Slumping West Virginia prepares to meet No. 2 Kansas

West Virginia's breakneck pressure defense is starting to wear down the Mountaineers, too. West Virginia has gotten sloppy both defending the basket and holding onto the ball, and opposing offenses are figuring out ways to get through the press. The Mountaineers lost twice last week and fell 11 spots to No. 18 in The Associated Press poll on Monday. Now coach Bob Huggins is trying...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas star Josh Jackson dunks all over West Virginia

Kansas Jayhawks freshman Josh Jackson is really, really good.The freshman swingman is averaging 15.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists for the Jayhawks. And it's not just the production, but how eye-opening some of the things he does on the court are.We showed you a ridiculous dunk Jackson threw down in November, and he had a very similar one tonight against the West Virginia...
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January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas routed 85-69 by West Virginia in surprising upset

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Esa Ahmad broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 27 points to lead No. 18 West Virginia to an 85-69 victory over No. 2 Kansas on Tuesday night.The Mountaineers (16-4, 5-3 Big 12) beat Kansas (18-2, 7-1) for the fourth straight time in Morgantown and snapped the Jayhawks' 18-game winning streak.Ahmad led West Virginia in scoring over the first two months...
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January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Huggins donates money every time WVU beats Kansas

Kansas fans hated to see their team lose to West Virginia Tuesday night for the fourth straight time away from home. But at least there’s a silver lining.Because of West Virginia’s 85-69 win over the second ranked Jayhawks, Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins donated $25k to cancer research charities in honor of his late mother. In his contract, Huggins receives a $25k bonus...
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January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Holgorsen opposes potential June signing period

The NCAA is considering changes to the college football signing period, which in this case refers to adding one in December for early signees in addition to the usual February 1 extravaganza. At one point, a potential June signing period was mooted as a possibility, but was shot down.And based on the reactions from coaches such as West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen, you can see why...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Sooners looking for another upset of West Virginia

NORMAN, Okla. -- The last time Oklahoma and West Virginia played, Jordan Woodard took over the game. The Sooners' senior point guard had 20 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals in Oklahoma's 89-87 overtime upset of the then-No. 7 Mountaineers in Morgantown on Jan. 18. Woodard hit a game-tying shot in the closing seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime and...
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February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baseball: Steve Sabins | 2/14/17

Hitting coach Steve Sabins previews the Mountaineers offensive attack in 2017.
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February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Life As A Mountaineer: Sara Finfrock

In this week's Life As A Mountaineer, we take an inside look at junior pole vaulter Sara Finfrock. Life As A Mountaineer is courtesy of WVU Medicine.
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February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Football: Winter Conditioning

The Mountaineers have been preparing for the 2017 season.
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February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

West Virginia drops season opener at Charlotte 6-3

It was too little, too late for the Mountaineers on Friday. The West Virginia baseball team lost their first game of the season, 6-3, at Charlotte on Friday. The Mountaineers (0-1) got into an early hole, down 2-0, within the first few innings, but responded when Kyle Davis hit a 2-run homer to tie the game in the top of the fifth. Jimmy Galusky scored two innings later off of...
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February 17, 2017

WVU's Huggins falls in apparent health scare, stays on bench

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia coach Bob Huggins dropped to his knees on the court during an apparent health scare while the 12th-ranked Mountaineers faced Texas on Monday night. Huggins went down during a timeout just before halftime, and his players quickly came to his aid. Huggins stood, briefly massaged his chest and stayed on the sideline. It wasn't immediately known...
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February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

After Huggins' scary moment, No. 12 WVU beats Texas 77-62

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) After West Virginia coach Bob Huggins dropped to his knees and clutched his chest in a scary moment before halftime, Jevon Carter finished with 24 points to lead the 12th-ranked Mountaineers to a 77-62 win over Texas on Monday night. Lamont West had 23 points, helping WVU (22-6, 10-5 Big 12) shake off a slow start and its coach's frightening fall. Huggins...
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February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

After Huggins' scary moment, No. 12 WVU beats Texas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Bob Huggins fell to his knees and clutched his chest during a scary moment just before halftime. West Virginia players picked up their coach, got him to the bench and made his job easier by maintaining a comfortable lead the rest of the way Monday night. Jevon Carter had 24 points and Lamont West had a career-high 23, helping the 12th-ranked Mountaineers...
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February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: United Bank Playbook: TCU

Tony Caridi visits with West Virginia coach Bob Huggins to get his thoughts on Saturday's game at TCU.

West Virginia upsets Coastal Carolina 22-9

The Mountaineers demolished the defending national champions in Myrtle Beach. In a day where all eyes were focused on Fort Worth, the West Virginia baseball team absolutely smeared the defending national champions, Coastal Carolina, 22-9 on Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers (3-2) got things started early as Darius Hill hit a 2-run homer to right center bringing home Kyle Davis...
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26 days ago

Tips for filling out your bracket

With the official first round of the NCAA Tournament tipping off March 16, the time for bracket pools is quickly arriving. What's the best way to fill out yours? You can go by rankings, gut feelings and the eye test, but those aren't the only ways to win that pool.
25 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia loses at Baylor 71-62

The Mountaineers were outscored 30-13 over the last nine minutes to drop to 23-7 on the season. Behind Jonathan Motley’s monster second half, No. 11 Baylor managed to beat No. 10 West Virginia 71-62. The Mountaineers (23-7) got off to a rough start as a Jevon Carter three-pointer was the only thing WVU did from the field for the first eight and a half minutes of the game. West...
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24 days ago

WATCH: WVU Offensive Coordinator Jake Spavital

Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG radio sideline reporter Jed Drenning recently visited with new offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, back for his second go-around with the Mountaineers.

West Virginia steamrolls Nicholls State 8-1

Isaiah Kearns’ didn’t allow a hit for the first four innings to lead the Mountaineers past the Colonels. The WVU baseball team handled Nicholls State 8-1 on Thursday night to kick off their Cajun tour. The Mountaineers (6-2) rattled off four runs in the third inning to take an early commanding lead from which the Colnels never recovered. Isaiah Kearns started on the mound for...
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21 days ago

WVU Women’s Basketball wins Big 12 title

The Mountaineers knock Baylor in the face Tynice Martin led the way for the West Virginia as they upset No. 2 Baylor, 77-66, in the Big 12 Tournament final on Monday night. The win gave the Mountaineers an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and their first conference title since winning the Atlantic 10 in 1989. After a back-and-forth first few minutes, Martin led WVU on a 7-0...
Via The Smoking Musket
17 days ago

Magical Mountaineers Punch Their Ticket To The NCAA Women's Tournament With Big 12 Conference Championship

The sixth-seeded West Virginia University women’s basketball team overcame improbable odds in a three-day span to hoist the program’s first ever Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, and went from a bubble team to in. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown: WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football: Must-win and...
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17 days ago

West Virginia cruises past Texas in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- West Virginia's Bob Huggins sure sounds motivated by last year's runner-up finish at the Big 12 Tournament, but don't ask the often-irascible coach whether his players feel the same way. "I don't know, man. You're asking me to know what they're thinking," Huggins said after his No. 11 Mountaineers cruised to a 63-53 win over Texas in the quarterfinals Thursday...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Kansas State Wildcats Preview: Season 108 Episode 33 - Big 12 Semifinals

The Mountaineers aim to look a little more impressive against Barry Brown and the Wildcats. OPENING THOUGHTS Hey guys check this out: For a proper reaction, I will send you to Fox Sports commentator Gus Johnson... Yeah that was pretty cool. But now we have to focus on Kansas State. Kansas State is the dictionary definition of a bubble team. ESPN and SB Nation had them out...
Via The Smoking Musket
14 days ago

Tarik Phillip leads WVU in comeback win over K-State, 51-50

The Mountaineers overcame a low scoring first half to advance to the Big 12 Championship. Everyone in the entire state of West Virginia took a collective sigh of relief as the Kamau Stoke’s last chance three-pointer missed as time expired and the 11th-ranked Mountaineers beat Kansas State 51-50. Stokes’ missed three came after Tarik Phillip tied the game up with a three of his...
Via The Smoking Musket
13 days ago

Wildcats fall 51-50 to Mountaineers in second round of Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- About three weeks ago, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins began fiddling with a 1-3-1 zone defense. Kansas State wishes he never got that idea. After struggling to contain the Wildcats' penetration all night, Huggins slapped the zone on in the closing minutes of the Big 12 Tournament semifinals. The resulting defensive stops got the Mountaineers back in the game...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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