WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS NEWS

West Virginia beats Oklahoma 4-2 in resumption of suspended game

After a lightning delay and suspension, the Mountaineers get another Big 12 win. After a long lightning delay and a suspension that lasted until Saturday afternoon, the WVU baseball team defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 4-2. The Mountaineers (25-15, 10-6 Big 12) started out hot when the game began in the sixth inning (Oklahoma was leading 2-1). Brandon White grounded into a double...
Via The Smoking Musket
26 days ago

Game 1 of West Virginia-Oklahoma series suspended due to lightning

The game will resume Saturday at 2 p.m., Game 2 will follow The West Virginia Mountaineers will have to wait until Saturday to try to grab another Big 12 series win. Due to lightning in the area, the game was suspended after five innings after an hour and forty minutes of delay. Just about all of the action took place in the third inning when the Sooners scored on two consecutive...
Via The Smoking Musket
27 days ago

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Oklahoma Sooners Preview: Between Dead Week and Finals Week

I’m done with my assignments, so let’s baseball OPENING THOUGHTS Okay, going to throw up this quick disclaimer, this article was written before the NFL Draft so...yeah. Also, it’s Friday (my last day of class). I’m done with all my worked and I get to totally focus on sports stuff this summer. So yeah! Baseball!! And Finals next week! WHEN/WHERE Game 1: Friday...
Via The Smoking Musket
28 days ago

2017 NFL Draft Profile: West Virginia Center Tyler Orlosky

A three year starter for West Virginia, Orlosky brings a nasty streak to his position. The West Virginia Mountaineers have gone from a full on air attack to a more balanced offensive system and much of that has to do with center Tyler Orlosky. The three year starter for Dana Holgorsen has anchored a line that saw Wendell Smallwood become the leading rusher in the Big 12 in 2015...
Via The Smoking Musket
29 days ago

2017 NFL Draft Profile: West Virginia Cornerback Rasul Douglas

Douglas has went from virtually unknown to a potential NFL starter. How high will he rise? Rasul Douglas’ career had seen slow but steady growth, but ended in an explosion of a true break out season. Douglas ended the 2017 season for the West Virginia Mountaineers with 70 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 8 interceptions. The 8 picks were tied for best in the nation. For his efforts...
Via The Smoking Musket
29 days ago

Meet The Most Important Prospect In A Decade

It has been 10 years since West Virginia produced a 4-star recruit. Dante Stills - Defensive End - Fairmont High School (Fairmont, WV) If you don’t know who Dante Stills is, you should. I’ve written before how the state of West Virginia does not produce talent. It is an unfortunate situation for the Mountaineers but it is one they have to live with. Only nine states in the...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 26, 2017

Mountaineers Use 6-Run 4th Inning to Beat Hokies 8-6

Kyle Davis homered and Jackson Sigman pitched 3.2 innings of excellent ball. Despite letting the Hokies score early, West Virginia overcame a slow start to beat the their rivals from Blacksburg 8-6. Virginia Tech threatened in the first inning, putting two men on base before Kyle Davis made a spectacular catch in left field, to keep the game scoreless. The Hokies were able to put...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 25, 2017

Tyler Orlosky Interview: NFL Draft, Dana Holgorsen and more!

With the NFL Draft right around the corner, we caught up with former West Virginia Mountaineers center Tyler Orlosky as he prepares to hear his name announced later this weekend. Orlosky talked about the most difficult part of the entire draft process, what scouts have told him they enjoy most about his game, and what his plans are for the upcoming few days. Plus, we looked back...
Via Heartland College Sports
April 25, 2017

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Preview: Black Diamonds in April

The Mountaineers venture to Blacksburg to rebound after their series loss at Kansas State. OPENING THOUGHTS So here’s a pretty interesting thing that happened to me on Monday. In response to WVU’s series loss this past weekend, Bring On The Cats (K-State’s SB Nation blog) mentioned the win in their K-State Slate (kind of like our Shotgun Throwdown). They also mentioned...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 25, 2017

Jevon Carter throws hat in the ring for NBA Draft

He HAS NOT hired an agent. If he does not formally declare, he can still play for WVU next season. West Virginia University issued a brief statement on Monday afternoon stating that Jevon Carter has submitted his name for the NBA Draft. Carter has not hired an agent, therefore he has not forfeited his eligibility for the Mountaineers’ 2017-18 season. “Jevon will go through...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 24, 2017

Mountaineers Remain Ranked Despite Dropping Series to BatCats

Mountaineers drop 4 spots in the latest rankings, but remain in the Top 25 The Mountaineers remained in the Baseball America Top 25 at number 25 despite dropping their first Big 12 series against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Mountaineers, who earlier in the week defeated their in-state “rivals” Marshall 8-4 before traveling to Manhattan, Kansas. The Mountaineers stole the first...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 24, 2017

Incredible eighth inning rally lifts #21 WVU over K-State 9-7

The Mountaineers have won 7 of their last 10 games on the road. Four runs scored in the eighth inning, including TJ Lake stealing home, lifted the 21st-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers over Kansas State, 9-7. The Mountaineers (23-13, 9-4 Big 12) were down 7-5 after the Wildcats (19-19, 2-11 Big 12) scored on three consecutive at-bats after the stretch. Cole Austin singled to start...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 21, 2017

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Kansas State Wildcats Preview: The One Against the Cellar

The Mountaineers look for their first Big 12 sweep of the season against the “BatCats” of K-State. OPENING THOUGHTS So, I really don’t have too much to say this weekend. I’m just about to finish up my sophomore year at WVU. Dead week is this week where I have a whole lot of homework to get done, and next week (first week of May) is finals. So I’ve been putting a lot...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 21, 2017

WVU runs away from Herd 8-4 to sweep the season series

Riley Troutt dominates out of the bullpen to lead the Mountaineers. In front of a packed house in Charleston, the 21st-ranked WVU baseball team held Marshall scoreless in the final four innings to beat the Herd 8-4. After Marshall (18-18, 7-8 C-USA) came to within one run after five innings, the Mountaineers (22-13, 8-4 Big 12) called Riley Troutt to relieve Isaiah Kearns and Kade...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 18, 2017

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Preview: Coal on the Diamond

After the big series win against TCU, the Mountaineers begin their last big road stretch against Marshall. OPENING THOUGHTS You know, it’s impressive how far this team has come since joining the Big 12. I know that what I’m saying isn’t new. Everyone from around the state has been saying something like this, but hear me out. The Mountaineer baseball team is a lot like...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 18, 2017

West Virginia baseball ranked for the first time in program history

Big things coming from a team that didn’t have lockers until 2014 For the first time in program history, the WVU baseball team is ranked. Both the Baseball America and D1Baseball.com polls have the Mountaineers ranked 21st. In addition to this historic appearance in the rankings, West Virginia placed 8th in the NCAA’s recent RPI. Also, Heartland College Sports (independent...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 17, 2017

West Virginia adds late signing from JUCO quarterback

The newest Mountaineer is eligible immediately and will have four years to play three. 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:Holgorsen pleased with team's approach to spring game | The Exponent TelegramAs spring games go, this one was a total success for West Virginia...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 17, 2017

TCU walks the winning run for WVU, Mountaineers win series

West Virginia clinches era-defining series win on Easter Sunday In the only Big 12 game of the day, West Virginia (21-13, 8-4 Big 12) walked their way to a walkoff win over #3 TCU (28-7, 9-3 Big 12), 5-4, for the impressive series win. The Mountaineers started out hot in the first inning as Jackson Cramer reached second on a Horned Frog error, bringing in Kyle Gray to give WVU the...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 16, 2017

Most explosive playmakers in 2017 NFL Draft

Building an NFL team begins in the trenches, but ultimately someone has to get the ball across the goal line or flip the field with a big play. Those are the moments that go down in history.These are the most dynamic playmakers in the 2017 NFL draft. Myles Garrett, DL, Texas A&M It’s hard to block someone who can do 33 reps in the bench press at the scouting combine. It...
Via The Sports Daily
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss

WVU Baseball Takes Series from Kansas

Two stellar pitching performances won the first Big 12 home series for the Mountaineers. The West Virginia baseball team won its first home series in Big 12 play thanks to double-digit strikeout performances, winning two of three against Kansas. BJ Myers and Michael Grove combined for 22 strikeouts in the first two games of the series and gave up only one run to the Jayhawks (14...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 10, 2017

Esa Ahmad featured in “One Shining Moment”

The dream of a WVU dunk aired alongside Luther Vandross’s silky smooth voice has been achieved. After North Carolina defeated Gonzaga in the yucky national championship game that took place in Phoenix on Monday night, CBS aired the traditionally popular “One Shining Moment” music video. To the surprise of no one, the incredible Nate Adrian steal to Daxter Miles to Esa Ahmad...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 04, 2017

Mountaineers Take Series at OK State, 2-1

Two pitchers duels and an offensive explosion made for a fun weekend in Stillwater. West Virginia baseball took its second series in Big 12 conference play this weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Mountaineers won two of three games against Oklahoma State to improve on their good start against conference foes. Both Big 12 series have been on the road, but WVU is now 4-2 in conference...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 03, 2017

Mountaineers Breakthrough Late, Beat Cowboys 5-3 in 10 Innings

West Virginia overcame 12 runners left on base to win in extra innings Mountaineer starter got caught in a classic no-win scenario for a pitcher. He was terrific for six of the seven innings he pitched, but that one inning resulted in three runs for the Cowboys. Luckily for Grove, the Mountaineers were able to overcome their sluggish start and tie the game in the ninth inning before...
Via The Smoking Musket
April 01, 2017

Watch Dana Holgorsen beat up on a tackling dummy in practice

West Virginia football head coach Dana Holgorsen got down and dirty during a recent practice while showing his players how to properly to do a drill. Holgorsen illustrated how to rush and hit the passer — in this case, rush the tackling dummy — by doing the drill himself. When the dummy got the best of him, Holgo flipped over at the end onto his back. He wasn’t happy about...
Via The Sports Daily
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Meet a Big 12 recruit: West Virginia safety Ricky Johns

Basically since West Virginia safety commit Ricky Johns could walk, he was playing football. The three-star recruit from Lansdale, Pennsylvania was taught the game at 5 years old by his father, Rick, who grew up all of 10 miles down the road in Upper Dublin, PA, and played football himself. Rick was a star player for the Cardinals, but had Ricky a year after high school and was never...
Via Heartland College Sports
March 28, 2017
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