WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

West Virginia Men’s Basketball Releases Non-Conference Schedule

We finally have the full non-conference schedule, highlighted by Kentucky in Morgantown. The West Virginia Mountaineers have finally released their entire non-conference schedule for Bob Huggins squad. The first portion of the schedule was released in late June and now the entire non-conference has been finalized. 2017-18 SCHEDULE Fri., Nov. 10: vs. Texas A&M (Ramstein...
Via The Smoking Musket
2 hours ago

Newly offered Ohio linebacker commits to West Virginia

Dana Holgorsen’s Best Week Ever continues with the seventh verbal commitment of the 2018 recruiting class The good news just keeps coming for the West Virginia Mountaineers, and doesn’t look to be letting up any time soon. The Mountaineers just received their seventh verbal commitment in the 2018 recruiting class from Canton, Ohio native Josh Chandler, which he just announced...
Via The Smoking Musket
1 day ago

Former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver TJ Simmons transferring to West Virginia

The Mountaineers continue to clean up the transfer market Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the West Virginia Mountaineers have landed another transfer from an elite Power 5 program. University of Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver TJ Simmons announced earlier this morning on Twitter that he’ll be making the move to Morgantown to continue his football career. The Pinson...
Via The Smoking Musket
1 day ago

Former Miami TE Jovani Haskins Transferring to West Virginia

Haskins announced his intent to transfer to WVU on Twitter. Jovani Haskins, a one time target for the West Virginia Mountaineers will finally make his way to the Mountain State. Haskins, who stands 6’-4” at 240 pounds, was rated as a 3-star tight end during his recruitment in 2016. Haskins announced his intent to transfer to West Virginia University on Twitter Saturday evening...
Via The Smoking Musket
1 day ago

West Virginia picks up commitment from top tight end target TJ Ivy

The Mountaineers pick up their sixth verbal commitment for the 2018 class from the Chicago, IL native Dana Holgorsen’s Best Week Ever continues today as the Mountaineers just picked up a verbal commitment from a tight end at the top of their wishlist. Marist High School’s TJ Ivy announced his commitment to the West Virginia Mountaineers today on Twitter with a special video....
Via The Smoking Musket
2 days ago

West Virginia extends several new scholarship offers during impressive week of camps

West Virginia hosted over 250 athletes this week during one-day camps, and several walked away with a scholarship offer and the Mountaineers near the top of their list This week has been a busy one for Dana Holgorsen. First came the exciting news that quarterback Will Grier has been ruled eligible to start in the season opener against Virginia Tech, followed by his 46th birthday...
Via The Smoking Musket
3 days ago

West Virginia’s 2017-18 non-conference basketball schedule as we know it

Some of the Mountaineers’ games have been announced for this coming season. Here’s all of them in one place. So the WVU non-conference schedule should be officially released some time later this month. I just figured it would be smart to put all of the announced games all in one place. Except for the some of the really big games (i.e., Texas A&M, Kentucky, the AdvoCare Invitational...
Via The Smoking Musket
5 days ago

10 for 10: Jake Spavital Has to Learn to Run the Durn Ball

The Smoking Musket’s 10 for 10 series will break down the ten most important players, coaches, ideas, and general areas of concern that must shine for the Mountaineers to get back to the 10 win plateau in 2017. Today, we look at our shiny new/old Jake Spavital. Jake Spavital is the new/old hotness in Morgantown. His presence has allowed Contract Extension! Dana Holgorsen to ascend...
Via The Smoking Musket
5 days ago

Will Grier’s Eligibility Means the Hair Raid Will Continue

It started the day Dana was hired. Now it continues with Will Grier. Dana Holgorsen has created inspiration every where he has gone: from Texas Tech to Houston to Oklahoma State to West Virginia, the man is an innovator. I’m not just talking about his offensive genius. No, I’m talking about his hair. He created the term “skullet”. Heck, Dana’s hair even has its own documentary...
Via The Smoking Musket
5 days ago

West Virginia Football: starting quarterback Will Grier is eligible to play week one

West Virginia football believes they have a program on the rise again, hoping to regain some of their dominance they had from 2005-2011. Fresh off a 10-3 season in 2016, the Mountaineer faithful have high hopes for 2017. Many key offensive and defensive players are returning for the Mountaineers from last season with a year more of experience under their belts. The cloud hanging...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia QB Will Grier is eligible for opener after transfer from Florida

Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

WVU Football: Will Grier Eligible To Play In Week 1

The WVU football program announced some good news on Tuesday morning. Thanks to being granted a waiver from the NCAA, former Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier, who transferred to West Virginia after he was suspended for one year following a positive drug test for performance-enhancing drugs, will be eligible to play in Week 1. Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen announced...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago

West Virginia QB Will Grier is eligible for Week 1 against Virginia Tech

It’s an exciting day for West Virginia football and Mountaineers fans. Will Grier, the transfer quarterback from Florida, will be eligible to play in Week 1 against Virginia Tech. Grier is the heavy favorite to be the starting quarterback this fall in Morgantown. And based on Dana Holgorsen’s tweet, I’d say the head coach feels the same way as well. Grier was hit with a 365...
Via Heartland College Sports
6 days ago

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier ruled eligible to start in season opener against Virginia Tech

Relax, Mountaineer Nation, you can finally breathe. The West Virginia Mountaineers have announced that quarterback Will Grier will be eligible to start in the season opener against the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 3rd. Grier failed a routine drug test during his Freshman year at Florida after taking an over-the-counter supplement that contained a banned substance, and was suspended...
Via The Smoking Musket
6 days ago

Spring Valley (WV) offensive lineman Doug Nester lists West Virginia in his top five

The Mountaineers have some elite competition for the services of the in-state star The West Virginia Mountaineers have made the cut for the services of on the country’s top offensive line prospects in the 2019 recruiting class. Huntington, West Virginia native Doug Nester announced today via Twitter that he is narrowing his recruitment down to his five top programs, and will only...
Via The Smoking Musket
6 days ago

West Virginia and Virginia Tech fans excited to rekindle fierce rivalry

The Mountaineers and the Hokies have a long and storied rivalry that will renew this season in the opener for both teams. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun Throwdown, your one stop shop for the latest WVU news and information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Quick Hits:Things have changed at WVU, but fans excited for old rivalry | The Exponent TelegramWest Virginia and...
Via The Smoking Musket
7 days ago

Quarterback Jack Allison transfers from Miami (FL) to West Virginia Football

West Virginia football landed a new face in their quarterback room with the transfer of former 4-star quarterback Jack Allison. Allison is the third quarterback to transfer to West Virginia in the last two season, joining starting quarterback Will Grier and junior college transfer David Israel. The Mountaineers had to retool the quarterback position after Skylar Howard graduated...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Vegas sportsbook sets West Virginia's over/under win total for the 2017 football season

Prepare to get angry... We’re back at that point in the offseason where the season projections start to roll in from every college football analyst, causing every fan of every team’s blood to begin to boil. Media days are just around the corner. COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS IN THE AIR! South Point Sports Book in Las Vegas has released their betting lines for the 2017 college football...
Via The Smoking Musket
10 days ago

Pittsburgh Steelers release former West Virginia running back Rushel Shell

Another undrafted free agent Mountaineer got caught on the chopping block. If Rushel Shell wants to continue his football career, he’ll have to look farther than his backyard to do it after the Pittsburgh Steelers released the former West Virginia University running back this morning. Shell signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent shortly after the NFL Draft wrapped...
Via The Smoking Musket
12 days ago

Pittsburgh Steelers release former West Virginia running back Rushel Shell

Another undrafted free agent Mountaineer got caught on the chopping block. If Rushel Shell wants to continue his football career, he’ll have to look farther than his backyard to do it after the Pittsburgh Steelers released the former West Virginia University running back this morning. Shell signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent shortly after the NFL Draft wrapped...
Via The Smoking Musket
12 days ago

Five college football win totals to bet on and 3 to avoid like a misguided booster

College football is coming, which means it is time to start reviewing the win totals being published by the experts in the desert, as our old friend Brent Musburger might say. Various sports books have been releasing their win totals and other odds in recent weeks and months, so now is as good a time as any to start considering which bets you may want to make this fall.More importantly...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ka’Raun White set to lead West Virginia’s returning wide receivers

White was beginning to put things together in 2016 before a broken leg sidelined him Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun Throwdown, your one stop shop for the latest WVU news and information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Quick Hits:White leads returnees at WR for WVU | The Exponent TelegramKa’Raun White is nearly 100 percent after missing the last couple of games in...
Via The Smoking Musket
13 days ago

Ka’Raun White set to lead West Virginia’s returning wide receivers

White was beginning to put things together in 2016 before a broken leg sidelined him Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun Throwdown, your one stop shop for the latest WVU news and information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Quick Hits:White leads returnees at WR for WVU | The Exponent TelegramKa’Raun White is nearly 100 percent after missing the last couple of games in...
Via The Smoking Musket
13 days ago

University of Miami transfer quarterback Jack Allison chooses JUCO over West Virginia

The Mountaineers missed out on the transfer...for now. Dana Holgorsen and company will be going back to the drawing board to shore up the quarterback roster. Miami Hurricanes backup quarterback Jack Allison has decided to go the junior college route this season, instead of transferring to West Virginia. The Mountaineers were already down a quarterback after losing Cody Saunders...
Via The Smoking Musket
14 days ago

University of Miami transfer quarterback Jack Allison chooses JUCO over West Virginia

The Mountaineers missed out on the transfer...for now. Dana Holgorsen and company will be going back to the drawing board to shore up the quarterback roster. Miami Hurricanes backup quarterback Jack Allison has decided to go the junior college route this season, instead of transferring to West Virginia. The Mountaineers were already down a quarterback after losing Cody Saunders...
Via The Smoking Musket
14 days ago
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