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Fresh Faces Lead to Strong Starts for West Virginia, Kansas

MORGANTOWN — Something wasn’t right when redshirt freshman Briason Mays was going through pregame warmups as the third center used by West Virginia this season. Mays was nervous and his snaps were off target Saturday. That made offensive line coach Matt Moore nervous, too, so Moore ...

WVU Downs N.C. State

MORGANTOWN — Austin Kendall and Kennedy McKoy made sure that West Virginia didn’t repeat a miserable offensive showing from its last game. Kendall threw three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 44-27 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday. McKoy helped West Virginia’s ...

Mountaineers Unleash Rushing Attack

MORGANTOWN — What happens when you have the second worst rushing attack in major college football and must play without your two starting guards? If you are WVU, you run the ball very effectively. The Mountaineers have been nothing short of anemic on the ground in their first two games. ...

West Virginia Eyes Bounce Back Against North Carolina State

MORGANTOWN — The road proved a bumpy one for West Virginia University this past Saturday. After a 20-13 debuting win over James Madison at Milan Puskar Stadium, the Mountaineers found Columbia, Missouri, an unfriendly venue. Missouri routed WVU by a 38-7 count. The outcome left both teams ...

Former WVU Assistant Tony Gibson Returns Home With N.C. State

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tony Gibson’s West Virginia homecoming comes with a twist. The North Carolina State defensive co-coordinator who spent 13 seasons on the Mountaineers’ staff now is trying to beat many of the same players who lobbied for him to be their new head coach. Their reunion ...

West Virginia Falls Flat in Loss To Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri coach Barry Odom showed up this week displaying little black-and-yellow cards that he handed out to his team that read quite simply: “Takeaways = Victory.” The Tigers didn’t have enough of them in a stunning loss to Wyoming last weekend. They had plenty in a ...

WVU Hits the Road

WHEELING — Neal Brown’s debut as WVU head coach was a successful, albeit nail-biting, one. His Mountaineers squeaked past FCS power James Madison, 20-13, on Saturday at sold-out Milan Puskar Stadium. Things get no easier this week for WVU. The Mountaineers travel to Columbia, Mo., to face ...

Bush Gives Mountaineers a Boost

MORGANTOWN — Hints that Tevin Bush could make an impact for West Virginia in 2019 began at a simple team-building exercise during preseason camp. During a game of musical chairs, 300-pound linemen were knocking each other over to get to empty seats when the song stopped. The speedy Bush ...

Mountaineers Survive James Madison Scare

MORGANTOWN— Austin Kendall loved the outcome but wasn’t happy that West Virginia’s offense struggled for much of the game against a Championship Subdivision opponent. The Oklahoma graduate transfer threw two second-half touchdown passes in his debut for the Mountaineers, who needed a ...

McKivitz Serves As West Virginia Team Captain

MORGANTOWN — No one said it would be easy. And it certainly was not for WVU Saturday afternoon at sun-drenched Milan Puskar Stadium. The Mountaineers launched their 2019 grid campaign notching a hard-earned 20-13 win over James Madison. The outcome was in doubt until the final minute as the ...

West Virginia University Opens Vs. James Madison University

WHEELING — Neal Brown was hired as WVU’s head football coach in January. Since that time, he has been embraced by the Mountaineer Nation as he has exhibited a personality and character foreign to his predecessor, Dana Holgorsen. But the affable Brown was hired to win football games, ...

Mine Visit Helps Connect With Fans

MORGANTOWN — One of Neal Brown’s priorities during his first fall camp at West Virginia was to learn more about the Mountaineers’ fanbase, so the new coach took his team to a working coal mine. Brown took three busloads of players and coaches earlier this month to Arch Coal’s Leer ...

Bob Huggins Praises Merrick, Current WVU Hoop Team

WHEELING — Bob Huggins can be a volcano on the coaching sidelines. The WVU hoop mentor, however, can be soft-spoken and praise worthy when the occasion arises. The latter was the case Wednesday afternoon when Huggins was the featured speaker at the annual Light of the Valley luncheon at ...

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 ...