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The Mountaineers may have something special in Esa Ahmad

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--West Virginia University's Esa Ahmad makes his debut at the Coliseum on Friday night in an exhibition game against Glenville State. Fans believe that Ahmad may be something special. He averaged 23.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.6 steals per game as a senior at Shaker Heights

Press Virginia returns and hoping for more success

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--The West Virginia University basketball team took the nation by surprise last season with its full court pressure basketball. The smothering defense helped the Mountaineers win 25 games and make a run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. 'Press Virginia' led the nation last season with 376 steals. WVU

WVU looks to end losing streak against Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN, W.Va--The West Virginia University football team is looking to avoid its fifth straight loss as the Texas Tech Red Raiders come to town on Saturday afternoon. Texas Tech is 5-4 on the season and has one of the country's top offenses, averaging 47.3 points per game and 603.7 total yards

WVU and Pitt scheduled to meet in the Backyard Brawl on Ice

https://youtu.be/_7CsTBL2tOA MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--The Backyard Brawl is one of the greatest rivalries in college sports, but is currently not being played in basketball or football. While the series is currently on a hiatus, Mountaineer fans can still get a dose of the Backyard Brawl on Ice. The WVU hockey team plays the Pitt

WVU’s Tarik Phillip is ready to contribute

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--West Virginia University's Tarik Phillip stepped up his game during the Mountaineers' Sweet 16 run last season. The junior guard will be looked upon to help WVU run deeper into the post season. Phillip averaged 4.1 points per game and shot 46.9 percent from the field as a sophomore. It

Jevon Carter ready to take over at the point

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--West Virginia University's Jevon Carter is primed to take over the point this season. This isn't Carter's first rodeo at the point. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound sophomore took over after Juwan Staten and Gary Browne suffered injuries late last season. He started the final two regular season games and in the

Daxter Miles Jr.: More mature and ready to succeed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--West Virginia University's Daxter Miles Jr. is best known for his comments before the Mountaineers took on Kentucky in the Sweet 16, but the sophomore guard is ready to move forward. "Coach Huggs said that my role from last year is way different this year," Miles said. I'm just working on all

WVU’s Dana Holgorsen preparing for Thursday night showdown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Up next for West Virginia University is No.5 Texas Christian University, which will be a tall task for the Mountaineers who have lost three straight. Head coach Dana Holgorsen is well aware that the Horned Frogs are a dangerous team. "They have put themselves into position where they are pretty hot here

WVU’s Wendell Smallwood on the mend

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- West Virginia University's top rusher Wendell Smallwood has had a nagging injury over the last few weeks. On Monday afternoon, the running back says he will be ready to go when the Mountaineers travel to Fort Worth to take on TCU. "I am feeling good, " Smallwood said. "I had

2015-16 Big 12 Basketball Preview

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--The Big 12 has been one of the nation's toughest basketball leagues in recent years. The 2015-16 season looks like another stacked year for the conference. During the 2014-15 season, seven of the conference's 10 teams earned spots in the NCAA Tournament. However, four of those teams lost in the

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