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West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee says “We are going to play football in the fall”

The outspoken WVU President believes that his Mountaineers will be playing football this fall, even if he has the suit up.

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Gee believes ‘we will play football in the fall’

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.

Shane Lyons eyes six-week ‘return to play’ window

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.

Maryland transfer Bryce Brand commits to West Virginia

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 Transfers to West Virginia

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.

The Trickett Tales: Travis and Rick clash on the recruiting trail

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.

Mountaineer Memories: WVU Defeats Pitt in ‘02 Battle of Ranked Teams

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.

WVU quarterbacks can’t hide from Sean Reagan in virtual meetings

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.

Morgantown Construction Projects Press On, Including Football’s Puskar Center

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.

WVU football’s new partner Jeremy Darlow aims to give Mountaineer student-athletes off-field success

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.

WVU’s Lyons Participates in NCAA Video Discussion With Katz, Herbstreit and Hainline

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.

Daxter Miles joins Best Virginia for TBT 2020

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

Baylor Athlete of the Year Nominees

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.

Iowa State Athlete of the Year Nominees

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

Ranking the top 25 college football coaching hires of the past 25 years

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.

How ‘The Last Dance’ changed the way we think about Michael Jordan

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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