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The Shotgun/Throwdown (1/10/19): WVU Officially Introduces Neal Brown at Press Conference Today

West Virginia University will officially introduce the school’s 35th head football coach, Neal Brown, in a press conference this morning.

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Brown's Press Conference to be Streamed Live - West Virginia University Athletics
Neal Brown, one of six FBS coaches to win 10 or more games in each of the last three years, will be officially introduced as West Virginia University's head football coach in a press conference today. Check out where you can watch or listen to the press conference!

Mountaineer Insider Podcast, Presented by Lumos Networks - West Virginia University Athletics
Dan Zangrilli sits down with new WVU football coach Neal Brown for an exclusive interview in this week's Mountaineer Insider Podcast.

WVU football: New coach Neal Brown touts discipline, accountability ahead of introduction | WVU Gameday |
New West Virginia football coach Neal Brown is a firm believer of practicing what you preach.

WV MetroNews – Let’s get physical: Sun Belt coaches praise trademark of Brown’s teams
What does a Neal Brown team look like? His former foes in the Sun Belt Conference have a pretty good idea of what fans should expect from the Mountaineers this fall.


Mountaineers Unable to Close Out K-State - West Virginia University Athletics
Kansas State overcame a 21-point second half deficit to stun West Virginia 71-69 last night at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas.

Strong Second Half Powers WVU Past Cowgirls - West Virginia University Athletics
The WVU women's basketball team used a strong second half to help it earn its first Big 12 Conference victory of the season.

West Virginia Off to Worst Conference Start Since 2002 With 71-69 Loss to Kansas State - The Smoking Musket
Tune into West By Pod Virginia this week for our eulogy of the this year's West Virginia men’s basketball team.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Rank No. 2 - West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia rifle team opens the spring portion of the season ranked #2 in the College Rifle Coaches Association Rankings.

WVU Sweeps Big 12 Honors - West Virginia University Athletics
Following their performances in the Backyard Brawl, the Mountaineer men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept this week's Big 12 Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 Program Will Be “Reaching Out” To QB Jalen Hurts
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is on the transfer market. One Big 12 program has reportedly made contact.

Kansas, Texas Tech, Iowa State all vying for Big 12 control |
The Cyclones went from cruising over Kansas to losing on the road at Baylor in less than week, showing just how precarious any perceived "frontrunner" status could be in the Big 12 this year.

UT lapses into old habits, drops first Big 12 game at OSU
All of Texas' bad tendencies under Shaka Smart, such as repeatedly settling for 3-point shots that aren't falling, surfaced again Tuesday night in UT's first Big 12 loss.

Around the NCAA

Troy coaching search: Trojans down to 2 former assistants to replace Neal Brown -
The Trojans plan to make a hire with ties to the program.

13 college football games in 2019 to get excited about now -
It's never too early to get excited for the return of college football.

Jalen Hurts transfer: 5 things to consider about the Alabama QB -
Hurts is officially a transfer candidate. He probably won’t win as much as he did at Alabama, but he might be a better quarterback.

The process of Alabama falling apart -
Clemson, Alabama, and circumstance all forced errors by the Crimson Tide, and then football’s tightest machine fell to pieces.

Kyler Murray won't play both baseball and football |
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray will not play in both the NFL and the MLB. Murray has until Sunday to declare for the NFL draft.

Super Bowl 2019: Ranking all possible matchups, including Chiefs vs. Rams -
One of these pairings will happen, but which one are you hoping for in Super Bowl 53?

NFL playoffs Panic Index: Another Super Bowl for Patriots, sorry -
There’s a weird coincidence that favors New England. Plus, are the Chiefs going to disappoint again? Is Dallas’ defense too much for the Rams? When does the Eagles’ luck run out?

Buccaneers hire Bruce Arians: Former Cardinals coach un-retires -
His first task: figuring out what to do with Jameis Winston.

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