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West Virginia Football: Kyzir White, Brother Of Former WVU Star Kevin White, Announced Commitment To Mountaineers

The White family has been very good to Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia football. Kevin White had an amazing 2014 for WVU, during which he caught 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns en route to becoming the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Ka’Raun White enrolled at West Virginia this spring as a Mountaineer. Now, Kyzir White, the nation’s top JuCo safety according...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia RB/WR Wendell Smallwood is one to watch

West Virginia Mountaineers running back/wide receiver Wendell Smallwood is one of the top players to watch heading into the upcoming college football season. According to CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler, Wendell “is simply a playmaker that grabs your eye.” Despite sharing a backfield with Rushel Shell, Donte Thomas-Williams and Jacky Marcellus, Smallwood is a player who has the...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Kwiatkoski shakes off All-Big 12 snub, poised for big senior season

Nick Kwiatkoski was a key component of West Virginia's return to a bowl game, and yet he remains one of the Big 12's most underrated players. That was evident this past December, when the linebacker was omitted from both all-conference teams. "I try not to think about that stuff, just try to play my game," Kwiatkoski told ESPN. WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson thinks his snub...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia offensive lineman arrested on suspicion of burglary

Another Mountaineer has had a run-in with the law this offseason. Following the arrest of defensive lineman Kyle Rose, multiple media outlets report that senior offensive lineman Russell Haughton-James was arrested on Sunday night on a count of burglary. Head coach Dana Holgorsen says he's looking into the details of the incident. "I have been made aware of the situation," he said...
Via Fox Sports
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WVUs Russell Haughton-James arrested on burglary charges

Another member of a big time college football program found trouble with the law last night when West Virginia offensive guard Russell Haughton-James, 22, was arrested on one charge of burglary. The Senior offensive lineman was arrested by West Virginia State Police and taken to North Central Regional Jail.  Haughton-James is currently waiting arraignment and this run-in with the...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

K.J. Dillon wants to replicate White's ascension at West Virginia

They may play on different sides of the ball, but West Virginia safety K.J. Dillon and former Mountaineer wide receiver Kevin White have plenty in common. As Dillon continues to work hard in the offseason in preparation for his senior season, he has quite the role model to look up to in White, who excelled tremendously in his senior campaign and is now expected to be a first-round...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU's strong running game poised to open up deep ball

With the likes of Rushel Shell and Wendell Smallwood leading West Virginia's rushing attack, opposing defenses will likely be focusing the bulk of their attention on thwarting the Mountaineers' run game. If the running backs live up to their billing, then the Mountaineers will frequently be relying on their passing game to create balance and keep defenses on their toes. “I would...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Holgorsen admires Howard's work ethic, assesses QB's spring game

Skyler Howard has had to embody many redeeming qualities in order to make it to where he is right now at West Virginia. Patience, diligence, passion, and persistence, to name a few. “He’s probably the hardest worker we’ve got on this football team," head coach Dana Holgorsen said.  "So, he’s going to continue to get better.”   As hard-working as he is, the Mountaineers...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Shelton Gibson West Virginia's next 1,000-yard receiver?

Dana Holgorsen has an extensive history with 1,000-yard receivers, of which he nearly had two in Kevin White, who eclipsed the mark, and Mario Alford, who nearly broke the threshold, in 2014. Now that White and Alford are on their way to the NFL, the Mountaineers are searching for their next breakout receiver. All signs this spring have pointed to sophomore Shelton Gibson, a former...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen Tabs Skyler Howard "Clear-cut" No. 1 Quarterback

On Saturday, the West Virginia University football team wrapped up its final open practice at The Greenbrier before the Gold-Blue game Saturday at...
Via Athlon Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Skyler Howard is West Virginia’s ‘clear-cut’ No. 1 QB

The West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback competition has one player pulling away from the rest of his competitors. This weekend, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen told reporters that Skyler Howard is the team’s “clear-cut” No. 1. Howard leads the competition which also includes redshirt freshman William Crest, true freshman David Sills and another true freshman, Chris...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WVU Redshirt-Senior Defensive Lineman Kyle Rose Arrested, Tased Over the Weekend for Incident at Local Bar

Whenever West Virginia defensive lineman Kyle Rose has to talk to Dana Holgorsen for behavior that resulted in him getting tased by local police and arrested it is not going to be a pretty conversation. He screwed up pretty big.You can't fault the cops for tasing him. Here they had a 6'4" 295 pound drunk guy that was being uncooperative and shoving other patrons around. They asked...
Via FatManWriting
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia’s Gary Jennings ready to make an impact

Gary Jennings is a 6’2″ wide receiver that committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers, and is thought of as a very intriguing prospect to keep an eye on. He has a very physical game and has a lot of athleticism. The wide receiver position is a position of need for the Mountaineers, with both Kevin White and Mario Alford leaving town after big seasons. During his High School...
Via Sports-Glory
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Coach Dana Holgorsen Taking On More Responsibility in 2015

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced this past Sunday the hiring of former Mountaineer graduate assistant Mark Scott as the new special...
Via Athlon Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football: Kevin White’s NFL draft outlook

The West Virginia Mountaineer football team will lose its best and most productive player from the 2014 season. Kevin White is on his way to the NFL and the question becomes when not if he will be drafted. White had a spectacular senior season and made sure everyone in the country knew his name come seasons end. The 6’3” 220 pound wide-out from Plainfield, NJ finished the season...
Via isportsweb.com
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Football recruiting update

Recruiting for the upcoming 2015 NCAA football season is in full swing as National Signing Day is less than a week away. Many teams are trying to make a last minute push to persuade potential recruits who are on the bubble to choose their school. West Virginia is doing everything it can to gain a few last minute top prospects to bolster an already strong recruiting class. Lets take...
Via isportsweb.com
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Fires Student Assistant Who Shoved WVU Players On Sideline

The Texas A&M student assistant who was caught shoving West Virginia players on the sideline during Monday’s Liberty Bowl is paying for his actions. Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Tuesday that Michael Richardson would be fired from the program after going shoulder to shoulder with Mountaineers running back Andrew Buie and hitting cornerback Daryl Worley...
Via NESN.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Allen shines as Texas A&M wins the AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Highly touted freshman quarterback Kyle Allen had his coming-out party for Texas A&M in the 45-37 victory against West Virginia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The post The Takeover: Texas A&M’s Kyle Allen Shines In The AutoZone Liberty Bowl appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas A&M's student assistant hits 2 West Virginia players on sidelines

During the first half of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, a Texas A&M student assistant, Mike Richardson, hit two West Virginia players on the sidelines. The post Texas A&M’s Student Assistant Hits 2 West Virginia Players On The Sidelines appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia DB Daryl Worley Threatens Texas A&M Student Assistant Coach That Hit Him on Twitter

During the Liberty Bowl Monday afternoon a former Texas A&M player turned student-assistant coach embarrassed himself and the university when he took a couple of cheap shots at West Virginia players as they came out of bounds. Even thought his player career ended because of a neck injury it would be surprising if he was not kicked out of the program by Kevin Sumlin and if the...
Via FatManWriting
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Assistant Cheap-Shots West Virginia Players On Sideline (Videos)

Someone forgot to tell Mike Richardson that his football-playing days are over. Texas A&M and West Virginia squared off Monday in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, and television cameras caught one member of the Aggies’ sideline doling out cheap shots to unsuspecting Mountaineers. First, there was this shove on running back Andrew Buie: This embed is invalid" /> ...
Via NESN.com
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: A Texas A&M Assistant Has Taken 2 Cheap Shots At WVU Players

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has seen a great deal of offense, as Texas A&M and West Virginia have combined for 55 points and over 500 yards thus far. Unfortunately, it’s also been a bit chippy, both on the field and apparently on the sidelines. Twice in the first half, a Texas A&M student assistant named Mike Richardson has been seen asserting himself physically against Mountaineers...
Via College Spun
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas A&M player ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit

Texas A&M senior defensive back Howard Matthews’ final game as a collegiate football player has ended a bit earlier than anticipated. Matthews has been ejected from the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in the first quarter after a nasty helmet-to-helmet hit on West Virginia wideout Jordan Thompson. The penalty also cost the Aggies three points, as the Mountaineers kicked a field goal...
Via College Spun
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen Pull a Fast One on Texas A&M With Clint Trickett?

When West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced almost two weeks ago that Clint Trickett had been cleared to practice and would play in the Liberty Bowl against Texas A&M fans of the Mountaineers had to smile while Aggies everywhere cringed. Fast forward to the Friday before the game and now Trickett is out and retiring due to his history with concussions.Hmmm...Could...
Via FatManWriting
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: WVU player, Florida player injured in drive-by shooting

West Virginia wide receiver Jacky Marcellus and Florida cornerback J.C. Jackson were shot in an apparent drive-by shooting in Florida on Christmas Eve. Details are sketchy, but Marcellus was shot in the back while another bullet grazed off Jackson’s eyelid. Both were released from the hospital on Friday. Marcellus and Jackson were joined in the car by the former’s older brother...
Via Sportsnaut
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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