WVU Sports

Grier Throws Five Touchdowns in Win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — First impressions usually are the most lasting ones. Just ask first-year University of Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt. “Yeah, to answer your question, he (WVU’s Will Grier is pretty good. The thing I was most impressed with was he let the game come to him. “In the ...

No. 17 WVU Opens Season Today Vs. Vols

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The hype and the practices are over. Now it’s time for No. 17 West Virginia University and Coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff to show Mountaineers fans what they can expect to witness when the 2018 edition of the Mountaineers run onto the field today at Bank of America ...

Pruitt Opens Coaching Tenure Against WVU

MORGANTOWN — It’s been eight years, but West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen remembers his first game as head coach and can relate to what University of Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt will be going through when his Volunteers look to knock off the No. 17 ranked Mountaineers when the two teams ...

Will Grier Looking For Some ‘Home Cooking’

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia senior quarterback Will Grier will be looking will lead the Mountaineers onto the field at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, looking to put on a show in his home state. “Yeah, no doubt,” Grier explained when asked about returning to North ...

Knowns, Unknowns Cloud West Virginia Opener

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — When it comes to No. 17 West Virginia’s season opener against the University of Tennessee on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., it will be a case of the ‘known vs. the unknown’. Entering his eighth season at the helm of the Mountaineers, Coach ...

New Blocking Rules May Affect Mountaineers Run Game

MORGANTOWN — It takes a lot to get redshirt junior offensive lineman Colton McKivitz upset these days. Officials for the Big 12 Conference took care of that over the summer when they elected to attempt to ‘clean up’ the game by placing new limits on what is and is not considered a clean ...

WVU’s Sills V, Grier Selected

Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David ...

Holgorsen Goes Off on NCAA Rule

MORGANTOWN – With a little over a week remaining before his No. 17-ranked Mountaineers take on Southeastern Conference member Tennessee, West Virginia University coach Dana Holgorsen vented his frustration with an NCAA rule that allows first-year Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt extra time to prepare ...

Countdown To WVU Opener Is Underway

MORGANTOWN ­­— West Virginia doesn’t take on SEC member Tennessee for another 13 days. But, that doesn’t mean that coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff haven’t been busy getting the Mountaineers ready for the 3:30 p.m. showdown with the Volunteers inside Bank of America Stadium in ...

Grier Wants To Lead WVU To First Big 12 Title

Maybe Will Grier can do at West Virginia what Baker Mayfield did with Oklahoma before going to the NFL. If the senior quarterback can mimic the spectacular season had by Mayfield, the Mountaineers would have a couple of significant firsts. They have never won a Big 12 Conference title or ...

McKivitz, Sills Talk WVU O-Line

MORGANTOWN — For Sarahsville native Josh Sills, camp has become a case of ‘hair today, gone tomorrow’. “It’s just kind of ‘go with the flow’ I guess,” Sills explained to Blue and Gold News sports writer Kevin Kinder during Friday’s media conference. “I just kind of wanted ...

Holgorsen Has Food on His Mind These Days

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen has a lot of things on his mind these days as he and his staff prepare the Mountaineers to take on the University of Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. And, the veteran leader of ...

WVU Receiver Jennings Looks to Score More

MORGANTOWN — Wide receiver Gary Jennings had a prolific 2017 season between the end zones for West Virginia with little else to show for it. Jennings figures his touchdown chances will improve a year after he scored just once despite amassing 97 receptions that ranked him fourth in the Bowl ...

Harler Impresses During China Trip

WHEELING—Wheeling Central graduate and current West Virginia University basketball standout Chase Harler has been showcasing his skills on the court for years. The 6-foot-3 junior guard recently had the opportunity to share his talents with the world as he traveled to China to participate ...

Holgorsen Opens Eighth Season at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN — The preliminaries, as well as his golf game, have come to an end for veteran West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen and his No. 20 Mountaineers. “Well, summer’s over,” Holgorsen quipped from the driver’s seat of his golf cart. “I just finished my last ...

Holgorsen, West Virginia Open Camp Today in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — With the opening day of camp beginning today, West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen and his assistants will turn their attention to a slate of non-conference matchups which features a showdown with Southeastern Conference member Tennessee, a home encounter with Youngstown ...

West Virginia’s Askew-Henry Is Ready for 2018

MORGANTOWN — Redshirt senior Dravon Askew-Henry wants to end his tenure at West Virginia University the way he began it — as one of the nation’s best defensive backs. “This year,” said Askew-Henry, “we want the total opposite of everything you saw last year.” Which includes ...

Special Teams Again On Holgorsen’s Mind

FRISCO, Texas – Numbers, in sports, can be eye-catching. Especially when they are as bad as those posted by West Virginia during a so-so 2016 campaign. “Yeah, I became very interested in special teams,” veteran coach Dana Holgorsen said during the Big 12 Conference’s annual Media ...

West Virginia’s Jennings Ready for Final Season

MORGANTOWN — For a wide receiver it’s not always the catches you make that you remember most, it’s the one that got away. That is the case when it comes to West Virginia’s Gary Jennings Jr. as the senior-to-be heads into his final season. “Yea, they (the uncaught passes) haunt you ...

Holgorsen Likes Expectations for West Virginia

FRISCO, TEXAS — Veteran West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has become accustomed to having difficult questions concerning his team. That might explain why the leader of the Mountaineers was all smiles when he took his turn at the podium during the Big 12 Conference’s ...