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Position Primer: No scavenger hunt for talent among receivers, but will it pay off?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- The West Virginia University football team lost two of its best wide receivers in Shelton Gibson and Daikiel Shorts, but the Mountaineers aren't scavenging for talent at the position. Both Gibson (43 receptions for 951 yards) and Shorts (63 receptions for 894 yards) moved on to the NFL after being WVU's go-to

Five Thoughts from the Spring Game and ESPN’s April Prediction

MORGANTOWN, W.Va--The West Virginia Mountaineers concluded their spring practices with this past Saturday's Gold-Blue scrimmage and even though the Blue won 44-21--based on the unconventional scoring system-- there was a lot to like for Mountaineer fans who attended or watched the game. Here are five observations that I took away from the

Will Grier and David Sills click in spring game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--One takeaway from Saturday's annual Gold-Blue Spring Game was that Will Grier and David Sills mesh well together. And it's a bond that could benefit WVU well come fall. “That connection has been fun to watch,” Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen said. "And over the course of the next two years it’s

Defense defeats offense in Gold-Blue Spring Game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--During the annual Gold-Blue Spring Game, the West Virginia University defense defeated the offense 44-21 at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Besides two long offensive plays, the defense shut down the offense, allowing only three touchdowns. One of those came from former Mountaineer quarterback Geno Smith to Shelton Gibson. Wearing

WVU’s season shouldn’t be defined by disappointing ending

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Miami outmanned 14th-ranked West Virginia University in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Wednesday, cruising to a 31-14 victory. Despite the disappointing loss, the Mountaineers had one of their best seasons in head coach Dana Holgorsen's tenure. The program took strides in the right direction. "We got beat by a good football

WVU Football Officially Announces Mid-Season Signees

Press release courtesy WVU Athletic Communication MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced the signing of seven student-athletes to a national letter of intent and athletic grant-in-aid for the spring 2017 semester. Hakeem Bailey, CB, 6-1, 190, Atlanta, Ga./Iowa Western CC Played for coach Scott Strohmeier at Iowa Western Community

Quick Hit: David Sills returns to WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--West Virginia University announced the signing of seven student-athletes on Wednesday and among those was a familiar face. Former quarterback David Sills is returning to the Mountaineers as a wide receiver. Sills played at El Camino College this season. He completed 127-of-237 passes for 1,636 yards and 15 touchdowns. The 6-foot-4,

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