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The Shotgun/Throwdown: West Virginia Looking to Avenge Last Year’s Upset Loss to Iowa State

WVU was #6 in the country last season when the Cyclones upset the Mountaineers.

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Iowa State raises West Virginia’s ire thanks to last year’s field storming

West Virginia was #6 in the country last season when Iowa State upset the Mountaineers, 30-14. Many Mountaineers remember that game and are motivated by it, as they prepare to face the Cyclones this week.

United Bank Playbook – Iowa State Preview

The Mountaineers are preparing to host the Iowa State Cyclones. ISU is coming off of a big, 49-24, over TCU. Check out this breakdown of West Virginia’s matchup with the Cyclones.

Brown says Ryan is out, James is questionable for Iowa State game

West Virginia head coach Neal Brown provided an injury update on two of WVU’s most productive wide receivers. Sophomore Sean Ryan and redshirt freshman Sam James were knocked out of the Texas game due to injury, but one of those Mountaineers could be back for the WVU’s game against Iowa State this week.


Jordan McCabe already feeling different energy from Mountaineers

Preseason workouts have started and sophomore guard Jordan McCabe is excited about what he is seeing from the team so far. McCabe has noted that it is apparent that the Mountaineers want to work hard and succeed this year.

Trio Earns Preseason All-Big 12 Honors

The West Virginia women’s basketball team had three Mountaineers honored on the Preseason All-Big 12 Team. Redshirt senior guard Tynice Martin was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, while sophomores Kari Niblack and Madisen Smith made the honorable mention list.

West Virginia Athletics

WVU Wins THP Mountaineer Invitational

The #25 West Virginia golf team won The Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational in Bridgeport earlier this week. Three Mountaineers finished in the top ten individually, and the team shot even par to win the event.

WVU Welcomes No. 14 Texas Tech Thursday

Fall Break has begun for students at WVU, but some Mountaineers will be hard at work tonight. The West Virginia women’s soccer team will be facing #14 Texas Tech tonight at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. WVU leads the all-time series with TTU 7-2-1.

WVU Swings Through Kansas

The West Virginia volleyball team is facing Kansas tonight on Big 12 Now/ESPN+. This match is the first of three road matches for the Mountaineers, all of which will be aired on ESPN+.

Mountaineers Fall at UNC

The West Virginia men’s soccer team faced a tough opponent when the Mountaineers travelled to Chapel Hill to face #18 North Carolina. UNC came out on top with a 3-1 over WVU. Junior midfielder Pau Jimenez Albelda was the only Mountaineer to score, which was his first goal as a WVU player.

Mountaineers in the Pros: Week Five

In Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season, former Mountaineer Kyzir White bagged his first interception of the season for the Los Angeles Charger, West Virginia native Trevon Wesco recorded his first career start for the New York Jets, and Karl Joseph and Daryl Worley led the Oakland Raiders to a victory in London.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 Basketball: Analyzing each program’s 2019 recruiting class

There are several highly-touted recruiting classes joining Big 12 basketball this year. Who are all of the newcomers joining the conference?

Five things that makes Texas vs Oklahoma special

The Red River Shootout is one of the nation’s biggest rivalries, and a special one in the Big 12 Conference. What makes this rivalry stand out?

KU basketball representatives announced for Big 12 media day

Kansas head men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced the Jayhawks that will be representing the team at the Big 12 Media Day. Snoop Dogg did not make the cut, despite his popular performance at “Late Night in the Phog.”

Around the NCAA

Who’s No. 1? The case for -- and against -- each top unbeaten

Who’s the #1 team in college football right now? As the midpoint of the season approaches, with the initial College Football Playoff rankings less than a month away, there are nearly a dozen teams with an argument for the top spot.

So it’s October, and your conference is (probably) already out of the Playoff

The four-team era introduced a new early-season pastime: circling like vultures over the likeliest power conference to miss out.

NFL picks 2019, Week 6: Which team is the favorite for the No. 1 draft pick? Hard to say

Here are the Week 6 NFL predictions, with the caveat that they are not locked in Friday, just in case injury news makes an expert change their mind.

NFL Panic Index 2019: Baker Mayfield has the rest of the league coming after him

This week’s panic index is all about quarterbacks. Baker Mayfield has made a lot of enemies, Tom Brady’s looking older, and Patrick Mahomes is banged up.

17 Halloween costume ideas for sports fans in 2019

“Spooky Season” is here, which means many sports fans need to find costumes. Check out this list of sports pop culture Halloween costume ideas that anyone can pull off.

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