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Huggins on KU-bound Mountaineers: 'I don't think this group has a lot of fear'

The team that's arguably given Kansas the most trouble in recent seasons might also stand as the biggest threat to its remarkable run of Big 12 titles.Tenth-ranked West Virginia can increase its chances of ending the No. 6 Jayhawks' 11-year reign when the Mountaineers visit Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday night aiming for an unprecedented season sweep.West Virginia (19-4, 8-2) owns a...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 14 WVU beats No. 15 Baylor, grabs first place in Big 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With a little help, West Virginia has scratched its way into sole possession of first place in the tough Big 12. How long it lasts is anyone's guess in a league that has seen its share of upsets and crazy finishes. "We can't get too comfortable," West Virginia forward Devin Williams said. "It feels great. We just have to keep winning out, keep moving forward...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baylor-West Virginia Preview

After struggling against an aggressive defense in its last game, Baylor now must face the nation's most press-happy team. It's a scenario the No. 15 Bears have successfully handled in the past, however, which should breed confidence heading into Saturday's visit to 14th-ranked West Virginia. Baylor (17-5, 6-3 Big 12) enters this key Big 12 matchup off its worst offensive showing...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: Mid-conference report

The West Virginia basketball team has reached the midway point in conference play sitting in a tie for first place at 7-2 with Oklahoma. WVU’s only two blemishes came from a two point loss on the road to Oklahoma and seven point stunner at home to Texas. At this point in the season the conference is completely wide open with WVU and OU only sitting a game ahead of Kansas, Baylor...
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: Mountaineers avoid Hilton Magic

What do the Baylor and West Virginia basketball teams have in common? Well, the obvious answer is that they play each other for the first time this weekend, but the less obvious answer is that they are the only two teams to defeat Iowa State at home this year after West Virginia pulled off the 81-76 win over the Cyclones. Early on it looked as if Iowa State was going to run away...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia-Iowa St. Preview

Neither Iowa State nor West Virginia had much to celebrate on an otherwise dominant day for the Big 12 over the weekend. Both programs look to put stinging road losses behind them when they square off in an important conference matchup Tuesday night. Thirteenth-ranked Iowa State and No. 14 West Virginia were two of just three Big 12 teams to lose in Saturday's 10-game Big 12/SEC...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  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...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU F Jonathan Holton suspended for rules violation

The West Virginia Mountaineers have been one of the best teams in the Big 12 this season and they look keep their momentum going on Saturday. They travel down south to face off with the Florida Gators, but they will do so with out a big part of their team. According to College Basketball Talk, forward Jonathan Holton has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules....
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia hands Kansas State its fifth straight loss

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Jonathan Holton had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 70-55 victory over Kansas State on Tuesday night, giving the Mountaineers a sweep of the season series.It was Holton's second double-double in three games for the Mountaineers (17-3, 6-2 Big 12).Justin Edwards had 11 points for Kansas State (12-8, 2-6), which cut West Virginia's lead...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: The unsung hero of WVU

Lets be honest, there isn’t any star power on the West Virginia basketball team. They are mainly comprised of nine players who rotate in and out, trying to create chaos and tire out the opposition. Among those nine players there is one who stands out that doesn’t get the credit he deserves; that player is Jonathan Holton. On a team that is made up of scrappy players, Holton is...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia Basketball: No superstar actually benefits WVU’s style

When watching the West Virginia basketball team you can notice fairly quick that they don’t really have any superstars or even a go-to guy for that matter. Sure, they have four players that average double figures in scoring; but could you really rely on one of them to take the final shot at the end of the game? As of right now I would give Jaysean Paige the last shot at the buzzer...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia senators seek to name exit after Stewart

West Virginia is honoring late head football coach Bill Stewart with a highway tribute. From the Associated Press:"Several West Virginia state senators want to name an Interstate 79 exit in honor of late West Virginia University football coach Bill Stewart. The resolution introduced Tuesday would request that the state Division of Highways name Exit 153 in Monongalia County the ...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cop steps in to sing National Anthem at WVU basketball game

The National Anthem is sang at just about every sporting event in America. For the West Virginia Mountaineers basketball team, they got a nice surprise from one of the cops at their game against Kansas Jayhawks last Tuesday. Leslie Dorchester was scheduled to sing the National Anthem before the game, but her car got stuck in a snowstorm on the way to the stadium and she missed her...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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

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, and he crowd-surfed through the locker room. So proud of our team. Great victory over the University of Texas
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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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

On Twitter @TheStudentSect 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 seem to not be on track to being met. The Mountaineers...
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, has listed his top five candidates for the job in a column for The New Miami Times. Uncle Luke: Five Coaches UM Must Consider to Replace Al Golden | Miami New Times https...
Via College Spun
October 29, 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 this 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 a his jab a little while ago.  #TheMovement — JaJuan Seider...
Via College Spun
September 26, 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

Remember when the Cincinnati Bearcats were the scariest team in America?

There was a time when the scariest basketball team in college basketball was the Cincinnati Bearcats. We reflect and pay homage. The post Remember When The Cincinnati Bearcats Were The Scariest Team In America? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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