West Virginia's Daryl Worley breaks up a touchdown pass intended for Alabama's Amari Cooper at Georgia Dome, Aug. 30, in Atlanta.

West Virginia's next foe: 'The Alabama of I-AA'

Division I-AA power Towson next as Mountaineers attempt to bounce back from rugged opener against Alabama.

about 12 hours ago

 West Virginia's Rushel Shell tries to fight off Alabama's Kenyan Drake on a punt return in the second half Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Shell impressive early in season opener for West Virginia

Pitt transfer and former Hopewell star Rushel Shell gained 37 yards on six carries in his Mountaineers debut.

1 day ago

 West Virginia's Rushel Shel tries to fight off Alabama's Kenyan Drake on a punt return during the second half of today's game in Atlanta.

West Virginia falls to Alabama, 33-23

West Virginia, pegged as 26-point underdogs, trailed by three points at halftime but Alabama held on for a 33-23 victory.

3 days ago

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen watches his team during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan Puskar Stadium Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2014.

West Virginia facing long odds in season opener today

SEC dynasty Alabama is a 26-point favorite in the first meeting between the two schools.

3 days ago

WVU football: Many first-game tests face new, dueling coordinators

West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson debuts against talented but unsettled Alabama offense led by new coordinator Lane Kiffin.

5 days ago

 West Virgina head coach Dana Holgorsen answers a question from a reporter during the NCAA college Big 12 Conference football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Keys to West Virginia’s 2014 season

Experienced Mountaineers give coach Dana Holgorsen plenty of reasons to be optimistic.

5 days ago

 Aliquippa's Dravon Henry rushed for more than 5,000 yards in his amazing high school career.

West Virginia notebook: Aliquippa freshman Henry is a starter

Former Aliquippa High School star Dravon Henry will line up in the secondary when WVU faces Alabama on Saturday.

6 days ago

 In this Nov. 2, 2013, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett prepares to pass against TCU during the first half of an NCAA football game in Fort Worth, Texas. West Virginia is 11-14 over the past two seasons and must show significant improvements on both sides of the ball to avoid another year of disappointment. The offense will rely on Trickett, who started seven games a year ago and is coming off shoulder surgery in the offseason.

2014 West Virginia football schedule

A capsule look at the Mountaineers’ 2014 season, which begins at 3:30 Saturday against Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

6 days ago

 Alabama coach Nick Saban is playing his QB decision close to the vest.

West Virginia notebook: Alabama coach Nick Saban yet to name starting QB

The Mountaineers take on the Crimson Tide in the season opener but they still don’t know who will be under center for Nick Saban in Atlanta.

1 week ago

 William & Mary wide receiver Sean Ballard catches a pass as West Virginia cornerback Ishmael Banks defends last season.

NCAA suspends WVU cornerback Banks for three games

The ban for Banks, who started all 12 games in 2013, is for “academic issues,” according to head coach Dana Holgorsen.

1 week ago

New era: Inaugural College Football Playoff ushers in much excitement for fans

While the playoff answers fans' longtime complaints, some of its details and longer-reaching implications are still to be determined.

1 week ago

 Clint Trickett - No doubt as to starting QB for Mountaineers in 2014.

West Virginia: Trickett prepares with higher level of comfort as QB

Former Florida State transfer Clint Trickett officially has the reins to the Mountaineers offense, and plans to run with it.

2 weeks ago

 Quarterback Clint Trickett could be at the helm of a more powerful offense this year for West Virginia.

West Virginia notebook: Offense’s new look pleases the boss

The presence of more experienced players helps the Mountaineers offense and coach Dana Holgorsen pick up steam in training camp.

2 weeks ago

 West Virginia's Rushel Shell carries during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan Puskar Stadium Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2014.

West Virginia notebook: Nimble-looking Shell impresses Holgorsen

Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen touched on a number of topics Monday, including former Pitt running back Rushel Shell’s backfield role.

3 weeks ago

 Former longtime Penn State assistant 
Tom Bradley settles into his new role
 with new challenges at West Virginia.

Tom Bradley settles into his new role at West Virginia

No living person has coached more Penn State games than Bradley; now he is settling into his new role as WVU's senior associate head coach.

3 weeks ago

West Virginia notebook: Freshman QB could become 3-way threat

Freshman quarterback William Crest was a prized recruit for his dual-threat ability, but that not might be the peak of his game.

3 weeks ago

West Virginia notebook: Mountaineers go to different finishing school

The Mountaineers must learn to finish games better if their record is to improve this season.

4 weeks ago



College Football Preview

Pitt's Chris Blewitt is congratulated after kicking the go-ahead field goal against Bowling Green in the fourth quarter in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
The season kicks off Saturday -- follow the PG's coverage of how the season will shake out for Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia.


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