Short-handed West Virginia takes on Bellarmine

The identity of West Virginia’s basketball team is beginning to take shape. The Mountaineers hope a clearer picture will result in more wins as they host Bellarmine on Sunday afternoon in Morgantown, W.Va. The Mountaineers (2-3) have been short on depth due to the absence of multiple players. Kerr Kriisa is expected to join the team after serving four more games of a nine-game suspension, but beyond him, the Mountaineers don’t know if RaeQuan Battle

West Virginia looking to build bowl momentum at Baylor

West Virginia will look to improve its bowl status when it visits Baylor for a Big 12 Conference regular-season finale on Saturday in Waco, Texas. The Mountaineers (7-4, 5-3 Big 12) are already guaranteed a spot in the postseason and look to accentuate what’s been a mostly positive season. West Virginia was picked to finish last in the Big 12 in the preseason poll but has won three of its past four games to guarantee

No. 24 Virginia regroups after rout to face West Virginia

Virginia was off to a strong start to the season until it found Wisconsin on the same floor. The No. 24 Cavaliers look to pick up from the ruins on Wednesday when they face West Virginia in the consolation game of the Beach Division at the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Florida. Virginia (4-1) played its toughest foe of the season Monday and it wasn’t pretty as Wisconsin notched an overpowering 65-41 victory that included an

West Virginia eyes tougher test in matchup with SMU

West Virginia remains a largely unknown quantity entering Monday’s game against SMU in the opening round of the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Florida. The Mountaineers (2-1) have wins over Missouri State and Jacksonville State but also lost 73-65 to Monmouth on Nov. 10. SMU (3-1) figures to be a good test for West Virginia in the Beach Division matchup. The Mustangs won their first three games before falling 79-66 to No. 13 Texas A&M on

Cincinnati still fighting, takes aim at West Virginia

Although Cincinnati will not be bowl-eligible for the first time in six years, the Bearcats aren’t ready to give up. Coming off the first Big 12 Conference win in program history, Cincinnati brings momentum into Saturday’s clash with West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va. The Bearcats (3-7, 1-6) snapped a seven-game losing streak and defeated Houston 24-14 last Saturday to earn the milestone victory. Corey Kiner rushed for 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns on

West Virginia attempts to bounce back, battles Jacksonville State

Two games into the season, West Virginia has already gone off script, and not in a good way. The Mountaineers, who scheduled a manageable home slate to open the campaign prior to the Fort Myers Tip-Off next week, saw things go off track in a 73-65 upset loss to Monmouth on Friday. West Virginia will try to get things corrected when it hosts Jacksonville State in Morgantown, W.Va., on Tuesday night, though interim coach Josh

After nightmarish half, West Virginia eyes improvement vs. Monmouth

West Virginia is confident of one thing going into Friday night’s game: It will get off to a better start against Monmouth than it did against Missouri State. West Virginia will go for its second straight win under interim head coach Josh Eilert when the Mountaineers host Monmouth in Morgantown, W.Va. Both teams have been off since opening their seasons Monday night, when West Virginia overcame a cold first half to beat visiting Missouri State

QB uncertain No. 17 Oklahoma will respond vs WVU

With three games to play, West Virginia and Oklahoma are on the edge of the race for a berth in the Big 12 Championship Game. Even so, the teams are in much different places entering a matchup Saturday in Norman, Okla. West Virginia (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) has built some momentum in recent weeks, winning back-to-back games. “I think we’re starting to hit our stride,” Mountaineers coach Neal Brown said. “I think the story of

After ugly loss, BYU makes first-ever trip to WVU

Though BYU and West Virginia have the same overall records, they come into their Saturday Big 12 matchup at Morgantown, W.Va., following entirely different experiences last weekend. In their first-ever visit to the state of West Virginia, the Cougars (5-3, 2-3 Big 12) hope to bounce back after a 35-6 road loss to then-No. 7 Texas. The Mountaineers (5-3, 3-2) will look to keep momentum gained last week in a 41-28 win at UCF after

WVU, smarting from Hail Mary loss, aims to rebound vs. Oklahoma St.

Oklahoma State and West Virginia have found success in a different way this season. The programs historically have relied on their offenses, but the Cowboys and Mountaineers are in the bottom half of the Big 12 in points per game in 2023. Despite their offensive inconsistency, both teams are 4-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play thanks to improved defenses. Points might be at more of a premium than usual when the programs meet Saturday