WVU Sports

Yale Transfer Mason Helps Bears Snap Streak at WVU Coliseum

MORGANTOWN — A year ago Makai Mason was playing in the Ivy League for Yale University. The graduate transfer made his WVU Coliseum debut for Baylor a memorable one Monday night, scoring a game-high 29 points to lead the visitors to an 85-73 victory. “We played them (Yale) in the NCAA ...

No Time To Celebrate For WVU

MORGANTOWN — Coming off its biggest win of the season, West Virginia (9-9, 1-5 Big 12) gets one day of rest before taking on a Baylor team fresh off a huge victory over No. 8 Texas Tech. “That’s the way it is in this conference,” WVU’s Chase Harler explained following the ...

West Virginia Knocks Off No. 7 Kansas, 65-64

MORGANTOWN — Kansas coach Bill Self left his postgame news conference, saw West Virginia’s Bob Huggins down a hallway and stopped for a handshake. “Go win the rest of them,” Self said. Wishful thinking, perhaps. But Huggins will gladly take this one over his friend in what has ...

Much-Needed Win for Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — If ever a team was in need of some luck, it was West Virginia — in an unusual place in the cellar of the Big 12 — as it played host to perennial Big 12 champion Kansas on Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum. Five losses, the most recent a 30-point embarrassment at TCU, to ...

Starting Five Up in Air as WVU Prepares for Kansas

MORGANTOWN — Bob Huggins has removed the kids’ gloves he has been wearing since West Virginia (8-9, 0-5 Big 12) tipped off the season. Now, the Mountaineers coach will hold no punches back as his team prepares to play host to perennial Big 12 champion Kansas (15-2, 4-1 Big ...

Bane Scores 26 as TCU Routs WVU

FORT WORTH, Texas — Desmond Bane and TCU quickly got over the sting of consecutive tough road losses to Top 25 teams that knocked them out of the poll. The Horned Frogs returned home with their biggest margin of victory in a Big 12 game. And for West Virginia, which like TCU is in its ...

Brown Adds Three to WVU Coaching Staff

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Sean Reagan will join the Mountaineer coaching staff as an assistant coach on the offensive side. Brown will announce staff assignments at a later time. Reagan joins Chad Scott and Jordan Lesley as new ...

Cowboys Round Up Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — With an upcoming home stretch, it looks like Oklahoma State is getting hot at the right time. Isaac Likekele had some fun, scoring a career-high 23 points with nine rebounds to lead the Cowboys to its first true road win, beating West Virginia 85-77 on Saturday. “I was ...

Oklahoma State Owns Coliseum

MORGANTOWN — The Coliseum at West Virginia University has become recognized as one of the toughest venues in the country for opposing teams to win a game. Coming into the season veteran coach Bob Huggins and his Mountaineers had enjoyed a victory in 83 of their last 117 conference games ...

Brown Brings Moore As O-Line Coach

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced the hiring of Matt Moore as the Mountaineers’ offensive line coach replacing Joe Wickline. “Matt and I have been together through a lot of football games, and we have developed great chemistry,” Brown said. ...

WVU Introduces Brown as 35th Football Coach

MORGANTOWN — Introduced as West Virginia’s 35th head football coach, Neal Brown began his tenure by giving a packed house at the Milan Puskar Center a lesson in the ‘CVPs’ that are important to him. “Culture, vision, passion,” Brown said. “Those are the three things that have ...

Koenning To Take Over As DC for ’Eers

MORGANTOWN — It didn’t take WVU coach Neal Brown long to quell one of the many questions surrounding ‘his’ West Virginia University football team. Just who would be his choice to head the Mountaineers’ prevent unit? “On the football side, offensively, you all know my ...

McKivitz Will Stay in School

MORGANTOWN — Colton McKivitz has never been one to leave a task uncompleted. That’s exactly the mindset that led him to the decision to return to West Virginia University for his final season of eligibility, instead of entering his name into this spring’s NFL Draft. McKivitz, who ...

WVU Coughs Up Big Lead

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Barry Brown had repeatedly driven down the right side of the lane for buckets, or at the very least a foul, helping Kansas State slowly emerge from a 21-point second-half hole against West Virginia. So with the game on the line in the final minute, was there any question ...

Huggins Looking For Solutions in Sour Season

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer West Virginia coach Bob Huggins grew tired of a lack of commitment from his players in a season that has been sour since it began, so he sent them a message by giving a freshman walk-on his first start in a Big 12 road game. The move didn’t last long, but ...

Brown Officially Hired as WVU’s 35th Football Coach

MORGANTOWN — Moving with the speed of light, West Virginia University director of athletics Shane Lyons, in conjunction with WVU President E.Gordon Gee, has hired Troy University’s Neal Brown to become the school’s 35th head football coach. “I am excited that Neal Brown and his family ...

Texas Handles West Virginia

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Matt Coleman scored 17 points, Dylan Osetkowski had 14, and both made critical plays as Texas defeated West Virginia 61-54 on Saturday night. Coleman, with the shot clock about to expire, hit a step-back 3-pointer from the right corner to give Texas a 59-54 lead with ...

Updated: WVU Makes it Official: Neal Brown is Next Football Coach

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University made it official shortly after 10 a.m. today: Neal Brown is the next head football coach. The move comes only two days after former Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen was officially hired by the University of Houston. The 38-year-old Brown is one of six ...

It’s Official: Holgorsen Is Off to Houston

MORGANTOWN—The rumor that came out of Orlando (Fla.) following No. 16 West Virginia’s 34-18 loss to No. 20 Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl has come to fruition. Dana Holgorsen, who was entering his ninth season at the helm of West Virginia, has elected to take over at the reins at the ...