February 16, 1986 |
They played a big basketball game yesterday at McGonigle Hall. And to tell you something about the kind of game it was, the people who summed up the day best were the people in the Temple band. They did that just by launching into that time-honored, social-commentary number, "Rock Around the Clock," midway through the second half. And the only big upset was that they didn't go right into "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" when that one was over. You see, the clock - or rather the lack of one - turned out to be a big issue during Temple's rocky, 57-51 victory yesterday over West Virginia.
February 23, 2010 |
Kemba Walker scored 21 points and Jerome Dyson added 17 as Connecticut (17-11, 7-8 Big East) took a 73-62 win over No. 8 West Virginia (21-6, 10-5) last night in Hartford, Conn., the Huskies' third win this season over a top 10 team. Stanley Robinson had 15 points and 13 rebounds for UConn, which has won three straight to keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive. The Huskies are 3-1 since coach Jim Calhoun returned from a medical leave of absence. Connecticut was 3-4 during the 23 days he was gone.
January 13, 2010
Korinne Campbell (10 points) hit two free throws late as host West Virginia defeated Villanova, 45-41 in Big East women's basketball action last night. Laura Sweeney scored a career-high 19 for 'Nova. (10-5, 0-3 Big East). WVU improved to 16-1, 4-0. In another area women's game: At Saint Joseph's, Dominique Bryant scored 11 points as the Hawks (8-8, 1-1 Big 5) thumped Penn (1-13, 0-3), 57-40.
December 28, 1998 |
For West Virginia, there was no keeping up with the Joneses in this year's Insight.com Bowl. Quarterback Corby Jones scored three touchdowns and sophomore Julian Jones had a big night defensively as Missouri defeated the Mountaineers, 34-31, Saturday at Tucson, Ariz. Julian Jones, a sophomore cornerback who usually doesn't start, earned the outstanding player award with a performance that included a blocked punt, intercepted pass, 39-yard kick return and 10 unassisted tackles.
October 18, 2011 |
NATE SMITH and his new football teammates have stories to tell. While strapping on pads in the locker room . . . Wolfing down lunch in the cafeteria . . . Riding around town on a Saturday night . . . Though the story Smith tells, dating back to a down moment in the 2010 season, remains difficult to relive, he feels the one related by his new grid buddies is much more painful. First, some particulars. Smith, who yesterday made an oral commitment to play defensive back at West Virginia, is a 6-foot, 190-pound senior at Archbishop Wood, and a star across many skies (wideout, safety, cornerback, return man)
March 16, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - West Virginia took a 75-mile bus ride to town. Gonzaga flew more than 2,200 miles. Many said it wasn't fair that the No. 7 seed had to travel so far to play No. 10, barely an hour from its campus, at the Consol Energy Center. They were all right. It wasn't fair. Gonzaga jumped West Virginia midway through the first half last night and never let up, blowing the Mountaineers out of the Big East to the Big 12 with a sendoff that only a Pittsburgh fan could love.
August 1, 2012 |
DARYL WORLEY'S next stop will be West Virginia. Now, as for what position he'll play ... Up for serious debate! Worley, a 6-2 1/2, 185-pound rising football senior at Penn Charter, has chosen the Mountaineers, ultimately, over Pitt and Syracuse (he had roughly 15 offers) and next summer he'll try to nail down his role. "They told me it'll be my choice," Worley said. "On defense it could be free safety, strong safety or ‘star' linebacker, or on offense it could be slot receiver or wideout ... Oh, they did say I'll be returning kicks no matter what.
January 26, 1989 |
James Spears grew up playing basketball in rural southeastern Maryland - he had never even worn football pads before arriving at Glen Mills in the summer of 1987. But when Spears - hotly recruited by Division I colleges in both sports - thought about his future, he decided to keep putting on the pads. Earlier this week, he verbally committed to play football for West Virginia. "Going in the NBA, I'm only 6-6 . . . " Spears said. "Not to say I couldn't play forward in college.