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WVU trying to pick up pace in Big 12

By Lary Bump
DALLAS — In a conference full of offense, West Virginia could fit right in this fall. The Mountaineers look to improve after averaging just 26 …

WVU notebook: Mountaineers focus on ‘national recruiting’
By Lary Bump
DALLAS — West Virginia has recognized benefits from Big 12 membership, but it hasn’t received an influx of recruits from football-crazy Texas. “It’s shifted in the opposite direction,” coach Dana Holgorsen said Tuesday at Big 12 media day. “The old Big East was a very regional conference. Now that we’re …
Big 12 takes new look, new goal into media days
By The Associated Press
The new-look Big 12 is ready for some football. OK, the conference’s logo is what’s new this year. There are no changes in the makeup …
WVU’s Joseph named to preseason All-Big 12 team
By Bob Cohn
West Virginia safety Karl Joseph was the lone Mountaineers player named to the 2014 preseason All-Big 12 football team Wednesday. Known as a hitter, Joseph, …
Police: WVU RB intimidated witness in murder case
By Bob Cohn
West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood will be transported to his hometown of Wilmington, Del., to face a charge that he intimidated a witness in …
WVU to meet Va. Tech at FedEx Field in 2017
By Bob Cohn
West Virginia announced Tuesday it will renew its rivalry with Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., to open the 2017 season. The programs …
WVU’s Trickett confident as starting QB
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Among those who were unsurprised this week over Clint Trickett being named West Virginia’s starting quarterback was Clint Trickett. “Ever since Oklahoma …
Holgorsen names 5th-year senior Trickett starting QB
By Bob Cohn
An anticipated quarterback battle fizzled out Tuesday as West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen named Clint Trickett his starter more than a month before the first day of fall practice. Trickett, who will be a fifth-year senior, started seven games for West Virginia in 2013. He played most of the season …
Tickets on sale for WVU opener vs. Alabama
By Tribune-Review
Tickets for the Chick-fil-A kickoff game between West Virginia and Alabama on Aug. 30 in Atlanta are on sale through the Mountaineer Ticket Office. Available tickets include mezzanine-level seats for $130, lower-level end-zone seats for $120 and upper-level seats for $80. Tickets can be purchased at WVUGAME.com or by calling …
WVU names Sammie Henson wrestling coach
By Jason Mackey
MORGANTOWN, W.Va — Sammie Henson is a lot of things: a two-time NCAA Division I champion, an Olympic silver medalist and a father of four. …
College notebook: Local schools score high in Academic Progress Report
By Staff and Wire Reports
Student-athletes at Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Duquesne and Robert Morris achieved scores at or above the national standard for their four-year academic progress rate (APR), according to data released Wednesday by the NCAA. Five Pitt programs recorded the highest scores in team history (baseball, men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s …
Holgorsen impressed by defense’s improvement in WVU spring game
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Mario Alford provided the big highlight, returning the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in West Virginia’s Gold-Blue game Saturday at …
Gold-Blue game not end point for West Virginia football team
By Bob Cohn
West Virginia’s spring football practice ends Saturday with the Gold-Blue game at Milan Puskar Stadium. Several thousand people will be there, with more fans watching on TV. But what will that — or all 15 practice sessions — mean by the time the Mountaineers tee it up for real against …
WVU plans $106 million upgrades to athletic venues
By Bob Cohn
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Milan Puskar Stadium, home of West Virginia’s football team for 34 years, will be the immediate beneficiary of a $106 million renovation of the university’s sports facilities, athletic director Oliver Luck said Tuesday. One of the upgrades especially pleases Dana Holgorsen, who has criticized the team meeting …
Different parking arrangements in place for WVU spring game
By Bob Cohn
Fans planning to attend West Virginia’s Gold-Blue spring football game Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium will confront different parking arrangements. The east-side hospital lots F1, F2, F3, F4, D and E will be open for parking, along with west-side hospital lots B, C4, K1, K2, K3 and L. The center …
Spring game still big deal for many college football programs
By Chris Adamski
In February, Pitt coach Paul Chryst canceled the annual spring football game, halting a tradition that goes back further than anyone can remember. Meanwhile, the …