WEST VIRGINIA RUMORS

Tevin Bush named West Virginia's most exciting newcomer by ESPN

West Virginia has several important newcomers on campus, but the shifty 5-foot-6 running back might be the most fun to watch this spring. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown: WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football: Most exciting newcomer: West Virginia Mountaineers | ESPNWest Virginia has several important...
Via The Smoking Musket
2 hours ago

Big 12 Tournament Seeding Scenarios & Rooting Interests

Here’s what needs to happen for WVU to get a 2 seed in Kansas City. With the Big 12 Tournament starting in a little over a week, I figured it would be best to put in an article what needs to happen for West Virginia to get the best possible seed in Kansas City. SEEDING SCENARIOS: IF WEST VIRGINIA BEATS IOWA STATE ON FRIDAY: They are the 2 seed. Period. Since WVU holds the...
Via The Smoking Musket
5 hours ago

West Virginia loses at Baylor 71-62

The Mountaineers were outscored 30-13 over the last nine minutes to drop to 23-7 on the season. Behind Jonathan Motley’s monster second half, No. 11 Baylor managed to beat No. 10 West Virginia 71-62. The Mountaineers (23-7) got off to a rough start as a Jevon Carter three-pointer was the only thing WVU did from the field for the first eight and a half minutes of the game. West...
Via The Smoking Musket
14 hours ago

West Virginia sweeps Coastal Carolina 4-1

The Mountaineers complete a four-game sweep in Myrtle Beach. Four games, four wins. That’s how the WVU baseball team’s weekend went in Myrtle Beach as they once again beat the defending national champions Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 4-1. The Mountaineers (5-2) got on the board right away as Darius Hill singled to center at the second at bat. Jackson Cramer then got a double...
Via The Smoking Musket
20 hours ago

Tips for filling out your bracket

With the official first round of the NCAA Tournament tipping off March 16, the time for bracket pools is quickly arriving. What's the best way to fill out yours? You can go by rankings, gut feelings and the eye test, but those aren't the only ways to win that pool.
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WVU Hoops Back in Top 10

The Mountaineers move up in the polls, but two tough tests await this week. The West Virginia men’s basketball team is back in the top 10 of the both major college basketball polls. WVU is No. 10 in both the AP and Coaches polls this week, moving up two spots in the AP Poll and three in the Coaches Poll. Two top-25 matchups are on tap this week for the Mountaineers (23-6, 11-5...
Via The Smoking Musket
23 hours ago

No. 12 West Virginia visits desperate TCU

While No. 12 West Virginia will be playing for seeding Saturday, TCU is vying for its postseason life. When they meet in Fort Worth, Texas, the Horned Frogs (17-11, 6-9 Big 12) desperately need to snap a four-game slide in order to bolster their NCAA tournament bubble status. ESPN's Joe Lunardi and CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm each list TCU among the last teams in the field...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

WATCH: United Bank Playbook: TCU

Tony Caridi visits with West Virginia coach Bob Huggins to get his thoughts on Saturday's game at TCU.

After Huggins' scary moment, No. 12 WVU beats Texas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Bob Huggins fell to his knees and clutched his chest during a scary moment just before halftime. West Virginia players picked up their coach, got him to the bench and made his job easier by maintaining a comfortable lead the rest of the way Monday night. Jevon Carter had 24 points and Lamont West had a career-high 23, helping the 12th-ranked Mountaineers...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to Bob Huggins’ health scare

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins’ health scare led to some tense moments in Morgantown on Monday night. Here is the video of Huggins dropping to his knees during the game against Texas. Huggins was looked at by medical personnel, but continued to coach as WVU beat Texas 77-62. He says his defibrillator went off in a classic Huggins-style post-game press conference. Naturally...
Via Heartland College Sports
7 days ago

WVU's Huggins falls in apparent health scare, stays on bench

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia coach Bob Huggins dropped to his knees on the court during an apparent health scare while the 12th-ranked Mountaineers faced Texas on Monday night. Huggins went down during a timeout just before halftime, and his players quickly came to his aid. Huggins stood, briefly massaged his chest and stayed on the sideline. It wasn't immediately known...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Football: Winter Conditioning

The Mountaineers have been preparing for the 2017 season.

WATCH: Life As A Mountaineer: Sara Finfrock

In this week's Life As A Mountaineer, we take an inside look at junior pole vaulter Sara Finfrock. Life As A Mountaineer is courtesy of WVU Medicine.

WATCH: Baseball: Steve Sabins | 2/14/17

Hitting coach Steve Sabins previews the Mountaineers offensive attack in 2017.

Ex-Syracuse DB Corey Winfield Transfers To West Virginia

Former Syracuse defensive back Corey Winfield has found his new home. Winfield took to social media late Friday night to announce he will be finishing his college football career with the West Virginia Mountaineers. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder announced the news with a brief statement on Instagram. Winfield wrote: I am pleased to announce that I am officially a West Virginia Mountaineer...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago

WATCH: Gymnastics: Kirah Koshinski | 2/4/17

Sophomore Kirah Koshinski discusses the Mountaineers victory at Kent State on Saturday afternoon.

Holgorsen opposes potential June signing period

The NCAA is considering changes to the college football signing period, which in this case refers to adding one in December for early signees in addition to the usual February 1 extravaganza. At one point, a potential June signing period was mooted as a possibility, but was shot down.And based on the reactions from coaches such as West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen, you can see why...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Huggins donates money every time WVU beats Kansas

Kansas fans hated to see their team lose to West Virginia Tuesday night for the fourth straight time away from home. But at least there’s a silver lining.Because of West Virginia’s 85-69 win over the second ranked Jayhawks, Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins donated $25k to cancer research charities in honor of his late mother. In his contract, Huggins receives a $25k bonus...
Via The Comeback
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas routed 85-69 by West Virginia in surprising upset

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Esa Ahmad broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 27 points to lead No. 18 West Virginia to an 85-69 victory over No. 2 Kansas on Tuesday night.The Mountaineers (16-4, 5-3 Big 12) beat Kansas (18-2, 7-1) for the fourth straight time in Morgantown and snapped the Jayhawks' 18-game winning streak.Ahmad led West Virginia in scoring over the first two months...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas star Josh Jackson dunks all over West Virginia

Kansas Jayhawks freshman Josh Jackson is really, really good.The freshman swingman is averaging 15.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists for the Jayhawks. And it's not just the production, but how eye-opening some of the things he does on the court are.We showed you a ridiculous dunk Jackson threw down in November, and he had a very similar one tonight against the West Virginia...
Via The Comeback
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Slumping West Virginia prepares to meet No. 2 Kansas

West Virginia's breakneck pressure defense is starting to wear down the Mountaineers, too. West Virginia has gotten sloppy both defending the basket and holding onto the ball, and opposing offenses are figuring out ways to get through the press. The Mountaineers lost twice last week and fell 11 spots to No. 18 in The Associated Press poll on Monday. Now coach Bob Huggins is trying...
Via Associated Press
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Miami, West Virginia fans got into a fight over a urinal

It’s happened to every guy at a sporting event. You’re at a game in the men’s bathroom and you approach a urinal at the same time as another fan. There’s a couple awkward seconds as you both offer the urinal to each other. In one instance this week, the first half of this encounter was normal, the second half was not. On Wednesday night, the Miami Hurricanes beat the West...
Via The Comeback
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Check out this fight between a West Virginia and Miami fan

While the Miami-West Virginia Russell Athletic Bowl was an eventful game, arguably the best battle between the Mountaineers and Hurricanes came not on the field, but in the bathrooms. In what reads like an excerpt from a Planet Earth episode, an argument arose over who was in line to use the urinal first, involving one mountain of a Mountaineer fan exchanging choice words with a...
Via Sportsnaut
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen is losing his mind on the West Virginia sidelines

West Virginia and Miami are squaring off at the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, and Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen is not having a fun time. Even when West Virginia had a 7-0 lead, Holgorsen was not enjoying himself. As ESPN’s Dave Pasch said about Holgorsen’s theatrics, “You could have a Dana Holgorsen channel”: It’s scenes like these where I ask myself...
Via The Comeback
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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