It has been extended to 13 years and it has been signed."
If you haven't noticed, the top level of college football is now narrowed to the Big Four – Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC. Those 48 schools control most of the influence, power, money and, most importantly, product in the Football Bowl Subdivision."
Jones’ off-the-chart numbers were masked by his team’s 9-9 Big East finish and second-round exit in the NCAA tournament against Gonzaga. But Jones (20.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg) was clearly one of the top players in America this season. He was the main reason that a freshman-heavy West Virginia roster still managed to earn an NCAA tournament berth.
We will be making a modest increase in the MAC per seat gift requirements and season ticket prices to remain competitive among the nation's elite athletic programs. Based upon ticket market data, the Mountaineer season ticket remains one of the best values in college football.
"Not with all the terrific shooters we have," the fifth-year coach said dryly. "Honest to God’s truth, we’re used to shooting it bad. I don’t think that will affect us much. We’re used to trying to manufacture points in other ways."
While Dana Holgorsen won't officially unveil the duties of his rebuilt coaching staff until Monday, documents obtained by BlueGoldNews.com on Wednesday through a Freedom of Information request indicate Keith Patterson will serve as co-defensive coordinator.
"There are other issues, not just ours,'' a WVU source said this morning. "I don't know when we'll have the schedule, but we were told this morning not to expect it today.'' - No 2012 Big 12 football schedule today, apparently.
Garrison to Miss Orange Bowl
West Virginia University freshman running back Dustin Garrison was injured at today’s practice and will miss the Discover Orange Bowl on Jan.4, 2012, against Clemson.
Garrison sprained the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee; he also has a slight medial collateral ligament sprain in the same knee. He will undergo surgery, and his recovery will require six months of rehabilitation."
In addition, 2,500 tickets are being made available for free to military personnel. The nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation has contacted bases in the Miami area, and WVU also has been in touch with the West Virginia National Guard."