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The Mountaineer football team knows that there is no chance at a bowl game now, but the team is staying motivated as it prepares to face TCU. The West Virginia seniors are motivated by the fact that it will be their last game for WVU, and their teammates are looking to build some momentum for next season.
For the second straight season, the West Virginia home finale was marred by a controversial call benefiting a team from Oklahoma.
On this episode of Three Guys Before The Game Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval break down West Virginia’s loss to Oklahoma State and look ahead to Friday’s season finale against TCU.
Junior college cornerback Jackie Matthews has committed to West Virginia. Matthews is a three-star prospect from Gulf Coast Community College in Mississippi.
At the upcoming Cancun Challenge, there is a chance the schedule could break in a way that West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins and South Carolina head coach Frank Martin could face off, in what would be just the second time the two have met each other in direct competition. Martin was part of Huggins’ staff at Cincinnati and Kansas State who then took over at Kansas State when Huggins took the job at West Virginia.
West Virginia resumes play in the 2019 Cancun Challenge in tonight’s matchup against undefeated Northern Iowa at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Mayo, Mexico. The Mountaineers defeated Northern Colorado and Boston University last week in preliminary games.
The 4-0 West Virginia women’s basketball team is now #23 in the latest AP Top 25 poll. The Mountaineers are up two spots from their previous ranking last week.
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The 2020 West Virginia baseball schedule has been released. Some of the highlights include nonconference games against Pitt and Marshall, as well as home series for Big 12 opponents Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
The #1 West Virginia rifle team concluded the fall portion of the season with its seventh consecutive win, defeating #11 Navy on Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers will continue the season in January.
Junior David Dixon posted a record-breaking time in the 200-yard butterfly to lead the West Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams to victory in the first-ever WVU Invitational at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park, on Saturday night, in Morgantown.
For the third time this season the West Virginia volleyball team squares off against the highest ranked team in the country, as the Mountaineers face #1 Baylor tonight. WVU is currently 11-16, while the Lady Bears are 23-1 this year.
The West Virginia women’s soccer team ended its 2019 campaign in the third round of the NCAA Tournament after falling to Washington State, 3-0, on Sunday. The Mountaineers finished the year with a 12-8-2 record.
The West Virginia wrestling team fell to #24 Army, 35-4, on Sunday. The Mountaineers were led by redshirt sophomore Noah Adams who earned his 10th straight win of the season.
The West Virginia men’s soccer team fell to 11th seeded Marshall, 2-1, in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Sunday afternoon. The Mountaineers finished the 2019 season 10-9-2.
Around the Big 12
Baylor’s Jared Butler was named the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, and the Newcomer of the Week was Jahmi’us Ramsey of Texas Tech.
Iowa State sophomore guard Ashley Joens picked up her first career Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolade. Freshman of the Week went to Kansas State forward Ayoka Lee.
Around the NCAA
There is very little movement in the top half of the Week 4 AP Poll. The Duke Blue Devils stayed atop the poll this week with victories over Cal and Georgetown in the 2K Empire Classic in Madison Square Garden.
The 2019 Maui Invitational is already off to an interesting start with Virginia Tech upsetting #3 Michigan State. Keep up with the action in Maui here.
The craziest game of the 2019-20 college basketball season to date went down last Thursday night in South Bend.
In the interest of celebrating the one celebration of America that does not involve hot dogs, five SB Nation writers turned the perfect Thanksgiving meal into a competition. The writers joined forces to draft their ideal meals.
The New England Patriots are winning, the San Francisco 49ers are the most complete team, and the Green Bay Packers are not winning right now. Geoff Schwartz looks at the latest playoff standings.
The 2020 NFL Draft order is far from set, but it is becoming clearer which teams will be picking early.
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