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Recent articles by Sam:

Mountaineer fans help raise over 10,000 for family of Esmery Martinez affected by Hurricane Isaias

When disaster struck the Martinez family, Mountaineer fans stepped up to help raise money for their relief. In August, the home of WVU hooper Esmery Martinez was hit by the Hurricane Isaias, causing significant damage — including a collapsed roof at the house of Altagracia, her grandmother. The family was able to evacuate the area […] → Read More

Big 12 releases week one television selections

West Virginia’s season opener against Eastern Kentucky will be a nationally-televised noon ET kickoff on FOX Sports 1, the Big 12 announced Tuesday. The Big 12 season will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 when TCU hosts SMU. The Mountaineers’ contest the next day is among three noon ET kickoffs, along with Iowa […] → Read More

As students are back on campus with safety protocols, and Gee is ready for football season: “I’ve got my ankles taped”

When it seemed that it was hanging in the balance over the last several months, West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee led the charge to advocate for a football season this fall — even if he would have had to suit up for it. Gee’s wish for a football season is slated to come […] → Read More

No fans will be in WVU’s Milan Puskar Stadium for 2020 season opener

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For the first time since it opened in 1980, Mountaineer fans won’t be able to pack in to Milan Puskar Stadium for West Virginia’s football season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 12. Shane Lyons notified the team’s around 18,000 season ticket holders in a letter on Thursday, citing safety concerns amid […] → Read More

Big 12 announces decision to move forward with fall season

Big 12 sports are still on for the 2020 season after a hectic day in the world of college athletics. Big 12 university presidents met Tuesday night after a day full of decisions in Power Five football, ultimately announcing Wednesday morning their intention to move forward with the 2020 season with a revised football schedule […] → Read More

Big 12 Virtual Media Days canceled

First they went virtual, then they were pushed back — but now, Big 12 Media Days are officially canceled. The event, which typically marks the unofficial start to the Big 12’s preseason, was originally scheduled for July 21 and 22. It was announced in May that they would be held virtually on the same dates. […] → Read More

You voted, the results are in: WV Illustrated unveils the All-Mountaineer Team

After two weeks of polls and more than 20,000 votes from fans, it’s time to reveal the All-Mountaineer Team. We asked Mountaineer Nation to help us create the best possible squad of WVU football greats. The final roster for the All-Mountaineer Team is listed below: Quarterback Pat White (2005-08): The only quarterback to start in […] → Read More

You voted, the results are in: WV Illustrated unveils the All-Mountaineer Team

After two weeks of polls and more than 20,000 votes from fans, it’s time to reveal the All-Mountaineer Team. We asked Mountaineer Nation to help us create the best possible squad of WVU football greats. The final roster for the All-Mountaineer Team is listed below: Quarterback Pat White (2005-08): The only quarterback to start in […] → Read More

Cast your vote: All-Mountaineer Defensive Flex

It’s time to fill the final spot on the All-Mountaineer Team’s defense. With this poll, you will be making a big decision along with your favorite player: is the All-Mountaineer Team’s defense a 3-4, or a 4-3? (A lot of fans will be happy to hear this won’t be a 3-3-5) As usual, be sure […] → Read More

WVU men’s basketball player tests positive for COVID-19

MORGANTOWN, WV (WVI) — A West Virginia men’s basketball student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 and has entered self-isolation, according to the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The news comes exactly one week before the team’s voluntary workouts are slated to begin on July 6 for student-athletes with negative tests. Women’s hoops begins their voluntary […] → Read More

West Union man faces 15 counts of sex-related charges for acts with an underage girl

WEST UNION, W.Va. — A West Union man has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage female. According to a criminal complaint filed by the West Union Police Department, officers learned that between the dates of June 19 – June 21 a West Union man had a juvenile perform sexual acts. On June 19, Derek […] → Read More

Oscar Tshiebwe announces he will return to WVU for sophomore season

Bob Huggins will be getting his breakout freshman star for his sophomore season. After originally declaring his intent to test the NBA waters, Oscar Tshiebwe announced on his Twitter account that he will be returning to the Mountaineers for the 2020-21 season, citing uncertainty in the current climate. “As I always mentioned, I would be […] → Read More

WVU student-athletes are getting it done in virtual classroom in the face of restrictions and limitations

MORGANTOWN, WV (WVI) — As academics made the shift from classroom to the Zoom meeting room, professors and student-athletes at West Virginia University have been forced to make adjustments the way they teach and take their classes. In the current situation, coaches are limited as to how much time they are allowed to spend with […] → Read More

Tshiebwe placed in top 10 of ESPN’s best college basketball players for 2020-21

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WVI) – Oscar Tshiebwe’s breakout freshman year has pundits ready for more. As his team has garnered some way-too-early attention for next year’s college basketball season, so too has the rising sophomore as ESPN’s John Gasaway released his top 25 players for the 2020-21 season — and Tshiebwe sits high at no. 10. […] → Read More

Big 12 extends suspension to May 31; WVU cancels spring game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University and the Big 12 Conference have both taken additional measures amidst growing concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Big 12 Conference announced that they would be extending their suspension of all team activities until May 31, more than two months after their original date of March 29. Upon […] → Read More

Depth chart released by WVU football for season opener

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Neal Brown has officially set his squad for the first match-up of the season against James Madison. As announced by Neal Brown, Austin Kendall will occupy the starting quarterback slot, with Jack Allison backing him up. Other recent developments, such as that of the eligibility of transfer Sean Ryan, are also reflected […] → Read More

Diocesan officials give new details on Bishop Bransfield investigation

Parishioners within the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston have been left with questions for months after the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield among allegations of sexual harassment of adults. → Read More

BREAKING: Ziegenfelder Frozen Treat Co. evacuated after fire breaks out

The Ziegenfelder Frozen Treat Company plant on 18th Street in Wheeling has been evacuated after a fire broke out inside, officials have confirmed. → Read More

Oglebay Good Zoo to offer unique encounter with rescued bobcat kittens

Two female bobcat kittens have now been given a home at the Oglebay Good Zoo, and guests will soon have the opportunity to have a unique experience with them. → Read More

Wheeling Island Casino to begin sports betting today with "soft open"

After its August legalization in West Virginia, sports betting will soon officially begin at Wheeling Island Casino. → Read More