WVU Sports

K-State Too Much For WVU

MORGANTOWN — Barry Brown scored 21 points and No. 23 Kansas State beat West Virginia 65-51 on Monday night to remain atop the Big 12 standings. A 14-0 run midway through the second half, led by a couple of 3-pointers by Xavier Sneed, gave the Wildcats (20-6, 10-3) their sixth straight ...

Losses Leading To Frustration

MORGANTOWN — As the losses continue to mount for the Mountaineers, the frustration of another disappointing setback was evident on every player that came into the interview room following WVU’s latest defeat, 65-51, to Big 12 leader Kansas State. But with the frustrations come hope that a ...

Brown Officially Announces Football Staff

MORGANTOWN — The first crack of pads and grunts of hard hits are still a month away, but that did not stop first-year West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown from stepping in front of a podium Monday to introduce the staff that the Mountaineers’ 35th head coach will help him ...

No. 14 Kansas Routs WVU

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson drove through a crowd of West Virginia players, stopped in his tracks and passed the ball across the key, finding K.J. Lawson alone in the corner. Without hesitation, Lawson sunk his third 3-pointer of the game before running down the court celebrating with ...

Depleted WVU Visits Kansas

MORGANTOWN — “We will fix it.” With these four words West Virginia (10-14 overall, 2-9 Big 12) basketball coach Bob Huggins opened Tuesday’s Big 12 Teleconference. “Maybe not this year, but we will fix it,” the Hall of Fame-caliber coach said. Less than two days after ...

Mountaineers Back on Diamond

MORGANTOWN — The boys of summer — West Virginia University style — open the 2019 season on the road today against Kennesaw State with a solid pitching staff and a huge chip on their shoulders following a 2018 campaign that was less than anyone expected. Especially veteran coach Randy ...

Ahmad, Harris Out at WVU

MORGANTOWN — An e-mail announcement that came from West Virginia’s Sports Information Office was just one sentence, but it contained a significant message — “West Virginia University men’s basketball senior Esa Ahmad and junior Wesley Harris have been dismissed from the team for a ...

Harler Is Solid In WVU Loss

MORGANTOWN — The first time West Virginia took on Texas, Moundsville native Chase Harler saw six minutes of action, going 0-for-1 from the floor and failing to score. That was not the case for the Wheeling Central Catholic standout and two-time West Virginia Gatorade Boys’ Basketball ...

No. 2 WVU Rifle Team Wins GARC Championship

MORGANTOWN — Seniors Ginny Thrasher and Will Anti knew they were coming to a successful program when they elected to come to Morgantown four years ago to compete on the Mountaineers’ rifle team. As the wins continued to mount during their tenures with No. 2 West Virginia, their individual ...

Texas Takes Down WVU, 75-53

MORGANTOWN — Texas proved Saturday night that they may be heating up at the right time. Courtney Ramey tied a career-high with 19 points as the Longhorns beat West Virginia 75-53. Texas (14-10, 6-5 Big 12) dominated just about every facet of the game to pick up its third win in the last ...

WVU’s Routt Forced To Sit for First Half

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia junior forward Logan Routt’s unintentional trip of a Texas Tech player during Monday’s blowout loss in Lubeck had intentional results as the Cameron native was assessed a flagrant two foul and ejected from the ballgame. And, as if that were not bad enough, on ...

WVU Rounds Out Class

MORGANTOWN — Mission complete. Well, almost complete. That was the word as first-year West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown met with reporters Wednesday for National Letter of Intent Signing Day. “Exciting day,” Brown said. “Not your normal signing day like in the past. ...

West Virginia Is Hammered By Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brandone Francis scored a season-high 16 points and No. 18 Texas Tech overwhelmed cold-shooting West Virginia 81-50 on Monday night. The Red Raiders (18-5, 6-4 Big 12), who lost four of their previous five Big 12 games, took control with a 13-0 run midway through the ...

WVU Still Seeking Big 12 Road Win

MORGANTOWN — It only took West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins a few minutes to go from elation to deflation following the Mountaineers’ 79-71 victory over Oklahoma Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum. “I think we’re playing harder again,” Huggins explained. “I think ...

Knapper, WVU Stun Oklahoma

MORGANTOWN — On a day where a groundhog predicted an early spring, West Virginia basketball fans got the opposite, a little sun shine. While Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow on a cloudy day in Pennsylvania, Brandon Knapper came off the bench to score a career-high 25 points to lead ...

Free Throws Key For Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — Winning can be contagious. So can free throw shooting. At least that was the case Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum as West Virginia (10-12, 2-7 Big 12) held off Oklahoma (15-7, 3-6) for its first win since knocking off then-No. 5 Kanas. “We just got locked in,” junior ...

Inconsistent WVU, OU Tipoff at Noon

MORGANTOWN — Two teams with a common thread — lack of consistency — take to the court at the Coliseum for a noon tipoff today. “We’ve been inconsistent with results, certainly in Big 12 play,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger explained during Thursday’s Big 12 Teleconference. “Not ...

Iowa State Rolls Past WVU, 93-68

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State’s Lindell Wigginton leapt into the lane to steal a pass, sprinted down the court and got fouled. He then casually flipped the ball underhanded toward the basket from 30 feet — and found the bottom of the net. It was that kind of night for Wigginton, who has ...

Martin, Mountaineers Upset No. 12 Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tynice Martin scored a season-high 27 points — 16 in the opening quarter — to lead West Virginia to a 64-58 win over No. 12 Texas on Monday night. The Frank Erwin Center was the lone Big 12 arena in which the Mountaineers (15-5, 6-3) had never beaten the home team ...

WVU Rifle Team Closes Home Season With Win

MORGANTOWN — No. 2 West Virginia (12-0, 7-0 GARC) closed out the home regular season portion of its 2018-19 campaign the same way it has for the previous three seasons — with a dominating performance. Led by first-place finishes by senior Ginny Thrasher and junior Morgan Phillips, the ...