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Do the Mountaineers have a shot at making it to a bowl game this season? And if they do, who might they be matched up against? Take a look at some bowl season predictions for West Virginia at this point in the year.
Pat McAfee is one of West Virginia football’s most publicly visible alums, but the former all-American punter and kicker revealed on a recent broadcast of his radio show that he has been in a self-imposed exile from visiting Morgantown since his college career ended. However, comments from WVU coach Neal Brown on Tuesday led to a response from McAfee that indicates the ice is thawing.
West Virginia offensive lineman Josh Sills will miss the remainder of the 2019 season due to a shoulder injury. Coach Neal Brown said that the team has not yet inquired about a medical redshirt for Sills.
These days it’s difficult to excite 66-year-old Bob Huggins, who has now seen just about everything twice on a basketball court. But when the subject turns to winning, and winners, Huggins’ eyes still light up.
West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins held his preseason press conference earlier this week. During the conference, Huggins gave insight about his team and their upcoming season. Listen to what Huggins had to say.
Bob Huggins was already in midseason form at his opening press conference for West Virginia’s 2019-20 basketball season. Coach Huggins showed his reserved side when he hinted that he isn’t necessarily excited for the first practice of the season this week, but he did relay some signs of encouragement when he spoke about the new group of Mountaineers.
The West Virginia women’s basketball team will make four appearances on national television this season. The Mountaineers will also have six games that will be on regional broadcasts.
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#17 West Virginia finished tied for third place at 12-under par in the Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational. Senior Etienne Papineau set a program record with a 54-hole total of 203 at the invitational.
The West Virginia men’s soccer team scored three goals in the second half against Ohio State to come away with a 4-1 victory. Senior midfielder Andres Muriel Albino scored two of WVU’s goals to help the Mountaineers improve their record to 5-2-1.
Junior Hayley Jackson of the West Virginia cross country team has been named the Big 12 Women’s Runner of the Week. Jackson recently led WVU at the Lock Haven Invitational with her second place finish.
In this week’s report, Oakland’s Karl Joseph tallies a season-high eight tackles and Najee Goode helps the Jaguars get a win on Thursday Night Football over the Titans.
Around the Big 12
The Big 12 Conference and brewing company Anheuiser-Busch announced a partnership on Tuesday that makes Natural Light Seltzer “the Official Hard Seltzer of the Big 12 Conference.”
The Big 12 will hope to produce a title contender this year, as the conference has never been able to generate a national champion. The closest was when West Virginia finished runner-up in 2016.
Last week Washington State’s head coach Mike Leach was asked who would win a Pac-12 mascot battle and he went into great detail on the strengths and weaknesses of each mascot and why they might win or lose in the massive hypothetical brawl. Take a look at this battle breakdown for the Big 12 mascots.
#6 Oklahoma and Texas Tech are set to square off in Norman. This will be the first conference game for both teams, and they are both coming off of a bye week.
Around the NCAA
Teams like Texas, Notre Dame, and Oregon have already suffered a loss this season, but that doesn’t mean that they are out of playoff contention. Let’s look at some notable one-loss programs and their chances to still reach the playoff.
Every week, Bud Elliott picks spreads and totals across the country. Track those here, along with the status of various futures throughout the year.
When it comes to player movement around the sport, coaches and administrators have virtually always found something to argue about.
It is easier to show someone what makes Ole Miss so strange than it is to say it. It requires illustrations, preferably in motion.
The Cowboys haven’t won in New Orleans since 2009, but that’s one outcome this expert panel thinks will happen this week.
The Eagles and Falcons have major questions to answer after a particularly bad week for our avian friends. And what’s up with the Cowboys’ slow starts?
The Browns offense has been surprisingly dull and unproductive, but it’s not doomed to be that way all year.
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