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Former WVU CB Smith Joins Georgia

After announcing he was transferring out of West Virginia, former Mountaineers’ cornerback Tykee Smith has joined the Georgia Bulldogs. Smith was a third team All-American in 2020 and still has two years left of eligibility remaining. Last season for WVU, Smith accumulated 61 tackles, ...

WVU Pioneer Martha Thorn Dies

Martha Thorn, who coached tennis at West Virginia from 1973-2000 died on Sunday following months of declining health. She was 83 years old. Thorn began the women’s tennis program at WVU in 1973, just one year after the Title IX legislation was enacted. Thorn won 315 matches during her ...

Newcomer Nester Impressing on O-Line

Doug Nester is no stranger to the Mountain State, but he is a stranger to West Virginia. Luckily for him, his reputation as one of the state’s best high school football players in the class of 2019 follows him to Morgantown, and his prior experience makes him a key addition to the WVU ...

West Virginia’s McBride Declares for 2021 NBA Draft

From STAFF REPORTS West Virginia standout Miles McBride took to Twitter on Friday to announce that he is declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft, with an option to return to school next year as reported by ESPN. In the statement he wrote, “First off I would like to thank God because without him ...

West Virginia’s Neal Brown Pushes Versatility in Replacing Tykee Smith

The results of spring football are far from permanent, but they help develop a structure heading into the fall — something the West Virginia football team may need in the secondary. Tykee Smith, the Mountaineers’ starting spear for most of the last two seasons announced his intentions to ...

West Virginia’s Taz Sherman To Enter NBA Draft Process

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia guard Taz Sherman plans to enter the NBA draft process. Sherman announced his intentions Sunday on Twitter, saying he will leave open the option of returning to school for a final season. Sherman joins fellow guard Sean McNeil in declaring for the ...

Matthews Jr. Opts To Leave Mountaineers

From STAFF REPORTS West Virginia fans have been through a lot this week. On Sunday, the Mountaineers were upset by Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament, on Wednesday Sean McNeil declared for the NBA Draft and Jordan McCabe entered the transfer portal. McCabe is not alone now as teammate ...

WVU’s Tykee Smith To Enter Transfer Portal

West Virginia safety Tykee Smith announced on Wednesday that he will be entering the NCAA transfer portal. Smith took the announcement to Twitter where it said, “Dear Mountaineer Family, I would like to thank the University of West Virginia for giving me the opportunity to play the sport that ...

West Virginia Football Opens Spring Practice

Eighty-three days after its Liberty Bowl win, the West Virginia football team returned to the field. The Mountaineers opened spring practice on Wednesday morning, and following tradition, day one resulted in more questions than answers. Head coach Neal Brown met with the media to answer ...

West Virginia’s Sean McNeil Entering NBA Draft, Jordan McCabe to Transfer

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia guard Sean McNeil is entering his name in this year’s NBA Draft but leaving open the possibility to return to the Mountaineers, while teammate Jordan McCabe has announced his plans to transfer. Both players announced their decisions Tuesday on ...

Sweet 16 Out Of Reach for West Virginia After Loss to Syracuse

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Buddy Boeheim kept shooting, carrying his Hall of Fame father and 11th-seeded Syracuse back into the Sweet 16. The Orange, a top program for four decades under Jim Boeheim, once again showed they’re just as dangerous as an NCAA ...

WVU Basketball: Miles McBride, WVU Beat Morehead State, 84-67

INDIANAPOLIS — Miles McBride scored 18 of his 30 points after halftime to help West Virginia pull away and beat Morehead State 84-67 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, giving coach Bob Huggins his 900th career victory. McBride was terrific from the start and provided ...

Let The Mountaineer Madness Begin

The only certainty heading into this year’s NCAA tournament is that it is unlike any other. Over this past week, college teams from across the country settled into the Indianapolis bubble — their home for the next few weeks, if they’re lucky. They’ve undergone COVID-19 testing and ...

WVU’s Culver, McBride Named All-American Honorable Mentions

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer Miles McBride and Derek Culver stepped up time after time this year for West Virginia. They were honored on Tuesday with All-American honorable mention accolades. McBride led the Mountaineers with 15.5 points per game and Culver followed with ...

West Virginia Women’s Basketball: WVU Women Earn No. 4 Seed in Tourney

The West Virginia women’s basketall team earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers will take on 13-seeded Lehigh University on Sunday at 8 p.m. In the Hemisfair Region, West Virginia sits with a record of 21-6. The Mountaineers’ most recent outing was a 76-50 setback to ...

WVU Basketball: West Virginia Opens NCAA Tournament With Morehead State

It’s time to start filling out NCAA tournament brackets — and West Virginia men’s basketball team is among the field. The 68-team pool for this season’s men’s tournament was announced on Sunday afternoon, and WVU, which lost three of its last four games, was named the No. 3 seed in ...

WVU Women Fall to Baylor in Big 12 Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Queen Egbo scored 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Baylor beat West Virginia 76-50 to win the Big 12 Tournament on Sunday. It is the ninth Big 12 Championship in the last 10 tournaments for top-seeded Baylor (25-2). Dijonai Carrington added 14 and Moon Ursin ...

WVU Basketball: West Virginia Opens Up Big 12 Tourney Against Oklahoma State

For the first time since 2019, the West Virginia men’s basketball team is back in the Big 12 Championship tournament — and the Mountaineers are opening against a familiar foe. After last season’s tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, No. 4 seed WVU begins its tournament ...