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Both West Virginia and James Madison have new coaching staffs this season. As a result, both sides will face unknowns as they begin the 2019 season. Neal Brown believes that the opening game will be about capitalizing on strengths instead of the opponent’s weaknesses.
The biggest headline of West Virginia’s season opener against James Madison is the debut of Neal Brown as the Mountaineers’ head coach. Brown and the Mountaineers will be taking on an experienced JMU team this week. Check out this comparison of the two squads.
The debut of Neal Brown is just days away. Brown is looking to use his experience leading Troy to three consistent 10-win seasons to help WVU compete in the Big 12. Check out what coach Brown had to say about the season opener against JMU.
James Madison head coach Curt Cignetti has Mountaineer roots. His father, Frank Cignetti Sr., was the head coach at West Virginia for a few years in the 1970’s. Curt Cignetti also played quarterback at WVU.
West Virginia Athletics
The #23 West Virginia men’s soccer team is ready to kick of the 2019 season. The Mountaineers will start the season this week at Monmouth, followed by a trip to Delaware to take on the Blue Hens next week.
The #12 West Virginia women’s soccer team suffer a tough loss to #3 Stanford in its last game. The Mountaineers return home to take on High Point tomorrow. Following Friday’s match, WVU will be taking on another ranked opponent in #6 Virginia on Sunday.
The West Virginia cross country team was expecting a rebuild last season, but instead found unexpected success. The Mountaineers competed in the NCAA Regional after finishing fourth in the Big 12 last year. Now WVU is looking to build off of last season’s progress.
The West Virginia men’s soccer team is ready to build off of last season’s success. The Mountaineers came away with the Mid-American Conference regular-season championship and made it to the NCAA Tournament. WVU returns nine players who started in at least 15 matches last year.
The West Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving schedules have been released. This will be the first season for both teams at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park. There will be nine meets at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park.
The West Virginia volleyball team is ready to improve this season, after a rough 2018 season. The Mountaineers will have chances to prove themselves in big games against Big 12 opponents such as #4 Texas and #20 Baylor. WVU returns five starters this year.
Around the Big 12
What will make the difference for the Horned Frogs to be at the top of the league instead of struggling to compete? That question and more are answered here.
Texas Tech is prepared for its first season with Matt Wells as the head football coach. His coaching debut will be in Lubbock against Montana State this week.
Around the NCAA
The Tigers have become college football’s improbable superpower. Here’s how a former Alabama walk-on made it happen.
Football will always be king in the Southeastern Conference, but the basketball ain’t bad either.
Boston’s most talented lineup is all wings and guards. Can the Celtics turn it into a strength?
Luck’s sudden retirement shocked the NFL, and resulted in sportsbooks making big changes to the Indianapolis Colts’ various betting odds. Here’s why they’re now an underrated wager.
Scouting LaMelo Ball’s strengths and weaknesses before he starts playing in Australia.
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