Articles tagged with: Athletics


  • Football cracks top 10 again

    October 23rd, 2016
    West Virginia's 6-0 start this year is its best since 2006. This week, the Mountaineers, 34-10 winners over TCU on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 22) in Morgantown, are now No. 9 in the Amway Top 25 Coaches Poll and No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.
  • WVU's program conference title count moves to 15, and its Big 12 title haul now stands at seven. This marks the 10th time in conference history the preseason favorite also won the regular-season title.
  • WVU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons shares updates with Mountaineer fans in his latest blog post.
  • Behind every championship team is a loyal group of supporters willing the squad to success. Such is the case for the West Virginia University rifle team. The four-time reigning NCAA National Champion Mountaineers rely on a group of dedicated backers to help sustain the level of success achieved by the program.
  • West Virginia University women's basketball assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Diane Richardson has been named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's inaugural WBCA Diversity & Inclusion Committee to advise and guide the association's Board of Directors in enhancing awareness of issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion within the WBCA membership and promoting the growth of diversity within the sport.
  • WVU's Saturday, Oct. 22, Big 12 Conference football game versus TCU at Milan Puskar Stadium will be televised at 3:30 p.m., ET, on ABC with a reverse mirror on ESPN2 in the markets that aren't carrying the game on ABC. The TCU game, presented by WVU Medicine, will be breast cancer awareness day.
  • For the first time in the program's 21-year history, the West Virginia University women's soccer team ranks No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Poll.
  • WVU's Ginny Thrasher finished third in 10m air rifle at the World Cup Final.
  • In this episode of Gee Mail, President Gordon Gee interviews WVU football players and head coach Dana Holgorsen to get a grasp on the 2016 season.
  • West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh have agreed to a four-game series in men's basketball. The series will begin in Pittsburgh during the 2017-18 season before returning to Morgantown during the 2018-19 season. Pitt will be the home team in 2019-20, while WVU will play host to the final game of the four-game series in 2020-21.
  • Gold-Blue debut set for Wheeling

    September 26th, 2016
    West Virginia University will tip off the 2016-17 men's basketball season with the Gold-Blue Debut presented by Coca-Cola on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia. Admission to the event is free with gates opening at 6 p.m.
  • Members of the West Virginia University women's basketball team helped distribute food to students and community members Sept. 21, as part of The Rack: WVU's Food Bank for Students in a partnership with the Mountaineer Food Bank Fighting Hunger on WVU's Campus Mobile Food Pantry.
  • West Virginia University and the greater Morgantown community will have the opportunity to meet WVU's three Olympic medalists from the 2016 Games in Rio. "Gold, Bronze, and Blue: An Olympic Celebration" is planned Monday, Sept. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Morgantown Event Center.
  • Dean of Students Corey Farris will serve as the chair of the 34th annual campaign. This year's theme is "Change the Story." The campaign, which lasts eight weeks, will wrap up on Nov. 11.
  • Due to the Morgantown Marathon this weekend, several parking changes will be in place Sept. 17-18 for the West Virginia University volleyball and women's soccer matches.
  • The West Virginia University women's soccer team is ranked No. 1 for the first time in the program's 21-year history, as the Mountaineers sit at the top of today's (Sept. 12) Women's Top 25 Poll.
  • LeBlanc earns 100th WVU win

    September 11th, 2016
    The win improved LeBlanc's record at WVU to 100-72-27. He is 104-75-27 in his career.
  • A traveling exhibit celebrating Hispanic/Latino and African American baseball players is coming to Morgantown. "Negro Leagues Beisbol: African American Baseball and Hispanic Culture 1860-1960" will make its way from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City, Missouri to West Virginia University's own Erickson Alumni Center, where it will remain open for public viewing from September 18-October 28.
  • Chris Young will join country music star and West Virginia native Brad Paisley when he brings his Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications to West Virginia University this Friday (Sept. 9).
  • The 2016 class includes Joby Foley (men's tennis), David Johnson (rifle), Damian Owens (men's basketball), Don Vincent (men's basketball), Charity Wachera (women's cross country/track & field), Grant Wiley (football) and Donnie Young (football).