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After upsetting Kansas State this weekend, West Virginia will make a bowl game if it wins its final two games against Oklahoma State and TCU. If the Mountaineers do win out, it would bring up a postseason dilemma with quarterback Jarret Doege.
After difficult seasons at Florida State, the graduate transfer wide receiver now leads West Virginia in touchdown receptions.
It was an incredibly productive weekend for West Virginia sports teams. Mountaineer football, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s soccer all posted important victories. Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval put the wins in perspective.
West Virginia showed composure when Kansas State made big plays last week, and it helped the Mountaineers come away with an upset win.
On the most extraordinary piece of playmaking by a West Virginia defender this season, Josh Norwood picked off a pass in the second quarter of West Virginia’s 24-20 win at Kansas State. Norwood’s collarbone broke upon its full-speed impact with the ground.
Multiple West Virginia student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom, led by Jake Abbott, Hakeem Bailey, Josh Chandler, Reese Donahue, Elijah Drummond, Noah Guzman, Adam Hensley, Trey Lowe III, Sean Mahone, Briason Mays, Mike O’Laughlin, Jeffery Pooler Jr., Blaine Scott, Evan Staley, Adam Stilley and Logan Thimons, who earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team distinction.
West Virginia women’s basketball is off to a 3-0 start for the season, and its undefeated stretch has already earned the team some recognition. The Mountaineers now return home to host Coppin State.
The seemingly deep Mountaineers received good news on Wednesday, learning that Arkansas transfer Gabe Osabuohien has been ruled immediately eligible.
Did you miss last night’s Bob Huggins Show, Live From Kegler’s? Here is a full replay of the show.
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The West Virginia women’s soccer team will face Central Connecticut State on Friday afternoon. The winner of the match will play in the NCAA Sweet 16.
The West Virginia rifle team returns to # 1 in this week’s College Rifle Coaches Association Poll. The Mountaineers are currently 6-0 this season.
The West Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are tabbed to host the WVU Invitational for the first time at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park.
The Fall Classic is held to put the West Virginia gymnasts under pressure just weeks away from the start of a new season. Combined, the Mountaineers hit 37 of 40 routines.
In Week 11 of NFL action, Quinton Spain helps the Buffalo Bills get a win, Gary Jennings sees action for the first time in his NFL career, and three Mountaineers recover a fumble.
Here are the former Mountaineers who had the biggest impact for their NFL teams over the weekend.
Around the Big 12
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Player of the Week, and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week.
Baylor head coach Matt Rhule and Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley have been named semifinalists for the 2019 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.
Oklahoma has been named as a finalist for the Joe Moore Award, given annually to college football’s most outstanding offensive line unit.
Around the NCAA
James Wiseman, the Memphis Tigers’ star center, is being hit with a 12-game suspension from the NCAA. Wiseman is still able to practice.
Fans have spent the years since then clamoring for the return of a game that can’t possibly return until a handful of key things happen. Here is where those dominoes stand.
Here is a path to letting the Playoff enhance your enjoyment of the sport’s unpredictable nature, rather than hinder it.
Nike has brought the NBA another crop of “City Edition” jerseys. From the best to the worst, here are Nike’s new NBA “City Edition” jerseys.
Here are the five coaches who could be cruising toward their destinies after unfortunate Week 11 performances.
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