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Geno Smith headlines Combine invitees

Penn State and Pitt also send former players to Indianapolis.

Penn State, Pitt, and WVU recruiting classes

Penn State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia all managed to pull in solid recruiting classes, but the Nittany Lions were particularly impressive given their restrictions.

Dana Holgorsen likely to shake up coaching staff

Following a 7-6 season and a disappointing loss to Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is likely to make some coaching changes in the coming weeks.

Smith top QB in new mock, Austin top WR

Geno Smith and Tavon Austin of the West Virginia Mountaineers could each be the top player off the NFL Draft board at their respective positions, with one mocker selecting Smith No. 3 and Austin No. 12.

Mountaineers' coordinator takes blame for loss

Days after suffering a disappointing 38- 14 loss in the Pinstripe Bowl, West Virginia defensive coordinator Keith Patterson took full responsibilities for the defense's performance.

Holgorsen says team didn't overcome adversity

The Mountaineers got handled on Saturday, leaving the program with a bad taste in its mouth.

West Virginia buried by Syracuse

The Syracuse Orange shook off a slow start in the snow to steamroll the West Virginia Mountaineers 38-14 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

WVU trails 12-7 at half of Pinstripe Bowl

With key mistakes and an inability to stop the run, the Mountaineers are fortunate to trail by just 5 at the half.

Jeff Braun will start at center for WVU

Jeff Braun has been preparing to start at center for the West Virginia Mountaineers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl since the team learned last week that starting center Joey Madsen will be academically ineligible.

Pinstripe Bowl 2012: WVU to challenge Syracuse

West Virginia will be challenging Syracuse in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl.

Geno Smith, Ryan Nassib lead potent offenses

Geno Smith and Ryan Nassib will lead their respective offensive unit in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday.

2012 Pinstripe Bowl odds and lines

The Mountaineers and Orange have had very different seasons, but meet in one of the weekend's closest games.

NFL Draft: Stedman Bailey projected in 2nd round

A look at Pittsburgh-based draft developments. Including news about the Steelers, Pittsburgh prospects and mock drafts. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Holgorsen: Joe Madsen 'didn't care of business'

West Virginia will be without its center, Joe Madsen, after the lineman's grades made him ineligible for the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl. It would have been his final game for West Virginia.

Picks see WVU-Cuse as close, high-scoring affair

It should be a shootout as West Virginia and Syracuse square off in the Pinstripe Bowl, with each team boasting a star at quarterback.

Madsen ineligible for bowl game

Center Joe Madsen won't be able to play in the Pinstripe Bowl because of academic issues.

WVU's Geno Smith preparing for Syracuse

The quarterback gets to finish his college career right where he wants to: Against Syracuse.

What kind of NFL career can Stedman Bailey have?

Stedman Bailey may actually project as WVU's best NFL prospect.

WVU's Stedman Bailey to enter 2013 NFL Draft

Unsurprisingly, junior wideout Stedman Bailey will head for the 2013 NFL Draft, a move that makes lots of sense for him.

ESPN columnist predicts Pitt and WVU bowl losses

Mark Schlabach expects the Panthers and Mountaineers to lose their postseason games

WVU mascot cited by State for hunting video

West Virginia's mascot, who appeared in video shooting a bear, has been cited by the state for not wearing the requisite amount of orange.

WVU's Bailey, Austin named AP All-Americans

Two West Virginia Mountaineer players, Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin, each were named to AP All-American teams on Tuesday. Austin was selected as a first-teamer as a all-purpose player, while Bailey made the second-team as a wide receiver.

WVU mascot uses musket to kill bear

A recent video shows WVU's mascot killing a bear with the school's famous musket.

Austin, Bailey make All-Big 12 1st team

West Virginia had two players make the All-Big XII first team, and two more players earn second team honors.

Tavon Austin captures Big 12 honors

West Virginia's Tavon Austin earned Special Teams Player of the Year honors in the Mountaineers inaugural season in the Big 12.

Geno Smith named Big 12 Offensive POTW

Geno Smith's 23-for-24 passing display Saturday against the Kansas Jayhawks earned him a player of the week honor, which he split with Baylor's Lache Seastrunk.

Mountaineers to face Orange in Pinstripe Bowl

West Virginia will play Syracuse in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl. The Orange have defeated the Mountaineers in the last two meetings dating back to West Virginia's time in the Big East.

Could there be a Backyard Brawl in New York?

The West Virginia Mountaineers and Pittsburgh Panthers football programs await a bowl invitation, which could come sometime Sunday. There's a chance the pair could meet in the Pinstripe Bowl.

West Virginia pounds Kansas on Senior Day

The Mountaineers crushed Kansas in one of the most lopsided games of the year.

WVU brings season to a close against Kansas

The Mountaineers aim to finish their season on a high note against Kansas.

WVU frets about Kansas team with nothing to lose

West Virginia still has a lot to worry about against the Kansas Jayhawks, despite -- or maybe because -- of the fact that Charlie Weis' squad is on a 10-game losing streak and has no conference wins.

Charlie Weis praises Tavon Austin, WVU offense

Kansas Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis spoke highly about the West Virginia offense in the Big XII coaches teleconference this week.

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