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Neal Brown knew what he was getting in to when he started at West Virginia, even if the challenge is a bit more daunting than even he was counting on. Now that WVU has struggled its way to a 1-1 record, coach Brown is going to give opportunities to “other guys” as the Mountaineers head into their next game against NC State.
West Virginia head coach Neal Brown had a lot to discuss during this week’s Big 12 coaches’ teleconference. Listen to what Brown had to say about WVU’s loss to Missouri and the upcoming matchup with NC State.
After two games, West Virginia is one of the worst teams in the country when it comes to running the ball. Now Neal Brown and the Mountaineers have to find a way to improve their essentially nonexistent run game.
Saturday was a rough day for the Mountaineers. Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval share their thoughts about West Virginia’s first loss of the season on this episode of Three Guys Before The Game.
The Mountaineers and Jayhawks will each open conference play in an afternoon affair, only available on ESPN+. Fans can stream Big 12 NOW with an ESPN+ plus subscription.
Austin Kendall was looking for a new opportunity when he came to WVU. He has found that opportunity in the starting position, but is yet to find success, so far.
West Virginia Athletics
WVU will hold its 29th annual Sports Hall of Fame induction on Saturday morning in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. The 2019 class includes Meg Bulger of the women’s basketball team, Steve Dunlap and John Thornton of the football program, men’s basketball’s Darryl Prue, Greg Jones and Vertus Jones for the wrestling program, Lisa Stoia for women’s soccer, the rifle program’s Dr. Stefan Thynell, and Pete White for both men’s basketball and track & field.
The #24 West Virginia men’s soccer team will host undefeated #17 Charlotte tonight in Morgantown. The Mountaineers are coming off of a 2-1 win over Wright State, and Charlotte just defeated #12 Coastal Carolina in a match that went into overtime.
The West Virginia golf team finished fifth at the Gopher Invitational. Three Mountaineers finished in the top 25 at the tournament.
Around the Big 12
Temperature up, horns down. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said that Louisiana Tech gave him a heads up about the locker room situation at Texas, so he and his Tigers braced the heat as they went on to defeat the Longhorns, 45-38.
Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa State remain at the top of this week’s Big 12 rankings. The Mountaineers fell one spot, but aren’t in last place.
Oklahoma’s Brendan Radley-Hiles was named Defensive Player of the Week, while wide receivers Denzel Mims of Baylor and Devin Duvernay of Texas were named Co-Offensive Players of the Week.
Around the NCAA
Which offenses are thriving with their new identities? Check them out in this ranking of college football’s best new offenses.
The new AP Top 25 poll is out, and here is what you need to know about every team in the rankings, from #1 Clemson to #25 Virginia.
Clemson and Alabama are still the favorites to make the College Football Playoff. Here is how the playoff picture is looking after Week 2.
The Browns and Steelers laid an egg, but the Cowboys finally have a real offense. Geoff Schwartz recaps the good and bad surprises of Week 1.
Dak Prescott’s leverage is at an all-time high and neither side will want to wait much longer.
Which non-contender do you think can shock the world in 2019?
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