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WVU hoops notes: Myers’ presence looking doubtful


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Big 12 expansion inevitable, but not imminent


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


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...

WVU notebook: Spiker, who built WVU training program, ready for retirement


MORGANTOWN — When John Spiker cleans out his office and retires at the end of the month, West Virginia will lose more than its coordinator of athletic training services.

It will ...

GW, Charleston Catholic, Bridgeport win Gazette Excellence in Sports Awards


George Washington is back on top and Charleston Catholic is also there, hanging by a thread. Bridgeport? The Indians are making a mockery of it.

It is the Gazette Excellence in Sports Awards, and those three school...

Bosch adds to Mountaineer offensive line depth


MORGANTOWN — That Kyle Bosch would manage to become immediately eligible at West Virginia was never a given.

That he is, however, certainly cannot do anything but help the Mounta...

WVU sets cost-of-attendance figures for scholarship athletes


MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University officials have come up with the cost-of-attendance figures that will be paid to the school’s scholarship athletes beginning this fall.


Jennings could stand out among Mountaineer signees


MORGANTOWN — Over the course of the next few weeks and months, the majority of West Virginia’s most recent football recruiting class will arrive on ...

WVU’s Big 12 share: $23 million


MORGANTOWN — When the Big 12 Conference divided its revenue pie Friday, West Virginia’s share was expected to be substantially more than in the school’s first two years i...

Mazey likes WVU baseball team’s chances


MORGANTOWN — It was only a week ago that West Virginia’s hopes of even extending its baseball season beyond the regular season seemed bleak.

Having lost 12 of their previo...

Two WVU hoops games scheduled in Charleston


MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’ non-conference basketball schedule for next season features a handful of marquee games, but fans wanting to see one at the Coliseum will have to wait...

Huggins filling wants, not needs


MORGANTOWN — Barring the unforeseen — and isn't there always something unforeseen? — Bob Huggins put the finishing touches on his recruiting class over the weekend.

Lamont West signs with WVU basketball


MORGANTOWN — Lamont West wasn’t exactly new to Bob Huggins. After all, he played high school basketball for three years in Cincinnati at the same school that produced Devin Will...

No. 4 TCU completes sweep of WVU baseball


MORGANTOWN — In almost every way, it was a perfect setup for West Virginia’s baseball team.

There were three gorgeous days at a spanking new ballpark, crowds that totaled ...

WVU’s White to Bears with 7th overall pick in NFL draft


Kevin White wasn’t the first pick in Thursday’s NFL draft, but he was easily the most popular.

The former West Virginia wide receiver went to the Chicago Bears with the seventh pick of the draft. That...

Mountaineers host No. 4 TCU for 3 games


MORGANTOWN — To say that West Virginia’s baseball team has struggled over the past few weeks would be an understatement.

And, having lost seven of their last 10, it would ...

As NFL draft nears, WVU’s White brimming with confidence


MORGANTOWN — If there’s anything Kevin White lacks as an NFL prospect, it’s not confidence.

And, really, hadn’t most everything else been addressed before?

WVU, Marshall clash today at Appalachian Power Park


West Virginia and Marshall will attempt to do something today that they’ve not had much luck accomplishing in recent years — play a baseball game against each other in Charleston.

The Mountaineers (24...

Crest gives glimpse of versatility in Gold-Blue game


MORGANTOWN — To say that William Crest was the star of West Virginia’s spring game Saturday would be quite a stretch.

After all, he had just 78 yards of offense. And even ...

Consistency and depth keys in rebuilding WVU receiving corps


MORGANTOWN — Few things were more important to West Virginia’s offense this spring than to reconstruct the receiving corps.

Heading into today’s spring-ending Gold-...

WVU Football: Place-kick holder job open


MORGANTOWN — Dana Holgorsen has managed to make a running joke of his relationship with kicker Josh Lambert, which he tries to insist is no relationship at all.

Holgorsen tabs Howard as WVU’s starting quarterback


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Skyler Howard was far from perfect Saturday when West Virginia’s football team scrimmaged in front of a couple thousand sunbaked fans at The Greenbrier.<...

Mountaineers work out today at Greenbrier


MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s football team takes its spring practice road show to The Greenbrier today.

Actually, the Mountaineers are making a whole weekend of it in conj...