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Neal Brown is Hopeful and Optimistic that College Football will be Played this Fall

West Virginia’s head football coach is cautiously optimistic that the Mountaineers will be playing football this season.

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Amidst uncertainty, Neal Brown ‘cautiously optimistic’ on playing football this fall

Six weeks after the shutdown of all college sports and four months from the scheduled start of football season, West Virginia head coach Neal Brown and his staff continue to project a number of scenarios on how to best prepare the Mountaineers for the 2020 season. Coach Brown is hopeful and cautiously optimistic that WVU will be playing football this year, even if college football is not what teams and fans are used to under normal conditions.

WVU’s Brown Hopeful Football Will Resume This Fall

West Virginia head coach Neal Brown covered lots of topics during his 30-minute Zoom visit with the media. Brown said that recruiting is going well, his injured Mountaineers are recovering well during this downtime, and he is hopeful and cautiously optimistic that the season will start on time.

After strong November finish, Koenning hopes WVU defense can keep momentum

Entering his second season as West Virginia’s defensive coordinator, Vic Koenning has twelve game films and a pair of spring practice tapes to assess a large group of returning players.

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No longer favorites, WVU rifle’s Jon Hammond still felt confident about postseason before cancellation

After not bringing home an NCAA National Championship for the first time in five years in 2019, the West Virginia rifle team was itching to get back to the top. When the National Championships were canceled this season, WVU head coach Jon Hammond and the Mountaineers were very disappointed.

Four members of WVU tennis named to Academic All-Big 12 first team

The Big 12 has announced that four members of the West Virginia tennis team were named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team. Juniors Giovanna Caputo and Anne-Sophie Courteau, and sophomores Anastasiia Bovolskaia and Nicole Roc were the Mountaineers to receive the honors.

Cowboys sign Daryl Worley on one-year deal

Daryl Worley has found a new NFL team. The former West Virginia defensive back has officially joined the Dallas Cowboys on a one-year deal after spending the last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

Around the Big 12

Kansas State football, men’s hoops coach agree to salary reduction

Kansas State announced Wednesday that football coach Chris Klieman and men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber agreed to take 13% salary reductions for the upcoming year because of financial losses related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kansas’ Les Miles, Bill Self, Jeff Long take salary cuts

Kansas athletic director Jeff Long, football coach Les Miles, and men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Monday will take 10% salary reductions for the next six months in an effort to save the athletic department nearly $500,000.

Around the NCAA

How will coronavirus affect the college football season in 2020?

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting sports calendars worldwide, conference commissioners and athletic directors across the United States are considering every alternative to college football’s current August 29 start date, including playing the entire season in the spring of 2021.

Welcome to SB Nation’s Jersey Week

SB Nation is celebrating the best, the worst, and the weirdest jerseys this week. Check out the jerseys that will be classic until the end of time, and jerseys that will never be seen again.

The Steelers still invested in the future this offseason, despite limited resources

Pittsburgh lost a first-round pick and cap space with the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade, but still added depth to the roster.

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