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WVU Rifle Opens Season With Comfortable Win

WVU Rifle Opens Season With Comfortable Win

Posting the top five scores of the day in smallbore and seven of the top eight in air rifle, WVU enjoyed individual success past the four counting scores in each discipline on the way to a 4715-4665 win over Akron in the Mountaineers’ opening rifle match of the season. WVU’s five counters on the day […]
The Smoking Musket Jan 15, 2021
West Virginia women’s basketball team gets fourth straight win

West Virginia women’s basketball team gets fourth straight win

Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Good morning! This is the Shotgun Throwdown, your daily West Virginia sports roundup. Dante Bonamico crafted a perfect ending to his football career in Liberty Bowl Dante Bonamico authored the perfect end to an athletic career that saw him claim six state high school championships at Bridgeport High School and play at the top level of college football at West Virginia. Bonamico primarily saw action on special teams throughout his WVU career, which saw him appear in 40 games from 2017-2020. Neal Brown named to AFCA Board of...
WVU Football: A Successful Season?

WVU Football: A Successful Season?

At the conclusion of West Virginia’s 2020 football regular season, I received a quick question from one of our social media followers: was this a successful season for the Mountaineers? There are a number of different ways to evaluate a year’s play, ranging from strict statistical analysis to a subjective “look and feel” approach. Our […]
WVU Football Adds More Postseason Honors

WVU Football Adds More Postseason Honors

West Virginia’s football program has seen three additional players earn notice this week for their play in the 2020 football season. Junior linebacker Josh Chandler-Semedo was named to ESPN’s all-Bowl team for his performance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Mountaineer standout earned defensive MVP honors after recording 13 tackles, forcing a fumble and picking […]
Late Start For WVU Rifle, But Expectations Still High

Late Start For WVU Rifle, But Expectations Still High

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In a normal season, West Virginia’s rifle team would be knee deep into its 2020-21 campaign. Of course, as all know, little in life has been normal in the past 10 months because of the global pandemic, and that includes college rifle programs. Though the Mountaineers were actually already on site in […]
WATCH: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Tech Red Raiders Interviews

WATCH: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Tech Red Raiders Interviews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Post game interviews from West Virginia’s 83-78 win over Texas Tech. WVU had three players in dobule figures in scoring and dished out 20 assists on 32 made baskets in the Big 12 win. West Virginia guard Jasmine Carson describes her mindset in providing a quick offensive boost off the bench. Get […]
WVU, ‘Two Steps Slow’, Turns Back Texas Tech 83-78

WVU, ‘Two Steps Slow’, Turns Back Texas Tech 83-78

West Virginia rode a double double from Esmery Martinez and nearly got another from Kysre Gondrezick as the Mountaineers downed Texas Tech 83-78 on Wednesday evening, but head coach Mike Carey was less than pleased with the overall performance of his team. Noting several times that WVU was “two steps slow”, Carey also criticized the […]
The Smoking Musket Jan 12, 2021
West Virginia announces postponement of two additional home games due to COVID-19

West Virginia announces postponement of two additional home games due to COVID-19

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports The Mountaineers are now tentatively scheduled return to action in 11 days. In addition to tonight’s previously scheduled matchup against the Baylor Bears in Waco, the West Virginia men’s basketball program has announced the next two scheduled home games against TCU (Saturday, Jan. 16th) and Oklahoma State (Tuesday, Jan. 19th) have also been postponed. In a brief statement released this afternoon, Bryan Messerly, West Virginia’s associate athletic directory of communications, stated the postponement is in response to the Mountaineers...
The Smoking Musket Jan 12, 2021
West Virginia moves up to #13 in AP Top 25

West Virginia moves up to #13 in AP Top 25

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports Good afternoon! This is the Shotgun Throwdown, your daily West Virginia sports roundup. Football Darius Stills is consensus All-American West Virginia senior defensive tackle Darius Stills has been recognized as a Consensus All-America. Stills, the 2020 Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year, is the second WVU defensive lineman to earn Consensus All-American honors, with the first being Bruce Bosley in 1955. He also is the first Mountaineer to earn the distinction since 2006 when Steve Slaton and Dan Mozes received...
WVU’s Kysre Gondrezick Takes Weekly Honors; Varsity Sports Roundup

WVU’s Kysre Gondrezick Takes Weekly Honors; Varsity Sports Roundup

Following a 24-point game in the Mountaineers’ 92-58 upset victory over No. 17 Texas last week, redshirt senior guard Kysre Gondrezick of the West Virginia University women’s basketball team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments. Gondrezick’s team-high 24 points led the way for West Virginia against the Longhorns, […]
Tshiebwe Announces Landing Spot

Tshiebwe Announces Landing Spot

A little over a week after he left the Mountaineer men’s basketball team, sophomore forward Oscar Tshiebwe has found a new home – the University of Kentucky. “I am grateful for the time I spent at West Virginia, and the lessons that I learned,” Tshiebwe tweeted Sunday night. “I’ve spent a lot of time praying […]
Noah Adams, Peyton Hall Go 3-0 In WVU Wrestling Quad Opener

Noah Adams, Peyton Hall Go 3-0 In WVU Wrestling Quad Opener

The West Virginia University wrestling team started the 2021 season with a pair of wins over Kent State and Ohio before dropping a hard-fought match to No. 8 Virginia Tech on Sunday, at the WVU Coliseum, in Morgantown. The Mountaineers posted a 22-9 win over the Golden Flashes to start the day, followed by a […]
Photo Gallery II: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Longhorns

Photo Gallery II: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Longhorns

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — More exclusive photos from West Virginia’s difficult 72-20 loss to Texas. The Mountaineers held the lead for more than 33 minutes in the game, but were outscored 7-0 in the final 1:28 as they dropped to 9-4 overall and 2-3 in league play. Click on any photo to launch the gallery All […]
WATCH: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Longhorns Highlights, Interviews

WATCH: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Longhorns Highlights, Interviews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Post game interviews from a downtrodden Mountaineer locker room following West Virginia’s 72-70 loss to visiting Texas. WVU is now 9-4 on the season and 2-3 in the Big 12, with a road trip to Baylor up next. West Virginia’s Taz Sherman reflects on the Mountaineers’ last second loss to No. 4 […]
Photo Gallery I: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Longhorns

Photo Gallery I: West Virginia Mountaineers – Texas Longhorns

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Photos from West Virginia’s tough-to-take 72-70 loss to Texas. The Mountaineers yielded a nine-point second half lead and made only five of their final 20 shots from the field in the defeat. Click on any photo to launch the gallery All photos copyright BlueGoldNews.com Get all of our print editions with your […]

Mountaineers Player News

  • Darius Stills

    Darius Stills

    West Virginia moves up to #13 in AP Top 25

  • Derek Culver

    Derek Culver

    Derek Culver Named to Wooden Midseason Top 25 Watch List

  • Oscar Tshiebwe

    Oscar Tshiebwe

    Calipari hopes Oscar Tshiebwe has similar practice impact as Enes Kanter and Ben Jordan

  • Tykee Smith

    Tykee Smith

    Isaiah Cottrell out for season with torn Achilles tendon

  • Austin Kendall

    Austin Kendall

    West Virginia’s remarkable comeback could be defining moment of the season

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