WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

Baylor-West Virginia Preview

After struggling against an aggressive defense in its last game, Baylor now must face the nation's most press-happy team. It's a scenario the No. 15 Bears have successfully handled in the past, however, which should breed confidence heading into Saturday's visit to 14th-ranked West Virginia. Baylor (17-5, 6-3 Big 12) enters this key Big 12 matchup off its worst offensive showing...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 14 WVU beats No. 15 Baylor, grabs first place in Big 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With a little help, West Virginia has scratched its way into sole possession of first place in the tough Big 12. How long it lasts is anyone's guess in a league that has seen its share of upsets and crazy finishes. "We can't get too comfortable," West Virginia forward Devin Williams said. "It feels great. We just have to keep winning out, keep moving forward...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia forward Jonathan Holton reinstated to team

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Suspended West Virginia forward Jonathan Holton has been reinstated to the team. Coach Bob Huggins announced Holton's reinstatement Thursday. West Virginia went 2-2 in the four games Holton missed for an undisclosed violation of team rules. He is averaging 9.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. No. 10 West Virginia (19-5, 8-3) plays at home Saturday against TCU (11-13, 2-9).
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: The Nathan Adrian factor

With the recent suspension to Jonathan Holton, it was inevitable that someone would have to step up to keep West Virginia near the top of the conference. The player that elevated his game the most during that time was Nathan Adrian. I’ve bashed Adrian from the start of the season saying that the only real reason he was in the game was to give Holton a break, but after the last...
Via isportsweb.com
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: Uncertainty leading into Oklahoma

Injuries haven’t been a problem all year for the West Virginia basketball team, until now. Daxter Miles Jr. missed the last game against Texas with a strained right hamstring and Jaysean Paige was taken out of the first half Texas game with a sprained ankle and was unable to return. Taking down Oklahoma will be no easy task to begin with, but having one or even two key players...
Via isportsweb.com
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen, WVU no longer in contract talks

One of the discussions in the Big 12 near the end of the season was that the West Virginia Mountaineers might not be giving head coach Dana Holgorsen an extension. After four straight seasons of no more than 8 wins, it looks like his time could be coming to a close. According to multiple reports, the Mountaineers are no longer in contract negotiations with Holgorsen. The news came...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: Quick turnaround for Mountaineers

After a frustrating week for the West Virginia basketball team, it will be a quick turnaround before they are back in action. They have one day following the 76-62 loss to Oklahoma before they welcome the Iowa State Cyclones into the Coliseum. With the short break coach Bob Huggins emphasized that there is no time for his team to feel sorry for themselves in his press conference...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa St.-West Virginia Preview

After consecutive losses put a dent in West Virginia's Big 12 title hopes, coach Bob Huggins is focused on getting the Mountaineers healthy enough for a late-season push. Poor shooting and rebounding led to their demise over the weekend, but that certainly wasn't the case earlier this month when they dealt No. 13 Iowa State only its sixth loss in 75 home games. With Daxter Miles...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 14 West Virginia completes sweep of 17th-ranked Iowa State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia's Jaysean Paige twisted an ankle a week ago when he landed on a teammate's foot in a game at Texas. The ankle is just fine now, and Paige has the Mountaineers' offense on the mend, too. Paige scored a career-high 34 points Monday night to lead No. 14 West Virginia to a 97-87 victory over No. 17 Iowa State. In their highest-scoring output in the...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: The sixth man

There may not be a “sixth man” award in college basketball, but if there were, Jaysean Paige would be the recipient hands down. You would be hard pressed to find another player across the country that leads his team in scoring while coming off the bench and plays just over 20 minutes per game. It’s no secret that West Virginia struggles to put the ball in the basket at times...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia's deep bench led by top scorer Jaysean Paige

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Jaysean Paige has emerged from West Virginia's deep bench to put together a memorable Big 12 season as No. 14 West Virginia looks for another impressive run in the NCAA Tournament. No one has ever led West Virginia in scoring when they've played a majority of games as a reserve. Paige could be the first. The senior from Jamestown, New York, is the Mountaineers...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia-Oklahoma St. Preview

(AP) - West Virginia has been the surprise of the Big 12 after losing its top two guards from a year ago and being picked to finish in the middle of the pack. A deep bench, though, has the Mountaineers looking to make a run in the NCAA Tournament. The 14th-ranked Mountaineers catch a bit of a break in their grueling conference schedule when they visit struggling Oklahoma State...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Paige, Williams lead West Virginia past Okla. St.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Jaysean Paige scored 17 points and Devin Williams recorded his 13th double-double of the season with 13 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 14 West Virginia to a 70-56 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night. It was the second straight win for West Virginia (22-7, 11-5 Big 12), as coach Bob Huggins moved ahead of Lefty Driesell into sole possession...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: The final week

With the end of February in sight, the end of West Virginia’s regular season play is nearing as well. The Mountaineers are currently in sole possession of second place, sitting only behind Kansas by two games. With only two games remaining for both teams, WVU still has a slim shot at sharing a conference championship, but only if Kansas drops its last two games. Although a title...
Via isportsweb.com
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia reveals turf design for Milan Puskar Stadium

The West Virginia Mountaineers are trying to find their spot in the Big 12 and it hasn’t been an easy ride since their move in 2012. They are going to try something different for the 2016 season and it starts with their turf. On Monday, the team revealed the new design for their turf at Milan Puskar Stadium. It is not a huge alteration to the field, but it should be welcomed by...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Will Grier visiting West Virginia today

Just over two months ago, former Florida quarterback Will Grier announced his intentions to transfer out of Gainesville. This mostly has to do with him not being able to play the first six games of the season and the Gators signing four-star quarterback Feleipe Franks. It looks like Grier isn’t taking too long to try and find his new home. According to Mike Casazza of the Charleston...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Preview: Karl Joseph

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This week, we focus on the safety position. Today we examine Karl Joseph from West Virginia. Collegiate Career Karl Joseph made an early impact as a safety at The University of West Virginia...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia-Baylor Preview

West Virginia has secured its best Big 12 finish since joining the league in 2012-13, but one more win would ease the road to the Mountaineers' first tournament title. Another loss might make it that much more difficult for Baylor. While No. 10 West Virginia looks to close the regular season with a fourth straight win Saturday, the 19th-ranked Bears hope a Senior Day victory in...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 10 West Virginia 2nd in Big 12 with win at No. 19 Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) Jaysean Paige had 14 points and No. 10 West Virginia wrapped up second place in the Big 12 Conference with a 69-58 victory at No. 19 Baylor on Saturday. Coach Bob Huggins' Mountaineers (24-7, 13-5 Big 12) go into the conference tournament with a four-game winning streak. The 13 Big 12 wins are their most in their four seasons in the league. Tarik Phillip added...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Baylor falls at home to West Virginia on Senior Day

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Jaysean Paige had 14 points and No. 10 West Virginia wrapped up second place in the Big 12 Conference with a 69-58 victory at No. 19 Baylor on Saturday.Coach Bob Huggins' Mountaineers (24-7, 13-5 Big 12) go into the conference tournament with a four-game winning streak. The 13 Big 12 wins are their most in their four seasons in the league.Tarik Phillip added 11...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

TCU-West Virginia Preview

West Virginia's four-game win streak looks attractive to the outside world, but coach Bob Huggins grumbled about the offensive flaws in his team's latest ugly victory. A fifth straight win might be more alluring since it would end the ninth-ranked Mountaineers' Big 12 tournament drought. Second-seeded West Virginia will try to snap its conference tourney skid and remain unbeaten...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia vs. S.F. Austin – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was just revealed on CBS.  The West Virginia Mountaineers out of the Big 12 earned the No. 3 seed in the East region, where they will face the 14th-seeded Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks out of the Southland Conference. WVU (26-8) fell to Kansas in the Big 12 Conference Tournament, while S.F. Austin won its conference tournament.  The winner of this...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Karl Joseph is the best overall DB?

In the 2016 NFL Draft class, Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey and Vernon Hargreaves III of Florida are widely viewed as the top defensive backs. However, one analyst, ESPN’s Louis Riddick, is going against the grain. Riddick, who spent nearly a decade as a defensive back in the NFL, sent his praise towards West Virginia Mountaineers defensive back Karl Joseph. According to Riddick...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WVU's goggled junior Devin Williams has opened some eyes

West Virginia's Devin Williams has broken from his slumber, just in time for the rest of college basketball to take notice. After Williams had an awful finish to the regular season, the junior who wears prescription goggles on the court was clearly in focus in the Big 12 postseason and has the third-seeded Mountaineers (26-8) eager for another lengthy stay in the NCAA Tournament...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Three reasons West Virginia can make a Final Four run

With no dominant teams in college basketball, this years field is completely wide open in regards to who will end up taking home the national title. A handful of teams have separated themselves from the rest of the pack towards the end of year, but with it being March and the amount of upsets we have already seen, anything is possible. With that being said, here are three reasons...
Via isportsweb.com
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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