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Jevon Carter and Lamont West lead West Virginia over Texas Longhorns, Final Score 77-62

The Mountaineers get their first sweep of the season. The No. 12th ranked West Virginia Mountaineers secured a first-round bye in the Big 12 Conference tournament tonight after surviving a couple scares and sweeping the Texas Longhorns to move to 22-6 on the season. Things got off to a not-so-hot start for the Mountaineers as the Longhorns jumped out to a quick 12-2 lead to start...
Via The Smoking Musket
1 hour 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
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

WEEKEND RECAP: WVU Baseball Wins Sunday Finale For First Win of Season

The baseball squad starts the season 1-2 after their incredible run in last year’s Big 12 Tournament FRIDAY: Despite rallying from an early 2-0 deficit, Randy Mazes’ squad was unable to defeat the Charlotte 49ers Friday night. Charlotte got on the board early with one run in the second inning and another in the fourth. In the fifth inning, junior left fielder Kyle Davis, who...
Via The Smoking Musket
17 hours ago

West Virginia Mountaineers Vs. Texas Longhorns Preview: Season 108 Episode 28 - The One Before the Tough Trip

WVU takes on Texas before hitting the road to play TCU and Baylor. OPENING THOUGHTS Well that was close. I swear, when I die, it will because WVU did something really stupid in some game. The football and men’s basketball teams create more stress in my life than anything else. It’s sad, but it’s true. With four games left (two of which includes teams WVU is tied with...
Via The Smoking Musket
1 day ago

West Virginia holds off Texas Tech in double overtime, 83-74

The number of cardiac health emergencies in the state of West Virginia continues to climb. The West Virginia Mountaineers saw another late lead disappear against a conference foe on Saturday as Texas Tech’s Kennan Evans hit a knocked down a shot from beyond the arc to force the first of two overtimes in Morgantown. Jevon Carter and Elijah Macon led the way for the Mountaineers...
Via The Smoking Musket
2 days ago

West Virginia drops season opener at Charlotte 6-3

It was too little, too late for the Mountaineers on Friday. The West Virginia baseball team lost their first game of the season, 6-3, at Charlotte on Friday. The Mountaineers (0-1) got into an early hole, down 2-0, within the first few innings, but responded when Kyle Davis hit a 2-run homer to tie the game in the top of the fifth. Jimmy Galusky scored two innings later off of...
Via The Smoking Musket
3 days ago

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.

AUDIO: Bob Huggins wants NCAA to make officials full-time employees

In the wake of West Virginia’s 85-66 win over Kansas State, Bob Huggins had a very interesting post-game press conference. Huggins was asked: “In this day and age of replays, isn’t it about time we allow coaches to say what they think about the officiating in the game?”  Huggins goes on to explain: “The reason they don’t come in to do a press conference the way the coaches...
Via Heartland College Sports
9 days ago

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
9 days ago

Bruce Irvin, Skyler Howard Twitter war

What could go wrong when you combine Bruce Irvin, Skyler Howard, and Twitter? I’m not sure what took Skyler Howard so long, but he finally responded on Twitter to a couple shots from former WVU star Bruce Irvin. Back when West Virginia was getting smoked by Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl, Irvin was taking shots at Howard and the Mountaineers. So Howard either finally found...
Via Heartland College Sports
11 days ago

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

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

WATCH: Gymnastics: Kaylyn Millick | 2/4/17

Assistant coach Kaylyn Millick 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
18 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
26 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Spavital returns to WVU as offensive coordinator

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Jake Spavital is returning to West Virginia as offensive coordinator. Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen announced Spavital's hiring Saturday. He'll also coach the quarterbacks. Spavital was interim coach at Cal after Sonny Dykes was fired last Sunday. Spavital had finished his first season as Cal's offensive coordinator. Under him, Davis Webb threw for...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 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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