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As most college football programs continue their preparations for the 2020 season, West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons reportedly is not quite as confident looking ahead to the fall, but he is not giving up yet. Lyons says the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic at this point has not matched his previous hopes.
When college football finally resumes and the teams return to the field, West Virginia football coach Neal Brown thinks it might look different than it has in the past, as a result of the necessary changes to keep players and staff safe from COVID-19.
For the first time since his departure, former West Virginia men’s basketball coach John Beilein takes a deep dive into his days in Morgantown. He reveals his approach, philosophy, and provides detail into some of the most memorable games in school history.
Around the Big 12
All 10 Big 12 football teams have at least one Power 5 opponent one their schedules this season. A trip to play the defending national champions makes Texas’ non-conference schedule the toughest in the conference, but check out where West Virginia’s non-conference schedule lands in this ranking.
Around the NCAA
The Ivy League announced Wednesday that it has ruled out playing all sports this fall, becoming the first Division I conference to say it will not hold sports that semester due to the coronavirus pandemic. No decision has been made about winter or spring Ivy sports or whether fall sports could be played in the spring of 2021.
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb as testing increases throughout the country, the level of concern among college football’s decision-makers has risen, too. The Power 5 conference leaders are still waiting to make any major changes to the sport’s calendar, and they are targeting the end of July as the time to determine if the season can start on time.
The NFL is full of classic rivalries, but sometimes the hate fans feel for teams that are not their natural rival can be just as intense. Since it is Rivalry Week at SB Nation, here are the teams that NFL fans hate the most aside from their favorite team’s rival.
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