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Starkey: Bring back the Brawl!

By Joe Starkey 8:43 a.m.
Sounds like there’s newfound desire to resurrect the Backyard Brawl. Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes and West Virginia AD Shane Lyons seem more than open to the idea. The trick will be turning openness into urgency, talk into action. Rivalries make sports great, and you won’t find many this side of ...

‘Blessed’ Shell ready for big season at West Virginia
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia running back Rushel Shell acknowledged he needed to grow up. So he lost excess weight that limited him as a freshman ...
WVU coach Huggins adds Georgia HS forward West to recruiting class
By Staff Reports
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the signing of forward Lamont West to a national letter of intent for the 2015-16 academic year. West (6-foot-8, 205 pounds), a Cincinnati native, will have four years of eligibility at WVU. At Miller Grove (Ga.) High School this past season, he averaged 17.8 ...
West Virginia offensive lineman charged with burglary
By Staff Report
West Virginia offensive tackle Russell Haughton-James posted $5,000 bond Tuesday morning and was released from jail after being arrested on a burglary charge. West Virginia State Police said they responded to a domestic violence call about 6 p.m. Sunday at a Morgantown, W.Va., apartment. That is when Haughton-James, 22, originally of ...
Vikings take Pitt tackle Clemmings in 4th round, ending long wait
By Jerry DiPaola
Nothing came easy for Pitt’s T.J. Clemmings. Not the switch from defensive end to offensive tackle. And certainly not the NFL Draft. Yet, both events have led ...
West Virginia WR White selected by Bears
By Bob Cohn
A challenging personal journey and one brilliant season at West Virginia landed big-play receiver Kevin White in the upper reaches of the NFL Draft on ...
West Virginia wide receiver White is no longer lacking options
By John Harris
A projected top-10 pick in this week’s NFL Draft, West Virginia receiver Kevin White received only two Division I scholarship offers coming out of Lackawanna ...
WVU looks forward to deep, versatile team
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Hopewell’s Rushel Shell, held out of West Virginia’s Gold-Blue Game for precautionary reasons, will compete with fellow junior Wendell Smallwood for the starting running back job. To aid his cause, Shell — who led the Mountaineers with 788 rushing yards last season — is focusing on becoming ...
Defense dominates West Virginia’s spring game
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — There was a memorable scene Saturday during West Virginia’s Gold-Blue game when coach Dana Holgorsen angrily instructed junior defensive lineman Larry Jefferson ...
West Virginia QB audition ‘not even close’
By John Harris
For the second consecutive year, there is no debate entering the annual Gold-Blue game about West Virginia’s starting quarterback. Barring a major setback or injury, junior Skyler Howard will get the call against Georgia Southern in the Sept. 5 opener. The Gold-Blue game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium ...
Narduzzi embraces past rivalries, but new AD will decide about Backyard Brawl
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said the Panthers will “embrace future and past rivalries” but deferred further comment on possible resumption of the Pitt-West Virginia Backyard Brawl until Pitt hires an athletic director. “That’s something the new AD will have to answer,” Narduzzi said Wednesday. “We will have those conversations when he ...
Two West Virginia women’s basketball players transferring
By Karen Price
Two West Virginia women’s basketball players are transferring, coach Mike Carey announced Tuesday. Sophomore guard/forward Bre McDonald nor freshman guard Tyara Warren will be back next season. McDonald averaged 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 35 games (20 starts) last season. Warren played in 18 games and averaged 2.4 points ...
West Virginia lands top junior-college scorer
By Tribune-Review
The West Virginia men’s basketball team on Thursday landed the top scorer in junior college. Guard Teyvon Myers, a standout at Williston (N.D.) State, signed a letter of intent to play at West Virginia. The 6-foot-2 Myers, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, led all junior-college scorers at 25.0 points ...
WVU senior Kwiatkoski ready to switch to original LB role
By Bill West
Whether called upon as “Sam,” “Mike” or “Will,” West Virginia redshirt senior Nick Kwiatkoski answers. In his final time through spring practices, Kwiatkoski, a Bethel ...
West Virginia defensive lineman Rose faces charges
By Reuters
West Virginia senior defensive lineman Kyle Rose was arrested over the weekend at a Morgantown, W.Va., bar and charged with a series of misdemeanors. According ...
West Virginia falls to UCLA in WNIT championship game
By The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The gap in the middle of West Virginia’s defense was a repeating invitation that UCLA freshman Jordin Canada couldn’t pass up. Canada scored ...