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The Smoking Musket 16 hours ago

Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (5/22/14) Edition

Baseball season ends at hands of Oklahoma, football notes, recruiting, WVUPros, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Four Peaks Brewing Company's Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale. What You May Have Missed: Track Qualifies Seven for NCAA Prelims - WVU AthleticsSeven Mountaineers will compete in the 2015 NCAA East Region Preliminaries. FURFARI: Steve Earley came from Pa., played football and stayed for 39 years - Times West...
The Smoking Musket May 21, 2015

West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen Talks Defensive Strength

In this Spring Spotlight, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen joins our insider Geoff Coyle to talk about depending on the defense more, adding Ka'Raun White and other newcomers to the mix, and building depth on the offense.
The Smoking Musket May 21, 2015

West Virginia Mountaineers 2015 Football Hype Video

The Mountaineers may have lost firepower when Kevin White was taken seventh overall in the NFL draft, but new starter under center Skylar Howard and his backfield mate Rushel Shell are ready to reload and take on the Big 12.
The Smoking Musket May 21, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (5/21/15) Edition

Baseball drops Big 12 Tournament opener, football & hoops notes, recruiting, WVUPros, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Alaskan Brewing Company's Amber Alt Style Ale. What You May Have Missed: More evidence that WVU’s move to Big 12 was the right one - Charleston GazetteThe financial numbers are out now from the first year of the College Football Playoff, and for schools like West Virginia — which is a Power 5 conference...
The Smoking Musket May 20, 2015

WVU Baseball's Taylor Munden With Another Web Gem

Will this make SportCenter's Top 10 too?
The Smoking Musket May 20, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (5/20/14) Edition

Football & hoops reports, baseball opens up Big 12 tournament play tonight, recruiting, WVUPros updates, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Good People Brewing Company's Coffee Oatmeal Flavored Stout. What You May Have Missed: It’s West Virginia: Coaches Caravan stops in Princeton - Bluefield Daily TelegraphThe WVU Coaches Caravan took over the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, with the Morgantown contingent greeted by the...
The Smoking Musket May 19, 2015

West Virginia Mountaineers Basketball 2015-2016 Non-Conference Schedule Announced

Highlights include the Las Vegas Invitational, Jimmy V Classic (vs. Virginia) and the Big 12/SEC Challenge matchup with Florida. The 2015-2016 non-conference portion of the WVU Basketball schedule was announced today. Of the 13 games on the slate, there are only two "true" road games. The rest are in Morgantown or on a neutral floor. Date Opponent November 13 Northern Kentucky November 16 James Madison (Charleston) November 20 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational (Morgantown) (Hawaii or Sam Houston State or Bethune-Cookman or Liberty) November 23 Continental Tire Las Vegas...
The Smoking Musket May 19, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (5/19/15) Edition

Baseball preps for Big 12 Tournament, football notes, hoops news, recruiting, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Hogs Back Brewery Co's Fresh Spring Pale Ale. What You May Have Missed: Gillespie Named Athlete of the Week - WVU AthleticsVarsity Sports Report News of Note: Baseball Frosh Davis a Big Hit for WVU - WVU AthleticsFreshman Kyle Davis one of Big 12's top hitters. Gold and Blue Now: Monday, May 18 - WV MetroNewsRandy...
The Smoking Musket May 18, 2015

2015 West Virginia Spring Football Wrap-Up

Head Coach Dana Holgorsen answers questions about the team's progress during the spring and what we can expect to see next season.
The Smoking Musket May 18, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (5/18/15) Edition

Big 12 baseball tournament set, football notes, lots of recruiting updates, WVUPros news, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Revival Brewing Company's Zeppelin Unfiltered Hefeweizen Ale. What You May Have Missed: WVU's Carey Excited for Challenge in 2015 - WVillustratedWomen's basketball team set for a complete makeover from last season's roster, head coach preaches patience with a young squad. Freshmen Lead Track at Big 12...
The Smoking Musket May 17, 2015

Mountaineer Sunday Morning Roundup: Graduation Weekend Edition

Football notes, baseball wraps up regular season with loss, WVUPros news and more. General HERTZEL COLUMN: Pastilong's advice: "Remain collegiate, not professional" - Times West VirginianThere can be no argument against Ed Pastilong deserving the honor he receives tonight in Wheeling at the Victory Awards Dinner, a place in the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame. FURFARI COLUMN: Huggins and Pastilong's presence highlight today's VAD - Times West VirginianMore than 320 people are expected to attend the 69th annual West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s Victory Awards...
The Smoking Musket May 15, 2015

Ranking The Mountaineerness Of WVU Celebrity Alumni

The off season was made for lists of things we don't think about during the season. So here's one for you about famous WVU alumni. Not to be confused with famous West Virginians. There's a couple in here that might surprise you. Billy Mays - The forefather of "As seen on TV" sales went to WVU. He didn't graduate, but given he was born with all the tools he needed to rule the world it seems he was just wasting time until he found the medium to reach us all in the comfort of our own home. The ability to sell a Popsicle to an Eskimo isn't a talent exclusive to Mountaineers. But we've...
The Smoking Musket May 15, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (5/15/14) Edition

Football notes, baseball takes game 1 from Texas Tech, hoops in several "challenges" next year, recruiting, WVUPros news, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Triangle Brewing Company's Belgian Golden Ale. What You May Have Missed: Men's Soccer Spring Recap - WVU AthleticsThe WVU men's soccer team wrapped up its spring season. Three More Join WVU for 2015-16 Season - WVU AthleticsWVU coach Mike Carey announces three additions for...
The Smoking Musket May 14, 2015

The Ten Most Important Moments In Mountaineer Football History

We take a look at ten moments that substantially changed the trajectory of Mountaineer football. In the over 100 years that the Mountaineers have competed on the gridiron there have been numerous momentous, and not so momentous, moments that have been program defining. Below we countdown the ten most important moments in modern Mountaineer football history. 10. Governor Joe Manchin Becoming Senator Joe Manchin As Governor, Joe Manchin was intimately involved, some would say too much so, in the inner workings of the Mountaineer football program. He was the sole reason the Mountaineers...
The Smoking Musket May 14, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (5/14/15) Edition

Football notes, baseball begins final series of season today against Texas Tech, pro updates, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by New Belgium Brewing's Rewind IPA. What You May Have Missed: Swanegen to Join Mountaineers - WVU AthleticsWest Virginia University volleyball coach Reed Sunahara announced Wednesday that middle blocker/right side Mia Swanegan will transfer from TCU and join the Mountaineers for the 2015 season. WVU's...
The Smoking Musket May 13, 2015

WVU Baseball's KC Huth's Sportcenter Highlight Catch Against Pitt

The Mountaineers dropped the Brawl 4-1, but this is a highlight worth watching over and over again.
The Smoking Musket May 11, 2015

West Virginia Mountaineers Football Recruiting Update 5/11/15

Things have been quiet lately but with some of the staff out on the recruiting trail presently more offers and commitments could be on the way, particularly at the tight-end position. The 2016 class feels like it could be on the verge of a few commitments with the spring wrapped up but the present set of commits is still a solid start at this point in the cycle. One of the most interesting and pleasantly surprising facts of the class is the number of instate and border-state players that make up the current class. With JaJuan Seider prowling Florida right now the number could change...
The Smoking Musket May 11, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (5/11/15) Edition

Football & recruiting notes, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Red Hook's Mudslinger Brown Ale. What You May Have Missed: FURFARI: Mike Collins was key DB on WVU's undefeated team in 1993 season - Times West VirginianMike Collins, a Huntington native, selected West Virginia over hometown Marshall University and excelled as a strong safety in football in the 1990s. THE READ OPTION: Former Illinois player accuses head coach of...
The Smoking Musket May 10, 2015

Mountaineer Sunday Morning Roundup: Mother's Day Edition

Roundup of news and features from the weekend's happenings, including WVU's budget profit, football, hoops & baseball news, plus lots of pro updates. General News WVU finances are fine without fanfare - Charleston GazetteBecause of another loss? Well, no. Actually the athletic department’s official and twice-audited financial report for 2014 showed a profit of just over $1 million — $1,008,568 to be exact. Sunahara Adds Byron to Volleyball Staff - WVU AthleticsAsst. Coach Sean Byron brings 20 years of coaching experience to Morgantown. FURFARI: Tony Reda chose WVU to follow father's...
The Smoking Musket May 8, 2015

Video: Kevin White - One Man (WR Chicago Bears)

Wide Receiver Kevin White out of West Virginia University is selected by the Bears with the 7th overall pick in the First Round in the 2015 Draft