Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard, left, attempts to tackle West Virginia safety KJ Dillon after he intercepts a pass during the first half Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va.

'Battle tested' defense thrives for West Virginia after poor stretch

After recovering from the loss of star safety Karl Joseph, West Virginia’s defense has returned to form the past four games.

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 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard carries the ball during the first half Saturday against Iowa State in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia won, 30-6.

WVU downs Iowa State, 30-6

The victory was the fourth in a row for the Mountaineers (7-4, 4-4 Big 12), who entered November with a 3-4 record.

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 Running back Wendell Smallwood has had a breakout season for a Mountaineers offense that's typically known for its passing.

Junior RB Smallwood carries the weight for Mountaineers

West Virginia junior Wendell Smallwood used his skill and preparation to transform into one of college football’s best running backs.

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 Former WVU wide receiver Stedman Bailey, a third-round pick in the 2013 draft out of West Virginia, was critically wounded in a shooting in Miami Tuesday.

Former WVU standout Stedman Bailey has surgery after being shot in Miami

Bailey and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area when the shooting occurred, police said today.

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 Dana Holgorsen and his Mountaineers open the 2016 season against Missouri.

Games against Missouri, Baylor bookend WVU's 2016 football slate

The Mountaineers also will travel to Landover, Md., for a neutral-site game Sept. 24 against BYU.

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 Former Iowa State head coach and Pitt defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads argues a call during the first half of an Iowa State game against Kansas State, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Manhattan, Kan.

With the firing of coach, Iowa State might show more emotion vs. WVU

West Virginia is preparing for a motivated and unpredictable Iowa State team playing for its ousted coach, Paul Rhoads in his final game.

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 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard runs past Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr., left, and defensive tackle Jacky Dezir while on a 42-yard run during the first half.

Mountaineers beat Kansas 49-0 to become eligible for bowl

Skyler Howard threw for 133 yards and a touchdown, ran for 129 yards and another score, and led a grinding WVU offense in a victory.

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 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard shouldn't have to deal with a lot of pressure today against a Kansas team that isn't very good at much of anything.

WVU faces a Kansas team sorely lacking scholarship players and depth

Kansas, West Virginia’s opponent Saturday, is nearing the end of a season in which it has been undermanned and overmatched.

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 West Virginia's Terrell Chestnut (16) celebrates with students after defeating the Texas Longhorns, 38-20, Saturday at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, W.Va.

Some of West Virginia's goals this football season remain quite reachable

Back-to-back wins have reignited West Virginia’s season and kept several of its preseason goals within reach.

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 West Virginia players celebrate with students Saturday after their 38-20 win against Texas in Morgantown, W.Va., where they forced five turnovers.

Defensive takeaways key for West Virginia against Texas

West Virginia’s five turnovers forced against Texas not only helped it to a 38-20 win, but it continued a surge in takeaways this season.

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 Maryland’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough drives to the basket against Massachusetts Lowell Saturday in College Park, Md. Kimbrough, a Hopewell High School graduate, had 22 points in the Terrapins’ 102-53 win.

District basketball roundup: Penn State men win opener with balance

The Nittany Lions, looking different after the graduation do-it-all point guard D.J. Newbill, were too much for VMI in their 62-50 victory.

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WVU receiver White tries to break free from brother's shadow

West Virginia wide receiver Ka’Raun White, the brother of former WVU great Kevin White, is out to forge his own path and shed comparisons.

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 Mountaineers' Justin Arndt, right, celebrates after recovering a fumble on a kick return in the second half against the Texas Longhorns Saturday at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, WW.

West Virginia beats Texas, 38-20, for second win in a row

Off of those turnovers, the Mountaineers scored 24 points en route to their second consecutive win after a tough Big 12 stretch.

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 In this July 20, 2015, file photo, West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen addresses attendees at Big 12 Conference Football Media Days in Dallas.

West Virginia notebook: Mountaineers weigh in on Missouri situation

In light of the events at Missouri, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen understands the power that college athletes and coaches possess.

2 weeks ago

Duquesne, West Virginia women's soccer teams paired up in NCAA's first round

The two will play each other in Morgantown on Friday at 6 p.m.

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 Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes tackled by West Virginia's Edward Muldrow in a win Saturday for the Mountaineers at home.

Defense stays solid for West Virginia in victory

Against one of the nation’s most accomplished offenses, West Virginia’s defense was outstanding in a 31-26 win against Texas Tech.

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 The West Virginia Mountaineers took on Texas Tech Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium. On Nov. 14, they'll play the Longhorns at noon.

WVU Nov. 14 football game against Texas to be broadcast nationally

The game will kick off at noon and will air on ESPNU, the Big 12 conference announced.

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 Mountaineers running back Rushel Shell runs the ball during the second quarter against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Milan Puskar Stadium.

West Virginia runs to 31-26 victory over Texas Tech

West Virginia did something few would associate with its pass-happy coach – it ran, and did so quite well.

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 West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen.

Holgorsen and Kingsbury no longer share an apartment, but they share a strong bond

From being coach and player to roommates in a two-bedroom apartment, Dana Holgorsen and Kliff Kingsbury have a strong bond.

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 West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins reacts from the bench against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the second half at WVU Coliseum in March. The Mountaineers won 81-72.

2015-16 West Virginia men's basketball preview

Three keys to West Virginia men’s basketball’s 2015-16 season

3 weeks ago

 West Virginia guard Bria Holmes looks for an opening to the goal as LSU guard Jeanne Kenney defends during an NCAA second-round tournament game Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La.

2015-16 West Virginia women's basketball preview

Three keys to the 2015-16 season for West Virginia women’s basketball.

3 weeks ago

 Baylor quarterback Seth Russell is tackled by West Virginia linebacker Jared Barber during a game, Saturday, Oct 17, 2015, in Waco, Texas.

Texas Tech poses yet another formidable challenge for WVU's beat-up defense

With the most grueling part of its schedule over, West Virginia prepares to face Texas Tech and Football Bowl Subdivision’s No. 4 scoring

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