WVU Sports

West Virginia’s Harler, Routt Shine in Spain Hoop Trip

WHEELING — The start of football’s regular season is on our door-step. The Ohio Valley prep campaign kicks off in less than two weeks. With that said, let’s talk WVU basketball. Mountaineer hoops are always in vogue with Bob Huggins at the helm. It’s safe to say, last winter was not ...

McKivitz Named Preseason First-Team, All-Big 12

MORGANTOWN — Colton McKivitz is a team-first guy. Always has been and always will be. But, he’s also a very honest person, too. He admitted during a recent conversation that individual accolades do matter to him. They just don’t matter more than team success, however. The Union ...

WVU’s Manoah Picked 11th By Blue Jays in MLB Draft

SECAUCUS, N.J. — West Virginia University’s Alek Manoah made school history on Monday. The right-handed pitcher tied Chris Enochs as the highest MLB Draft pick in WVU history as he was selected No. 11 overall by the Toronto Blue Jays. “Super fired up for AK!” WVU coach Randy Mazey ...

Texas A&M Stuns WVU on Walk-Off Grand Slam

MORGANTOWN — A teary-eyed Kevin Brophy said it best. “Baseball is weird sport. Anything can really happen,” Brophy, the West Virginia University junior third baseman, said. For six hours, a near two-hour rain delay and 377 pitches, the Mountaineers looked destined to advance to the ...

West Virginia Moves To Winner’s Bracket in NCAA Baseball Tournament

GRANVILLE — The record-breaking crowd that piled into its seats at Monongalia County Ballpark were on the edge of them most of the night. In the bottom of the third inning, when the West Virginia University baseball team showed its first sign of life as a long-awaited host, that same crowd ...

West Virginia Falls in Big 12 Title Game

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma State had to work twice as hard to win the Big 12 title. The Cowboys’ tournament semifinal against TCU that was originally set for Saturday night was moved to Sunday because of bad weather. That meant Oklahoma State would have to win twice on Sunday to win the ...

West Virginia Coaches Caravan Comes to Wheeling

WHEELING — Newly hired West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown walked into River City’s banquet hall on Monday evening to the loudest applause of the night. As the WVU Coaches Caravan made its first stop this year in Wheeling, Brown was joined by the school’s rifle coach Jon ...

New West Virginia University QB Austin Kendall Looks Sharp in Gold-Blue Game

MORGANTOWN — Austin Kendall led the Gold team to a pair of touchdowns and a field goal during Saturday’s Gold-Blue Spring Game played inside Milan Puskar Stadium. The official statistics crew credited the Oklahoma transfer with five completions in eight attempts for 109 yards, one going ...

Defensive Line Depth An Issue for WVU

MORGANTOWN ­— Veteran defensive coordinator Vic Koenning may not be ready to tip his hand on what his first Mountaineer defense will look like when it takes to the artificial surface at Milan Puskar Stadium to take on James Madison. But the first-year assistant at West Virginia could end ...

The Left Is Best for West Virginia’s McKivitz

MORGANTOWN — When senior-to-be Colton McKivitz elected to return to West Virginia University for his final season of eligibility the Jacobsburg, Ohio native knew there would be some changes. Dana Holgorsen and his staff were gone, and the Union Local High School product had to deal with ...

Two More Gone From WVU Hoops

MORGANTOWN — Two more players have elected to end their basketball career at West Virginia University following the Mountaineers’ 109-91 loss to Coastal Carolina in the second round of the Roman College Basketball Tournament. Redshirt junior Lamont West and sophomore Andrew Gordon have ...

St. Clairsville Native, WVU Linebacker Brendan Ferns Calls It A Career

By SETH STASKEY For The Intelligencer MORGANTOWN — Brendan Ferns left St. Clairsville High School as one of the most sought after recruits the Ohio Valley had seen in quite some time. The consensus four-star linebacker, who was chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game, had more ...

WVU Head Coach Neal Brown Has Mixed Reactions

MORGANTOWN — Heading into his second week as head coach at West Virginia University, Neal Brown had a mixture of positives and negatives that he relayed to the media during Tuesday’s press conference. “It was the first day in full pads (Tuesday); I thought our guys responded well,” ...

Coastal Carolina Downs WVU

MORGANTOWN — The roller coaster ride known as the 2018-19 West Virginia men’s basketball season took another downward spiral Monday night in front of a crowd of 6,775 as Coastal Carolina took advantage of some shoddy defense by the host Mountaineers to pull out a 109-91 victory and advance ...

WVU, Coastal Carolina Meet Tonight in CBI Matchup in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — The plan is a very simple one: Play more games in order to build team chemistry with an eye toward next year’s basketball season. “That was my thought coming into this (the CBI) thing,” veteran West Virginia coach Bob Huggins explained during Saturday’s teleconference. ...

Hustle Plays Lead West Virginia To CBI Win Over GCU

MORGANTOWN – Hustle plays. You can’t win without them and that was the case Wednesday night at the Coliseum as West Virginia (15-20) played host to a Grand Canyon University (20-14) squad that reached the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference tournament. For the first 19 ...

West Virginia, Grand Canyon Set To Meet for First Time

MORGANTOWN — Every head coach of every basketball program in America has their reasons for continuing their team’s season for as long as they can. West Virginia’s Bob Huggins is no different. “I think it’s more important to play the games,” Huggins explained during Monday’s ...