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WVU Men’s Hoops Next Two Home Games Postponed

The next two home games for the West Virginia men’s basketball team have been postponed. The Big 12 Conference made the announcement on Tuesday. The Mountaineers were scheduled to face TCU on Jan. 16 and Oklahoma State on Jan. 19. On Monday, it was also announced that West Virginia’s ...

Oscar Tshiebwe Will Transfer To Kentucky

Former West Virginia standout Oscar Tshiebwe will transfer to Kentucky. Tshiebwe announced on Twitter that he will continue his career as a Wildcat. Tshiebwe announced he was leaving the Mountaineers for personal reasons on Jan. 1. The sophomore played 10 games for West Virginia this ...

WVU-Baylor Men’s Basketball Game Postponed

MORGANTOWN – The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that the West Virginia University men's basketball game at Baylor scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed in accordance with the Big 12 game interruption guideli4nes. West Virginia is unable to meet the required COVID-19 thresholds Monday, ...

Stills Becomes Consensus All-American

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills became just the 12th player in program history to get selected as a consensus All-American on Friday. Stills becomes the first Mountaineer to earn the honor in 14 years, when center Dan Mozes and running back Steve Slayton made the ...

WVU Extends Period of No Fans

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in conjunction with University, local and state officials, has extended the time period for no fans at all home indoor athletic events through Jan. 24. Due to the surge in COVID outbreaks throughout the state ...

Kendall Enters Transfer Portal

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall plans to play elsewhere next season. West Virginia football spokesman Mike Montoro confirmed Tuesday that Kendall has put his name into the NCAA’s transfer database. Kendall came on in relief of Jarret Doege in the second half ...

WVU Storms Back To Stun Cowboys

STILLWATER, Okla. — Derek Culver had 22 points and 19 rebounds to help No. 14 West Virginia come all the way back from 19 down in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 87-84 on Monday night. Miles McBride scored 19 of his 21 points after halftime for West Virginia (9-3, 2-2 Big 12), ...

Tshiebwe Leaves Team For Personal Reasons

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe has left the team for personal reasons and with no plans to return this season. His absence is a blow to the ninth-ranked Mountaineers heading into the heart of the Big 12 schedule. “Did it catch me by surprise? No,” coach Bob ...

Kendall, WVU Capture Liberty Bowl Title

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Reserve quarterback Austin Kendall threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Simmons with 5:10 left and West Virginia held off Army 24-21 on Thursday in the Liberty Bowl. Army (9-3) had a chance to tie it with 1:50 left, but Quinn ...

WVU Set To Face Army In Liberty Bowl

Count West Virginia coach Neal Brown among those wanting to see Army play a bowl game. He will get the chance when his Mountaineers take on Army in the Liberty Bowl after the Black Knights were tapped as a COVID-19 replacement for Tennessee. Brown sees this as a big opportunity for West ...

Cottrell To Miss Rest of Season

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia backup forward Isaiah Cottrell will miss the rest of the season after tearing his left Achilles tendon, the team announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 freshman sustained the injury in the first half of Tuesday’s 73-51 win over Northeastern. Cottrell averaged ...

West Virginia Takes Down Northeastern

MORGANTOWN — The No. 9 West Virginia men’s basketball team was not supposed to host the Northeastern Huskies on Tuesday afternoon, but the Mountaineers are probably glad they did. A late addition to the schedule, the game filled the gap left after Buffalo withdrew due to COVID-19 issues. ...

WVU’s Stills, Smith Selected as All-Americans

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer For the first time since 2018, two West Virginia players have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team. Senior defensive tackle Darius Stills was honored as a first team choice, while sophomore Tykee Smith was chosen as a third ...

Nester Leaves Virginia Tech For West Virginia

FROM STAFF REPORTS Former Virginia Tech offensive lineman Doug Nester announced on Monday that he was transferring to West Virginia University. Nester went to Twitter where he shared the news by simply stating, “Merry Christmas everyone! I’m coming home.” Nester, a four-star ...

WVU To Play Northeastern on Dec. 29

The West Virginia men’s basketball team will face Northeastern on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the WVU Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. The Mountaineers were originally scheduled to play Buffalo on the same date, but the Bulls had to cancel due to COVID-19 protocols in their program. ...

Braun Carries Kansas Past West Virginia

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Christian Braun expected West Virginia to deny Kansas open shots on the perimeter. That has been the Mountaineers’ style for years. So when they backed off to deny the Jayhawks lanes to the basket, Braun’s eyes lit up like the Griswold family Christmas tree. The ...

West Virginia Will Now Play Army In Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Army went from left out of the bowls to replacing Tennessee in the Liberty Bowl on Monday night, hours after the Volunteers withdrew because of COVID-19 test results. The Black Knights, who had been committed to the Independence Bowl since October before the game was ...

WVU, Buffalo Men’s Basketball Game Canceled

The West Virginia men’s basketball game against Buffalo has been canceled. The game, which was scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 29, was called off due to COVID-19 protocols inside the Buffalo program. The Bulls sit at a record of 3-3 and 1-1 in conference play (MAC). In their most recent ...

West Virginia Will Take On Tennessee In The Liberty Bowl

By The Associated Press After getting through a wild ride of a season with cancellations and postponements, West Virginia (5-4) is being rewarded with a spot in the Liberty Bowl, where the Mountaineers will take on Tennessee (3-7) on Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn. West Virginia beat ...

Late Free Throws Lead WVU Over ISU

MORGANTOWN — Miles McBride stared at the hoop, the only thing separating the West Virginia men’s basketball team from its fourth consecutive victory. The sophomore guard knocked down the first of two free throw attempts, tying the score against Big 12 foe Iowa State. After a timeout, he ...