Kung Fu Fight Breaks Out In Iowa State-West Virginia Blowout

Eleventh-ranked Iowa State suffered its worst loss of the year tonight in Morgantown, as WVU trounced the Cyclones 102-77. But it's a wild sequence of events late that left both teams charged with flagrant fouls after ISU's Dustin Hogue delivered a flying kick to an opponent while the Mountaineers' Eron Harris earned… » 2/10/14 9:48pm 2/10/14 9:48pm

Why Did Geno Smith Really Fire His Agents?

Geno Smith fell to the second round of the NFL draft, 39th overall. It wasn't unfathomable, but it was toward the most pessimistic end of the most pessimistic projections. Then, weird stuff happened: Smith fired his agents. His agents went to the media, anonymously claiming that Smith was disappointed he didn't go… » 5/01/13 2:35pm 5/01/13 2:35pm

West Virginia TV Station Graphic Refers To WVU Football Coach As "Dana…

West Virginia's not known for its excelsior journalism, but Charleston/Huntington NBC affiliate WSAZ has long been the flagship for getting it right in the Mountain State and is, seriously, a fantastic news operation. Alas, the auto-correct bug can bite even the most seasoned TV vets, as we assume it did tonight… » 3/09/13 12:36am 3/09/13 12:36am

A Skeptic's Guide To The 2012 Heisman Trophy

Remember the lullaby afternoons of September, when we all figured we'd see a Heisman winner who merited the award? Maybe a Geno Smith, slinging the ball all over the yard, or even a Matt Barkley, who despite being named after Big Bird's dog had the right pedigree and weaponry (Robert Woods and Marquise Lee catching… » 12/08/12 10:45am 12/08/12 10:45am

Five Players Ejected From Marshall-WVU Game As Kick To The Balls Turns…

The intrastate rivalry between West Virginia and Marshall has been nasty of late both on the football field and basketball court, and the annual Capital Classic game (featuring a massive, full-court logo from "Friends of Coal") turned ugly again tonight in Charleston as the Herd's Robert Goff delivered a boot to… » 12/05/12 11:34pm 12/05/12 11:34pm

West Virginia Student Mascot Shoots A Bear; Bear Falls Out Of A Tree;…

According to the YouTube description, this is Jonathan Kimble, the senior who's spending this year as the Mountaineer, WVU's (human) mascot. The costume includes coonskin cap, buckskin jacket, and a usually-unloaded musket. It's black bear season and Kimble proved, at the expense of a bear driven into a tree, that… » 12/04/12 11:45pm 12/04/12 11:45pm

If You Haven't Been Paying Attention, West Virginia's Geno Smith Is…

Geno Smith leads the FBS in quarterback rating by more than twenty points. He's third in passing yards total (and, as of this afternoon, has played in a game less than either of those ahead of him, who he'll surely surpass), and his completion percentage leads the FBS by four points, despite throwing more than 40… » 10/13/12 3:40pm 10/13/12 3:40pm

Here's How Tavon Austin Dominated The First Quarter With Just Six…

It's not too often you get to see a player that doesn't line up in the backfield dominate a game over a stretch of time, but it happened for a quarter tonight. Mountaineers wide receiver and kick returner Tavon Austin finished the first quarter of tonight's WVU-Texas game with 166 all-purpose yards on just six… » 10/06/12 8:28pm 10/06/12 8:28pm

Here's The Catch Of The Day, From The Offensive Explosion That Was…

Ooooh-wheee, that was a good one. It wasn't quite as close as it looked in the end—70-56 until Baylor struck one last time with about three minutes left, whereupon the Mountaineers were able to run the clock down—but it was back-and-forth for most of the game. West Virginia bled the clock partly with the help of the… » 9/29/12 4:48pm 9/29/12 4:48pm

Was Bob Huggins Drunk At A Coaching Clinic The Other Day?

A number of current and former college basketball coaches—Billy Donovan, Roy Williams, Bob Knight, Jamie Dixon, among others—gave presentations at a Nike clinic over the weekend at Robert Morris University in suburban Pittsburgh. But according to an eyewitness, West Virginia's Bob Huggins is the only one reported to… » 4/17/12 4:40pm 4/17/12 4:40pm

Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Flirted With Death By Dancing In Front Of…

Given that Morgantown is a place where they murder people with bows and arrows, Marquette head basketball coach Buzz Williams probably wasn't smart when he decided to dance a solo tango on the WVU court after the Golden Eagles' 61-60 win over the Mountaineers last night. (It didn't help that he was dancing in time… » 2/25/12 11:15am 2/25/12 11:15am

The Big 12 Is Like West Virginia's Wealthy Uncle

West Virginia was all "Fuck you, Big East," and the Big East kept saying, "Not so fast, young man," but now WVU has agreed to pay $20 million to the Big East to be able to leave in time for football season, with the Big 12 agreeing to cover half of that in the form of a loan, part of which will be forgiven. The Big… » 2/14/12 12:15pm 2/14/12 12:15pm