Articles tagged with: Athletics


  • The endowment will provide a yearly scholarship for a men's basketball student-athlete.
  • The West Virginia University Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2015 Outstanding Philanthropy awards. This year's recipients are George and Camilla "Mimi" Bennett, Milan Puskar Outstanding Philanthropists; Joan Corson Stamp, Outstanding Volunteer Philanthropist; The Cline Family Foundation, Hazel Ruby McQuain Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation; and CONSOL Energy, Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation.
  • The Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust is giving West Virginia University $3 million to promote and advance the University on a national stage, enhance the student experience and further initiatives important to the University president.
  • West Virginia University fans voted and selected the second blue WVU Fan Shirt for 2015.
  • WVU men's basketball coach Bob Huggins has joined nine other NCAA coaches in an auction to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. The online auction offers bidders the opportunity to attend ?Beat Cancer,? a two-day event presented by Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. Mountaineer fans can place their bid at or text "beatcancer" to the number 24700. The auction will be open through May 1.
  • Former African-American student-athletes who broke the color barrier at West Virginia University will gather to observe a "Tribute to the Brown v. Board of Education Decision: Celebrating pioneering African-American student-athletes at WVU," April 23-25. The three-day event will recognize those who forged a new way for African-Americans to be a part of the WVU and Morgantown community. The event is free and open to the public.
  • West Virginia University's Trademark Licensing Office recently earned the "Oscar" of trademark programs, capturing the Synergy Award from the International Collegiate Licensing Association (ICLA). The award is given to a university or athletic conference that displays exceptional contributions and introduces innovative ideas to the licensing industry.
  • The West Virginia University baseball team will open Monongalia County Ballpark this weekend with a three-game non-conference series against the Butler Bulldogs. The action starts at 6 p.m. Friday with the first-ever game in the Mountaineers? new home and continues with game two on Saturday at 4 p.m. and the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • It's time to select the next West Virginia University Fan Shirt, and it's up to you again this year! The Fan Shirt is the official shirt for WVU fans to wear throughout the 2015-16 school year. Like last year, fans will have the opportunity to choose the design of the front and back and between a gold or blue shirt.
  • National Student-Athlete Day is an opportunity to celebrate student-athletes who represent our universities with dignity. They are awe-inspiring individuals who relish in the opportunity to hone their academic and athletic skills, and multi-faceted individuals poised for positive impact and societal significance, constructing astounding credentials at West Virginia University for the journey ahead.
  • The men's basketball team defeated Maryland Sunday (March 22) in the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers, which have won 24 out of 38 all-time against Maryland, will now be making their sixth Sweet 16 appearance since 1998 and the third under coach Bob Huggins.
  • Nicholas Wince's big day at WVU

    February 26th, 2015
    Five-year-old Nicholas Wince, diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, has wished to be a Mountaineer basketball player. On February 24, he joined his favorite team to tear up the court against the Texas Longhorns.
  • In anticipation of its first varsity season in three decades, the West Virginia University men's golf team has been in the community making friends - and fans. Most recently, the Mountaineers paid a visit to the WVU Children's Hospital.
  • This month, WVU launched a new creative campaign called "Mountaineers Go First." To bring this brand to life, President Gee reveals five Mountaineer "firsts" in this video filmed at the WVU Visitors Center with another WVU first as the backdrop - a Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) car.
  • Shane Lyons was formally introduced as West Virginia University's 12th director of athletics on Jan. 10. Lyons, a Parkersburg native, comes to WVU from Alabama where he was deputy director of athletics/chief operating officer. Lyons is expected to begin his WVU tenure in early February after wrapping up his current duties.
  • West Virginia native and current Deputy Director of Athletics at the University of Alabama Shane Lyons, has been named director of Intercollegiate Athletics and associate vice president at West Virginia University, effective in February, President Gordon Gee announced Jan. 5.
  • The city of Memphis will welcome West Virginia University alumni and fans to the 2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl where the Mountaineers will face the Texas A&M Aggies on Dec. 29. Those headed to Tennessee for the game will have plenty of fun activities to enjoy, including special Mountaineer events as well as great local attractions.
  • Alumni, fans and friends are invited to join the WVU Alumni Association and Mountaineer Athletic Club for a special travel opportunity to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl.
  • With ESPN's College GameDay broadcasting from campus on Saturday (Nov. 1) and a matchup between No. 20 WVU and No. 10 TCU televised nationally, the University wants to continue to be a hospitable host and have an electric game atmosphere, but curb the destructive behavior that occurred following a recent upset victory.