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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

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’s offense to face tough test against Miami

ORLANDO, Florida--West Virginia University's offense will  face a tough test on Wednesday night when the Mountaineers face former Big East foe Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl at Camping World Stadium. WVU’s offense averages 506.9 yards per game and it's rushing offense ranks 18th in the country, averaging 239.5 rushing yards.

Mountaineers Suffer Humbling Loss

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It was said to be the biggest game at Mountaineer Field in over 20 years when the 14th ranked West Virginia Mountaineers hosted the ninth rated Oklahoma Sooners in a primetime contest on Saturday night. However, the players must have missed the memo. A true tale of two halves, the Sooners left Morgantown

WVU excited for first night game of the season

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Night games are always something special in Morgantown. Coming off a disappointing 37-20 loss to Oklahoma State, it could be just what the West Virginia University football team needs. "Night games are fun," head coach Dana Holgorsen said. "Haven’t had one. What game is this, eight? Is this eight? So,

WVU’s receivers still looking to breakout

Morgantown, W.Va.--With a group of talented wide receivers like Shelton Gibson, Daikiel Shorts, Ka'Raun White and Jovon Durante on the field, opponents are in for a real threat when they face West Virginia University. But the Mountaineers receiving corps has yet to live up to its full potential. “My guys haven’t played

Shell carries No. 12 WVU past TCU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- Rushel Shell rushed for 117 yards and No.12 West Virginia University smoked TCU 34-10 on Saturday afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mike Molina's 26-yard field goal with 2:23 remaining was the final nail in the Horned Frogs' coffin. Senior quarterback Skyler Howard was 16-of-23, throwing for 231 yards and four touchdowns. Daikiel Shorts had

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