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West Virginia Coaches Caravan Comes to Wheeling

WHEELING — Newly hired West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown walked into River City’s banquet hall on Monday evening to the loudest applause of the night. As the WVU Coaches Caravan made its first stop this year in Wheeling, Brown was joined by the school’s rifle coach Jon ...

New West Virginia University QB Austin Kendall Looks Sharp in Gold-Blue Game

MORGANTOWN — Austin Kendall led the Gold team to a pair of touchdowns and a field goal during Saturday’s Gold-Blue Spring Game played inside Milan Puskar Stadium. The official statistics crew credited the Oklahoma transfer with five completions in eight attempts for 109 yards, one going ...

Defensive Line Depth An Issue for WVU

MORGANTOWN ­— Veteran defensive coordinator Vic Koenning may not be ready to tip his hand on what his first Mountaineer defense will look like when it takes to the artificial surface at Milan Puskar Stadium to take on James Madison. But the first-year assistant at West Virginia could end ...

The Left Is Best for West Virginia’s McKivitz

MORGANTOWN — When senior-to-be Colton McKivitz elected to return to West Virginia University for his final season of eligibility the Jacobsburg, Ohio native knew there would be some changes. Dana Holgorsen and his staff were gone, and the Union Local High School product had to deal with ...

Two More Gone From WVU Hoops

MORGANTOWN — Two more players have elected to end their basketball career at West Virginia University following the Mountaineers’ 109-91 loss to Coastal Carolina in the second round of the Roman College Basketball Tournament. Redshirt junior Lamont West and sophomore Andrew Gordon have ...

St. Clairsville Native, WVU Linebacker Brendan Ferns Calls It A Career

By SETH STASKEY For The Intelligencer MORGANTOWN — Brendan Ferns left St. Clairsville High School as one of the most sought after recruits the Ohio Valley had seen in quite some time. The consensus four-star linebacker, who was chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game, had more ...

WVU Head Coach Neal Brown Has Mixed Reactions

MORGANTOWN — Heading into his second week as head coach at West Virginia University, Neal Brown had a mixture of positives and negatives that he relayed to the media during Tuesday’s press conference. “It was the first day in full pads (Tuesday); I thought our guys responded well,” ...

Coastal Carolina Downs WVU

MORGANTOWN — The roller coaster ride known as the 2018-19 West Virginia men’s basketball season took another downward spiral Monday night in front of a crowd of 6,775 as Coastal Carolina took advantage of some shoddy defense by the host Mountaineers to pull out a 109-91 victory and advance ...

WVU, Coastal Carolina Meet Tonight in CBI Matchup in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — The plan is a very simple one: Play more games in order to build team chemistry with an eye toward next year’s basketball season. “That was my thought coming into this (the CBI) thing,” veteran West Virginia coach Bob Huggins explained during Saturday’s teleconference. ...

Hustle Plays Lead West Virginia To CBI Win Over GCU

MORGANTOWN – Hustle plays. You can’t win without them and that was the case Wednesday night at the Coliseum as West Virginia (15-20) played host to a Grand Canyon University (20-14) squad that reached the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference tournament. For the first 19 ...

West Virginia, Grand Canyon Set To Meet for First Time

MORGANTOWN — Every head coach of every basketball program in America has their reasons for continuing their team’s season for as long as they can. West Virginia’s Bob Huggins is no different. “I think it’s more important to play the games,” Huggins explained during Monday’s ...

Kansas Powers Past West Virginia in Big 12 Semifinals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dedric Lawson poured in 24 points, Quentin Grimes added 18 before leaving late with cramps and No. 17 Kansas roared away from West Virginia for an 88-74 victory Friday night in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals. Devon Dotson added 13 points and Marcus Garrett had 11 ...

West Virginia Tops Texas Tech, Keeps on Rolling in Big 12 Tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two down, two to go. That’s the mindset of West Virginia coach Bob Huggins after his Mountaineers upset No. 7 Texas Tech 79-74 on Thursday night. The Mountaineers are 80 minutes away from making the NCAA Tournament as the 10th seed in the Big 12 ...

West Virginia Knocks Off Oklahoma in Big 12 Tournament, 72-71

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — West Virginia held on to beat Oklahoma 72-71 in the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday night when the Sooners’ Christian James, who appeared to knock down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to force overtime, was determined to have had his foot on the line. The officials ...

WVU, Oklahoma Meet in 1st Round Of Big 12 Tourney

MORGANTOWN – Life after the upcoming Big 12 Conference men’s basketball tournament in Kansas City (Mo.) still exists for veteran West Virginia University coach Bob Huggins and his Mountaineers. “Our kids are ecstatic to have a chance to keep playing,” Huggins said during his weekly ...

TCU Edges WVU For Rifle Title

MORGANTOWN — For Georgia native and former West Virginia University All-American Bruce Meredith, seeing the NCAA National Rifle Championships in Morgantown for the first time was a dream come true for the four-time Olympian. “This is as exciting as when I competed,” Meredith, a former ...

Cowboys Take Down Mountaineers, 85-77

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — In their final game of what has been an obstacle-filled season, Oklahoma State pulled out an 85-77 victory over West Virginia Saturday. When the game was over, OSU coach Mike Boynton addressed the fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena and told them, despite not having the ...