountaineers limped back to the friendly confines of Milan Puskar Stadium after absorbing a 30-14 setback at the hands of the Cyclones from Iowa State. “You guys keep ...

WVU Falls To W. Kentucky

CONWAY, S.C. —Wheeling Central graduate Chase Harler turned in nine points for West Virginia in a tough loss to Western Kentucky 63-57 in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. Harler finished 4 of 7 from the field and drained a 3-pointer in defeat. Esa Ahmad was the Mountaineers’ leading scorer ...

Grier Credits Offensive Line for His Success

MORGANTOWN–Ask redshirt senior quarterback Will Grier what the primary reason is for his success this season and he will quickly point to the guys who line up in front of him – the offensive line. “Outstanding job,” Grier said. “I’m really proud of them. That group from the ...

OSU’s Gundy Can See Similarities in OU and WVU

STILLWATER, Okla.–When it comes to the top two teams in the Big 12 – No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 9 WVU – there isn’t a lot of difference. At least not to Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. “They (West Virginia) are very similar to the team we just played,” Gundy said during ...

Holgorsen Sounds Off on Big 12 Conference

MORGANTOWN­-West Virginia University football coach has had enough and he’s calling those in charge in the Big 12 Conference out. “I think David (Long Jr.) leads the charge, clearly,” Holgorsen replied when asked about his team’s depth at linebacker. Then the sometimes-animated ...

WVU Among Four Teams Alive for Big 12 Title Game

Sixth-ranked Oklahoma or No. 7 West Virginia will play in the Big 12 championship game. They might be facing each other, too. The Sooners, Mountaineers, No. 13 Texas and No. 18 Iowa State are the final four teams still in contention for the two spots in the Big 12 title game Dec. 1. There are ...

WVU Confident As Oklahoma St. Looms

MORGANTOWN — No. 7 West Virginia’s mini-payback tour is off to a good start as the Mountaineers try to secure a spot in the Big 12 championship game. After a lopsided win over TCU , West Virginia has showdowns remaining against Oklahoma State and No. 6 Oklahoma. The Mountaineers (8-1, 6-1, ...

Grier Leads WVU Past TCU, 47-10

MORGANTOWN — Once No. 7 West Virginia’s offense found a rhythm, it imposed its will on TCU. West Virginia scored three touchdowns in a 3:25 span late in the second quarter to break open a tie game and propel it to a 47-10 victory over the Horned Frogs on Saturday. Will Grier had ...

Wesco Finds the End Zone

MORGANTOWN — To say it’s been a long wait for redshirt senior Trevon Wesco would be putting it mildly. But then again, patience is a virtue — and a necessity when you play the tight end position at No. 9 West Virginia. That patience finally paid off Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium ...

Sills Has Moved On From Last Year’s Loss

MORGANTOWN — For many athletes the legacy they leave behind when their playing days have come to a close are at, or near, the top of their ‘to-do’ lists. Not so for No. 9 West Virginia’s David Sills V. The Mountaineers’ leader in receptions (43), receiving yards (626) and ...

Holgorsen Still Not Ready to Talk Playoffs

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen will talk about anything these days – well, almost anything. Asked about using the Big 12 Conference championship game as a carrot to motivate his No. 9 Mountaineers (7-1, 5-1 Big 12) as they prepare to take on an unranked Texas Christian ...

Roles Reversed as WVU Prepares to Host TCU

FORTH WORTH, Texas — What the difference a year makes. A then-No. 23 ranked West Virginia squad strode onto the field at Amon G. Carter Stadium with the idea of putting an end to then-No. 8 ranked Texas Christian University’s chances of reaching the Big 12 Championship game. Fast ...

WVU Likes View at Top Of the Big 12

AUSTIN, Texas — West Virginia likes this view: The Mountaineers are tied with Oklahoma for first place in the Big 12 Conference with three games left in the regular season. The Sooners have seen this view before, but it’s a whole new world for West Virginia in early November. The ...

West Virginia Stuns Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — The last time West Virginia quarterback Will Grier ran for the corner of the end zone against Texas, a dive resulted in a gnarly broken finger that ended his season. He stayed upright this time, untouched as he scrambled for a 2-point conversion that gave No. 12 West ...

WVU’s Holgorsen: Easy Decision To Go for 2 s

AUSTIN, Texas – A year ago, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier saw his season come to an end when he suffered a broken finger on his throwing hand in WVU’s 28-14 loss to Texas in Morgantown. Fast forward to last night’s rematch featuring a No. 13 (CFP) West Virginia squad (7-1, 5-1 ...

Blocking Earning Trevon Wesco More Playing Time

MORGANTOWN — Ask redshirt senior tight end Trevon Wesco the secret to his playing time and the former Musselman High School standout will answer it without a second’s thought. “Oh, my blocking, of course,” Wesco said during Tuesday’s presser. “My blocking is what is getting me ...

Texas Looking To Rebound After Loss

AUSTIN, Texas ­— No. 13 West Virginia (6-1, 4-1 Big 12) and No. 17 Texas (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) have had some memorable contests during their seven-game series as Big 12 members. However, none of them have held more importance than meeting No. 8 at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be ...

WVU, Grier Looking for Different Ending vs. Longhorns

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen was ready to talk Tuesday about his No. 13 (CFP) Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big 12) showdown with No. 17 Texas (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. “Okay, here we go,” Holgorsen ...

West Liberty Women Fall to WVU in Exhibition Tilt

MORGANTOWN — Veteran West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey knew he had a roster of players that could score any time from any place on the court. But could the Mountaineers defend? Second-year coach Kyle Cooper and his Division-II women’s team from West Liberty ...