WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

K.J. Dillon wants to replicate White's ascension at West Virginia

They may play on different sides of the ball, but West Virginia safety K.J. Dillon and former Mountaineer wide receiver Kevin White have plenty in common. As Dillon continues to work hard in the offseason in preparation for his senior season, he has quite the role model to look up to in White, who excelled tremendously in his senior campaign and is now expected to be a first-round...
Via Fox Sports
42 minutes ago  |  Discuss

WVU's strong running game poised to open up deep ball

With the likes of Rushel Shell and Wendell Smallwood leading West Virginia's rushing attack, opposing defenses will likely be focusing the bulk of their attention on thwarting the Mountaineers' run game. If the running backs live up to their billing, then the Mountaineers will frequently be relying on their passing game to create balance and keep defenses on their toes. “I would...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WVU probing ways to incorporate Crest into offense

West Virginia is scheming a creative approach to integrate its No. 2 quarterback into its offensive scheme in lieu of having him solely be a backup. "If he’s the backup quarterback then we need to do something to get the ball in his hands,” head coach Dana Holgorsen said to the Dominion Post. Crest, who will be a redshirt freshman come fall, possesses versatility that makes him...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Holgorsen admires Howard's work ethic, assesses QB's spring game

Skyler Howard has had to embody many redeeming qualities in order to make it to where he is right now at West Virginia. Patience, diligence, passion, and persistence, to name a few. “He’s probably the hardest worker we’ve got on this football team," head coach Dana Holgorsen said.  "So, he’s going to continue to get better.”   As hard-working as he is, the Mountaineers...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia defense dominates offense in spring game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) With the top two running backs sitting out, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen wondered who would step up in the annual Gold-Blue spring football game. Receiver-turned-tailback Jacky Marcellus and redshirt freshman Dontae Thomas-Williams filled the void Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium. Marcellus, a 5-foot-8 player from Immokalee, Florida, rushed 12 times...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White's favorite WVU memory: 'Definitely beating Baylor'

As Kevin White gears up to be selected in next week's NFL Draft, he took part in a Q&A Thursday with Mountaineer fans and reflected on his career at West Virginia. Among the questions fans asked the projected first-round pick, a few asked him what his favorite memory was while at WVU. "Definitely beating Baylor at home my senior year," White replied. The standout wide receiver...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Holgorsen for Big 12 title game, thinks absence 'hurt' conference in 2014

In this week's Big 12 coaches teleconference, the conference's nine returning head coaches were asked to give their thoughts on the potential return of a conference title game, and West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen was one of its proponents. "I think it would be great," Holgorsen said. He added that despite the NCAA's recent action to give the Power 5 conferences autonomy, he prefers...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prolific placekicker Lambert searching for new holder

After proving to be one of the nation's best placekickers in his redshirt sophomore season in 2014, Josh Lambert is projected to once again contend for the Lou Groza Award. There's only one minor issue that Lambert and West Virginia need to figure out: Who will catch and set the ball for Lambert this coming season? Now that former Mike Molinari has graduated, the important, yet oft...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia signs top scoring JUCO player Myers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia will be the next team to make a leap in Big 12

More from Athlon Sports: Top 20 WRs on the rise in 2015 / Alabama is ready for another title run / Florida could win SEC East in 2015 / North Carolina's D must step up in 2015 *** West Virginia rebounded from a 4-8 mark in 2013 to finish 7-6 last season and earn its first winning record (5-4) in Big 12 action since joining the league. The Mountaineers return 16 starters for...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  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’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

Tyler Ulis on West Virginia: We wanted to crush their spirit

By Steve DelVecchioKentucky completely embarrassed West Virginia in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, and that’s exactly what freshman guard Tyler Unis says the Wildcats set out to do.As you have likely heard, West Virginia’s Daxter Miles Jr. has been taking all kinds of verbal abuse from fans after he predicted the Mountaineers were going to ruin Kentucky’s undefeated season...
Via Fox Sports
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Demolishes West Virginia, Thanks to Daxter Miles Jr.

The West Virginia Mountaineers talked their way into a royal spanking last night against the Kentucky Wildcats. It safe to say that the Wildcats didn’t play their best ball during their first two tournament games against Hampton and Cincinnati, but they turned it up a notch against Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers. The Wildcats came out with a mission to demolish West Virginia, and...
Via The Front Office News
March 27, 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

Bob Huggins: “They were what I thought they were”

CLEVELAND — Transcript from West Virginia press conference after 78-39 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional semifinal. MODERATOR: West Virginia has arrived at the main interview room. We’re joined now by West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins; … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
March 27, 2015

Everything coach Bob Huggins said after West Virginia lost to Kentucky: NCAA Tournament 2015

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins talks about the Mountaineers loss to the Kentucky Wildcats.
Via The Plain Dealer
March 27, 2015
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