More TCU fallout, new hoops commitments, WVUPros update on NBDL, bowl predictions, Big 12 roundup & more
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What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Now: Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
In Monday's Gold and Blue Now we hear from Dana Holgorsen, Geno Smith and Joe DeForest after Saturday's double overtime loss to TCU.
Bob Stitt's offense: A college football gold mine - USA Today
A big smile crept across Holgorsen's face. "My good friend Bob Stitt at Colorado School of Mines gave me that," Holgorsen said.
Men’s Soccer Clinches Tourney Berth - WVU Athletics
The WVU men's soccer team defeated Bowling Green. (autoplay video)
Truck Bryant and Alex Ruoff Selected in NBDL Draft - WVU Pros
The NBDL held their annual Draft on Friday night via teleconference. Two Mountaineers, who were to previously play in Europe this fall, were selected.
News of Note:
THE WATER COOLER: MAKE THE HURT STOP EDITION - TheSignalCaller.com
As far as stomach-punch losses go, this one was up there. Even amongst the tortured history of West Virginia football, that one’ll stick around for awhile.
HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU staff still learning the ropes - Times West Virginian
"When you’re on the field, there’s so much going on, so much noise. It’s a lot easier to call plays from the box. You see the big picture. You know the weaknesses. On the field you don’t see the far-side perimeter," he said.
Another step backward - Charleston Gazette
Lack of improvement has Mountaineers' season in jeopardy
WVU's effort not enough - Martinsburg Journal
Most of the 52,300 chilled spectators were hopeful when Tavon Austin's return of a punt 76 yards for a touchdown had settled the issue.
Miscues continue to hurt Mountaineers - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Monday Morning Quarterback
West Virginia: Defense improves in loss to TCU - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
DeForest retained play-calling duties.
Mountaineers find confidence on defense - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia's defense looked almost nothing Saturday like it had in Big 12 play this season.
TCU pulled off surprises - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
WVU football notebook
On The Brink - BGN
Isaiah Bruce said one play can be a game-changer. The question for West Virginia is if it will be a season-changer as well.
WVU now playing for survival - Times West Virginian
Mountaineers taking three-game losing streak to Oklahoma State this weekend
Mounting Losses Changing Bowl Bid - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Perhaps it was a level-headed Geno Smith who said it best Saturday night after West Virginia lost a third straight game for the first time in nearly a decade, plummeting to seventh place in the Big 12.
There’s something wrong in Holgorsen’s kitchen - Register-Herald
But whether it was his kicks or the protection in front of him, something went wrong on all three, including a very manageable 36-yarder in overtime that could have won the game if it hadn’t been blocked by an untouched edge rusher.
Facts, figures of WVU losing skid - Charleston Daily Mail
Guess I'll break the facts and figures of this one down in notes so they'll be easier to chew and digest.
Monday Morning WVU Stock Report - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Examining the ups and downs, the dividends and downticks, from West Virginia's 39-38 double-overtime loss to TCU
Huggins Adds 4-Star Center - WVMETRONEWS.COM
West Virginia's basketball team secured a commitment from coveted 6-foot-8 center Devin Williams on Saturday night, according to Rivals website wvsports.com.
Huggins lands 2 6-8 recruits - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia University's football team suffered an excruciating loss Saturday, but its men's basketball team made two significant gains.
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
Oklahoma State Game on ABC - WVU Athletics
Next Saturday's game will kick off at 3:30 p.m.
Video of Interest:
Amanda Mazey and Jed Drenning break down West Virginia's 39-38 double overtime loss to TCU Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is an Irish/Greek model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Georgia Salpa.