Although former Wirt County football player Cam Nelson made a name for himself on the gridiron as the team’s star running back, football is not his sport anymore. That’s rugby, which he now plays in Kaiserslautern, Germany. While it was unexpected, Nelson has loved it.
Leddie Brown broke open a close game with a long touchdown run in the third quarter and caught one of Jarret Doege’s three touchdown passes to lead West Virginia to a 38-17 victory Saturday over a winless Kansas team that was without coach Les Miles.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tony Fields had the desert in his blood growing up in Las Vegas and as a three-year starter at Arizona. Heading to the tree-lined hills of West Virginia might seem like a whole ’nother world. For Fields, it was an easy choice. “I like nature, so coming out in West Virginia, […]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Leddie Brown scored a 3-yard touchdown run in the second overtime after West Virginia’s defense made a stop, and the Mountaineers outlasted Baylor 27-21 on Saturday. West Virginia (2-1, 1-1 Big 12) squeaked out the win in a game where offensive consistency was rare and mistakes were plentiful. Baylor (1-1, 1-1) […]
In recent years, the Big 12 has been at once completely stable and highly volatile. Oklahoma has won five straight conference championships, losing one game in league play along the way the last four seasons, always as a substantial favorite. The rest of the conference has been a choose-your-own-adventure ride, with five different schools finishing […]
Chuba Hubbard scored on a 23-yard run with 1:17 remaining to salvage a difficult afternoon and help No. 15 Oklahoma State beat West Virginia 27-13 on Saturday.
The Southeastern Conference is set to kick off its 10-game, league-only schedule, making this Saturday the most normal-feeling yet of a most unusual season. As of Wednesday, all the SEC openers were still on. The Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference were also scheduled to have all their teams playing this weekend — until Tuesday, […]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jarrett Doege threw three touchdown passes, Leddie Brown and Alec Sinkfield gave West Virginia’s running game a lift it hadn’t seen in quite some time, and the Mountaineers beat Eastern Kentucky 56-10 Saturday. Brown and Sinkfield both finished with career highs of 123 yards and two rushing TDs in the Mountaineers’ […]
All-Americans and college football award winners are overwhelmingly chosen from teams with the winning records. Makes sense, of course. Good teams have the most good players and — as the saying goes — to the winner goes the spoils. The good players on the not-so-good teams tend to get lost in the shuffle, overlooked through […]
WVU junior Colson Glover and senior Brooke Ashby received the news of a lifetime in March when they were named the Mountaineer mascot and alternate, respectively. However, COVID-19 nearly dashed their chances before the university stepped in to help them achieve their dreams.