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Mitch Vingle: WVU’s new starters, recruiting and Switzer
Tom Hindman | Gazette-Mail
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s new starters, recruiting and Switzer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ye olde notebook:

WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen has stars in his eyes.

Four stars, to be exact.

Last week, the Mountaineer coach said he had three starting positions still open on offense. Then, on...

Shorts gives WVU versatile option at receiver
Shorts gives WVU versatile option at receiver

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Hand Daikiel Shorts a blank depth chart and a pen. Ask the junior receiver where he would place himself in the hierarchy of West Virginia’s offense.

“First team,...

Mitch Vingle: WVU’s new starters, recruiting and Switzer
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s new starters, recruiting and Switzer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ye olde notebook:

WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen has stars in his eyes.

Four stars, to be exact.

Last week, the Mountaineer coach said he had three starting positions still open on offense. Then, on...

WVU QB Sills helping prep defense ahead of opener

MORGANTOWN — As odd as it may seem, thanks to a role that disguises his reality, this is the moment for David Sills.

True, the freshman quarterback isn’t playing football this week for West Virginia....

WVU recruiting: New contact period set to begin this week

This may come as a surprise to many who follow West Virginia football recruiting, but the last month has been a “quiet period,” according to NCAA rules. Naturally, the Mountaineers added three top recruits since Aug. 5 — wide...

WVU receiving corps still a work in progress
WVU receiving corps still a work in progress

MORGANTOWN — Dana Holgorsen is the one who ultimately signs off on the depth chart West Virginia uses for the first game of the season. The Mountaineers coach said last week only three starting spots were unresolved....

Mitch Vingle: The game within WVU’s opening game
Mitch Vingle: The game within WVU’s opening game

The 3-3-5 odd stack always seemed to make sense for West Virginia University’s football program.

For whatever reason, the Mountaineers have difficulty landing multiple fine defensive linemen, so the scheme helps with that. In addition,...

With starter sidelined, Georgia Southern turns to Upshaw at quarterback
With starter sidelined, Georgia Southern turns to Upshaw at quarterback

MORGANTOWN — The biggest development before the season at Georgia Southern is not necessarily the worst news for the Eagles and their Sept. 5 season opener at West Virginia.

Quarterback Kevin Ellison, who was ...

WVU-Marshall men’s basketball game picked up by ESPNU

For the first time, the West Virginia-Marshall basketball game will be played on a nationwide television stage.

The annual Capital Classic, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Charleston Civic Center, has been picked up by ESPNU, both schools,...

Former WVU tennis coach charged with grand larceny

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A former assistant tennis coach at West Virginia University has been charged with grand larceny after she allegedly failed to return the school’s property.

Head tennis coach Miha Lisac told Lauren Halzberg on April 30 ...

Mitch Vingle: WVU, Baylor, Big 12 and learning lessons
Mitch Vingle: WVU, Baylor, Big 12 and learning lessons

WVU athletic director Shane Lyons spent Monday and Tuesday of this week at Big 12 meetings in New Orleans.

The league has a partnership with the Sugar Bowl, which hosted a dinner, and it was a good time for the ADs to get their heads together....

WVU cornerbacks, receivers learn from one another in practice

MORGANTOWN — Only during practice plays are West Virginia’s cornerbacks and receivers enemies. Any other time they are together, teammates trying to help one another get better.

Junior cornerback Daryl ...

Mountaineers not rushing Douglas into action

MORGANTOWN — After missing the first three weeks of practice at West Virginia, cornerback Rasul Douglas has practiced three times. That’s not enough time for Mountaineer coaches to learn much about the newly...

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