WVU Sports

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 ...

WVU Drops Big 12 Opener

MORGANTOWN—West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins had a simple message for his players following Wednesday night’s 62-59 setback at the hands of No. 11 Texas Tech (12-1) at the Coliseum. “You can’t cheat the game,” Huggins said after his Mountaineers (8-5 overall, 0-1 ...

WVU Set For Big 12 Opener

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia (8-4) opens the Big 12 Conference portion of its men’s basketball schedule with a team the Mountaineers have enjoyed great success against since joining the league in 2012 — Texas Tech. WVU has beaten the Red Raiders in 12 of their 15 meetings. This No. 11 ...

Holgorsen to Talk to Houston

MORGANTOWN — The rumor has become the reality. BlueGoldNews.com has confirmed with West Virginia University sources that Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen has informed Director of Athletics Shane Lyons that he plans to talk to officials at the University of Houston about the Cougars’ ...

WVU Finds Win Column

MORGANTOWN­—Sometimes all it takes is a talk. That was the case with West Virginia senior Esa Ahmad following a Jacksonville State performance which witnessed the record season-lows in minutes played (4) and points (2). “I played more,” Ahmad said following a 21-point, nine rebound ...

Mountaineers’ Long Jr. To Enter Draft

ORLANDO, Fla.—The worst kept secret coming out of the Camping World Bowl was the one surrounding the fate of redshirt junior linebacker David Long Jr. On Saturday the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year made it official — he would not be returning to West Virginia for his senior season ...

Houston Fires HC Applewhite

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston fired coach Major Applewhite on Sunday after two seasons. The school announced the move a little more than a week after the Cougars were trounced in a 70-14 loss to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl . Houston (8-5) lost four of its last five games after starting 7-1 and ...

WVU Falls To Syracuse, 34-18

ORLANDO, Fla. — Syracuse sent Eric Dungey out a winner, and got a good look at its future. Dungey capped his record-setting college career by throwing for 303 yards, Abdul Adams and Trishton Jackson combined to score three touchdowns in their Syracuse debuts and the 17th-ranked Orange got ...

Allison Has Ups And Downs in 1st Mountaineer Start

ORLANDO, Fla. — The last time Jack Allison walked onto the turf at what is now called the Camping World Bowl, it was known as the Russell Athletic Bowl when he was a member of the University of Miami. However, Allison elected to leave the Hurricanes’ program following their 31-14 victory ...

West Virginia Ready for Syracuse Challenge

ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite all the talk regarding players sitting out and getting ready for the NFL Draft, No. 16 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen and No. 20 Syracuse’s Dino Babers are focused on the players that will be suiting up in today’s Camping World Bowl. “We’re going to ...

All Eyes on Dungey in Camping World Bowl

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla.— It’s easy to tell that West Virginia has plenty of respect for Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, since at least one of the Mountaineers compared him to Will Grier. And that’s high praise. There is one distinct difference, of course: ...

Allison, Lowe to Both See Bowl Game Action

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen has earned a reputation as being somewhat of a gambler during his days as the head man with the No. 16 Mountaineers (8-3). The most recent example of that fact is WVU’s incoming recruiting class — a class void of any new ...

Syracuse Has Owned WVU

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen understands the history between his No. 16 ranked Mountaineers (8-3) and their Camping World Bowl opponent, No. 20 Syracuse (9-3). The veteran coach also realizes that that history has not been a good one over the past several meetings. “We ...

CAMPING WORLD BOWL NOTES

∫ The game will be televised nationally on ESPN with Dave Fleming providing the play-by-play, Rod Gilimore the analysis and Quint Kessenrich roaming the sidelines. ∫ WVU is 4-9 in bowl games against the current team configuration of the ACC. ∫ The Camping World Bowl marks the second ...

Ferns Likely To Play in Bowl Game

MORGANTOWN — Asked if fans will get one last chance to see a healthy linebacking corps when No. 16 West Virginia takes on No. 20 Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Fla., veteran defensive coordinator Tony Gibson had a very, very simple answer. “No.” Pressed to explain, the ...

WVU’s Wesco Readies For Final Game

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia senior tight end/fullback Trevon Wesco has one wish only for Christmas — win the Camping World Bowl. “I’ve had a chance to play in two bowl games and I’m 0-for-2,” Wesco explained. “So, that’s what I, and the rest of the seniors, want for ...

WVU Nips J’Ville St. At Home

MORGANTOWN — Wesley Harris scored a career-high 20 points and had eight rebounds to lead West Virginia over Jacksonville State 74-72 on Saturday. Despite a sloppy shooting performance in the first half (13 of 34), the Mountaineers (7-4) got out to as much as a nine-point lead over the ...

Harris, Knapper Come Up Big

MORGANTOWN — For years West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has used the non-conference portion of the schedule to work on getting his team ready for Big 12 Conference play and to build his players’ confidence. Saturday’s next-to-last non-conference tune-up was ...

Mountaineers Welcome 18 New Recruits to Team

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen took time away from preparing the Camping World Bowl to announce the Mountaineers’ newest crop of recruits Wednesday at the Puskar Center. “I heard something about (Wednesday) being Signing Day,” Holgorsen said with a laugh. ...

Rhode Island Downs WVU

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Rhode Island broke West Virginia’s press and broke down the Mountaineer defense in the second half of their game at the Hall of Fame Showcase. The Rams’ Jeff Dowtin and Fatts Russell each scored 18 points as Rhode Island pulled away for an 83-70 win at the Mohegan ...