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The Smoking Musket Dec 6, 2022
JT Daniels enters transfer portal

JT Daniels enters transfer portal

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports The heralded five-star quarterback will have a new home in 2023. West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback JT Daniels has announced that he intends to enter the transfer portal, according to Pete Thamel. Daniels has at least one more year of eligibility and may be seeking a second year of eligibility if he can get a medical redshirt for 2019. This would be the fourth school of his collegiate career. Daniels came to West Virginia in the hopes of being the difference maker for the Mountaineers, with one report stating that Daniels and his family...
The Smoking Musket Dec 6, 2022
Gordon Gee is proud of WVU’s losing record in football

Gordon Gee is proud of WVU’s losing record in football

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports Good morning! This is the Shotgun Throwdown, your daily West Virginia sports roundup. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor, and daily distractions. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee recently said, “we had the toughest football schedule in the country” and that was part of his reasoning for WVU bringing back head coach Neal Brown, despite his losing record during his four years with the Mountaineers. Gee also went on to say, “The fact...
The Smoking Musket Dec 5, 2022
TRANSFER PORTAL TRACKER

TRANSFER PORTAL TRACKER

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports Follow all the Mountaineers’ comings and goings on the portal The Transfer Portal is officially open for FBS athletes and chaos has washed over the college football landscape. West Virginia already has three players officially in the portal, but will they be able to fight off a flood of outbound transfers? Will head coach Neal Brown employ a different strategy, with the help of Country Roads Trust, when pulling guys out of the portal this year? We’ll track all of the comings, goings, and names to keep an eye on below and keep this page...
The Smoking Musket Dec 3, 2022
West Virginia vs. Xavier

West Virginia vs. Xavier

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers take on the Musketeers in the Big 12-Big East Battle Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here but, for the uninitiated, we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, and don’t be a troll. WHEN/WHERE Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 Tip-Off Time: 6:30 PM EST Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Xavier University Cintas Center WATCH/LISTEN Channel: FS1; DirecTV 219, DISH 150 TV Crew: Matt Schumacker and...
The Smoking Musket Dec 2, 2022
Mountaineers head to Xavier for first time in school history for Big 12 - Big East Battle

Mountaineers head to Xavier for first time in school history for Big 12 - Big East Battle

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports A win over the Musketeers would make a statement as the Mountaineers near Big 12 conference play After what should be considered a successful trip to Portland, Oregon for the PK85 Tournaments — even with the fifth-place finish — the West Virginia Mountaineers are back on the road on Saturday when they’ll take on the Xavier Musketeers at Xavier for the first time in school history. While WVU and Xavier have a short history with each other, Mountaineer head coach Bob Huggins is all too familiar with them and, perhaps, still carries the...
The Smoking Musket Dec 2, 2022
Neal Brown will remain head coach at West Virginia

Neal Brown will remain head coach at West Virginia

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Good morning! This is the Shotgun Throwdown, your daily West Virginia sports roundup. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor, and daily distractions. Despite lots of speculation and the firing of West Virginia’s Director of Athletics, Shane Lyons, Neal Brown will remain the head football coach of the Mountaineers. WVU’s interim athletic director, Rob Alsop, released a statement this week to announce this. While Brown may be safe in his position for...
The Smoking Musket Dec 1, 2022
Top Five Games for Mountaineer Athletics in December

Top Five Games for Mountaineer Athletics in December

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports Check out this month’s biggest matchups for West Virginia! West Virginia fans are anticipating big moves for the WVU athletic department and football program this month, but December will be dominated by basketball and wrestling. Let’s take a look at the top games this month. Honorable Mention: Women’s Basketball vs Georgia (December 20th) The West Virginia women’s basketball team is 5-1, with their only loss being to a very good NC State team. The Mountaineers will be facing Georgia in their first game at the West Palm Beach...
The Smoking Musket Nov 30, 2022
West Virginia receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton declares for 2023 NFL Draft, forgoing final season

West Virginia receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton declares for 2023 NFL Draft, forgoing final season

Photo by David Purdy/ Give ‘em hell, BFW West Virginia’s top receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton has announced that he’ll be forgoing his final season of eligibility and will be entering the 2023 NFL Draft. Thank you West Virginia pic.twitter.com/54vwIgxRRR— Bryce Ford-Wheaton (@Brycewheat3) November 30, 2022 Ford-Wheaton played in 44 games through five seasons at West Virginia, finishing his collegiate career with 1,845 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on 141 catches. While he performed well early in his career, Bryce staked his claim as WR1 for the...
The Smoking Musket Nov 29, 2022
West Virginia sits just outside the top 25

West Virginia sits just outside the top 25

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Good morning! This is the Shotgun Throwdown, your daily West Virginia sports roundup. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor, and daily distractions. After bouncing back to get two big wins at the Phil Knight Legacy tournament in Portland, Oregon, the West Virginia men’s basketball is just outside the top 25 in this week’s polls. The Mountaineers lost the opening game to a dominant Purdue team that jumped to #5 in the national rankings and then...
The Smoking Musket Nov 28, 2022
Shane Lyons appears on WV MetroNews, blasts West Virginia president Gordon Gee

Shane Lyons appears on WV MetroNews, blasts West Virginia president Gordon Gee

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports The former West Virginia athletic director did not hold back in his interview this morning! Hoppy Kercheval sat down with former West Virginia Mountaineers athletic director Shane Lyons in an interview that quickly went from boring to scorched earth. Asked about a wide range of topics, Lyons did not hold back on his feelings. The interview began with Lyons claiming he was used as a scapegoat by West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee and Interim Athletic Director Rob Alsop, who then approached the WVU Board of Governors. Lyons noted...
The Smoking Musket Nov 27, 2022
West Virginia dominates Florida, Mountaineers go 2-1 in Portland

West Virginia dominates Florida, Mountaineers go 2-1 in Portland

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports LET’S GO! The West Virginia Mountaineers (6-1) will take home a fifth-place finish in the Phil Knight Legacy tournament with an 84-55 win over the Florida Gators. An eight-point lead at the half for the Mountaineers quickly ballooned to 27, as WVU went on a 21-5 run to take a 64-37 lead with over 13 minutes remaining. West Virginia controlled that lead through the remainder of the game, never taking their foot off the gas. Tre Mitchell led the way for WVU with 17 points and eight rebounds. Erik Stevenson finished with 15 points, seven...
The Smoking Musket Nov 27, 2022
PK85 GAME THREAD: West Virginia vs. Florida

PK85 GAME THREAD: West Virginia vs. Florida

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers take on the Gators with a fifth place PK85 finish on the line Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here but, for the uninitiated, we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, and don’t be a troll. WHEN/WHERE Date: Sunday, November 27, 2022 Tip-Off Time: 8:30 PM EST Where: Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon WATCH/LISTEN Channel: ESPNU; DirecTV 208, DISH 141 TV Crew: Doug Sherman and Cory Alexander Online Streaming:...
The Smoking Musket Nov 27, 2022
What I Think About Being Oklahoma State Champs

What I Think About Being Oklahoma State Champs

Oklahoman-USA TODAY Sports For the first time since joining the Big 12 and the first time in school history, the West Virginia Mountaineers can lay claim to being Oklahoma State champions, by virtue of beating both the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the same year, ending a 9-year losing streak to the Sooners (2012-2021, 2020 void) and a 7-year losing streak to the Cowboys (2015-2021). The win means the Mountaineers finish 5-7. It means a bowl game is most likely out of the cards. It means this season is over. So let’s discuss this game, this...
The Smoking Musket Nov 26, 2022
West Virginia steals season finale in Stillwater, holds off Oklahoma State late

West Virginia steals season finale in Stillwater, holds off Oklahoma State late

Oklahoman-USA TODAY Sports LET’S GO! The West Virginia Mountaineers (5-7, 3-6 Big 12) ended a seven-game losing streak against Mike Gundy’s Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater on Saturday, 24-19, further muddying the waters surrounding Neal Brown’s status moving forward as WVU head coach. Garrett Greene saw his second consecutive start in JT Daniels’ absence but would later leave with an injury in the third quarter, giving way to true freshman Nicco Marchiol with the Mountaineers down 10-7. Running back Jaylen Anderson had a breakout performance in the second...
The Smoking Musket Nov 26, 2022
GAME THREAD: West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State

GAME THREAD: West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers close out the 2022 season, and possibly the Neal Brown era, with a trip to Stillwater Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here but, for the uninitiated, we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, and don’t be a troll. WHEN/WHERE Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022 Tip-Off Time: Noon EST Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma WATCH/LISTEN Channel: ESPN2; DirecTV 209, DISH 143 TV Crew: Jay Alter (PBP)...

Mountaineers Player News

  • Garrett Greene

    Garrett Greene

    West Virginia steals season finale in Stillwater, holds off Oklahoma State late

  • Nicco Marchiol

    Nicco Marchiol

    West Virginia steals season finale in Stillwater, holds off Oklahoma State late

  • Jaylen Anderson

    Jaylen Anderson

    West Virginia steals season finale in Stillwater, holds off Oklahoma State late

  • Bryce Ford-Wheaton

    Bryce Ford-Wheaton

    West Virginia receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton declares for 2023 NFL Draft, forgoing final season

  • Kedrian Johnson

    Kedrian Johnson

    SOUND OFF: West Virginia comes up short against No. 24 Purdue in PK85 quarterfinal

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