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WVU hoops notes: Myers’ presence looking doubtful

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MORGANTOWN — It’s beginning to look as if the basketball team that West Virginia took to the Bahamas last week might be the one it takes into the season, as well.

And if t...

WVU linebacker Barber made most of time away from field

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MORGANTOWN — It’s probably wise not to underestimate the value of what Jared Barber went through the past two years. And that has nothing to do with the rehabilitation that has ma...

Mountaineers working on improved pass rush

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MORGANTOWN — Nearly 100 FBS schools finished the 2014 season with more sacks than did West Virginia. Of the 65 Power 5 conference schools, only eight sacked opposing quarterbacks fewer...

Changes still to be made on WVU’s offensive depth chart

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MORGANTOWN — What Dana Holgorsen said Thursday about his team’s depth chart after almost two weeks of fall camp was borne out later that day when he allowed the media a rare but...

WVU’s Crest may not be Mr. Versatility after all

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MORGANTOWN — Remember Dana Holgorsen’s plan to utilize William Crest in as many ways as possible on both offense and special teams?

Well, it sounds now as if he might be r...

Dillon hopes to resolve WVU’s punt return dilemma

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MORGANTOWN — There are still more than three weeks before West Virginia opens the season against Georgia Southern, but perhaps no amount of time will change what began as a lark and qu...

WVU notebook: O’Toole becoming face of Mountaineer program

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MORGANTOWN — Call them the many faces of Nick O’Toole.

Since arriving at West Virginia from junior college two summers ago, the senior punter has developed into a fan favorite as much for how he looks...

WVU football: Motivation big part of Gibson’s boast

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MORGANTOWN — It was in early March, just before West Virginia was to begin its spring football drills, that Tony Gibson went out on a limb.

It sounded a bit out of character for ...

WVU football notebook: Bosch working his way into O-line rotation

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MORGANTOWN — Perhaps the most intriguing player on West Virginia’s offensive line isn’t a starter and might not be settled into a position.

And don’t expect ...

WVU’s Gibson, Howard forging strong bond

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MORGANTOWN — A couple of weeks ago at the Big 12 media days in Dallas, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen opined that Shelton Gibson “is probably the fastest player I’ve ...

WVU notebook: Nwachukwu continues to make a name for himself

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MORGANTOWN — If there’s anyone on West Virginia’s football roster who doesn’t need to go out of his way to make a name for himself, it’s the team’s 6...

WVU basketball team prepping for Bahamas trip

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MORGANTOWN — Bob Huggins has put his West Virginia basketball team through three full practices and has seven workouts and less than two weeks remaining before taking the group to the ...

COA stipends won’t make college athletes rich

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MORGANTOWN — In a lot of ways, Wendell Smallwood is probably like many college athletes in regard to the new cost-of-attendance stipends coming their way this fall.

It’s a...

Goard will walk on and add to WVU’s depth

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MORGANTOWN — That West Virginia picked up a graduate transfer this week to fill a need under the basket wasn’t all that surprising. That the Mountaineers filled the need with a ...

Big 12 media days: Holgorsen says Crest shouldn’t be limited to QB

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DALLAS — William Crest wasn’t one of the players West Virginia brought here to the Big 12’s annual football media days.

And why should he have been? The redshirt fr...

Big 12 notebook: Playoff boss says Big 12 did the right thing

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DALLAS — Bill Hancock had no good news for the Big 12 Tuesday, but he did once again attempt to put a smiley face on what was the league’s most notorious failure a year ago.

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Big 12 expansion inevitable, but not imminent

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DALLAS — When the Big 12 eventually expands at least to the degree where its name matches its membership numbers — and, to be sure, that's “when'' and not “if'' —...

Plenty of storylines to follow as Big 12 meetings begin

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DALLAS — It’s not exactly the start of the college football season, that being still almost seven weeks away for most teams. It’s not even the start of practice, which fo...