WVU Sports

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 ...

Bowlsby Bullish On the Big 12

FRISCO, Texas — Bob Bowlsby never bought into the negative perceptions some have about the Big 12, and these days the commissioner has plenty of reasons to feel bullish about his league. Even more money is coming into the Big 12, the smallest of the Power Five conferences with only 10 ...

WVU Lands 3 on Watch Lists for ’18

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football redshirt senior and Heisman Trophy Award candidate quarterback Will Grier and 2017 Biletnikoff Award finalist and All-American senior wide receiver David Sills V were named to the watch list for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award, and redshirt junior ...

TCU Brings Surprise To Media Days

FRISCO, Texas — TCU coach Gary Patterson didn’t bring Shawn Robinson to Big 12 media days to declare the young quarterback a starter. “Superstitious reasons,” Patterson said Monday about having the sophomore with one career start as one of five players there for the Horned Frogs. “I ...

WVU Picked To Finish Second In Preseason Poll

IRVING, Texas — West Virginia was selected to finish second in the Big 12 football preseason poll, voted on by media representatives. Oklahoma garnered 46 of the 52 first-place votes. West Virginia was chosen second with TCU, Texas and Oklahoma State rounding out the top five. The ...

Mountaineers’ Left Tackle Anchors Front Line

MORGANTOWN – When Will Grier and David Sills V added their names to those underclassmen who would test the National Football League’s draft waters following West Virginia’s 7-6 campaign in 2017, it took senior-to-be Yodny Cajuste little time to place his name alongside his two more-noted ...

Wesco Could Be WVU’s Secret Weapon

MORGANTOWN — There is little secret that West Virginia University will possess one of the most potent offenses in the country this fall. Dana Holgorsen’s eighth Mountaineers squad includes a Heisman candidate quarterback (Will Grier), a top-of-the-line receiving corps led by preseason ...

Avery Looks To Solidify Secondary

MORGANTOWN — Toyous Avery’s first start at West Virginia University included two of the most memorable non-plays of the Georgia native’s career. After moving his way up the depth chart to a starting safety role in the Mountaineers’ Russell Athletic Bowl showdown with the Atlantic ...

WVU’s Rose Looking to Blossom This Year

MORGANTOWN — “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet brought this phrase to fame, but it could be West Virginia’s Exekiel Rose who could make his name a household word as the junior college transfer attempts to lead a Mountaineers ...

Journey Continues for West Virginia’s Long

MORGANTOWN — The journey has had its bumps, but West Virginia University redshirt junior-to-be David Long Jr. is ready to show the talent which made him an Associated Press All-Ohio Division II honorable mention selection and a player which veteran defensive coordinator Tony Gibson refers to ...

Expectations High for WVU WR Sills

MORGANTOWN — You canít pick up a magazine that doesn’t list West Virginia University among its Top-25 programs for the upcoming 2018 season. Many of those same scribes have Mountaineersí senior David Sills V penned in as one of those players they expect to earn All-American status ...

WVU’s Grier a Candidate for Heisman

MORGANTOWN — The last time West Virginia University had a preseason Heisman hopeful lining up at quarterback, Major Harris led it to an undefeated regular season and a showdown with the University of Notre Dame in the national championship game. Fast forward to the present and now fans will ...

Grove Worthy Of MLB Selection

WHEELING — Generally speaking we here at the newspapers keep a keen eye on the happenings of the Major League Baseball Draft, especially when someone with local ties has an opportunity of being selected. Such was not the case Monday night. It came as a bit of a shock to learn late that ...

Former Wheeling Park, WVU Standout Grove Selected by Dodgers in Second Round

WHEELING — Wheeling Park 2014 first team all-state pitcher and current West Virginia University standout Michael Grove has been drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The junior out of West Virginia was taken during the second round, with the 68th pick of the 2018 Major League Baseball ...

Konate Will Return to WVU

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University forward Sagaba Konate has withdrawn his name from the 2018 NBA Draft and will return for his junior season at WVU. “I am glad that I was able to gain feedback and to get experience from being invited to the NBA Draft Combine,” Konate said. “It ...

WVU Coaches Deal With Transfer Rule

PARKERSBURG — Coaches talk a lot. It’s part of the job. College coaches are especially put in front of the microphone more than they would like and often forced to talk about subjects that they would much rather stay silent over. That wasn’t the case last week at J.P. Henry’s ...