West Virginia Rumors & News

  • Syracuse DB Corey Winfield transfers to West Virginia

    Campus Sports "Former Syracuse defensive back Corey Winfield has found his new home. Winfield took to social media late Friday night to announce he will be finishing his college football career with the West Virginia Mountaineers. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder announced the news with a brief statement on..." February 12

  • 4-star WR Mike Harley decommits from West Virginia

    USA Today High School Sports "U.S. Army All-American wide receiver Michael Harley has decommited from West Virginia and re-opened his recruitment, he announced on Twitter on Sunday night. He had been committed since June and has recommitted and affirmed his plans a number of times since. Ranked as the No. 51 receiver..." January 23

  • Jake Spavital to become new OC at West Virginia

    Fox Sports "Cal’s Jake Spavital will become the new offensive coordinator at West Virginia, a source told FOX Sports. In addition, Joe Wickline will take over as WVU’s offensive line coach. He, Spavital and head coach Dana Holgorsen have previously worked together at Oklahoma State. The 31-year-old..." January 14

  • Shelton Gibson To Enter NFL Draft

    The Smoking Musket "Shelton Gibson will not return for his senior season. After tormenting Big 12 defensive backs for the past two years, Shelton has decided to enter the NFL Draft. Shelton posted a message on his Instagram account with the following message: After many emotional talks with God, family coaches and..." January 11

  • Hurricanes blow past WVU in Russell Athletic Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, FLA. -- For the first time in 10 years, Miami finished its season on a high note. Thanks to a second-quarter turnaround, Miami came away with a 31-14 win over No. 16 West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Miami (9-4) earned its first bowl win since 2006 and its fifth..." December 28

  • No. 16 West Virginia edges Baylor to reach 10 wins

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Justin Crawford ran for 209 yards, Skyler Howard accounted for three touchdowns and No. 16 West Virginia overcame a slow start to hold off Baylor 24-21 in a Big 12 game Saturday. Gary Jennings took a slant pass 58 yards and Daikiel Shorts made an acrobatic, toe-tapping..." December 03

  • No. 18 West Virginia blows out Iowa State 49-19

    The Sports Xchange "AMES, Iowa -- Skyler Howard threw five touchdowns, four on deep passes, and freshman running back Martell Pettaway made the most of a late-season debut as No. 18 West Virginia buried Iowa State 49-19 on Saturday. Showing no hangover from a loss to Oklahoma that knocked them out of the Big 12..." November 26

  • No. 16 West Virginia holds off Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- No one has come after Texas the way West Virginia's defense did on Saturday afternoon at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and that max-blitz, come-from-anywhere strategy was the difference in 16th-ranked Mountaineers' 24-20 victory over the Longhorns. West Virginia's..." November 12

  • Howard, No. 20 West Virginia throttle Kansas

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Skyler Howard produced five touchdowns, and came close to a sixth on a heels-over-head leap that left teammates wincing, as No. 20 West Virginia recovered from its first loss of the season by crushing Kansas 48-21 on Saturday night. "I'm worried about his safety, so he..." November 06

  • Rudolph, Cowboys end No. 10 West Virginia's unbeaten streak

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- All week long, Oklahoma State heard the reports about West Virginia's dominant defense. The Cowboys took it all in, too, on offense and defense, vowing to carry it to the field. Saturday, it was Oklahoma State's defense that claimed the day, forcing three turnovers..." October 29

  • Howard, No. 12 West Virginia blitz TCU

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Skyler Howard threw four touchdowns against the hometown school that didn't recruit him as No. 12 West Virginia crushed TCU 34-10 on Saturday. Rushel Shell ran for 117 yards, Howard threw for 231 and the Mountaineers (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) extended their best start since..." October 22

  • Howard leads as Mountaineers rout Red Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "LUBBOCK, Texas -- Skyler Howard looked more like a record-smashing quarterback than did Patrick Mahomes and No. 20 West Virginia's defense made a bold statement in crushing Texas Tech 48-17. Howard threw for 318 yards, ran for 89 more and accounted for three scores as the Mountaineers (5-0,..." October 15

  • Ex-Florida QB Will Grier says Jim McElwain pushed him to transfer after suspension

    Alabama "Today marks the one-year anniversary of former Florida quarterback Will Grier's one-year NCAA suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. The cause and aftermath of that suspension, including Grier's decision to transfer to West Virginia, has been the subject of widespread..." October 13

  • West Virginia slips past Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "Matthew McCrane missed a late 42-yard field goal attempt and West Virginia ended Kansas State's four-year stranglehold in the series with a 17-16 victory on Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. Skyler Howard found Jovan Durante for a 9-yard touchdown with 6:11 left and West Virginia (4-0, 1-0 Big..." October 01