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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Neal Brown Answers Questions About the Baylor Loss

During this week’s Big 12 coaches teleconference, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown addressed some of the key moments in the Mountaineers’ loss to #11 Baylor last week.

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Brown explains key decisions in Baylor loss; Rhule praises Stills Bros.

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.

Dominant Performances From Stills Brothers Making People Take Notice

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.

Days later, Baylor-West Virginia showdown still defies explanation

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.

Three Guys Before The Game – Baylor Review (Episode 152)

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.

UPDATE: West Virginia vs. Texas Tech Will Kick at Noon on Nov. 9 on ESPN2

The Mountaineers will have a noon kickoff for their first game in November. WVU and Texas Tech will square off on ESPN2.

West Virginia-Kansas State Game Scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Kickoff

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.

Coach Brown, TJ Simmons and Colton McKivitz: Here’s what you missed in this week’s Neal Brown Show

Did you miss this week’s episode of the Neal Brown Show? Catch up on the episode’s highlights here.


Oscar Tshiebwe’s double-double leads West Virginia to exhibition win

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.

WVU Defeats Duquesne in Charity Game to Benefit Dayton Tragedy Victims

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.

Huggins after exhibition victory: “I didn’t like much”

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

Mountaineers Rank No. 2

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.

WVU Reigns Victorious at W.Va. State Games

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.

Two Grapplers Capture Titles at Southeast Open

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 Top-15 Finishes Lead WVU at Big 12s

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.

WVU Takes Seventh at Ka’anapali

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.

Mountaineers Earn Hard-Fought Draw at SIUE

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.

WVU Wraps Up Fall Season

The West Virginia tennis team collected four wins on Sunday afternoon at the Kentucky Invite, as the Mountaineers wrapped up the fall tournament season.

WVU Falls in Three at No. 1 Texas

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.

WVU women’s soccer bounced from Big 12 tournament in first round

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.

West Virginia Races to Six Top-Three Finishes

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 and Oklahoma State Collect Week 10 Awards

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.

Big 12 Roundup & Recap: Okie State and K-State Get Bowl Eligible

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.

Murray and Brooks Selected Butkus Award Semifinalists

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

College basketball’s top 100 players for 2019-20 season: No. 50 through No. 1

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.

19 CFB superpowers who are owned by smaller teams

Here is a list of historically smaller teams that happen to own multi-game bragging rights over some of FBS’ all-time winningest programs.

A history of college football’s 44 last-place games, from 1869 to 2019

Here’s one way of finding every season in which the two worst major-level college football teams played each other.

There’s nothing special about the Phoenix Suns

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.

An impossibly, irresponsibly early look at the NBA MVP race

Who’s in and who’s out of the NBA’s MVP race for the 2019-2020 season?

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