WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

Big 12 coaches using Smart incident to teach lesson

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has faced plenty of verbal abuse in opposing arenas. So did Denny Crum, who coached Louisville from 1971-2001 and won a pair of national titles. During one game, he'd had enough and later relayed the story to Huggins. A fan behind the bench continued to yell at Crum before the former head Cardinal calmly turned around and addressed him. "He...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

So Much For Talking About The WBGV Upset Tonight

((HT: Ryan Fagan's Vine))West Virginia was absolutely trucking Iowa State in Morgantown late in the second half... up 29, 88-59 with 4-plus minutes to go...Mountaineer Eron Harris became the topic of conversation with his poleaxing of the Cyclones Monte Morris Harris got tossed, but Bob Huggins should expect a phone call from the Big 12 office for this... Earlier in the game...
Via Online Sports Guys
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia stomps No. 11 Iowa State 102-77

It was tough to tell what Remi Dibo enjoyed more: being the centerpiece of West Virginia's 3-point show against No. 11 Iowa State, or clamping down on Big 12 scoring leader Melvin Ejim. Dibo scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Mountaineers to a 102-77 victory Monday night, the Cyclones' most lopsided loss of the season. Dibo went 6 of 8 from beyond the arc as West...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia's emergence highlights Big 12's depth

When considering some of the best coaching jobs this season, it would be wrong to not think of West Virginia's Bob Huggins. The Mountaineers blitzed projected No. 3 seed Iowa State by 25 points on Monday and have won four of their past five â?? the lone loss coming on the road vs. Kansas â?? to make a serious push toward the NCAA tournament. West Virginia (15-10, 7-5) has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reporter falls into river in West Virginia where chemical spill took place

WCHS reporter Bob Aaron is probably still washing himself off in the shower. Aaron fell into the Fields Creek in West Virginia. No big deal you say? The creek has been blackened due to a 100,000 gallon leak of coal slurry. Good thing the ABC affiliate can laugh about it, in the description of the video they included the statement: Bob is OK and says he can even laugh about it now...
Via College Football Section
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia showing the Huggins’ mantra in climbing the Big 12

Send to KindleCredit: WVU Sports Communications Photo People who know Bob Huggins knew that when the West Virginia Mountaineers bottomed out at 13-19 a year ago, immense changes would be in order in Morgantown.  Five players hit the road and Huggins recruited players with more of the type of work ethic he prefers.  Those that played through injuries, those that could weather the...
Via College Chalktalk
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Penn State DC Tom Bradley hired by West Virginia

Former Penn State defensive coordinator and interim coach Tom Bradley will be returning to the college football sideline, joining Dana Holgorsen's staff at West Virginia . Holgorsen announced Friday that Bradley will be a defensive assistant and senior associate head coach for the Mountaineers. The move continues the team's staff shuffle on the defensive side of the ball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia-Iowa St. Preview

Iowa State has bounced back nicely from its most lopsided defeat in three years earlier this month at West Virginia. Considering the Mountaineers' struggles that have followed, the No. 15 Cyclones might have a good chance to avenge that loss and post a fourth consecutive victory in Wednesday night's Big 12 matchup. After beginning this month by knocking off then-ranked...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Iowa State fan's sign pokes fun at West Virginia stereotype

The Iowa State Cyclones and West Virginia Mountaineers played a basketball game Wednesday night. Iowa State won, 83-66, but that's not what this story is about.No, this post is about the sign that one Cyclones fan hoisted behind one of the baskets that read, "If you get divorced in West Virginia are you still brother & sister?" As you can see and read, the sign...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia 81, Texas Christian 59

Eron Harris scored 18 points as the host Mountaineers used a big second half to snap a three-game losing streak and hand the Horned Frogs their 16th consecutive loss. Juwan Staten added 17 points for West Virginia (16-13, 8-8 Big 12) and Nathan Adrian had 14 points as the Mountaineers outscored TCU 21-2 in a 5 1/2-minute stretch of the second half. Devin Williams tallied 10 points...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia Mountaineers 2014 Spring Football Preview

West Virginia’s entrance to the Big 12 hasn’t gone according to plan. The Mountaineers started 5-0 in 2012 and seemed to have all of the...
Via Athlon Sports
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

You Know Bucky Boyd, But Let’s Meet The Other Horrible Faces Of The Rough N Rowdy Brawl

Yesterday featured the triumphant return of America’s worst fighter Bucky Boyd, an enormous, psychotic man with no ability to speak but a special talent for expressing himself. He’s part of the upcoming ROUGH N ROWDY BRAWL, a West Virginia-based toughman competition more notable for its ridiculous personalities than its quality fighting. Bucky’s getting his third shot against...
Via With Leather
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Buie Back, Ready to Work

Andrew Buie knew it was inevitable when he made the decision to leave West Virginia before the 2013 season with the intentions of returning for spring practice.
Via westvirginia.scout.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Shell quietly runs new objective at West Virginia

It has been 11 months since Rushel Shell left Pitt's spring camp and seven months since he transferred across the Backyard Brawl battlefront to West Virginia, but Shell has yet to speak publicly on either event. That's unlikely to change soon, as West Virginia has kept this redshirt sophomore running back quiet at spring practices. But if early returns from the coaching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 8 KU should be able to feast on West Virginia's sub-par defense

Kansas is the Big 12's top shooting team while West Virginia allows opponents to shoot the highest percentage. Making matters worse for the Mountaineers is coach Bob Huggins' 0-7 all-time mark against the Jayhawks. Each team will likely be missing a starter as No. 8 Kansas looks to improve to 4-0 in the all-time series Saturday in Morgantown. Kansas (23-7, 14-3) is among...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Analysis: Brandon Knapper

South Charleston (W.Va.) point guard Brandon Knapper is a name catching the early eye of college coaches, including West Virginia's Bob Huggins. The class of 2016 prospect's game was on full display in the first round of the West Virginia boys basketball state tournament.
Via westvirginia.scout.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia guard Eron Harris to transfer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia coach Bob Huggins says guard Eron Harris plans to transfer.
Via FOXSports.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia scoring guard Eron Harris transferring

After a breakout sophomore season, West Virginia guard Eron Harris has decided to transfer. “I have enjoyed my time at West Virginia University the past two years, but I want to transfer closer to home,” Harris said in a statement. “I want to be closer to my family, especially being around my little brother.” Harris, a 6-foot-3 guard from Indianapolis, averaged 17.2 points...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Redwine Will Keep an Open Mind

He's been committed to Dana Holgorsen and the West Virginia Mountaineers for less than a month, but the recruiting process hasn't slowed down for 2015 Miami (Fla.) Killian defensive back, Sheldrick Redwine, who earned an additional scholarship offer from the South Florida Bulls on Friday.
Via southflorida.scout.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bowlsby: TCU, West Virginia have had moments in difficult transition

ARLINGTON, Texas -- TCU won the Rose Bowl to close its 2010 season. West Virginia capped its 2011 campaign with an Orange Bowl rout and landed in the preseason top 10 for its inaugural Big 12 season. Two years later, the Frogs and Mountaineers are picking up the pieces of twin 4-8 seasons. TCU was locked out of the postseason for the first time since 2004. WVU hadn't been left...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

The West Virginia Mountaineers looking to recover from a difficult 4-8 season that ended with inexplicable losses to Kansas and Iowa State. It was too be expected that there would be some difficulty in the transition to the Big 12. However, with fan interest waning the pressure is on head coach Dana Holgorsen to start producing once again as he was the guy athletic director Oliver...
Via Football Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Happiness In Play

West Virginia linebacker Isaiah Bruce beams when discussing the Mountaineer defense this spring, and his joy is fueled by several aspects of coordinator Tony Gibson's tactics.
Via westvirginia.scout.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Whole lotta love for Will Clarke as OLB prospect for Eagles…

Tommy Lawlor and Tony Pauline are among the growing army of football writers who think the Eagles should take a long look at West Virginia’s Will Clarke as a guy they could move from DE to the right-side outside linebacker position. The Eagles actually did work Clarke out as a linebacker at his recent Pro Day in West Virginia. Lawlor gives an excellent description of the unique...
Via Eagles Eye
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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