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3 Reasons for Optimism About the West Virginia Mountaineers in 2018

The confetti has barely settled on the turf at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but it's never too early to look ahead to next year - especially when there are so many reasons to be excited for the future of a program. The first-ever early signing period is behind us with National Signing Day just around the

ATHLONSPORTS.COM - 2018-01-16 17:15:00

How Bob Huggins got Bill Self to dress like he does for Kansas' game vs. West Virginia

Kansas coach Bill Self is all business when he's on the sideline coaching. On any given night, you can catch him decked out from head to toe in formal business wear, complete with a suit jacket and tie. It's normal business attire for the Hall of Famer. But on Monday, Self called an audible and spor

CBS SPORTS - 2018-01-16 18:41:57

College basketball rankings: Kansas keeps moving up in the Top 25 (and 1)

You're not going to believe this. But Kansas is, at least at the moment, again alone atop the Big 12 standings. And don't all the skeptics, myself included, look silly now? The Jayhawks won 71-66 at West Virginia late Monday to push their winning streak to four games. They're now 15-3 overall, 5-1 i

CBS SPORTS - 2018-01-16 18:23:26

Suspect in California hostage, torture case has ties to West Virginia

PRINCETON, W.Va. - A man charged in a California hostage situation where 13 people were found dirty and emaciated grew up in West Virginia. David Turpin's parents, James and Betty Turpin, still live in the Princeton area. They told two southern West Virginia media outlets, WVNS-TV and WOAY-TV, they

METRO NEWS - 2018-01-16 21:01:00

Pitt, West Virginia to open 2022 season with Backyard Brawl

Pitt and West Virginia will open their football seasons in 2022 at Heinz Field with the first Backyard Brawl between the teams in 11 years. The schools had previously announced a four-year home-and-home schedule of games (2022-2025), but the date for the first one has been moved to Sept. 3 from S

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 2018-01-16 19:06:49

West Virginia opens as early 8-point favorite over Tennessee in 2018 opener

West Virginia has opened as an 8-point favorite in its 2018 season opener against Tennessee. In the spreads released by 5 Dimes for Week 1 of next season, the Mountaineers are favored by 8 ahead of their neutral-site showdown with the Volunteers in Charlotte, N.C. That means they would likely have o

SPRINGFIELD NEWS SUN - 2018-01-16 18:21:33

5 stats that popped for Kansas in a crucial win at West Virginia

The idea of a Kansas basketball victory Monday night at West Virginia seemed somewhere in the realm of debatable to unfeasible during the Jayhawks' unproductive first half. Incredibly, KU emerged as an unlikely victor, 71-66, by withstanding the Mountaineers' physical defense early on and eventually

KU SPORTS - 2018-01-16 20:24:00

Konate blocks aside, KU bigs got the better of West Virginia on Monday night

In case you missed it while trying to figure out how the 10th-ranked Kansas men's basketball team found a way to get out of West Virginia with a victory on Monday night, let's take time to look back at the Kansas bench. Particularly Silvio De Sousa and Mitch Lightfoot, who, for the first time all y

KU SPORTS - 2018-01-16 20:57:00

Paintings sought for 2019 West Virginia wildlife calendar

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking paintings for its 2019 wildlife calendar. Graphic courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. The West Virginia Wildlife calendar for 2018 is now available for purchase. The DNR says in a news releas

WHSV - 2018-01-16 18:11:00

West Virginia Baseball Ranked To Start Season

Geoff Coyle/WV Illustrated The West Virginia Mountaineers are building something special in the baseball program. Coach Randy Mazey has earned enough goodwill that voters have placed the Mountaineers 22nd in the initial D1Baseball.com baseball rankings. The Mountaineers are one of four Big 12 teams

SMOKINGMUSKET.COM - 2018-01-16 17:47:50

College Football: Tennessee - West Virginia opening line released

Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports Tennessee will open the 2018 season with West Virginia Mountaineers in Charlotte, playing in the Belk Kickoff Classic at Bank of America Stadium. It'll be a new era for Tennessee football, ushering in the Jeremy Pruitt era along with restored faith in the program. Howev

ROCKY TOP TALK - 2018-01-16 17:59:57

Jenkins makes Senate bid official

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins is officially in the race for U.S. Senate. File Jenkins, a Republican, filed his paperwork Tuesday with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office. He announced his campaign in May 2017. During an appearance on Tuesday's Me

METRO NEWS - 2018-01-16 20:01:00

Homeschoolers push Tebow bill at West Virginia Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Clay County woman said she believes her two homeschooled sons, ages 16 and 11, are academically on par with their peers in public schools and she wants to see them and other homeschoolers have access to the same extracurriculars. It's about homeschool freedom and a parent's rig

METRO NEWS - 2018-01-16 19:54:00

Pitt/West Virginia To Open Season in 2022

For many years, the Pitt-West Virginia game was the final game on both teams schedule. However, with conference re-alignment and other factors, the great rivalry between these two teams ended and hasn't been played since 2011. Fortunately, the schools recently signed a 4-year deal to renew the "Back

PITTSBURGHSPORTSNOW.COM - 2018-01-16 18:44:50

EquiLottery Bill Refiled In West Virginia

Legislation that authorizes the Lottery Commission to introduce games whose winning tickets are determined by the outcome of a horse race, HB 2943 was filed for the second consecutive year in West Virginia last week. The effort is part of a long term strategy to create lottery games that bring live

PAULICKREPORT.COM - 2018-01-16 18:27:43

The Latest: Father surprised by son's arrest in torture case

9:05 a.m. The father of a California man accused of keeping his 13 children locked up in filthy conditions says he was surprised by news of his son's arrest. James Turpin of Princeton, West Virginia, told The Associated Press Tuesday that all 13 children are David Turpin's biological kids. He said n

AP - 2018-01-16 17:32:12

House resolution would require two-thirds majority to pass tax increases in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A resolution to be introduced in the West Virginia House would amend the state Constitution to require that any future tax and fee increases be approved by a two-thirds majority in both houses before they can be made law. Republican Delegate Pat McGeehan is sponsoring the

THENEWSCENTER.TV - 2018-01-16 20:50:00

Bracketology: Villanova, Virginia, Purdue and Duke are on track for top seeds

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events The task of trying to figure out the NCAA tournament's field of 68 is going to be different this year. Maybe. Perhaps the decision for the 10-person selection

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-01-16 16:25:00

Super-PAC boosts pro-Trump W.Va. challenger to Joe Manchin

The Senate campaign of West Virginia's pro-Trump attorney general was supercharged Tuesday when a super PAC backing his effort announced it has raised $700,000. The conservative West Virginia 35th PAC's total helped to nearly double the $737,000 Attorney General Patrick Morrisey raised in the fourth

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-01-16 14:47:00

Federal authorities probing Ohio helicopter crash, 2 killed

STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) - Federal investigators will try to determine what caused the fatal crash of a helicopter used for inspecting power lines. Both men aboard died Monday. FirstEnergy said they were contractors doing transmission line inspection work in northwest Ohio. The Wood County sheriff's o

DARIENNEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-01-16 12:53:43