WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

MBB NCAA Preview: Midwest Region #5 West Virginia vs. #12 Buffalo

Set-up On Friday afternoon, the NCAA Midwest Region roars along with with the #5 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (23-9) facing off against the #12 seed University of Buffalo Bulls (23-9). The Mountaineers are a 4.5 point favorite, according to some folks who have an interest in that sort of thing. The winner of this game will likely play 8th ranked and 2nd seeded Maryland in the...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Coach Dana Holgorsen Taking On More Responsibility in 2015

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced this past Sunday the hiring of former Mountaineer graduate assistant Mark Scott as the new special...
Via Athlon Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU’s Bob Huggins Gave An Awesome Answer When Asked If He’s Nostalgic About Playing In Ohio

Bob Huggins, 61, spent most of his life in the state of Ohio. He was born in West Virginia but grew up in Port Washington, a small town about an hour and a half from Columbus. From 1984-2005, he was a head coach in the state; at Akron from ’84-’89 and Cincinnati from ’89-’05.  This weekend, Huggins’ West Virginia squad is playing its NCAA Tournament games in Columbus. ...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is no fan of Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis

If you’re following the NCAA Tournament, then you know that West Virginia advanced to the Round of 32 with a win over Buffalo on Friday. With the Mountaineers win, it helped to seal that all of the 5 seeds in the tournament would survive upset bids from the 12 seeds, the first time that’s happened since 2007. But due to the fact that West Virginia was perceived as only a 4½...
Via Awful Announcing
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins Takes A Shot At The NCAA For Tournament Game Starting At 11 P.M.

Friday night’s NCAA Tournament Second Round game in Columbus between No. 6 Providence and No. 11 Dayton started at roughly 11 p.m. E.T.  The game was scheduled to tip off at about 10 p.m. E.T., but due to the previous two games – West Virginia-Buffalo and Maryland-Valparaiso -at the site running long, the tip time between the Friars and the Flyers was delayed. Cleveland.com...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia sends Terps packing, will try to do the same to Kentucky

  Devin Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds and West Virginia pounded the boards for 16 second-chance points to beat fourth-seeded Maryland 69-59 in the NCAA tournament on Sunday night. Next up: a showdown with top-ranked Kentucky in the Sweet 16. The fifth-seeded Mountaineers (25-9) will tackle the Wildcats (36-0) at 9:45 p.m. ET on Thursday in the Midwest regional semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Huggins doesn’t want to talk about Kentucky (Video)

Bob Huggins has coached his West Virginia Mountaineers squad to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, which is pretty impressive. Excuse him if he’d like to celebrate that for a second before beginning to worry about the death sentence of having to face Kentucky next. After leading his team to a 69-59 win over...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Huggins’ Daughters Taunt Maryland’s Dez Well with Rapist Yells and Tweets

Apparently things got dicey during the West Virginia-Maryland game in Columbus on Sunday night and it had very little to do with the actual game. Maryland star Dez Wells was dismissed from Xavier in 2012 amid sexual assault allegations but was never charged in the case. However, that has not stopped opposing fans and sexual Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Huggins’ Daughters Tweeted Some Pretty Despicable Rape Jokes About Maryland’s Dez Wells Sunday Night

Maryland and West Virginia rarely play each other in basketball, so there isn’t much of a rivalry between the two programs that border each other.  After Sunday night’s NCAA Tournament Third Round game, though, maybe one is going to heat up. The No. 5-seeded Mountaineers defeated the No. 4-seeded Terrapins in a contest in Columbus that featured a lot of trash talking and some...
Via College Spun
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia's Bob Huggins Rips TV Experts

West Virginia entered the opening round of the NCAA Tournament with TV experts hyping the return of Bobby Hurley, and with Buffalo planted firmly in...
Via Athlon Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers 2015 Spring Football Preview

West Virginia rebounded from a 4-8 mark in 2013 to finish 7-6 and earn its first winning record (5-4) in Big 12 action since joining the league. The...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia, UCLA Among Underdogs Entering Sweet 16 Matchups

Since starting their campaign last fall as 500/1 long shots on the odds to win the NCAA Tournament, the West Virginia Mountaineers have exceeded expectations to reach the Sweet Sixteen this week. However, if the Mountaineers are to return to the Final Four for the first time since 2010 they must first get past the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats, who they will meet in the Sweet Sixteen...
Via NESN.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia, The Best Shot to Take Down the Wildcats?

Tarik Phillip #12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers goes up against the Maryland Terrapins in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 22, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) On Thursday, the top ranked and clear-cut favorite to win the championship Kentucky, (36-0), will take on...
Via The Sports Journal
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back at the Pittsnogle Game, 10 Years Later

Want to feel old today? That’s right “The Pittsnogle Game,” was on March 26th, 2005; a decade ago today. The Cardinals had just gotten past 1 seed Washington and went to war against the West Virginia Mountaineers in The Pit for a trip to the Final Four. There’s no doubt you remember Kevin Pittsnogle’s insane 25 point outburst. But don’t forget that Larry O’Bannon and...
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Huggins sticks up for Daxter Miles Jr: I’m happy he had confidence

Daxter Miles Jr. is a West Virginia freshman who has become a household name for all the wrong reasons. Before the Mountaineers were blown out by Kentucky in the Sweet 16, Miles predicted his team was going to end the Wildcats’ undefeated season. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was not upset with the 18-year-old for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU’s Daxter Miles Jr. Reportedly Hid In A Handicapped Bathroom To Avoid The Media Thursday Night

Twitter/@dmilesjr4 As we all witnessed Thursday night, the West Virginia Mountaineers were no match for the Kentucky Wildcats. The contest, which ended with a 78-39 victory for UK, was a nightmare for WVU freshman Daxter Miles Jr., who, in addition to scoring no points and dishing out no assists, had predicted a day before that his team would prevail. After the game, Miles Jr.,...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia returns bulk of team next season

West Virginia will press on. A defense in permanent hyper-mode was the catalyst for the Mountaineers' first tournament appearance in three years and a surprising run to the Sweet 16. But the press, and anything else, for that matter, didn't work in a 78-39 loss to against top-ranked Kentucky on Thursday night. West Virginia's worst-ever loss in the NCAA Tournament was another glaring...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU Redshirt-Senior Defensive Lineman Kyle Rose Arrested, Tased Over the Weekend for Incident at Local Bar

Whenever West Virginia defensive lineman Kyle Rose has to talk to Dana Holgorsen for behavior that resulted in him getting tased by local police and arrested it is not going to be a pretty conversation. He screwed up pretty big.You can't fault the cops for tasing him. Here they had a 6'4" 295 pound drunk guy that was being uncooperative and shoving other patrons around. They asked...
Via FatManWriting
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Morgantown Bans Outdoor Furniture in Hopes of Curbing Couch Burning

The art of couch burning is not something done only in Morgantown, West Virginia, the home of the West Virginia Mountaineers, but the act is not identified with the culture of any other school quite like it is for the Mountaineers. Win or lose, if the game was a big one there is a good chance that during the night there will be some furniture burning somewhere in town after the game...
Via FatManWriting
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia signs top-scoring JC player Teyvon Myers

  West Virginia has signed junior-college transfer Teyvon Myers. Coach Bob Huggins announced Myers' signing Thursday. The 6-foot-2 guard was the leading scorer among junior colleges last season, averaging 25 points at Williston State in North Dakota. He made 45 percent of his field goals and shot 85 percent from the free-throw line. Huggins says Myers brings some much-needed offense...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Skyler Howard is West Virginia’s ‘clear-cut’ No. 1 QB

The West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback competition has one player pulling away from the rest of his competitors. This weekend, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen told reporters that Skyler Howard is the team’s “clear-cut” No. 1. Howard leads the competition which also includes redshirt freshman William Crest, true freshman David Sills and another true freshman, Chris...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen Tabs Skyler Howard "Clear-cut" No. 1 Quarterback

On Saturday, the West Virginia University football team wrapped up its final open practice at The Greenbrier before the Gold-Blue game Saturday at...
Via Athlon Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Shelton Gibson West Virginia's next 1,000-yard receiver?

Dana Holgorsen has an extensive history with 1,000-yard receivers, of which he nearly had two in Kevin White, who eclipsed the mark, and Mario Alford, who nearly broke the threshold, in 2014. Now that White and Alford are on their way to the NFL, the Mountaineers are searching for their next breakout receiver. All signs this spring have pointed to sophomore Shelton Gibson, a former...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Holgorsen clarifies comments on unfinished QB race

Dana Holgorsen had Morgantown buzzing over the weekend, when he said that Skyler Howard was the "clear-cut No. 1" in West Virginia's quarterback battle, which most perceived to signify that he'd been deemed WVU's 2015 starter. Howard may indeed end up starting West Virginia's 2015 season opener, but Holgorsen has since expanded on his comments, stressing that he won't quite yet commit...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Narduzzi to let AD decide whether to revive Backyard Brawl

Like many Pittsburgh Panthers and West Virginia Mountaineers fans, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi grew up being fond of one of the fiercest rivalries in college football, the Backyard Brawl. Recently, the rivalry has come to a stand still with the two teams in separate conferences. However, could we see the Backyard Brawl return? If Narduzzi gets his way, then perhaps we could, but...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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