RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have released disappointing fourth-round pick Gary Jennings and activated rookie offensive lineman Phil Haynes from the physically unable to perform...
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks starting left tackle Duane Brown and backup running back Rashaad Penny are both active as expected for Thursday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms is looking to transfer.
The school confirmed Monday that Simms has put his name into the NCAA's transfer...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Camping World Bowl: No. 15 West Virginia (8-3) vs. No. 17 Syracuse (9-3), Friday, 5:15 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Line: Syracuse by 1.
Series Record: Syracuse, 33-27.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Syracuse is trying for its first 10-win season since 2001, and its chance comes in a game against a former Big East rival. West Virginia is seeking to avoid falling in a bowl game for a third consecutive season, which would match the longest such drought in the program's history.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has shored up its secondary by signing five defensive backs.
The Mountaineers landed 16 players Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA's early signing period.
Osita Smith, a 6-foot-2 safety, is from Wilde Lake High School in Bowie, Maryland, and 6-2 cornerback Dreshun Miller is transferring from Eastern Arizona Community College. Both are four-star recruits according to 247sports.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last time West Virginia quarterback Will Grier ran for the corner of the end zone against Texas, a dive resulted in a gnarly broken finger that ended his season.
He stayed upright this time, untouched as he scrambled for a 2-point conversion that gave No. 12 West Virginia a 42-41 win at No. 15 Texas on Saturday that kept the Mountaineers in first in the Big 12 as they try for their first conference championship.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen knew he had two of the Big 12's top wide receivers entering the 2018 season in David Sills V and Gary Jennings.
At the moment, though, it's junior Marcus Simms putting together a breakout year.
Simms will go after his fourth straight 100-yard receiving performance on Saturday when No. 9 West Virginia (4-0, 2-0 Big 12) hosts Kansas (2-3, 0-2).
Kansas State (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 12 West Virginia (2-0, 0-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).
Line: West Virginia by 16
Series record: Kansas State leads 5-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
West Virginia tries to regroup in the teams' Big 12 opener after its Sept. 15 game at North Carolina State was called off due to Hurricane Florence. Kansas State is coming off a 41-17 win over UTSA and now goes on the road for the first time this season.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Gary Jennings slammed the door on all those jokes at his expense about his lack of scoring a year ago.
The senior is more than making up for it so far in 2018.
Jennings caught three touchdown passes from Will Grier to lead No. 14 West Virginia to a 52-17 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday night.
"It feels great," Jennings said. "And the win feels even better."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It isn't in Will Grier's nature to panic.
So two dropped touchdown passes, a 10-minute drive by the opposing offense and an hour-long weather delay at halftime weren't about to distract the West Virginia senior quarterback on Saturday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Wide receiver Gary Jennings had a prolific 2017 season between the end zones for West Virginia with little else to show for it.
Jennings figures his touchdown chances will improve a year after he scored just once despite amassing 97 receptions that ranked him fourth in the Bowl Subdivision.
"Last year was a great season. That's just how the ball rolls sometimes," Jennings said. This year, "I'm definitely looking for more ways to get in the end zone."
Utah (6-6, Pac-12) vs. West Virginia (7-5, Big 12), Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m. EST
Utah: RB Zack Moss, 1,023 yards rushing, nine rushing touchdowns.
West Virginia: WR David Sills V, 60 catches for 980 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Utah: The Utes lost six of their final eight games but beat Colorado 34-13 in their regular-season finale to become bowl eligible. QB Tyler Huntley missed that game with an injury.