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WVU Strolls Into Stillwater

MORGANTOWN — There are plenty of questions and maybe even more hype surrounding West Virginia University’s Big 12 Opener on Saturday in Stillwater, Ok., where the Mountaineers will face No. 15 Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. inside Boone Pickens Stadium. The main questions are, will ...

West Virginia Ready For Some Football

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown said it best, “it’s finally time for football.” After an offseason of questions and a summer of uncertainty, the Mountaineers open their season Saturday at noon when they welcome Eastern Kentucky (0-1) onto Mountaineer ...

WVU Will Play Season Opener Without Spectators

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in conjunction with University, local and state officials, has determined that football’s season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 12 will take place without spectators at Milan Puskar Stadium. Due to ...

Mountaineers Start Football Practice Today

MORGANTOWN — The most unusual season in 129 years of West Virginia University football begins this morning when Neal Brown’s Mountaineers officially begin practice. Since March when the COVID-19 virus shut down NCAA sports, nothing has been usual, nor will it be anytime soon. Brown and ...

WVU’s Caleb Rea Finalist For Individual Upset of Year

Exciting finishes in big matches has been a trademark of Caleb Rea’s. He accomplished a couple of those electric moments during his high school career and is continuing to do at the collegiate level. The latest came earlier this season — his second while wearing the Blue and Gold of West ...

WVU’s Noah Adams Wins Hardman Award

MORGANTOWN — Noah Adams’ perfect season didn’t have the perfect ending. The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic kept Adams from competing in the NCAA national championship tournament. Before that, the 197-pound West Virginia University wrestler had racked up a 32-0 record and was ...

Colton McKivitz’s Path To NFL Draft

During the course of this weekend’s NFL Draft, plenty of stories will be shared about the journeys that players have taken to get to the point of becoming a professional football player. When Colton McKivitz thinks about his path to what he hopes will be a lengthy career in the NFL as an ...

Huggins To Help Guide Tshiebwe With Draft Process

Bob Huggins — for the entirety of his 40-year college career — has always done right by his players. Nothing will change about that he prepares to help guide heralded post player Oscar Tshiebwe, who just completed his freshman season at West Virginia, through the NBA Draft ...

Brown Making Most Of Limited Coaching Time

MORGANTOWN — Four hours a week. That is not much time when you are the head coach of a power five football team. But that is the situation WVU’s Neal Brown finds himself in as the coronavirus continues to have a crippling stranglehold on the American lifestyle. Brown and his fellow Big 12 ...

Tshiebwe To Go Through NBA Draft Process

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe will go through the NBA draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced Tshiebwe’s intentions Wednesday to request an evaluation from an NBA undergraduate advisory committee. “Oscar ...

Brown Working At Home To Improve WVU

MORGANTOWN — Neal Brown’s initial year at the WVU football helm was somewhat disappointing, although finishing in upbeat fashion. Brown took over a Mountaineer program that predecessor Dana Holgorsen left void of much Big 12-caliber talent. As a result, WVU finished with a 5-7 mark. The ...

Harler Proposes, WVU Shocks No. 4 Baylor

MORGANTOWN — A pregame ceremony marked the final home game for West Virginia seniors Jermaine Haley, Chase Harler and Logan Routt. Harler then got down on his knee on the court and asked his girlfriend, Lindsey Baker, to marry him. She said yes. Emmitt Matthews followed up by ending a long ...

West Virginia Downs Iowa State

AMES, Iowa — Derek Culver and Miles McBride scored 17 points apiece and West Virginia outlasted Iowa State for a 77-71 victory Tuesday night. McBride hit four free throws in the final 16 seconds left to help quell the Cyclones’ last -gasp rally. Iowa State’s Rasir Bolton scored 17 of ...

Doolittle, Oklahoma Upset West Virginia

MORGANTOWN — Kristian Doolittle and Oklahoma are giving the NCAA Tournament selection committee a good reason to pencil them into the bracket. Doolittle scored 19 points two days after surgery to repair a broken nose and Oklahoma boosted its tournament hopes with a 73-62 victory over No. ...

Another Road Loss for WVU

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas got pummeled by West Virginia earlier this season. The Longhorns were anything but the same timid bunch in the rematch. Andrew Jones scored 22 points and Courtney Ramey added 21 to lead the surging Longhorns over the 20th-ranked Mountaineers 67-57 on Monday night as ...

WVU’s Big 12 Road Woes Continue

FORT WORTH, Texas — Desmond Bane didn’t think a foul should have been called against him on the shot that appeared to be a game-winner in regulation for TCU. The Horned Frogs rendered the whistle moot in overtime. Kevin Samuel scored six of his 19 points in the extra period and TCU ...

Huggins Ties Smith at 879

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Miles McBride had 11 points in his first start, Sean McNeil also scored 11 and No. 17 West Virginia took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving coach Bob Huggins another milestone win. Huggins earned his 879th career victory to ...

No. 1 Baylor Too Much For No. 14 WVU

WACO, Texas — Jared Butler said he wasn’t trying to make up for the absence of Baylor’s second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins. Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in ...

WVU To Host Kansas Tonight

No. 3 Kansas (20-3, 9-1) vs. No. 14 West Virginia (18-5, 6-4) WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two ranked teams match up as No. 3 Kansas visits No. 14 West Virginia in a Big 12 showdown. Kansas has two wins and two losses against ranked opponents ...

Oklahoma Pulls Upset of No. 13 West Virginia, 69-59

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — It’d been awhile since Kristian Doolittle was Oklahoma’s top offensive option. The Sooners needed it Saturday and Doolittle delivered, scoring 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds as Oklahoma knocked off No. 13 West Virginia 69-59 at home Saturday. Doolittle ...