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Thanksgiving and football: How the Mountaineers celebrate

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Thanksgiving is about being thankful for things in life. It’s a holiday associated with turkey and spending time with family and friends. But there is one mainstay in many homes on Thanksgiving and that is football. Thousands of football fans will be tuned in to the NFL games on Thursday. “Thanksgiving is

The real meaning of being a Mountaineer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Growing up in the Mountain State, West Virginia residents know exactly what it means to carry a passion for its state and its football team. On Saturday afternoon, the West Virginia University football team will step on the field to take on the Iowa State Cyclones, but for 21 seniors

WVU pounds Bethune-Cookman in second game of Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Devin Williams is a man on a mission this season. The 6-foot-9, 255-pound junior recorded his fourth straight double-double in as many games as the West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 97-44 on Monday at the Coliseum in the second game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. Seven

WVU’s Macon moving past the adversity

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--The last couple years have been anything but easy for West Virginia University's Elijah Macon. Academic issues and injuries sidelined Macon for two seasons. Just when it seemed the 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward would get a chance to shine, the unthinkable happened. His mother, Renai Payne, lost her battle with cancer at

Kailey Utley leads WVU past LMU, advance to Elite Eight

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Kailey Utley scored a hat trick to lead the West Virginia University women's soccer team past the Loyola Marymount Lions 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. “From day one, this team wanted to separate themselves and be special,” WVU coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. “I have been fortunate

Devin Williams Has Another Big Night on the Court.

Morgantown, W.Va.- Two out of three games so far in the season, the Mountaineers have reached 100 points and won by a 40 point margin. Part of their success can be contributed to junior forward, Devin Williams. For the second season in a row, Williams has posted double-doubles in the first three

WVU upends Stetson in first game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

MORGANTOWN, W.Va--Devin Williams recorded his third straight double-double as the West Virginia Mountaineers overpowered the Stetson Hatters 103-62 on Friday night at the Coliseum in the first game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. Williams tallied 23 points and 10 rebounds for his 20th career double-double. Jaysean Paige had 19

WVU Takes on Stetson in First Game of Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

Morgantown W.Va.- In the first two games of the 2015-2016 season, both Devin William and Jonathan Holton added back to back double-doubles to their resumes. This makes them the 1st WVU pair to do so since Calvin Bowman and Chris Moss in 2000-01. The Mountaineers look to add to their stats and

WVU looking for a different fate this time around

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Two years ago the West Virginia University football team traveled to Lawrence, Kansas and was defeated 31-19 by the Jayhawks, which ended a 27-game conference-losing streak. "It was terrible," wide receiver Daikiel Shorts said. "We just didn't go ready to play. The Mountaineers (5-4) will look to avoid a similar fate when

Jonathan Holton finding success on the court

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Jonathan Holton has been an early presence on the court for the West Virginia University basketball team. Holton has registered a double-double in both of the Mountaineers' wins, but what is most impressive is the lack of fouls that the senior is being called for. Last season the Miami, FL native had

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