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It’s no secret that West Virginia’s offense struggled to run the ball this season. Fixing that problem will likely be at the top of Neal Brown’s “to do” list this offseason.
West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons is pleased with Neal Brown’s progress in his first year as the Mountaineers head football coach, but also said that circumstances make it far too early to talk about a contract extension for Brown.
Since 2018, college football players have been allowed to play in up to four games while keeping a redshirt for that season. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons says the NCAA Division I Football oversight committee is going to reevaluate the rule.
Five Mountaineers received Big 12 Conference honors this season. Colton McKivitz headlined the list by being named the Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year.
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The West Virginia wrestling team opens its home slate with the 65th edition of the Backyard Brawl against #10 Pitt tonight. The Panthers hold a 36-27-2 lead in the all-time series, with the teams splitting the last two matches.
Senior outside hitter Katelyn Evans and junior middle blocker Briana Lynch of the West Virginia volleyball team earned a pair of Big 12 postseason awards. Both Mountaineers made the All-Big 12 Second Team.
Twenty members of the West Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are set to compete at USA Swimming’s 2019 Toyota U.S. Open Championships this week. The event will be broadcast on NBC.
Junior David Dixon of the West Virginia men’s swimming and diving team has been named the Big 12 Men’s Swimmer of the Week.
In Week 13 of the NFL season, former Mountianeers Nick Kwiatkoski and Kyzir White recorded pass breakups. Bruce Irvin stood out by getting to the quarterback for the second straight week and forcing a fumble for the Carolina Panthers’ defense.
Here are the former Mountaineers who had the biggest impact for their NFL teams over the weekend.
Around the Big 12
Chuba Hubbard of Oklahoma State player was named the 2019 Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year, while Defensive Player of the Year went to Baylor’s James Lynch. The conference Offensive Newcomer of the Year was Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, and the Special Teams Player of the Year award went to Kansas State’s Joshua Youngblood.
The Big 12 Conference Player of the Year was Yossiana Pressley of Baylor, and her teammate Hannah Lockin joined her as conference Setter of the Year. Libero of the Year went to Oklahoma’s Keyton Kinley, and Freshman of the Year was Skylar Fields of Texas. Baylor coach Ryan McGuyre earned the Coach of the Year award.
Around the NCAA
The best way to expand the Playoff is to let it absorb something else college football went a long time without.
Two teams in your conference can play a 13th game against each other. Spend it more wisely.
The San Francisco 49ers might not get homefield advantage in the playoffs, the New England Patriots probably regret trading a tight end to the Seattle Seahawks, and what is wrong with the Philadelphia Eagles?
Firing head coach Ron Rivera was just step one in the Carolina Panthers’ reboot.
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