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Morgantown, WV, United States

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PHOTOS: WVU hoists Black Diamond Trophy at Lane Stadium

WVU director of athletics Shane Lyons hands the Black Diamond Trophy over to the victorious Mountaineers. (Photo by Ryan Decker)The victorious WVU football team celebrates with the Black Diamond Trophy. → Read More

JT Daniels named WVU’s starting QB

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – JT Daniels will call the signals against Pitt. WVU head coach Neal Brown announced Monday that the transfer quarterback will start in the Mountaineers’ week one clash against Pitt. Daniels beat out three other candidates for the job this preseason. “JT earned the right to start. He’ll be our starting quarterback,” Brown […] → Read More

Carey announces retirement after 21 seasons at WVU

Longtime WVU Women’s Basketball Coach and Clarksburg native Mike Carey announced his retirement Wednesday. → Read More

Customizable WVU football jerseys coming this year

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU football fans will soon be able to buy custom jerseys, complete with the name and number of their favorite Mountaineer. According to an announcement from WVU Athletics, the university will begin offering customizable Nike branded jerseys of current football players through a collaboration with Fanatics and OneTeam Partners. The jerseys will […] → Read More

U.S. allows teens to drive big rigs in new pilot program

(AP) – The federal government is moving forward with a plan to let teenagers drive big rigs from state to state in a test program. Currently, truckers who cross state lines must be at least 21 years old, but an apprenticeship program required by Congress to help ease supply chain backlogs would let 18-to-20-year-old truckers […] → Read More

WVU women’s basketball ranks No. 22 in latest AP poll

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Ahead of Tuesday’s season opener, WVU women’s basketball appears at No. 22 in the latest AP Top 25. Head coach Mike Carey and the Mountaineers were rated at No. 19 in the preseason poll, but dropped three spots in the latest ranking. While many ranked teams have competed in two or more […] → Read More

Kick time set for WVU football vs. Texas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU football’s final home game of the 2021 regular season will begin at noon ET. The Big 12 Conference has announced that West Virginia’s game against Texas will be televised on ESPN2. That Nov. 20 contest will serve as senior day for the Mountaineers, as well as a “True Blue” game. In […] → Read More

Jerry West appears on NBA 75 list, honoring the association’s greatest players

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jerry West has once again been recognized as one of the greatest athletes in the history of professional basketball. The NBA 75 list, which was revealed this week to commemorate the association’s 75th anniversary, includes West, who played for the Lakers from 1960-74. It’s another remarkable honor for the former WVU hoops […] → Read More

Brown on WVU’s offensive line: “What we’re playing is what we’ve got”

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As WVU’s open week progresses, head coach Neal Brown will continue to pay close attention to his offensive line. The Mountaineers have struggled up front since he arrived in 2019. That season, WVU produced one of the worst rushing offenses in the country. Currently, West Virginia ranks last in the Big 12 […] → Read More

Bartlett named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After starring in Saturday’s win over No. 15 Virginia Tech, WVU redshirt sophomore bandit Jared Bartlett is the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Bartlett logged a season-high five tackles, including a game-high three sacks, helping the Mountaineers snatch the Black Diamond Trophy back from the Hokies in a 27-21 […] → Read More

As adversity arrives early for WVU, Brown seeks response

For the first time under head coach Neal Brown, WVU is starting a season with an 0-1 record. The Mountaineers suffered a 30-24 setback Saturday at Maryland, their first loss in a season opener since 2017 and their first loss to their border rival since 2013. Brown admitted that he was surprised by a number […] → Read More

Big 12 statement: eight remaining members are “disappointed” with decisions made by Texas, Oklahoma

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In a statement Monday afternoon, the Big 12 Conference confirmed that the presidents of the University of Oklahoma and University of Texas have informed the league that the two schools will not extend their grant of rights when the current agreement expires in 2025. “Although our eight members are disappointed with the […] → Read More

Where Jarret Doege ranks among the top QBs in college football right now

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU football is in good hands — but not great hands — at the quarterback position, according to a new preseason ranking from Pro Football Focus. Redshirt senior Jarret Doege, West Virginia’s probable starting quarterback for the 2021 season, is No. 27 overall in this ranking, which categorizes every likely starter in […] → Read More

MLB Draft Preview: Which Mountaineers have a shot this week?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The 2021 MLB Draft begins Sunday night, expanding to 20 rounds after last summer’s event was reduced to five rounds as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. No Mountaineers were selected last summer, marking the first draft since 2012 that didn’t include a WVU player. That is unlikely to turn into a […] → Read More

WVU’s Cashin qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A WVU track and field assistant coach has qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Amy Cashin, a former Mountaineer athlete and current volunteer assistant, qualified after posting a personal best 3,000m steeplechase time of 9:28.60 in Portland, Oregon. She will represent Australia at the Tokyo Games. Cashin previously held the WVU record […] → Read More

Huggins on McBride’s NBA Draft aspirations: “he’s keeping an open mind”

Bob Huggins doesn’t know what the next month will hold for Deuce McBride’s future, but the trusty guard has kept his coach informed throughout every step of the NBA Draft process. During an offseason video conference Tuesday, Huggins said he received an update from Deuce “either last night or the night before” as the all-conference […] → Read More

TBT Thursdays: Harler shines in first pro season, repping home state along the way

Former Mountaineer Chase Harler spent a lot of time trapped inside during his first season of pro basketball in Lithuania. No, not inside a gym, and it wasn’t by choice. “I did 54 days total of quarantine,” Harler said. “Four 14s.” Like it did to college Athletics, the coronavirus pandemic completely changed the landscape for […] → Read More

McCabe qualifies for NCAA steeplechase final, shattering WVU record

Ceili McCabe has made Mountaineer history again. WVU’s redshirt freshman steeplechaser broke her own program record in the second heat of Thursday’s NCAA steeplechase semifinals, posting a time of 9:39.27. That performance shattered her previous school record of 9:51.81, which was set at the NCAA East Regionals. McCabe placed sixth in her heat and ninth […] → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Catching up with Darius Hill, the Cubs’ minor leaguer of the month

The month of May was very kind to pro Mountaineer baseball players.  The hot streak began on May 5 when John Means, one of the first Mountaineers coached by Randy Mazey to reach the big leagues, tossed the first individual no-hitter for the Orioles since 1969. Then, Alek Manoah became the first pitcher from the […] → Read More

Report: McBride receives NBA Draft Combine invite

WVU men’s basketball guard Miles McBride has reportedly received an invitation to the NBA Draft Combine. Jon Chepkevich of Rookie Scale tweeted Sunday night that McBride had received an invite. The player later retweeted that post. McBride led WVU in scoring during the 2020-21 campaign, averaging 15.9 points per game. He also led the team […] → Read More