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WVU FOOTBALL: Unlikely QBs set for Liberty Bowl spotlight

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WVU, Texas A&M QBs have gone from the bench to the starting lineup for Monday’s meeting in Memphis

WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers, Aggies have eyes on turnovers

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Liberty Bowl preview feature

WVU FOOTBALL: Holgorsen mulls staff shuffle as Seider gets extension, raise

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WVU football — Liberty Bowl notebook

WVU’s White can leave lasting impression in Liberty Bowl

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The end of his senior season doesn’t merely mean a certain step into professional football for Kevin White. It also means the West Virginia receiver will no longer be asked what’s ha...

Liberty Bowl notebook: A&M end grew up a WVU fan; Shell fully recovered

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More and more West Virginia fans are beginning to show up here as kickoff for Monday’s Liberty Bowl approaches. The Mountaineers will see a supporter on the other sideline when Texas A&...

WVU’s Trickett announces his college playing days are over due to repeated concussions

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett announced Friday he’s done as a football player because of repeated concussions and will enter coaching, meaning junior college transfer Skyler Howa...

WVU FOOTBALL: Holgorsen’s coordinators set out on own path

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Even if Shannon Dawson is the 10th assistant to leave the West Virginia coaching staff since Dana Holgorsen was hired before the 2011 season, there aren’t many who can explain why he’...

WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers arrive in Memphis, have ‘unbelievable’ practice

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The plane neared the airport Thursday and West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson leaned over to his wife, Kerry. The Mountaineers were about to meet up four days before playing Texas A&am...

WVU FOOTBALL: Boone County native, WVU defensive coordinator, has come a long way

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Chuck Gibson works for the water company and owns a little lawn mowing business on the side in Boone County, which is his way of saying he is not an author.

But he has stories.

ȁ...

WVU FOOTBALL: Rose has blossomed out of spotlight

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Staff writer

MORGANTOWN — Kyle Rose ranks ninth on the team in tackles. He didn’t force or recover a fumble this season and he never sacked the quarterback.

And that’s pretty much what&#x...

WVU FOOTBALL: Joseph adds honors and versatility, wants NFL evaluation

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Junior safety was a first team All-Big 12 selection this season

WVU BASKETBALL: Mountaineers whip Wofford

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University men’s basketball team neither needed nor wasted time with upstart Wofford Monday, using a 16-0 run early in the first half and cruising to a 77-44 victory be...

WVU BASKETBALL: ‘Really good’ Wofford visits after Mountaineers’ successful trip to the Garden

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Mountaineers host Terriers on Monday in Morgantown

WVU BASKETBALL: Huggins fires up Mountaineers in Gotham Classic win

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NEW YORK — Bob Huggins has drawn the ire and the whistle of plenty of officials throughout a career that now features 750 wins after No. 22 West Virginia beat North Carolina State, 83-69, Saturday night before 8,0...

WVU BASKETBALL: Mountaineers face N.C. State at Madison Square Garden

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On most any other day, Bob Huggins would say one of his favorite moments as West Virginia University’s basketball coach is winning the 2010 Big East Tournament and hearing a celebratory ...

Luck said NCAA needs to be ‘open and transparent’

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Oliver Luck and Keli Cunningham agree intercollegiate athletics is headed for a critical era of significant change. Neither will be in charge of how it’s handled at West Virginia.

WVU FOOTBALL: Holgorsen understands Dawson’s decision

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dana Holgorsen not only confirmed Thursday what was reported a day earlier, but the West Virginia coach made it seem as though offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson’s decision to leave fo...

Names to watch for WVU’s vacant athletic director job

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When Ed Pastilong retired in 2010 and former West Virginia University president Jim clements searched for a new athletic director, Clements interviewed only one person. Oliver Luck was the choi...

WVU FOOTBALL: Dawson departs for job as Kentucky’s offensive coordinator

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For the second time in three years, West Virginia’s football program is losing an offensive assistant to a Southeastern Conference program.

Sources told the Charleston Daily Mail ...

Oliver Luck leaves WVU for position with NCAA

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In June, West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck joined the phalanx of college athletes, coaches and administrators who aimed their arrows at the NCAA.

“In terms of governance...

CAPITAL CLASSIC: Huggins has WVU playing his style

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WVU Capital Classic preview

WVU BASKETBALL: Spotty shooting so far for Mountaineers

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Only two regulars making more than 43 percent of shots from the floor

WVU BASKETBALL: Strong second half lifts No. 16 Mountaineers to win

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WVU 67, Northern Kentucky 42

WVU BASKETBALL: LSU slips past No. 16 Mountaineers

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LSU 74, West Virginia 73

WVU FOOTBALL: Expiring contracts loom for assistant coaches

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WVU football

WVU BASKETBALL: No. 16 Mountaineers host LSU

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Louisiana State visits WVU tonight in Morgantown

WVU FOOTBALL: Spain injury forced Mountaineers to rotate offensive linemen

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WVU football notebook

WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers could be headed to the Liberty Bowl

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WVU football feature

WVU FOOTBALL: Coach heaps praise on Howard but said job still belongs to injured Trickett

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Coach heaps praise on Howard but said job still belongs to Trickett

WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers roar back to defeat Cyclones

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AMES, Iowa ­— West Virginia finished a few tasks Saturday by ending the regular season with a win and snapping a three-game losing streak. The Mountaineers rallied from 14 points down for a 37-24 win against ...

WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers look to get after Iowa State QB

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WVU football preview

MOUNTAINEER GAMEDAY: Mountaineers focus on strong finish

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AMES, Iowa — The difference between a winning season and anything else is pretty easy to define for WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen.

“It would be a win this weekend and a win in the bowl game,ȁ...

WVU FOOTBALL: QB Howard flashes potential

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Tom Craft was running out of patience, and it was the first half of the first game in the 2013 season for the head football coach at Riverside City (Calif.) College.

The Tigers trailed 2...

WVU FOOTBALL: Trickett misses practice, but no decision on starting QB

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett did not practice Tuesday. His coach expects the senior will practice Wednesday, but that’s not guaranteed and a decision about who will start Sat...

WVU FOOTBALL: Morrissey, Cyclones endure long season

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — This is the end of another long year at Iowa State, one that may see the Cyclones lose 10 games for the second time in seven years and finish without a win in the Big 12 for the third time sinc...

WVU FOOTBALL: With QB job, Holgorsen will look at ‘body of work’

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Holgorsen will look at ‘body of work’ when deciding who starts for WVU against Iowa State

WVU FOOTBALL: Late-season swoon overcomes Mountaineers

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Holgorsen owns blame for Kansas State loss

WVU FOOTBALL: Kansas State tops Mountaineers in Morgantown

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No. 12 Kansas State 26, WVU 20

WVU FOOTBALL: Defense hopes to reverse trend against Kansas State

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WVU football preview

Mike Casazza: WVU bigs flourishing together

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Mike Casazza column

WVU FOOTBALL: Kansas State QB finds mentor in Collin Klein

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MORGANTOWN — Jake Waters was hanging out in the football facility at Kansas State one day over the summer when the current Kansas State quarterback bumped into a former Kansas State quarterback.

“Wel...

WVU FOOTBALL: Wildcats don’t commit many penalties

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Adam Pankey, West Virginia’s starting left tackle, was penalized three times in the team’s loss to Texas, the sort of thing that can happen to an offensive lineman every now and t...

WVU FOOTBALL: Kansas State walk-ons make an impression

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The topic is irresistible as it relates to Kansas State football because it personifies everything the program has come to represent under its iconic head coach.

In his 23 seasons in cha...

WVU FOOTBALL: Holgorsen trying to protect Trickett

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Lost beneath the many words heaped upon the loss to Texas and the time that’s passed since was West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen saying he’s had to call plays recently that prote...

WVU FOOTBALL: Mountaineers’ offense has been trending down

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WVU football feature

WVU BASKETBALL: Mountaineers overcome shooting, move to 2-0

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WVU 83, Lafayette 56

WVU BASKETBALL: Mountaineers off to rough start, rally late to beat Monmouth

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia opened its season Friday night with the sort of performance that seemed suggest it’s going to be another long one for coach Bob Huggins, that after missing the NCAA tournam...

WVU BASKETBALL: Newcomer Holton ready for debut with Mountaineers

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West Virginia basketball preview

WVU FOOTBALL: Smith expected to have larger backfield role

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WVU football notebook

WVU FOOTBALL: K-State hit hard by TCU loss too

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WVU football feature