Dana Holgorsen is losing his mind on the West Virginia sidelines

West Virginia and Miami are squaring off at the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, and Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen is not having a fun time. Even when West Virginia had a 7-0 lead, Holgorsen was not enjoying himself. As ESPN’s Dave Pasch said about Holgorsen’s theatrics, “You could have a Dana Holgorsen channel”: It’s scenes like these where I ask myself...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Check out this fight between a West Virginia and Miami fan

While the Miami-West Virginia Russell Athletic Bowl was an eventful game, arguably the best battle between the Mountaineers and Hurricanes came not on the field, but in the bathrooms. In what reads like an excerpt from a Planet Earth episode, an argument arose over who was in line to use the urinal first, involving one mountain of a Mountaineer fan exchanging choice words with a...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Irvin, West Virginia fans troll Skyler Howard on Twitter after Russell Athletic Bowl

Throughout West Virginia’s 31-14 loss to Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl, the Mountaineers fans, including Bruce Irvin, crushed quarterback Skyler Howard on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights… or lowlights?   WVU may lose this bowl game tonight but we will forever be winners to never have Skyler Howard play again — Dabo (@logan_griffin12) December 29, 2016 Mom...
Via Heartland College Sports
25 days ago

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview: Season 108 Episode 13 - The One Before New Year’s

West Virginia opens up Big 12 play on the road against surprisingly good Oklahoma State. OPENING THOUGHTS Okay, here we go into conference play. Our football season is over and we can put all of our focus on our 11-1 and 11th-ranked basketball team. First team out of the gate is a very interesting Oklahoma State team. After going 12-20 last season under Travis Ford, the...
Via The Smoking Musket
24 days ago

K-State women upend (12) West Virginia 86-71

And Jeff Mittie snags a recruit... for 2018. Major hatred and anger loom over Manhattan, but that’s not important until tomorrow. Today, dear readers, it’s time to cheer... as a statement was made last night. Women’s Basketball K-State (11-3, 1-1) rebounded from last week’s unseemly results to pound the 12th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers 86-71 last night at Bramlage...
Via Bring on the Cats
21 days ago

West Virginia coaches have eyes on current Florida State quarterback commit

The West Virginia coaching staff have passed on several quarterback options, opting to monitor a handful of elite targets in hopes of making a move later. The time has now come, and the Mountaineers have their main in their sights. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown: WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Basketball...
Via The Smoking Musket
21 days ago

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders: Season 108 Episode 14 - The One After All The Football

With only one college football game in the country left and the nation beginning to turn their attention to basketball, West Virginia looks to bring some added attention as they take on Texas Tech. OPENING THOUGHTS First off, I’d like to start off with telling everyone Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is a healthy and prosperous year for all of you. It looks like it definitely will...
Via The Smoking Musket
20 days ago

Mountaineers stumble as Red Raiders rise in Lubbock, 77-76

Weird things happened on Tuesday night, but ultimately Texas Tech emerged the victor in overtime. As per usual in Lubbock, Texas, things got weird, this time to the tune of overtime. The West Virginia men's basketball team fell to Texas Tech by a final score of 77-76 Tuesday night. It was the second Big 12 conference game for both teams. The No. 7 Mountaineers (12-2, 1-1) found...
Via The Smoking Musket
19 days ago

WVU AD Shane Lyons Announces Four New Football Games

Athletic Director Shane Lyons has completed the Mountaineers schedule through the 2021 season. The West Virginia Mountaineers now know their upcoming schedules through the 2021 season. Athletic Director Shane Lyons announced Thursday that the Mountaineers will play the Florida State Seminoles in Atlanta for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic in the 2020 season opener. This will be...
Via The Smoking Musket
18 days ago

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. TCU Horned Frogs Preview: Season 108 Episode 15 - The ‘Alternative’ Brawl

WVU plays its first game of the season against the familiar face of former Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon as he brings his TCU Horned Frogs to Morgantown. OPENING THOUGHTS I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t really want to talk about the Texas Tech game. It was ugly, it was our poorest effort, and let’s never speak of it again. Agreed? Cool. Now next up on the...
Via The Smoking Musket
17 days ago

Miles leads No. 7 West Virginia over TCU 82-70

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Daxter Miles Jr. tied a season high with 22 points and No. 7 West Virginia needed a late burst to beat TCU 82-70 on Saturday. West Virginia (13-2, 2-1 Big 12) bounced back from an overtime loss at Texas Tech and improved to 10-0 against TCU since the schools joined the Big 12 in 2012. Esa Ahmad added 16 points for West Virginia, while Jevon Carter and freshman...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mountaineers overcome second-half lull to top TCU 82-70

Daxter Miles Jr.’s big game and Jevon Carter’s clutch shooting lifted WVU to the win in the WVU Coliseum on Saturday. In a rematch with a familiar face, the WVU men’s basketball team defeated Jamie Dixon and his new team, TCU, in the first home game of Big 12 play, 82-70. The Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1) did much of their work in the first half, but needed to stave off a big...
Via The Smoking Musket
16 days ago

No. 7 West Virginia pulls away to beat TCU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- No. 7 West Virginia got lazy on defense and kept letting TCU come back.The up-and-down effort changed for the Mountaineers when the Horned Frogs threatened to take the lead midway through the second half.Jevon Carter scored nine of his 13 points during a decisive 16-4 run that sent West Virginia to an 82-70 victory on Saturday."I think we picked our energy...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia assistant Ron Crook finds a new home with the Cincinnati Bearcats

The former offensive line coach’s contract with the Mountaineers was set to expire in February. West Virginia offensive line coach Ron Crook, who has been with the Mountaineers since 2013, has accepted the same role with the Cincinnati Bearcats, as first reported by FootballScoop on Saturday. Crook is one of six West Virginia assistant coaches who have contracts set to expire...
Via The Smoking Musket
15 days ago

WVU Ranked In Early 2017 Top 25

Technically the 2016 season isn’t over but that doesn’t keep people from looking ahead to 2017. There is one more football game to be played in the 2016 season. Alabama vs. Clemson. But that doesn’t keep people from looking ahead to 2017 and giving their way too early Top 25. Athlon Sports posted theirs and have the Mountaineers ranked 23rd to start the 2017 season. Most of...
Via The Smoking Musket
14 days ago

Mountaineers fall to No. 10 in new AP Top 25 poll

We knew WVU would fall in the rankings after losing at Texas Tech last Tuesday, but Huggins’ squad only slipped three spots. In the January 9, 2017, edition of The AP Men’s Basketball Top 25 Poll, West Virginia slipped to No. 10. This is a three-spot fall from their ranking last week. This release puts the Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1) against a No. 1-ranked team this Tuesday, as...
Via The Smoking Musket
14 days ago

Mountaineers are missing Devin Williams this season

Mr. Double-Double was going to be hard to replace, but is the current group making up his frontcourt production? When Devin Williams announced he was leaving WVU to seek a professional career, I was ultimately happy for him. I’m not selfish enough to want a kid to stay in college because he’ll make my team better then he can achieve financial success for him and his family. However...
Via The Smoking Musket
14 days ago

No. 1 Baylor set for stern test vs. No. 10 W. Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Baylor ascended to No. 1 in the The Associated Press poll Monday, quite a climb for a team that began the season unranked. One of two unbeatens in Division I, the Bears (15-0, 3-0) realize staying on top won't be easy as they visit No. 10 West Virginia (13-2, 2-1) on Tuesday night. "Not many people get a chance to be ranked No. 1, and that's a great honor...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago

AP Top 25 features 9 games between ranked teams

PHOENIX (AP) The start of conference season usually means plenty of match-ups between AP Top 25 teams. This week is overloaded with ranked-on-ranked games with nine. It starts Tuesday night when newly top-ranked Baylor plays at No. 10 West Virginia. The Bears have gone from afterthought early in the season - no votes in the first two AP polls - to their first No. 1 ranking this...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida State QB commit sets date for official visit to West Virginia

We’re less than a month away from National Signing Day, and things are starting to pick up for West Virginia football recruiting. Current Florida State quarterback commit James Blackman has scheduled his official visit to West Virginia for January 20th, according to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. Blackman has held an offer from West Virginia since June 2016 but chose to give his verbal...
Via The Smoking Musket
13 days ago

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Baylor Bears Preview: Season 108 Episode 16 - The Upset Zone

Top-ranked Baylor comes to Morgantown to defend its undefeated record OPENING THOUGHTS Before I get started, I need to get into character... Ok there we go. “UNLV, UCLA, Kansas-a collection of question marks. Three highly ranked college basketball programs tied together by a cold, snowy reality. Three schools bound together by an experience in a large concrete building....
Via The Smoking Musket
13 days ago

WVU Finishes In Top 20 For First Time Since Drubbing Clemson

For the first time since Tavon Austin took the term “touch pass” into national vernacular, the West Virginia Mountaineers have finished ranked in the Top 20 of the final polls. Despite a lackluster showing in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Miami, the Mountaineers find themselves ranked #18 in the AP Top 25. The USA Today Coaches Poll does not update for bowl games, so the...
Via The Smoking Musket
13 days ago

West Virginia Announces Three Mid-Year Enrollees

West Virginia already secured seven JUCO enrollees and will add these three players to complete the mid-year signing period. Derrek Pitts Safety | 6’1”, 175lbs. | South Charleston, WV Derrek was the #2 rated prospect in West Virginia this year, a 247Sports.com 3-star recruit. He originally opted for Penn State but flipped on his decision in October and will now be a Mountaineer...
Via The Smoking Musket
13 days ago

WVU coaches Nehlen and Holgorsen up for coaching awards

The WVU football “head coach emeritus” will receive a lifetime achievement award and the current boss is nominated for coach of the year. West Virginia has two football coaches up for awards given by the American Football Coaches Association. Long-time head coach Don Nehlen will receive the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award and Dana Holgorsen is a nominee for the FBS National Coach of...
Via The Smoking Musket
13 days ago

West Virginia gets hot in second half, routs No. 1 Baylor in Morgantown, 89-68

STORM EVERY COURT! The newly crowned No. 1 team in the nation won’t get to hold on to that ranking very long, as the West Virginia Mountaineers took down the Baylor Bears this evening in Morgantown in front of a sold out home crowd, 89-68. The Mountaineers (14-2, 3-1) started things off by jumping out to a 3-0 lead to start the game, and didn’t give up the lead at any point...
Via The Smoking Musket
12 days ago
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