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West Virginia’s Neal Brown revisited the decisive moments of last week’s 17-14 loss to #11 Baylor during Monday’s Big 12 coaches teleconference. And on the other side, Baylor coach Matt Rhule relayed how impressed he was with a pair of WVU’s defenders.
Darius and Dante Stills really put on a show during last week’s nationally televised 17-14 loss at #11 Baylor. The brothers were responsible for five of West Virginia’s eight sacks, with Darius producing three himself to go along with an impressive 10 total tackles.
West Virginia had the chance to pull off a huge upset last week on Halloween and fell just short. After coming so close to getting Neal Brown’s first big win at WVU, many Mountaineer fans are still trying to figure out how their team managed to lose the surprisingly competitive game.
Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval look into West Virginia’s heartbreaking loss at Baylor. The guys also look ahead to November and the games that the Mountaineers could win to gain bowl eligibility.
The Mountaineers will have a noon kickoff for their first game in November. WVU and Texas Tech will square off on ESPN2.
The Mountaineers and #20 Wildcats will feature on an ESPN network at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. Kansas State is currently 6-2, with a 3-2 Big 12 record.
Did you miss this week’s episode of the Neal Brown Show? Catch up on the episode’s highlights here.
Freshman forward Oscar Tshiebwe delivered in his first game at WVU Coliseum, recording a double-double to lead West Virginia to a 78-70 win over Duquense in a charity exhibition. Tshiebwe scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Junior college transfers Sean McNeil and Taz Sherman stepped up for West Virginia in its exhibition win over Duquesne. McNeil had 12 points for the Mountaineers and Sherman added eight.
Between the play of their newcomers to simply getting a win, there was plenty for Mountaineer fans to like from what they saw on the court in West Virginia’s exhibition against Duquesne. For WVU head coach Bob Huggins, there was still a lot left to be desired.
West Virginia Athletics
Despite the West Virginia rifle team’s wins over #8 Ole Miss and #12 Memphis this weekend, the Mountaineers have fallen back one spot to #2 in the national rankings. TCU, a team WVU had already defeated this season, jumped into the top spot this week.
he West Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kept up the momentum as the two squads cruised to victory at the West Virginia State Games on Saturday in Morgantown.
Redshirt sophomore Noah Adams and sophomore Caleb Rea claimed tournaments wins as the West Virginia wrestling team opened the 2019-20 season. During the tournament, 17 Mountaineers went a combined 42-24.
Four Mountaineers collected All-Big 12 Honors, as the West Virginia cross country team finished in third place at the 2019 Big 12 Championship on Saturday. Redshirt senior Candace Archer led the charge for WVU, with a time of 20:46.8.
Freshman Nico Lang picked up a top-20 finish as the West Virginia golf team finished fall play with a seventh-place finish at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic. WVU finished at 26-under-par.
The West Virginia men’s soccer team played to a 0-0, double-overtime draw on Saturday at SIU Edwardsville. The Mountaineers are now 6-7-2.
The West Virginia tennis team collected four wins on Sunday afternoon at the Kentucky Invite, as the Mountaineers wrapped up the fall tournament season.
The West Virginia volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss to #1 Texas this weekend. The Mountaineers are now 11-12 overall and 2-8 in Big 12 Conference play.
The West Virginia women’s soccer team lost to #25 Kansas, 2-0, in the first round of the 2019 Big 12 Soccer Championship this weekend. WVU fell to 10-7-2 on the year after the loss.
The West Virginia rowing team raced its way to six top-three finishes on Saturday at the 35th annual Head of the Occoquan.
Around the Big 12
Baylor senior defensive tackle Bravvion Roy was named Special Teams Player of the Week. Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard was named the Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Defensive Player of the Week went to his teammate Kolby Harvell-Peel. OSU also had the Newcomer of the Week, thanks to redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders.
Four Big 12 teams are now bowl eligible, two more are on the brink. Check out which Big 12 teams are headed to the postseason in this week’s Big 12 Roundup & Recap.
Oklahoma’s Kenneth Murray and Texas Tech’s Jordyn Brooks have been named two of the 12 semifinalists for the 35th annual Butkus Award honoring the nation’s best collegiate linebacker. Both were also selected as semifinalists for the Bednarik Award.
Around the NCAA
From a guard out of Siena to Michigan State’s veteran leader, here are the top 50 players in college basketball for the 2019-2020 season.
Here is a list of historically smaller teams that happen to own multi-game bragging rights over some of FBS’ all-time winningest programs.
Here’s one way of finding every season in which the two worst major-level college football teams played each other.
The Phoenix Suns keep it simple and focus on defense. That strategy has allowed defensive minded players, like Jevon Carter, to stand out for the Suns at the beginning of this NBA season.
Who’s in and who’s out of the NBA’s MVP race for the 2019-2020 season?
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