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Saturday, June 25, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Former West Virginia All-American offensive lineman Rich Braham is the bridge between then and now, a one-time recruit turned into the father of a current recruit.He has seen both sides of it all, from Don Nehlen to Neal Brown, from an undefeated 1993 West Virgi… Read more

Friday, June 24, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia will have no shortage of Jacksons in its football recruiting class of 2023.Defensive back\running back Jordan Jackson, twin brother of current Class of 2023 commit Josiah Jackson, committed to the Mountaineer program on Thursday afternoon. Joining South Caro… Read more

In this 21-part series, I’ll count down the 100 greatest Mountaineer men’s basketball players of all-time.Admittedly this list is not scientific. It is completely subjective, and obviously opinions may differ. Please feel free to visit our message boards at BlueGoldNews.com to provide your o… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Even as West Virginia is building its football recruiting classes of 2023 and 2024, there are some final touches to be put on the class of 2022, which has already mostly enrolled in school and is working toward the start of practice and the fall semester.Feeling that it n… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — She owns an NCAA Division II national women's basketball championship at Grand Valley State in 2006.But at West Virginia, Dawn Plitzuweit is a "rookie coach."A year ago she coached South Dakota to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I women's basketball championsh… Read more

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Adrian Ell has been named to the 2022 All-Big 12 volleyball preseason team. It is the Cincinnati native’s first selection to the preseason team and follows her selection to the 2021 All-Conference squad.“Adrian has worked hard to get to where she is today,… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In this 21-part series, I’ll count down the 100 greatest Mountaineer men’s basketball players of all-time.Admittedly this list is not scientific. It is completely subjective, and obviously opinions may differ. Please feel free to visit our message boards at BlueGoldNews.c… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Father's Day came and went on Sunday, the first one the DeVauls of Mannington had spent without their father, Bobby, who had succumbed to Alzheimer's disease on Jan. 27.Bobby's five children — Danny, a special ed teacher at North Marion, and his brothers J.D. an… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The great songwriter George Gershwin captured the mood of summertime better than anyone before or since when he started his classic aria from the opera Porgy and Bess this way:Summertime,and the living is easyfish are jumpin'and the cotton is highYou could almos… Read more

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A little over a year ago — June 11, 2021, to be exact — quarterback Nicco Marchiol made the announcement that he was committing to Neal Brown’s West Virginia football program.About six months later, he made the move from Chandler, Arizona, to Morgantown, enrolling at WVU … Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Don't really know why, but as the sun came up on Tuesday, one of film's most magical moments began dancing around in the mind."I love the smell of napalm in the morning," Lt. Billy Kilgore, played by Robert Duval, had said after ordering in a destructive deliver… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia linebacker Lee Kpogba is determined to make everything he can from his second shot at Division I football.After two seasons at Syracuse (following an earlier commitment to West Virginia before flipping to the Orange when WVU went through a coaching change), … Read more

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia linebacker Lee Kpogba is determined to make everything he can from his second shot at Division I football.After two seasons at Syracuse (following an earlier commitment to West Virginia before flipping to the Orange when WVU went through a coaching change), … Read more

Monday, June 20, 2022

In this 21-part series, I’ll count down the 100 greatest Mountaineer men’s basketball players of all-time.Admittedly this list is not scientific. It is completely subjective, and obviously opinions may differ. Please feel free to visit our message boards at BlueGoldNews.com to provide your o… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU defensive lineman Sean Martin had a 2021 season that many young players in his position group would happily accept.Playing in his second year as a Mountaineer, he saw action on 275 plays, recording 16 tackles and scooping up a fumble as a dependable backup on the West… Read more

West Virginia added another big building block to its defensive line of the future when Georgia standout Justin Benton announced his commitment to the Mountaineer program on Saturday afternoon.The 6-foot-2, 275-pounder chose WVU over home state school Georgia and Penn State but that was just… Read more

West Virginia University rifle coach Jon Hammond has announced that former Mountaineer and nine-time All-American Jean-Pierre Lucas has been hired as the team’s assistant coach.“We’re really excited to bring Jean-Pierre back to Morgantown and WVU,” Hammond said. “He set the standard for work… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The most anticipated game in any sport of this upcoming 2022-23 school season, without argument, is the 105th renewal of the Backyard Brawl football series between West Virginia and Pitt.So many things have come together turn it into an occasion like no other fo… Read more

Saturday, June 18, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — There is a difference between a winning record and a winning team and that difference is all too often found not in the roster but in the schedule.See, for the most part, you can schedule a winning record, but you have to build a winning team.And that is the app… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia freshman wide receiver Jarel Williams isn’t all that far removed from the young campers he interacted with earlier this week at the Country Roads Trust Football camp for elementary and middle school players.Williams, who has just wrapped up his first semeste… Read more

Friday, June 17, 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Many participants in The Basketball Tournament have long chased their professional hoop careers to all corners of the globe. They’ve planned to do so since they first picked up a basketball, and they are lifers in the sport.Then, there’s Buckhannon native Tanner McGrew.Th… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — If there was ever a player made to work in a youth football camp, it is West Virginia quarterback Garrett Greene.After all, the WVU redshirt sophomore plays the game with the abandon and enjoyment of a child himself.That was on display at his recent appearance at an event… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s men’s basketball team will host Auburn on Saturday, Jan. 28, in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. It will be Auburn’s second visit to WVU in the sport and the first since 1984. In that game, the Tigers took a narrow 59-58 decision over the Mountaineers. Lester Row… Read more

MORGANTOWN: A Proclamation:Whereas West Virginia's men's basketball team learned today that it will be hosting Auburn at the Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2023, as part of the annual Big 12-SEC Challenge series, I propose that the weekend of Jan. 27-29, in the holiday spirit of both Christm… Read more

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons has announced the 2022 men's soccer schedule.Playing as an affiliate member of the Sun Belt Conference for the first time, the Mountaineers’ slate f… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — It was Monday of this week and the first real summer heat was laying heavily on Mylan Park, where the Country Roads Trust football players from West Virginia were holding a camp for grade school kids.The trust, of course, is a group founded outside the universit… Read more

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — It was a little more than a week ago that it was announced that former West Virginia football coach Jim Carlen was back on the 2023 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame, something that has become a yearly exercise in frustration.It has happened before, a… Read more

Monday, June 13, 2022

Pennsylvania offensive lineman Cooper Young maximized his official visit to West Virginia’s campus this weekend with a commitment to the Mountaineer program on Sunday morning.Rated as one of the top interior linemen in Pennsylvania by multiple analysts, Young is a thick, strongly-built block… Read more

n this 21-part series, I’ll count down the 100 greatest Mountaineer men’s basketball players of all-time.Admittedly this list is not scientific. It is completely subjective, and obviously opinions may differ. Please feel free to visit our message boards at BlueGoldNews.com to provide your ow… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons has announced the 2022 volleyball schedule.The Mountaineers' 2022 slate is highlighted by an exhibition game at Robert Morris, followed by four nonconference tournaments, with one at home. The Mountaineers will the… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — As the summer heat begins to bear down upon us all, the temperature also is being turned up on the West Virginia football program as it prepares for what may be the most crucial season since Rich Rodriguez turned his back and walked away from the program after l… Read more

Friday, June 10, 2022

The University of Cincinnati, the University of Houston and UCF have reached buyout agreements with the American Athletic Conference which will allow the trio of schools to depart the AAC effective July 1, 2023. That will pave the way for those schools to join BYU as members of the Big 12 Co… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons let loose with a soft laugh as he thought about the question that had been posed to him Friday morning."Could you ever have imagined seven years ago, when you came to take this job in Morgantown, how different things w… Read more

Thursday, June 09, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The past decade for West Virginia's football and men's basketball teams has been a lean one, especially when held up for comparison to what was one of the golden eras of sports at the school, 2002 through 2011.There is, however, hope that things are now about to… Read more

In this 21-part series, I’ll count down the 100 greatest Mountaineer men’s basketball players of all-time.Admittedly this list is not scientific. It is completely subjective, and obviously opinions may differ. Please feel free to visit our message boards at BlueGoldNews.com to provide your o… Read more

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Former Mountaineer running back Robert Alexander passed away at his home in St. Albans on Tuesday night. He was 64 years old.Alexander was the most highly-rated football recruit ever produced by the state of West Virginia, as he was the No. 1 prospect in the country in th… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Back before there was Steve Slaton, there was Robert Alexander.Before Pat White, too, and Noel Devine.Yeah, before Tavon Austin or Geno Smith or Stedman Bailey or Amos Zereoue or the running back who ran for more yards than any other in West Virginia history, Av… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Devin Ebanks’ Mountaineer basketball career concluded in the 2010 NCAA Tournament Final Four.Since then, he’s played professional basketball all over the world. A second-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010, the 6-foot-9 Ebanks saw action in 63 games in the NBA, f… Read more

Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Monday, June 06, 2022

Three individuals with ties to West Virginia University are on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2023.Defensive back Aaron Beasley, wide receiver Chris George and coach Jim Carlen have all been on ballots in the past and are each on this year’s ballot as well.Aaron … Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The transfer portal contains far more than just football and basketball players. Student-athletes in all other college sports also utilize the portal as a way to move from one school to another.To obtain the one-time exception to be immediately eligible in a fal… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Devin Ebanks, a member of the 2010 West Virginia University men’s basketball team that made it to the NCAA Final Four, will join Best Virginia for its 2022 TBT campaign.Ebanks joins fellow Final Four teammates John Flowers and Kevin Jones. Tickets are on sale no… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons has announced the 2022 women’s soccer schedule.The Mountaineers’ 2022 slate is highlighted by five home, nonconference matchups, as well as an exhibition against rival Pitt to open home action.WVU will k… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Fact: West Virginia's men's basketball team next season returns players who provided only 7.2% of the minutes played last year, which ranks the fewest among Power 5 conference teams.Question: Is that really a bad thing?Think about it. This was a team that finish… Read more

Saturday, June 04, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The first session of West Virginia University’s summer school begins next week, and with it comes the enrollment of a large number of new Mountaineer student-athletes.WVU’s men’s basketball team, which returns five players from last year (Seth Wilson, James Okon… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — This past week, after West Virginia's football program collared its top recruiting project in wide receiver Rodney Gallagher III of Laurel Highlands High in Pennsylvania, 247Sports' Chris Anderson put together a list of the top 25-ranked football recruits West V… Read more

Friday, June 03, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Plitzuweits have long been a basketball family.Dawn Plitzuweit not only brings nearly three decades of coaching experience to the Mountaineer basketball program, but she also brings with her a family deeply ingrained in the hoops world as well.Jay, the husband of West… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — There was quiet as Charlie Montoyo made his march from the dugout in Rogers Centre in Toronto, where he resides as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, moving closer and closer to the giant of a man who stood upon the pitcher's mound.At 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, cer… Read more

Thursday, June 02, 2022

West Virginia University wrestling coach Tim Flynn has announced the signing of Brayden Ivy and Brian Finnerty to National Letters of Intent for the upcoming 2022-23 season.“These are great late additions as they are both good fits to the culture that we are building in Morgantown,” Flynn sa… Read more

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Wesley McCormick, a 6-foot, 199-pound, fifth-year senior defensive back from Germantown, Maryland, has signed a grant-in-aid and will transfer to WVU from James Madison University. He will have one year of eligibility rema… Read more

Name, Image and Likeness dominates many conversations in college athletics today, but still some are more focused on playing time than short-term profit.Sophomore linebacker Tirek Austin-Cave is transferring from Miami to West Virginia with the hope of earning more playing time in Morgantown… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — Certainly, the last thing Bob Dylan had on his mind was Big 12 or West Virginia football back in 1964 with this poetic genius of song writing penned the words to the song “Times They Are a-Changin’.”But they have lived more than a half a century and still carry … Read more

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Best Virginia point guard Juwan Staten, recently confirmed as the fifth member of the team which will play in this year’s edition of The Basketball Tournament, needs more time to devote to the many aspects of his personal life and professional career. A father who stays as involved as possib… Read more

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia baseball coach Randy Mazey pulled out all the stops on Monday after the NCAA's selection committee failed to give his team a bid to the NCAA Tournament and indicated that he felt the system used to select teams was flawed.Mazey stressed three or fo… Read more

Monday, May 30, 2022

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — When you get a commitment from a Top 100 prospect, as West Virginia football's program did from wide receiver Rodney Gallagher III of Laurel Highlands High just across the state border between West Virginia and Pennsylvania, you expect that he has elite talent.T… Read more