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West Virginia Illustrated is creating an “All-Mountaineer Team” and fans are encouraged to participate in the selection of this all-time West Virginia football team. This poll examines WVU’s greatest athletes at the running back position. The nominees are Steve Slaton, Amos Zereoue, Avon Cobourne, Noel Devine, and Robert Walker. Who do you think is the best ball carrier to play for the Mountaineers?
Fan voting for West Virginia Illustrated’s “All-Mountaineer Team” continues here. This poll looks at the best wide receivers that played for the Mountaineers throughout the years. The nominees are Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, David Sills V, Danny Buggs, Chris Henry, Kevin White, Reggie Rembert, David Saunders, Gary Jennings, and Jock Sanders. Who do you think is WVU’s greatest receiver ever?
West Virginia head coach Neal Brown announced the Iron Mountaineer and Tommy Nickolich Memorial Award winners during his video conference Wednesday. The Iron Mountaineers were redshirt senior safety Dante Bonamico, junior safety Noah Guzman, redshirt sophomore offensive lineman James Gmiter, and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Bryce Wheaton. Redshirt senior safety Osman Kamara won the Nickolich Award.
Former West Virginia wide receiver Mike Baker joins this episode of “Three Guys Before The Game.” During the conversation, Baker provides details about the Mountaineers’ 1993 Sugar Bowl team that finished the regular season 11-0 and his personally journey to improve academically at WVU.
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Tony Caridi can now add Madden NFL 20 to his announcing repertoire. The Big 12 Conference and its media rights partner, Learfield IMG College, announced the launch of an esports tournament for its members schools. “Big 12 This Week” host Bill Pollock will call the action and he will be joined by radio announcers from each Big 12 school, including Caridi.
Around the Big 12
The Big 12 Conference is considering moving the Big 12 Championship Game back a week as a contingency plan amid COVID-19 concerns. Athletic directors in the league are considering moving the game from Saturday, December 5 to Saturday, December 12, as a bit of insurance.
Around the NCAA
Every college football team has a player that is one of the biggest reasons for its success, but is rarely mentioned in the headlines. Here is a list of the most unheralded players on each Top 25 team.
The FBI has determined that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was not the victim of a hate crime and that a pull rope had been on a garage door at Talladega Superspeedway since as early as October of last year.
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