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Caesar’s Palace does not trust the climb. Caesar’s has the Mountaineers over-under at 5.5 wins, meaning the expectation is that Neal Brown’s team will either repeat its 5-7 showing from last season or show a modest improvement at 6-6.
Neal Brown’s job as the leader of West Virginia football continues despite the COVID-19 epidemic. Brown has established a routine for his players and coaches that includes full team video meetings twice a week, with position-group meetings taking place three days a week.
West Virginia’s Neal Brown and Sean Reagan went back to their old stomping grounds to bag a Goose. Will “Goose” Crowder, a three-star Class of 2021 quarterback recruit from Birmingham, Alabama, committed to WVU on Tuesday.
West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe announced Wednesday that he will enter his name into the NBA Draft, but will keep open the possibility of returning to the Mountaineers next season. Recent changes to the draft process allow college players to work out for NBA teams and get feedback on where they stand before deciding whether to stay in the draft.
Oscar Tshiebwe’s breakout freshman year has pundits ready for more. West Virginia has garnered some “way-too-early” attention for next year’s college basketball season, and so has Tshiebwe as he ranks 10th in ESPN’s John Gasaway’s top 25 players for the 2020-21 season.
On this episode, Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval catch up with former West Virginia men’s basketball standout Chris Leonard. The guys also discuss how and when college football will begin this season.
West Virginia Athletics
Four members of the West Virginia men’s swimming and diving team were selected to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America All-America Team. Junior David Dixon, redshirt sophomore Jacob Cardinal Tremblay, sophomore Nick Cover, and freshman Hunter Armstrong were selected to the All-America team.
West Virginia’s David Carpenter was selected by St. Louis Cardinals in the 12th round of the 2006 Draft. Carpenter is now with the Cincinnati Reds and he hopes to earn a spot on the opening day roster in the bullpen.
Around the Big 12
A combined 40 swimmers and divers from the Big 12 Conference were named to the College Swimming & Diving Coach Association of America All-America Team for the 2019-20 season. Texas led the conference with 34 selections, and 23 of them came from the top-ranked men’s team.
Around the NCAA
From the late 1800s, football financed not just every other sport, but the growth of schools themselves. With TV, college football became even more of a meal ticket for entire athletic departments.
The NFL was forced to change its draft plans due to the COVID-19 outbreak. How is the 2020 NFL Draft going to work?
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