Alex Hickey, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday March 17, 2019

West Virginia not included on official list of women’s NCAA bubble teams

The NCAA released a list of "debatable eight" bubble teams, and the Mountaineers were not included.

Why James Harden — yes, James Harden — is a model for WVU QBs

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – This spring, Neal Brown is searching for his very own James Harden. No, Brown is not doing a coach-swap with Bob Huggins....

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Wesco will be gone, but West Virginia tight ends will not be forgotten

West Virginia is losing its best tight end in decades, but it sounds as if Neal Brown won't allow the position to fall into hibernation.

Why right and left sides matter more to West Virginia O-line coach Moore

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia offensive line coach Matt Moore likes his linemen the same way cable TV likes its politics: divided into right and...

Monday March 11, 2019

WVU running backs turning heads before spring practice even starts

West Virginia's quartet of running backs has quickly caught the attention of the Mountaineers new coaching staff.

Sunday March 10, 2019

Another sixth-inning rally leads West Virginia to sweep of Kent State

West Virginia swept its first home series of the season as its offense put together another late-game rally.

Saturday March 9, 2019

Mountaineers fall to K-State, putting NCAA hopes in extreme peril

West Virginia is one-and-done in the Big 12 tournament after a loss to Kansas State and now must wait a week for its NCAA tournament fate to be revealed.

Friday March 8, 2019

Sweet Spot podcast: Koenning calls out linebacker VanDarius Cowan

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — There is little question that linebacker VanDarius Cowan has the talent to make an impact at West Virginia. However, there still...

Why one November loss looms large over WVU’s NCAA tourney hopes

West Virginia coach Mike Carey doesn't think his team should be on the NCAA women's basketball tournament bubble -- and if not for one game, it probably wouldn't be.

Thursday March 7, 2019

Notable position changes, injuries as West Virginia prepares to open spring

A primer on what to expect when West Virginia opens up spring practices, including position changes and a handful of injuries.

Florida quarterback becomes second West Virginia Class of 2020 commit

Garrett Greene, a high school quarterback from Tallahassee, Fla., is the second player from next year's recruiting class to pledge to West Virginia.

Wednesday March 6, 2019

McCabe tips cap to absent Ahmad on WVU’s youthful senior night

West Virginia's youth shined on a senior night without any seniors, but freshman Jordan McCabe had the missing Esa Ahmad in his thoughts.

Monday March 4, 2019

West Virginia shows NCAA tourney worthiness against No. 1 Baylor

West Virginia came up short of a monumental upset against No. 1 Baylor, but may have silenced doubts that it belongs in the NCAA tournament.

West Virginia football lands first Class of 2020 commitment

A receiver from Neal Brown's hometown in Kentucky became the first commitment in the Class of 2020 for West Virginia.

Thursday February 28, 2019

See NFL Combine measurements for West Virginia offensive players

The NFL scouting combine officially gets underway Friday, but in a sense, the event kicked off Thursday as prospects checked in with their height, weight...

Wednesday February 27, 2019

No shirts, no shoes, no coaching: Brown brings dress code to WVU

Some of the changes made during a coaching transition are subtle -- such as the requirement to wear pants to the office.

Tuesday February 26, 2019

TCU’s Jamie Dixon impressed by McCabe’s breakout night

TCU coach Jamie Dixon knew Jordan McCabe could be dangerous, plus other notes from West Virginia's 3OT win over the Horned Frogs.

Monday February 25, 2019

Junior kicker Luke Hogan leaves West Virginia football team

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Kicker Luke Hogan has left the West Virginia football team, the school confirmed Monday. Hogan, a walk-on from Keller, Texas, was...

Saturday February 23, 2019

Struggling Oklahoma deals surprise blow to West Virginia’s tourney resume

The Big 12's worst team couldn't miss Saturday, putting a major crimp in West Virginia's hopes of reaching the women's NCAA tournament.

Friday February 22, 2019

Alabama, West Virginia announce home-and-home football series

West Virginia will play host to one of college football's premier powers with a return trip to Alabama the following season.

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