West Virginia's offense has started to lean more heavily on its running backs, including former Hopewell star Rushel Shell.

West Virginia's offense has shifted into run-first mold

As he prepares to face a former employer, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is running a far different kind of offense than before.

about 6 hours ago

 Penn State coach James Franklin , according to USA Today’s coaching salary database released today, is the eighth-highest-paid coach in college football.

Coaches' salaries: Franklin third in Big Ten; Holgorsen eighth in Big 12

USA Today released its annual database of college coaching salaries, and local coaches pull in millions.

1 day ago

 Mountaineers safety Karl Joseph will miss the rest of the season due to a right knee injury he sustained in practice on Tuesday.

West Virginia loses star safety for the season

Karl Joseph injured his right knee during a non-contact drill Tuesday at the team’s practice.

2 days ago

 West Virginia Mountaineers running back Rushel Shell rushes for a touchdown against the Oklahoma Sooners last week at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Oklahoma State poses even a bigger threat to WVU

One week after allowing seven sacks, West Virginia prepares for an Oklahoma State defense leading FBS in sacks and tackles for a loss.

3 days ago

 Mario Alford and the Mountaineers handed Baylor its lone regular season loss last season.

WVU-Baylor scheduled for noon kickoff next week

The Mountaineers (3-1, 0-1 Big 12) suffered their first loss of the season last week in a 44-24 setback at No. 10 Oklahoma.

4 days ago

WVU's upcoming game against Oklahoma St. will be nationally televised

The game between the Mountaineers and Cowboys will kick off at 7 p.m.

5 days ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard tries to evade Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker in the first quarter of Saturday's game.

West Virginia offense misfires in first loss of season at Oklahoma

The Mountaineers (3-1, 0-1) entered the game leading Football Bowl Subdivision in scoring defense and turnover margin.

6 days ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard has come a long way since not being recruited out of high school. The junior from Texas is averaging more than 300 passing yards per game this season.

Once overlooked, WVU QB Howard turns disappointment into determination

Ignored much of his career by schools he now plays against, West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard continues to be driven by scorn.

1 week ago

 West Virginia wide receiver Shelton Gibson catches a touchdown pass while being defended by Maryland defensive back William Likely during the first half Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Morgantown, W.Va.

West Virginia prepares for grueling October schedule

Undefeated and recently-ranked West Virginia readies itself for a tough October schedule featuring four games against top-20 teams.

1 week ago

 West Virginia wide receiver Shelton Gibson.

WVU's Gibson gets a grip being a top-notch receiver

As his relationship with quarterback Skyler Howard grows, West Virginia wide receiver Shelton Gibson is putting together a breakout season.

1 week ago

 Wendell Smallwood #4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates with teammates after rushing for a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown.

West Virginia defeats Maryland, 45-6

In their final non-conference game of the regular season, the Mountaineers (3-0) gained 601 total yards.

1 week ago

 West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert boots the winning field goal in the fourth quarter against the Maryland Terrapins in 2014, the first sign of his breakout season last year.

West Virginia's Lambert no longer an anonymous kicker

One year after making a winning field goal against Maryland, West Virginia’s Josh Lambert has established himself as a premier kicker.

2 weeks ago

 WVU quarterback Clint Trickett attempts to dive into the end zone against the Maryland Terrapins during last year's game in College Park, Md.

Keeping Maryland, other regional rivals important to WVU

As it is with Pitt, Penn State and Virginia Tech, scheduling rival Maryland will remain a priority for the Mountaineers.

2 weeks ago

 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen celebrates after the Mountaineers scored Sept. 12 against Liberty.

West Virginia-Oklahoma Oct. 3 matchup set for noon start

Oklahoma is one of two Big 12 teams that West Virginia has not defeated in its three full seasons in the conference.

2 weeks ago

 This file image shows a charred piece of furniture that was a small part of the damage in post-game riots at WVU in 2011.

Post-WVU football fires leave city officials ablaze

Morgantown’s city council is expected to give the city fire marshal and his deputies the authority to make arrests for fire code violations.

3 weeks ago

 West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard celebrates with fans after a game against Liberty, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia defeated Liberty 41-17.

New wrinkle makes Mountaineers offense more dangerous

In a break from his “Air Raid” background, Dana Holgorsen has infused zone-read plays into West Virginia’s offense.

3 weeks ago

 Mountaineers running back Rushel Shell carries the ball against Liberty cornerback Justin Guillory during the first quarter at Milan Puskar Stadium.

WVU: Shell's second-guessing leads to big drop-off in his rushing yardage

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said running back Rushel Shell is “second-guessing himself a little bit” in slow start to 2015 season.

3 weeks ago

WVU-Maryland game set for 3 p.m. kickoff

The Sept. 26 game was announced Saturday as a sell out.

3 weeks ago

 West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is looking for more from his defense.

WVU looks to improve lackluster pass rush

In an otherwise strong two-game start for West Virginia’s defense, the lack of an effective pass rush has been a glaring shortcoming.

3 weeks ago

2 players dismissed from West Virginia football team after stabbing incident

Kenyatta Greene and Tyree Owens are no longer part of the football team following their involvement in an incident early Sunday.

3 weeks ago

 West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood celebrates after running for a touchdown during the second half against Liberty, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia defeated Liberty 41-17.

WVU beats Liberty, 41-17, to go to 2-0 on season

Though it wasn't able to pitch a shutout like it did against Georgia Southern last Saturday, WVU held the Flames scoreless in the first

3 weeks ago

 West Virginia's Karl Joseph had a stellar showing in the season opener last week.

WVU safety Joseph aims to meet lofty preseason expectations

After a three-interception performance last week, West Virginia safety Karl Joseph is primed for a benchmark senior season.

4 weeks ago

Obituary: Jack Linn / Offensive lineman at WVU in late ’80s killed in crash

The Sewickley native starred at Freedom Area High School and played for the Mountaineers for four seasons, from 1986-89.

4 weeks ago

 Nick Goings of the Pittsburgh Panthers picks up eight yards while giving the stiff arm to West Virginia's Boo Sensabaugh during 1999's Backyard Brawl.

Adam Bittner: Pitt, WVU secure decade of excitement with Backyard Brawl renewal

Thursday’s announcement to renew the rivalry should help Pitt’s program in drawing recruits, crowds.

4 weeks ago

 A fan shows her support for continuing the Backyard Brawl during the 2011 game, the last one played between Pitt and WVU.

Pitt, WVU to resume Backyard Brawl in 2022

The four-game series will run through 2025; the Panthers have a 61-40-3 lead in the all-time series, which began in 1895.

4 weeks ago