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West Virginia wide receivers Sean Ryan and Sam James both had to leave the game in the fourth quarter with injuries, and Ryan’s has already been deemed serious enough that he will be out for a few weeks. Ryan has caught 15 passes for 168 yards this season.
Listen to what Neal Brown had to say about the loss against #11 Texas and the upcoming game against Iowa State in this week’s Big 12 Coaches’ Teleconference.
In this episode of Three Guys Before The Game, Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval breakdown West Virginia’s loss to #11 Texas. The guys also discuss the possibility of seeing other WVU quarterbacks this season.
WVU quarterback Austin Kendall had four interceptions that resulted in 21 points for #11 Texas on Saturday. Mountaineer kicker Evan Staley also missed two field goals, making him 7-12 this season. Can the Mountaineers find a way to stop hurting themselves?
West Virginia took a tough loss to #11 Texas on Saturday, but things are not going to get easier for the Mountaineers as the season continues. Will WVU be able to get six wins and bowl eligibility?
West Virginia coach Neal Brown had plenty of good things to say about both quarterbacks in the Mountaineers’ upcoming matchup with Iowa State. Brown praised Austin Kendall’s toughness after he played with a previously stitched throwing hand.
The #6 Sooners will host the Mountaineers in FOX’s opening time slot. The noon time slot has been FOX’s feature game this season.
WVU coach Neal Brown did not lose his faith in his quarterback on Saturday, even after four interceptions. Brown came to Austin Kendall’s defense after the game to reassure everyone that it was not completely Kendall’s fault that the Mountaineers lost.
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins says that this year’s team is able to make shots, which relieves pressure to gain offensive rebounds or create turnovers. The addition of junior college transfers is helping the Mountaineers improve their shooting capabilities as a team.
Tony’s Take is a monthly Mountaineer sports column written by veteran West Virginia University play-by-play man Tony Caridi. Check out what Tony had to say about the upcoming Gold-Blue Debut.
West Virginia Athletics
After finishing in second in last season’s NCAA National Championships, the West Virginia rifle team opens the new season in the #1 spot in the national rankings. WVU will be facing other powerhouse programs this season, as the Mountaineers are currently set to face six top-ten opponents during the regular season.
The #23 West Virginia men’s soccer team is preparing to take on another ranked opponent, when the Mountaineers face #20 North Carolina tonight. This is only the second meeting between the two teams.
Sophomore Addison Clark scored a golden goal in the 103rd minute to lead the West Virginia University women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Big 12-leader Texas on Sunday. WVU is now 7-4-1 overall with a 2-1-0 record in conference play.
The West Virginia cross country team placed third at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival this past weekend. The Mountaineers were led by redshirt senior Candace Archer, who finished in 15th place.
After the first round of play, the #25 West Virginia golf team is in second place at The Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational. WVU is only two strokes back from the leading team, Florida Atlantic.
The #1 WVU rifle team has been a national powerhouse for years. The Mountaineers have won six national championships in the 13 years that head coach Jon Hammond has been running the show. Check out what coach Hammond had to say, as he heads into his 14th season at WVU.
The West Virginia men’s and women’s soccer teams have been recognized with the Team Academic Award by the United Soccer Coaches. The award honors outstanding performance in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year.
The #23 West Virginia men’s soccer team lost to #25 San Diego, 4-1, on Friday. WVU’s lone goal was scored by sophomore forward Troy Pineda. The Mountaineers are now 6-3-1 this year.
The West Virginia volleyball team was defeated by Iowa State in a 3-0 match this weekend. The Mountaineers are now 8-7 overall and 0-3 in Big 12 play.
The West Virginia baseball was defeated by Marshall, 6-4, in an exhibition last Friday. The Mountaineers took an early lead with a run in the third inning before putting together a comeback attempt with two runs in the eighth and a one in the ninth.
Around the Big 12
Three Texas Tech Red Raiders were joined by a Texas Longhorn in this week’s Big 12 weekly awards. TTU’s quarterback Jett Duffey was named the Offensive Player of the Week, with linebacker Jordyn Brooks taking Defensive Player of the Week honors, and Trey Wolff was named the Special Teams Player of the Week. Newcomer of the Week went to Texas’ Roschon Johnson.
#6 Oklahoma’s head coach Lincoln Riley said that his Sooners will not being throwing “Horns Down” this week when they face #11 Texas. In other news, Kansas head coach Les Miles fired offensive coordinator Les Koenning.
Everyone in the league played and could the back half of the schedule be easy?
Kansas athletic director Jeff Long issued an apology Friday night following a performance at Allen Fieldhouse by hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg that included pole dancers, a money gun, and profanity.
The two teams preparing to face off in the Red River Rivalry are at the top of the power rankings, but where do the other Big 12 teams rank? Check out this week’s Big 12 power rankings.
Around the NCAA
Amateur athletes are making money for their universities. This has baffled the top minds of the 1890s.
Every week, Bud Elliott picks spreads and totals across the country. Track those here, along with the status of various futures throughout the year.
Almost all college football rankings are fleeting and meaningless. In that spirit, each edition of The Top Whatever will be deleted seven days after publish.
The newest bowl predictions are here, with some other chitter chatter throughout. Check out who could be playing in The College Football Playoff.
The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Houston Astros, 10-3, on Monday afternoon. Houston still leads the series 2-1.
The St. Louis Cardinals tied the NLDS with a 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. The teams now head back to Atlanta to decide who will move on.
Christian McCaffrey ruined Sunday for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Aaron Jones ruined fantasy teams across the globe.
After five weeks, retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz checks in on which teams he had pegged and which he’s missed on.
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