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The Film Room: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies

The Film Room: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A win over a regional rival is like getting a comfortable leather recliner in the film room — everything just looks and feels better. Let’s settle in, flick the switch and get straight to our review. Leddie Brown’s 80-yard touchdown run is definitely worth watching from an enjoyment standpoint, but it’s also […]
Jared Bartlett’s Hat Trick

Jared Bartlett’s Hat Trick

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia bandit Jared Bartlett is, quite obviously, a man of few words and many sacks. That was the impression that came out on Saturday after he used just two words on Twitter to sum up one of his best days ever on a football field as the Mountaineers stuffed Virginia Tech, […]
The Smoking Musket Sep 21, 2021
THE SHOTGUN THROWDOWN: Jared Bartlett named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

THE SHOTGUN THROWDOWN: Jared Bartlett named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via 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. BREAKOUT GAME FOR BARTLETT West Virginia sophomore linebacker Jared Bartlett had a breakout game in the Battle for the Black Diamond Trophy, and it earned him the honor of being the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week. In WVU’s 27-21 win over #15 Virginia Tech, the bandit linebacker had a...
Enjoyment Of Game, Atmosphere Helps Fuel WVU’s Casey Legg

Enjoyment Of Game, Atmosphere Helps Fuel WVU’s Casey Legg

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Does anyone have more fun playing football than West Virginia kicker Casey Legg? Judging from the ever-present smile on his face, it would be hard to pick someone out that does. It was there throughout his post-game interview following the Mountaineers’ 27-21 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday, and it wasn’t just […]
WVU Varsity Sports Roundup; Dilary Heredia-Beltran Takes Weekly Honors

WVU Varsity Sports Roundup; Dilary Heredia-Beltran Takes Weekly Honors

After tallying a pair of assists in the Mountaineers’ wins at James Madison and against Kent State last week, freshman forward Dilary Heredia-Beltran of the West Virginia University women’s soccer team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments. The Wichita, Kansas, native recorded an assist on the first goal […]
The Smoking Musket Sep 20, 2021
PREVIEW: The West Virginia Mountaineers head West for a primetime showdown with Oklahoma

PREVIEW: The West Virginia Mountaineers head West for a primetime showdown with Oklahoma

Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire via Can West Virginia keep the momentum going with another statement against perennial Big 12 power Oklahoma? OPENING THOUGHTS A quick review - last Saturday was just about as good as it gets, gang. Sure things got a bit dicey at the end there, but when you consider the atmosphere and the outcome that one is pretty hard to top. Take a few days and enjoy it because this weekend shit’s about to get real again. Looking ahead to Oklahoma, I actually think we lucked out catching them earlier in the year. The last time we went to...
WVU-Texas Tech Game Time Announced; Jared Bartlett Earns Big 12 Honor

WVU-Texas Tech Game Time Announced; Jared Bartlett Earns Big 12 Honor

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Big 12 Conference has announced that WVU’s Saturday, Oct. 2 Big 12 Conference home game against Texas Tech will be televised on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Mountaineer legend and College Football Hall of Famer Darryl Talley will have his No. 90 number retired during an on-field presentation. * * * * […]
Photo Gallery III: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies

Photo Gallery III: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia knocked Virginia Tech out of the Top 25 and reclaimed the Black Diamond Trophy with its 27-21 win over the Hokies on Saturday. Enjoy more looks at the game and the scenes around Milan Puskar Stadium. Click on any photo to launch the gallery All photos copyright BlueGoldNews.com Get all […]
WVU – Virginia Tech Notebook

WVU – Virginia Tech Notebook

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Notes, thoughts and observations from West Virginia’s 27-21 football win over Virginia Tech, which reclaimed the Black Diamond Trophy. The debate over how much playing time backup quarterback Garrett Greene should receive continues, but when he is put into the game, he shouldn’t be saddled with a playbook that eliminates the pass. […]
The Smoking Musket Sep 19, 2021
What I Think After Bringing the Black Diamond Trophy Back Home

What I Think After Bringing the Black Diamond Trophy Back Home

Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire via What a strange game. Before the game, everyone expected an ugly game, 20-17, 21-20, 17-14. Something close. A dogfight. If you heard the narrative 24 hours ago, the West Virginia Mountaineers jumped out to a big lead, the Virginia Tech Hokies stormed back but the defense held them on a goalline stand, you’d probably be ecstatic. So why aren’t you? Nearly everyone on social media had the same general reaction - “I’m so glad we won, but this feels kinda empty”. There is something to this. Leddie Chant That was so...
WVU’s Leddie Brown Wanted The Black Diamond Trophy Back In Morgantown

WVU’s Leddie Brown Wanted The Black Diamond Trophy Back In Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Statistics are a big part of sports – the .300 batting average, the 1,000-yard rusher, the four-minute mile. After West Virginia’s heart-stopping, 27-21 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday, the Mountaineers, practically to a man, were reciting a different stat – 6,195. “I’m just glad to bring the (Black Diamond) Trophy back […]
Photo Gallery II: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies

Photo Gallery II: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — More exclusive images from the Battle for the Black Diamond Trophy. West Virginia reclaime it on a sunny Saturday afternoon with a 27-21 win over Virginia Tech. Click on any photo to launch the gallery All photos copyright BlueGoldNews.com Get all of our print editions with your subscription today!
WATCH: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies Highlights, Interviews

WATCH: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies Highlights, Interviews

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Highlights and post-game interviews from West Virginia’s 27-21 win over Virginia Tech. The Mountaineers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and produced two scoreless defensive stands inside the five-yard line in the win. West Virginia Kicker Casey Legg discusses his kicks and his nerves during the Virginia Tech victory.   West […]
Grading The Mountaineers: WVU vs. VT

Grading The Mountaineers: WVU vs. VT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – At one point, it appeared the Mountaineers were going to score a relatively easy, statement victory. In the end, though, it was more about relief than ecstasy, as WVU had to cling on to a 27-21 win over Virginia Tech Saturday. Atmosphere – For the third straight week, West Virginia’s football Saturday […]
Photo Gallery I: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies

Photo Gallery I: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — First and exclusive looks at West Virginia’s 27-21 win over Virginia Tech. The Mountaineers, who reclaimed the Black Diamond Trophy with the win, are now 2-1 on the season. Click on any photo to launch the gallery All photos copyright BlueGoldNews.com Get all of our print editions with your subscription today!

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    Leddie Brown

    The Film Room: West Virginia Mountaineers – Virginia Tech Hokies

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    Jared Bartlett’s Hat Trick

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    Jarret Doege

    West Virginia holds off No. 15 Virginia Tech with goal line stand to win the Black Diamond Trophy

  • Sean Martin

    Sean Martin

    Added Strength Brings Sean Martin Playing Time At WVU

  • Dante Stills

    Dante Stills

    Dante Stills named AP Preseason All-American

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