West Virginia Mountaineers

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2018 Big 12 Standings
TEAM CONF OVR
Oklahoma 8-1 12-2
Texas 7-2 10-4
Iowa State 6-3 8-5
West Virginia 6-3 8-4
TCU 4-5 7-6
Baylor 4-5 7-6
Kansas State 3-6 5-7
Texas Tech 3-6 5-7
Oklahoma State 3-6 7-6
Kansas 1-8 3-9
Injuries
  • LB
    Dylan Tonkery (Neck) is questionable Friday vs Syracuse
  • LB
    Charlie Benton (Knee) is out for season

West Virginia Mountaineers News

  • WVMetroNews: Former WVU tailback Kerry Marbury dead at 67

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Kerry Marbury, a former West Virginia University football standout considered among the top prep players in state history, has died at 67.

    Marbury passed away Sunday morning. While a cause of death was not immediately known, sources close to the family confirmed the death Monday to MetroNews.

    Marbury rushed for 1,665 yards and 22 touchdowns over the 1971 and 1972 seasons. He carried the ball 145 times for 890 yards as a sophomore, before rushing for 775 yards on 150 attempts as a junior.

    He also set the school's single-game rushing record with a 291-yard output against Temple, a mark that has since been topped.

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    WVMetroNews: Defensive end commit Aaron Lewis flips from West Virginia to Michigan

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- In the wacky world of college football recruiting, anything can happen until the second the fax arrives with a player's signed letter of intent. In one prominent case, a player's mom even hijacked the letter before it could get to its intended destination.

    In that context, it is little surprise when a player flips to another school less than a week after stumping for other players to join him at the school where he was already committed. Such is the case for three-star defensive end Aaron Lewis, who on Sunday decided to change his commitment from West Virginia to Michigan.

  • @WVUfootball • 17h

    WVMetroNews: Defensive end commit Aaron Lewis flips from West Virginia to Michigan

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- In the wacky world of college football recruiting, anything can happen until the second the fax arrives with a player's signed letter of intent. In one prominent case, a player's mom even hijacked the letter before it could get to its intended destination.

    In that context, it is little surprise when a player flips to another school less than a week after stumping for other players to join him at the school where he was already committed. Such is the case for three-star defensive end Aaron Lewis, who on Sunday decided to change his commitment from West Virginia to Michigan.

  • WVMetroNews: Four-star New Jersey lineman Chris Mayo commits to West Virginia

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia's future offensive line will come with a generous portion of Mayo.

    Chris Mayo, a four-star offensive lineman from Richland, N.J., committed to the Mountaineers on Saturday. Mayo is the first offensive lineman to commit to Neal Brown's first WVU recruiting class.

    Mayo is rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals. He is the highest-rated player to give Brown a verbal commitment in the Class of 2020. Rivals upgraded quarterback Garrett Greene to a four-star prospect after his commitment.

    Mayo chose West Virginia over Kentucky. He had also received heavy interest from Purdue, Arizona State and Auburn.

  • The Inside Linebacker group and Specialists enjoy a night of competition at Coach Brown's#HailWV https://t.co/9euFb0eid6

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  • MWC Connection: Mountaintop View 6-21-19

    Happy Friday. Let's cut to the chase and get to the links.

    <strong>The MWC names their male T&amp;F athlete of the year...</strong>

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    MW Men's TF Athlete of the Year u2705

    Congrats to Michael Rhoads on ticking all the boxes during both the indoor AND outdoor seasons!

    RELEASE: https://t.co/BNL1foXgcZ pic.twitter.com/wbXyC5fiB0-- Air Force TrackField and XC (@AF_trackfield) June 18, 2019

    <strong>...And their female athlete of the year. </strong>

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    Allie Ostrander has been named the @MW_OlySports Female Track Athlete of the Year for the 2019 Outdoor Season!

  • RT @WVUfootball: Trust The Climb | Our Rise To The Top#TrustTheClimb#HailWV https://t.co/baEvOhmFdj

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  • The Smoking Musket: West Virginia Football Recruiting: 3-Star In-State Target Commits to the Mountaineers

    Neal Brown's commitment to keeping in-state talent at home appears to be paying off. Zach Frazier, a 6'3", 277lb lineman from Fairmont, gave his commitment to Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, and announced his pledge publicly via Twitter on Thursday -- West Virginia Day.

    Frazier is ranked as a three-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite, with a 0.8316 rating. He's currently listed as the third best recruit in the state -- behind Bluefield's Sean Martin and JJ Davis -- and holds offers from Stanford, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Louisville. While the two-time First-Team All-State star is listed as a defensive tackle by the major recruiting services, the Mountaineer staff is recruiting him as an offensive center.

  • Trust The Climb | Our Rise To The Top#TrustTheClimb#HailWV https://t.co/baEvOhmFdj

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  • WVMetroNews: Former WVU receiver Marcus Simms to enter NFL Supplemental Draft

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Marcus Simms' college career is over.

    The former West Virginia wide receiver, who entered the NCAA transfer portal in April, has instead filed paperwork to enter the NFL's supplemental draft. A source confirmed Simms' intention to enter the draft with MetroNews. Simms' decision was first reported by Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com.

    Simms' ability to play elsewhere next season -- even at the FCS level -- was clouded by his connection to an alleged violation of West Virginia's student code of conduct that would have affected his eligibility since transfers still need to be in good academic standing.

  • MWC Connection: SDSU can have a bounce back season.

    After finishing the 2018 football season with a record of 7-6 and then being blown out by 27 points in the Frisco Bowl to Ohio, SDSU will be looking to make some improvements going into the 2019 season.

    SDSU started off the season 6-1 which included a six game win streak. During this streak they were able to win some close games and successfully defeat Arizona State and Boise State, two nationally ranked opponents.

    The Aztecs would then finish the regular season 1-4 with all the games being against Mountain West teams.

    Although all of these losses were decided by less than an average of one possession, San Diego State would fail to comeback or even score after half time.

  • MWC Connection: Peak Perspective: A Look into San Jose State Recruiting

    Building a program from the ground up is no easy task, especially when there isn't much tradition to go off of. The Brennan era at San Jose State is entering their third season, and thus far, they only have three wins to their name over the first two seasons. However, building takes time, and often an increase in wins is towards the end of the process rather than the beginning. Instead, creating a culture and winning battles in recruiting are the building blocks. For San Jose State, it appears those building blocks are now in place.

    San Jose State had been one of the better teams in the Mountain West when it comes to doing well in recruiting despite struggling on the field.

  • WVMetroNews: Lyons asks fans to 'be realistic' about expectations for WVU football in 2019

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - While discussing the overall state of West Virginia athletics with reporters on Wednesday, WVU athletic director Shane Lyons was quick to temper expectations for the Mountaineers football team in 2019.

    "We have to be a bit realistic here," Lyons said. "We lost five guys to the NFL Draft. Several key players on the offensive side of the ball."

    The Mountaineers are replacing quarterback Will Grier, left tackle Yodny Cajuste, tight end Trevon Wesco and wide receivers Gary Jennings and David Sills.

    Lyons was blunt in addressing the challenges facing Neal Brown in his first year as head coach.

  • This is it. Almost Heaven. Happy West Virginia Day.#AlmostHeaven#HailWV https://t.co/nP2ioi6ymQ

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  • WVMetroNews: Former West Virginia safety Derrek Pitts enrolls at new school

    Two weeks after entering the NCAA transfer portal, former West Virginia defensive back Derrek Pitts has enrolled at Marshall.

    Thundering Herd athletics director Mike Hamrick confirmed the move Wednesday to WVMetroNews and The Dominion Post.

    Pitts and fellow safety Kenny Robinson were two projected defensive starters who transferred from WVU within the past month.

    A four-star recruit from South Charleston High, Pitts signed with the Mountaineers in 2017. Rivals ranked him the top prospect in the state that year and the No. 23 safety nationally.

    He appeared in 19 games over two seasons at West Virginia, making a career 36 tackles and forcing one fumble.

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