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West Virginia Mountaineers: Exclusive Interview with 2017 WR Michael Harley

The West Virginia Mountaineers are always searching for prolific offensive weapons and head coach Dana Holgorsen has has a lot of success finding them. He hasn’t led the Mountaineers to where they wanted to be, but there is potential to get there at some point in the near future. Continuing to build good recruiting classes and bringing in playmaking offensive options key to their...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia football team makes 79-year-old woman’s lifelong dream come true

The West Virginia football team brings us an incredible, touching story this Fourth of July weekend. In a video from TheDPost.com, Donna Tucker, a 79-year-old woman who was given 6-8 weeks to live as she was dealing with terminal cancer, got to see her lifelong dream come true thanks to the Mountaineers and a handful of players. After doctors said Tucker’s lung cancer was spreading...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former top QB recruit Sills transferring from West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Former blue-chip quarterback recruit David Sills, who received a scholarship offer from Southern California while he was in middle school, is leaving West Virginia and plans to transfer to junior college. Sills played receiver last season for West Virginia, making seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. He caught the game-winning touchdown in West...
Via Associated Press
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia Will Grier? What we can expect

Get ready for West Virginia Will. Florida’s former starting quarterback-turned suspended for usage of performance enhancing drugs turned transfer Will Grier is now a Mountaineer. Dana Holgorsen has to be tickled. Grier has to be thinking he’s gotten his wish. For Holgorsen, the timing was perfect. Eventually, the WVU natives will get loudly restless if the program doesn’t show...
Via The Student Section
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

What’s next for West Virginia Basketball

When the season started there was a level of uncertainty surrounding the West Virginia basketball team. They were coming off of a Sweet Sixteen run but were losing their starting backcourt in Juwan Staten and Gary Browne. The biggest question was who was going to pick up the scoring and leadership left by those two players. Well, as the season progressed Jaysean Paige took the scoring...
Via isportsweb.com
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin Invites ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin To Game After Upset

The Internet went wild Friday night after No. 14 seed Steven F. Austin knocked off the No. 3 West Virginia Mountaineers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. In the excitement, everyone seemed to compare the Lumberjacks, who delivered the stunning knockout, to WWE legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. For obvious reasons. It was glorious. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN DEFEATED NO. 3...
Via NESN.com
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Bob Huggins has great quote about West Virginia turnovers

West Virginia was beaten at their own game on Friday night, and Bob Huggins wasn’t happy about it. The famous “Press Virginia” defense was outdone by the Lumberjacks’ aggressive half-court traps and tight man-to-man defense, and the Mountaineers turned the ball over 22 times while forcing just seven from Stephen F. Austin. This came after a 20 turnover game in the Big 12...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Will Grier visiting West Virginia today

Just over two months ago, former Florida quarterback Will Grier announced his intentions to transfer out of Gainesville. This mostly has to do with him not being able to play the first six games of the season and the Gators signing four-star quarterback Feleipe Franks. It looks like Grier isn’t taking too long to try and find his new home. According to Mike Casazza of the Charleston...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia looks to shore up defense on signing day

West Virginia's defense was decimated by graduation following the 2015 season, and the Mountaineers signed several prospects Wednesday aimed at softening the losses, led by linebacker Brendan Ferns and junior college safety Kyzir White. West Virginia's recruiting class includes 15 players on defense among its 27 recruits for what could be a pivotal season for coach Dana Holgorsen...
Via Associated Press
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: Jonathan Holton suspended

According to a press release from the university, starting forward Jonathan Holton has been suspended indefinitely from the West Virginia basketball team for a violation for team rules. A source for The Charleston Gazette reported that Holton will definitely be out in their Big 12/SEC road game against Florida and will most likely miss their next two conference games against Iowa...
Via isportsweb.com
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: West Virginia fans storm after win over Kansas

This college basketball season continues to be pretty unpredictable. No. 1 Kansas traveled to Morgantown to face No. 11 West Virginia Tuesday night and left with a 74-63 loss, just the Jayhawks’ second of the year. Moments after the final buzzer, Mountaineer fans stormed the court in a big way. West Virginia students casually strolling down the stairs from the rafters for the...
Via College Spun
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WVU DB Daejuan Funderburk dismissed after exposing himself to hotel maid

The West Virginia Mountaineers hoped to have had a better season this year as they only finished the 2015 season at 8-5 with a win in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl over Arizona State. It looks like the team will be without another of their defensive players for the 2016 season after an incident with a hotel maid led to his arrest. According to WV MetroNews, defensive back Daejuan Funderburk...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Is West Virginia going to fire Dana Holgorsen?

After finishing the regular season 7-5 for the second straight year, West Virginia is considering firing coach Dana Holgorsen, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. From the Gazette-Mail: Now, though, there’s a decision to be made: fire Holgorsen or retain the coach. As of Monday evening, the decision had not been made. All of the principals — Gee, Lyons and Holgorsen...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: Mountaineers roll to championship victory

The West Virginia basketball team clinched the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational last night with a dominating 72-50 win over San Diego State. San Diego State was coming off an impressive victory over a ranked California team the previous night but was never able to get into a rhythm due to the relentless WVU pressure. The Aztecs shot only 34% from the field and was 0-9 from...
Via isportsweb.com
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

College football coaching carousel plot twists

It’s just about time to spin the coaching carousel, and surely, even more names will be added to the list as other coaches get fired in the coming weeks. One coach — on the verge of losing his job — just might have rescued himself. At the very least, he gave himself the opportunity to firmly secure another go-round in 2016. Others weren’t as fortunate. Here are a few stories...
Via The Student Section
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dana Holgorsen crowd-surfs in locker room

Texas may not be what it once was at the moment, but a win over the Longhorns is always cause for celebration. West Virginia knocked off Texas 38-20 in Morgantown today, and after the game, the Mountaineers threw head coach Dana Holgorsen into the air, who crowd-surfed through the locker room. So proud of our team. Great victory over the University of Texas https://t.co/l07E30EoE7...
Via College Spun
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana Holgorsen gave Trevone Boykin high-five after nice play

Sometimes in sports you just have to tip your cap to a better player. Dana Holgorsen knows all about that. The West Virginia head coach had no choice but to give a high-five to TCU’s Trevone Boykin after the quarterback made a nifty move for a first down in their game Thursday: That time an opposing coach gave @OGcURIOUSDEUCE a high-five during a game. #Boykin https://t.co...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia won't roll over and play dead against TCU

It was supposed to be better than this for West Virginia. Dana Holgorsen is in year five of his existence as WVU’s head football coach, one full recruiting cycle in, which is typically where even the most patient of natives get restless if whatever their internal (realistic) expectations are not on track to being met. The Mountaineers entered 2015 with questions: who would be...
Via The Student Section
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami fan-legend Uncle Luke reveals Top Five for new coach

Everyone and their mother seems to be making a wish list for the Miami job.  Here’s Uncle Luke’s.  Luther Campbell, the legendary Hurricanes’ fan and former front man of the rap group, 2 Live Crew, tweeted out his top five candidates to replace Al Golden in a column for The New Miami Times. Here’s his list: Alabama offensive line coach and former Miami assistant/player...
Via College Spun
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU unveils new alternate basketball uniforms

The West Virginia Mountaineers men’s basketball team today unveiled its new alternate uniforms, showing an eye-popping golden color that fans are sure to embrace. The program posted a picture of the new duds on its official Twitter. WVU's new alternate uniform at #Big12MediaDay #Big12MBB pic.twitter.com/btgtCBRZWR — WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) October 20, 2015 This alternate...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapper Luther Campbell's Miami coaching wish list has autocorrected error

Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, former front man of the rap group 2 Live Crew, is a die-hard Miami fan. As we’ve chronicled before, he’s unafraid to show his loyalty to the ‘Canes on Twitter.  With so many “U” supporters clamoring for the ouster of head coach Al Golden, Campbell dropped his five-man wish list of possible replacements tonight. There are some big names...
Via College Spun
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia coach mocks Maryland after blowout win

West Virginia absolutely blasted Maryland Saturday afternoon, winning 45-6. Victory on the field wasn’t enough for one WVU staffer, who took a shot at “The Movement,” Maryland’s recruiting mantra designed to entice local prospects to stay home and play for the Terps.  Mountaineer RB/TE coach JaJuan Seider tweeted this jab after the win: #TheMovement — JaJuan Seider...
Via College Spun
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU players stabbed, dismissed from team

It has certainly been a strange weekend for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Following their 41-17 victory over Liberty University, three of their players went downtown to hang out when they ran into a bit of trouble. According to WV Metro News, Tyree Owens, Kenyatta Greene and Jamal Clay were all attacked and stabbed while celebrating the win downtown. Morgantown Police took Devin...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh, West Virginia Agree To Four Game Renewal Of Football Rivalry

When both teams left the Big East Conference for “greener” pastures (a.k.a. money), it meant the end of the yearly football series known as the “Backyard Brawl” between the Pitt Panthers and the West Virginia Mountaineers. Fans of both schools had hoped that both teams, despite the constant schedule issues that come with being members of the ACC and Big XII respectively,...
Via Gamedayr
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Dana Holgorsen take a shot at Baylor over schedules?

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is sick of Football Bowl Subdivision programs scheduling lower-division opponents, especially—so it seems—the boys at Baylor. Per ESPN, Holgorsen addressed West Virginia’s future scheduled filled with Power 5 teams. He also took a subtle shot an unnamed team that surely means the conference rival. “If we are scheduling two Power...
Via Sportsnaut
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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