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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
2 days ago

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
2 days ago

Cramer is the Catalyst for WVU’s Offense

Jackson Cramer doing the things his team needs him to do is the reason WVU baseball is doing well this season. There are many reasons West Virginia baseball is doing well this 2017 season. A 22-13 record and winning every conference series they’ve played has put the Mountaineers on postseason radars and landed them tied for second in the Big 12. I could point to the aggressive...
Via The Smoking Musket
3 days ago

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
6 days ago

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
6 days ago

Dana Holgorsen calls QB Will Grier ‘as good as advertised’

Following West Virginia’s spring game on Saturday, Dana Holgorsen gave a ton of praise to his team and program and where it stands, and especially new QB Will Grier. And why not? The Mountaineers are coming off a 10-win season that shocked the Big 12 and the country by storm. It landed Holgorsen and nice extension as he hopes to continue that momentum this fall. Well, one of the...
Via Heartland College Sports
8 days ago

West Virginia spring game preview: 5 things to watch

The Mountaineers are coming off an impressive 10-win season in 2016, which took Dana Holgorsen off the proverbial hot seat and landed the head coach an extension. But can he keep all the goodwill and momentum going in Morgantown? We get our first real look at the 2017 version of the Mountaineers in the West Virginia spring game on Saturday. Here are 5 things to keep a close eye on...
Via Heartland College Sports
11 days ago

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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago

Breaking down the 6 bad decisions in West Virginia’s final awful possession

What a fitting way to lose. To conclude a 51-foul, 29-turnover affair, West Virginia had a chance to prolong the agony on its final possession down 61-58 with 37.9 seconds left.The good news: the Mountaineers managed to get three shots off.The bad news: only one of those shots hit the rim, and even that one had no chance at actually dropping. Rewatching that final play, I counted...
Via The Comeback
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

West Virginia guards getting it done in NCAA Tournament

Just in time, West Virginia's Bob Huggins is getting the most out of his top three guards. Jevon Carter, Daxter Miles Jr. and Tarik Phillip were terrific on offense in a win over Notre Dame on Saturday that propelled the Mountaineers into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The trio combined for 54 of West Virginia's 83 points against the Fighting Irish, going 17 of 29 from the...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Greg Gumbel wrongly tries to correct Verne Lundquist on WVU going to San Jose

CBS saw some unusual commentator-on-commentator crime Saturday following West Virginia’s 83-71 win over Notre Dame, which wrapped up with announcer Verne Lundquist saying the WVU band would have to start learning how to play “Do you know the way to San Jose?” (site of the West regional semifinals and finals). New York studio host Greg Gumbel then said “Well, there’s only...
Via Awful Announcing
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Verne Lundquist gets hit with the basketball *smack* right in the kisser

It’s one of those occupational hazards for announcers who broadcast games at courtside. Before today’s West Virginia-Notre Dame game at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, Verne Lundquist and broadcast partner Jim Spanarkel were doing their last-minute broadcast prep when a loose ball bounced towards press row right at Uncle Verne and you can see what happened: Tayvon Myers of West...
Via Awful Announcing
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

The Latest: West Virginia sets a school points record

The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:25 p.m. West Virginia set a single-season school points record when Jevon Carter hit a fade away 3-pointer from the left corner. The basket put the West Region's fourth-seeded Mountaineers up 13-4 on the fifth-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6:04 into the game. West Virginia upped its total season total to 2...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

The Latest: NCAA Pres Mark Emmert at Buffalo for 2nd round

The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:00 p.m. NCAA President Mark Emmert has arrived at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo to attend the second round of the NCAA tournament. The West region's fourth-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers play fifth-seeded Notre Dame in the first game. And the East Region's top seed Villanova faces eight-seed Wisconsin. Emmert...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

West Virginia outlasts Bucknell in 86-80 first-round win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Coach Bob Huggins has spent the past 10 seasons establishing West Virginia's reputation on playing a stifling press defense. The Mountaineers performance on Thursday left Huggins relatively unimpressed despite opening the NCAA Tournament with an 86-80 win over Bucknell on Thursday. ''Well, we weren't very good today,'' Huggins said. It wasn't easy for the...
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Huggins enjoying West Virginia's return to Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Be it basketball or fishing, Bob Huggins has no trouble recalling the fond memories he's had during his previous trips to Buffalo. They're a lot better than any recollection the West Virginia coach has of Brooklyn. A year after the Mountaineers were upset by 14th-ranked Stephen F. Austin in a first-round NCAA Tournament game at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center,...
Via Associated Press
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: WVU Offensive Coordinator Jake Spavital

Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG radio sideline reporter Jed Drenning recently visited with new offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, back for his second go-around with the Mountaineers.

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.
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

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.
Via West Virginia Mountaineers Athletics
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

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
February 02, 2017  |  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 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
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