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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 …
West Virginia boasts crowded QB field
By Bob Cohn
Competition for starting quarterback at West Virginia is a numbers game. The number is rather healthy. Three of the presumed candidates are taking snaps during the Mountaineers’ spring workouts. Two more are not even suited up but will be there for fall practice. “It’s a little bit unusual,” offensive coordinator …
Success never went to Galiffa’s head
By Wayne Stewart
Editor’s note: Wayne Stewart is an author who has written several pieces about local sports legends. The following is a tribute to the late Bernie …
Donora grad was star QB for Dragons, Mountaineers
By Chris Buckley
Bernie Galiffa held West Virginia University’s single-season passing mark for more than a quarter century. But while collecting memorabilia during her son’s 2002 induction into …
Longtime wrestling coach Turnbull ousted at West Virginia
By Jason Mackey
Local college wrestling will endure a second coaching change in as many years, though few saw this one coming. While Pitt’s Rande Stottlemyer retired after …
WVU linebacker Kwiatkoski shows adapability
By Bob Cohn
Nick Kwiatkoski’s football career at West Virginia remains a period of adjustment. The former Bethel Park star will be a redshirt junior this fall, playing …
WVU women upset by LSU in second round
By The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. — Danielle Ballard had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and seventh-seeded LSU overcame a late seven-point deficit, as well as foul trouble, …
West Virginia guard Harris to transfer
By John Harris
West Virginia sophomore guard Eron Harris, who was second on the team in scoring this season, asked for his release and will transfer, coach Bob …
WVU women whip Albany, advance to second round
By The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. — West Virginia’s backcourt duo of Christal Caldwell and Bria Holmes left coach Mike Carey confident about the Mountaineers chances of making …
Bradley embraces opportunity at WVU
By Bob Cohn
WHEELING, W.Va. — Before West Virginia’s open practice Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium, new assistant coach Tom Bradley chatted with fans Cris and Michelle Petrella …
WVU’s season ends in NIT loss at Georgetown
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had a season-high 32 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgetown topped West Virginia, 77-65, on Tuesday night in a cozy matchup …
Robert Morris will face undefeated Notre Dame in Women’s NCAA Tournament
By Karen Price
The Robert Morris women’s basketball team gathered for the NCAA Tournament Selection Show viewing party at Sewall Center on Monday, and the Colonials cheered when …