West Virginia Rumors & News

  • WVU QB Clint Trickett returns to practice, will play vs. Texas A&M

    College Football Talk "West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett has returned to practice after leaving the Mountaineers’ 26-20 loss to Kansas State on Nov. 18. “Clint’s done such a good job for us over the course of the year,” head coach Dana Holgorsen told the Associated Press. “He’s responsible for us being in a..." December 19

  • Source: WVU's Dawson leaving to become Kentucky's OC, playcaller

    Fox Sports - College Football "West Virginia offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is leaving to become the playcaller and offensive coordinator at Kentucky, a source told FOX Sports Wednesday. This season Dawson helped the Mountaineers to the nation's No. 9 offense (502 yards per game) that ranked No. 9 in passing and No. 42..." December 18

  • Report: West Virginia AD Oliver Luck to resign, join NCAA

    CBSSports.com "The Charleston Daily Mail and other outlets reported Wednesday morning that West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck will resign in order to take a newly created position with the NCAA. Luck is expected to become the NCAA's second-in-command in the organization's hierarchy, answering only to..." December 17

  • WVU Player Among those Cited in Weekend Riot

    Wboy "On Monday, Morgantown Police and Fire departments, city officials, West Virginia University staff and student leaders met to discuss the incidents that occurred Saturday and how the city as a whole can move forward to address the issue of fan behavior. The city proposed several ideas to move..." October 22

  • WVU's Daryl Worley reinstated

    ESPN.com "West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley has been fully reinstated after reaching a plea agreement on a misdemeanor assault charge, coach Dana Holgorsen announced Tuesday. Worley pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and received probation with no jail time after initially being charged with..." October 09

  • West Virginia reinstates CB Daryl Worley

    CBSSports.com "When West Virginia takes on Texas Tech's passing attack this weekend it could have the services of it's top cover corner back. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Wednesday that Daryl Worley, who was suspended indefinitely in mid-September, has been reinstated to the team. Holgorsen..." October 08

  • Warrant issued for West Virginia corner Daryl Worley

    CBSSports.com "The Morgantown Police Department has issued a warrant charging West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley with battery following an incident outside a downtown nightclub on Sunday morning. According to Morgantown police there's surveillance footage showing Worley in an argument with a woman outside..." September 17

  • West Virginia suspends top cornerback Daryl Worley days before Big 12 opener vs. Oklahoma

    The Oklahoman "West Virginia starting cornerback Daryl Worley has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen announced Monday night. Worley, a sophomore, ranks third on the team in tackles with 17 and has intercepted two passes through three games this season." September 16

  • West Virginia QB Clint Trickett says his 1st kiss was with Nick Saban's daughter

    Alabama.com "West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett kissed and told Tuesday when he met with reporters in Morgantown. Asked about his relationship with Alabama coach Nick Saban, Trickett confessed that his first kiss was with Saban's daughter, Kristen. "His daughter was my first kiss, back in the day,"..." August 27

  • Banks reinstated by NCAA, but must serve 3-game suspension

    Metro News "The NCAA has reinstated Icky Banks to West Virginia’s football team but the cornerback must serve a three-game suspension to open the season, coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday. MetroNews first reported last week that Banks was being held out of practice while facing an academic situation that..." August 25

  • West Virginia suspends Ickey Banks for three games

    CBSSports.com "So you're West Virginia and you're coming off a season in which your defense allowed 33.3 points per game, and ranked 97th in the country with a defensive pass efficiency of 140.8. You're also opening the 2014 season with a game against Alabama. And you'll be doing this without your starting..." August 25

  • Report: Starting CB for WVU faces eligibility issues

    College Football Talk "The West Virginia Mountaineers surrendered 263.3 passing yards per game in 2013. The Mountaineers’ defense finished 106th overall in pass defense. It doesn’t get much worse…unless the team loses its top cornerback. That’s exactly what the Mountaineers are facing as the 2014 season..." August 18

  • Dana Holgorsen issues statement on his lying to recruits comment

    CBSSports.com "On Monday West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen raised some eyebrows when he said "you lie in recruiting a bunch" during a press conference. Not because the idea that coaches lie to recruits is anything new, but because you generally don't hear coaches admitting it publicly. And, as you'd expect,..." August 13

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Former Vandy player moves on to WVU

    College Football Talk "A month and a half after leaving Vanderbilt a second time, Darien Bryant has found a new place to ply his football wares. While the school has yet to announce his addition, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CFT that Bryant has decided to transfer into the West Virginia football..." July 30

  • Charges against WVU’s Smallwood dismissed

    The Charleston Gazette "Charges against WVU running back Wendell Smallwood were dropped today, according to Jason Miller, the public officer of the Delaware attorney general’s office. Smallwood was accused of trying to intimidate a witness in a murder case involving Zakee Lloyd in Wilmington, Del. After confirming..." July 29

  • Dana Holgorsen would like to see WVU, Pitt renew 'Backyard Brawl'

    CBSSports.com "Pitt 's in the ACC and playing eight conference games a year. West Virginia 's in the Big 12 and playing nine conference games a year. So the Panthers and Mountaineers agreeing to bring back the "Backyard Brawl" might not happen anytime soon no matter how much support the idea generates. But at..." July 23

  • West Virginia's Wendell Smallwood accused of witness intimidation

    USA Today "A Delaware man was arrested Monday in West Virginia, where he is a running back on the West Virginia University football team, and will be charged with witness intimidation in a murder case,Wilmington police said Monday night. Wendell Lynn Smallwood, 20, of Wilmington, was arrested as an..." July 15

  • Clint Trickett named WVU's starter at QB

    ESPN.com "Coach Dana Holgorsen announced Tuesday that senior Clint Trickett will be his starting quarterback when West Virginia opens the season against Alabama. "Clint is 100 percent healthy and is ready to play," Holgorsen said in a statement. "He worked hard last season and showed a lot of ability and..." June 24

  • West Virginia adds FCS All-American transfer at DE

    CBSSports.com "Good news, West Virginia ! You improved 14 places in the FBS yards-per-play allowed rankings from 2012 to 2013. Bad news, West Virginia: that was still only good for 92nd, and in the meantime your offense went from 13th to 69th. So, yes, it's safe to say Dana Holgorsen could use some defensive..." May 19

  • Shell quietly runs new objective at West Virginia

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It has been 11 months since Rushel Shell left Pitt's spring camp and seven months since he transferred across the Backyard Brawl battlefront to West Virginia, but Shell has yet to speak publicly on either event. That's unlikely to change soon, as West Virginia has kept this redshirt sophomore..." March 07

  • Former player sues NCAA over scholarships versus cost

    USA Today "A former West Virginia football player on Wednesday filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA and the nation's five elite college sports conferences that could redefine what Bowl Subdivision football players can receive under an athletic scholarship. The suit, which seeks to be a class..." March 06

  • Ex-Penn State DC Tom Bradley hired by West Virginia

    CBSSports.com "Former Penn State defensive coordinator and interim coach Tom Bradley will be returning to the college football sideline, joining Dana Holgorsen's staff at West Virginia . Holgorsen announced Friday that Bradley will be a defensive assistant and senior associate head coach for the Mountaineers...." February 22

  • Are signing day struggles a sign of weakness for the Big 12?

    San Antonio Express-News "Come in out of the cold and grab some piping hot information from the Big 12-pack this week. Here’s the best of a compendium of news, information and opinion about the conference. 1. As Big 12 officials scanned the recruiting rankings after National Signing Day, they can’t be happy about..." February 08

  • Arizona State hires West Virginia's Keith Patterson as DC

    CBSSports.com "Todd Graham and Keith Patterson have worked together at two different schools already -- and unfortunately for Dana Holgorsen and West Virginia , the longtime colleagues are about to make it a third. On Friday Arizona State officially announced the hiring of Patterson, the Mountaineers' 2013..." February 07

  • WVU recruiting class includes 3 WPIAL stars

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The fax machine in West Virginia's football office whirred to life early Wednesday morning with the arrival of Aliquippa star defensive back/running back Dravon Henry's signed letter of intent. Henry, the most heavily recruited senior in the WPIAL, became the first of 21 players to sign with..." February 06

  • West Virginia closes strong on signing day

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When West Virginia receivers coach Lonnie Galloway was hired a year ago, he immediately was dispatched to Baltimore to meet Dunbar High School quarterback William Crest, one of the top dual-threat quarterback recruits in the 2014 recruiting class. Crest already was close with former..." February 06