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Big 12 adds wrestling, gymnastics affiliate members

By Tribune-Review
The Big 12 on Wednesday added six affiliate members to its postseason wrestling competition. Air Force, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming will join Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia in the conference wrestling championships. In addition, Denver will participate in the Big ...

WVU adds ex-Marshall forward to men’s basketball roster
By Tribune-Review
Former Ohio and Marshall forward TyQuane Goard has been added to the West Virginia men’s basketball roster after the NCAA approved his transfer waiver request. A 6-foot-7, 210-pound senior forward, Goard was dismissed from the Marshall team by coach Dan D’Antoni in October for an unspecified violation of team rules and ...
Big 12 media days notebook: Conference seeks ways to crack 4-team playoff
By Lary Bump
DALLAS — Last season’s Big 12 slogan, “One True Champion,” backfired. It turned out there was no champion at all. Baylor and TCU tied for first at 8-1, with no conference championship game and no formal tiebreaker in place. The Big 12 ended up with no team going to the first ...
Defense will pave way this season for West Virginia football team
By Lary Bump
DALLAS — West Virginia turned a corner in the Big 12 last season. The question is whether the Mountaineers can continue moving in the same direction ...
WVU men’s basketball coach Huggins not pleased with NCAA rule changes
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It didn’t take long for West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins to form a strong opinion about recent NCAA rule changes. Huggins opposes the rule reducing the shot clock to 30 seconds, citing the potential for lower-scoring games. He also dislikes another rule expanding the restricted area ...
Pitt, WVU, PSU players named to national tight end, center watch lists
By Jerry DiPaola
West Virginia’s Tyler Orlosky, Pitt’s Alex Officer and Penn State’s Angelo Mangiro were named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to college football’s top center. Pitt tight end J.P. Holtz and Penn State’s Kyle Carter were named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award, …
6 PSU, Pitt, WVU players on watch lists for Maxwell, Bednarik awards
By Tribune-Review
A total of six Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia players were named Tuesday to watch lists for the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award, given annually to the national player of the year and defensive player of the year. Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg and wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton and Pitt ...
West Virginia defense looks to reach higher level of play this year
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va — Not one to break from normal offseason protocol, West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson already has started preparations for the Mountaineers’ Sept. ...
WVU quarterback Howard seizes chance, ascends to 1st string
By John Harris
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When Skyler Howard arrived at West Virginia 18 months ago, he looked like anything but a savior at quarterback. Stop-gap? Maybe. Fill-in? Perhaps. ...
Starkey: Bring back the Brawl!
By Joe Starkey
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 7:11 p.m.
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 ...