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West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee raised eyebrows with a statement he made last week on the state of this fall’s college football season. Gee said, “We are going to play football in the fall, I really do believe that, even if I have to suit up.” He also mentioned that the everything will be done in a way that keeps student-athletes and fans safe and healthy.
As discussions continue about what the potential start to the 2020 college football season could look like, West Virginia University director of athletics Shane Lyons will be a significant voice in the process. Lyons is the Chairman of the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee.
Bryce Brand, a defensive end and outside linebacker at Maryland, announced Monday that he was committed to transfer to West Virginia. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Brand will be a redshirt junior this fall.
Arizona safety Scottie Young has announced that he is transferring to West Virginia. As a graduate transfer, Young will be immediately eligible for Neal Brown and the Mountaineers.
West Virginia assistant football coach Travis Tricket joins this episode of “Three Guys Before The Game.” In this revealing and entertaining episode Trickett discusses his climb that has been filled with highs and lows.
The Mountaineer Sports Network from Learfield IMG College is playing classic West Virginia radio broadcasts from recent history. This replay is WVU’s memorable 24-17 victory over #18 Pitt at Heinz Field in 2002.
West Virginia quarterbacks coach Sean Reagan does not just show video in his Zoom meetings with his signal callers, they are asked to simulate every part of a play in front of the camera.
While much of the country is beginning to come back to life, the construction industry never really stopped. Work continues on the $55 million Milan Puskar Center renovation project.
West Virginia’s Neal Brown has brought in brand consultant Jeremy Darlow to educate his players amid progressing discussions regarding the name, image and likeness rights of NCAA student-athletes, but the Mountaineers’ new partner has a vision for players that goes beyond the gridiron.
West Virginia director of athletics Shane Lyons was a Friday evening guest on the NCAA Social Series program: A Focus on College Football. Andy Katz moderated a video chat discussion that included Lyons, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, and NCAA chief medical officer Dr. Brian Hainline.
One of the key pieces to Bob Huggins’s famed Press Virginia squads will be returning to the court, but this time, for Best Virginia. The WVU alumni squad announced on the Final Fourcast podcast that Daxter Miles Jr., who played for the Mountaineers from 2014-2018, will make his debut at the tournament this year.
Around the Big 12
2019-20 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through May 22. Baylor’s candidates are Lauren Cox of the women’s basketball team and Freddie Gillespie of the men’s basketball team.
2019-20 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through May 22. Iowa State’s candidates are Cailie Logue of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams and Edwin Kurgat of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams.
Around the NCAA
Hiring a college football coach is an inexact science, and the following list provides the proof. This collection features the top 25 college football coaching hires of the past 25 years.
What will be the legacy of “The Last Dance” to basketball fans? ESPN’s 10-part documentary series about Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls concluded on Sunday night, offering unprecedented access to one of the greatest dynasties and players of all time.
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