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WVU Is Not Slowed By Weather

MORGANTOWN — Dean Martin would have been right at home Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium as the ‘weather outside was frightful, but the fire – make that game — was so delightful’ as No. 14 West Virginia moved to 2-0 with a 52-17 victory over Youngstown State. On a day made for ...

WVU Looks to Continue Winning Ways vs. YSU

MORGANTOWN — No. 14 West Virginia will look to start the season 2-0 when the Mountaineers entertain FCS member Youngstown State University at 6 p.m. at Milan Puskar Stadium. “First home games are always great,î” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said during Tuesday’s press conference. “I ...

First-Year Players Make Impact for WVU

MORGANTOWN — When No. 14 West Virginia (1-0) took to the field at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., eight players saw their dream of starting for the Mountaineers come to fruition. Among those who helped open the 2018 season with a 40-14 victory over Tennessee were a pair of ...

Holgorsen Talks Grier, Injuries in Preparation

MORGANTOWN — Two things West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen won’t do when it comes to his No. 14 ranked Mountaineers — make excuses concerning injuries or divulge any secrets when it comes to redshirt senior quarterback Will Grier. “Well, injuries affect ...

West Virginia Looking to Avoid Upset Against Penguins

MORGANTOWN — It took the University of Tennessee only three series to figure out that the only way to keep No. 14 West Virginia’s offense out of the end zone was to control the football. And, now you can bet that every team remaining on the Mountaineers’ schedule will attempt to mock ...

Food, Will Grier And Adjustments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ever wonder what a college football coach does when his team is forced to wait out a prolonged halftime? Well, if you are West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen, the plan is a simple one. “Watched football games, ate two bananas, had a couple cold beverages and then ...

West Virginia Makes Statement in Season Opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It isn’t in Will Grier’s nature to panic. So two dropped touchdown passes, a 10-minute drive by the opposing offense and an hour-long weather delay at halftime weren’t about to distract the West Virginia senior quarterback on Saturday. Grier got his Heisman Trophy ...

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 ...