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WVU’s Brown now faces challenges

WVU’s Brown now faces challenges

The contrast was stark. Shortly after Neal Brown was named the new WVU football coach, he was captured on film thanking Troy fans at a basketball game. Dana Holgorsen, meanwhile, left Morgantown for Houston with nary a glance back. He tweeted out a picture of him in “H-Town” mugging with Andre Ware. See ya, he… Continue Reading

Detecting an uh-oh, troubles with WVU hoops

Detecting an uh-oh, troubles with WVU hoops

WVU basketball fans have to be yearning for ghosts of Christmases past. Recent past. Last year at this time, the Mountaineers were 9-1. (They finished 26-11.) In 2016 at this time, they were 9-1. (They finished 28-9.) In 2015, they were 9-1 and coming off an 86-68 victory over Marshall. (Remember those games? They finished… Continue Reading

Streamline player/bowl process

Streamline player/bowl process

If you happen to be a friend of mine on Facebook, perhaps you can guess today’s hot topic. Over the weekend, it sparked comment after comment after comment. It sparked looooonnng comments. It sparked heated comments. I write, of course, of quarterback Will Grier’s decision to skip WVU’s upcoming Camping World Bowl against Syracuse. (Oddly,… Continue Reading

Alamo reps may have misread WVU fans

Alamo reps may have misread WVU fans

When the Alamo Bowl passed on WVU’s football team, I must admit I was surprised. Bowl president Derrick Fox and staff passing on passing? They passed on pitting Washington State and standout quarterback Gardner Minshew against West Virginia and stud QB Will Grier (if, that is, the latter indeed decides to participate)? They decided to… Continue Reading

Breaking down WVU’s regular season

Breaking down WVU’s regular season

Much is swirling around the WVU football program on this Monday. As expected, Mountaineer coach Dana Holgorsen’s name has been floated in regard to openings. Some have questioned whether Will Grier and others will participate in the upcoming bowl game. There is uncertainty over the bowl destination. (Does the College Football Playoff committee take Oklahoma… Continue Reading

Breaking down OU-WVU game; hoops

Breaking down OU-WVU game; hoops

Maybe it was a pipe dream. Yet WVU fans were hoping. Had their Mountaineers finished the regular season with one loss and a Big 12 championship in hand, perhaps upsets elsewhere would have slipped WVU into the College Football Playoff. It seemed the year for the possibility. Will Grier, David Sills, Gary Jennings, etc., lead… Continue Reading

Where does WVU’s Long stack up among school’s best ever?

Where does WVU’s Long stack up among school’s best ever?

It started as a simple tweet. While watching WVU dismantle TCU this past Saturday, I took to Twitter to proclaim that David Long is one of the Top 10 Mountaineer linebackers I’ve witnessed in 38 years. It sparked some fun discussion with, among others, John Antonik, the Director of Digital Media at WVU. Where exactly… Continue Reading

Great time for WVU; addressing UT game, refs

Great time for WVU; addressing UT game, refs

The New Views from here: This past weekend, it was horns down to Texas. Yet everything seems to be looking up in regard to WVU on this Monday. The Mountaineer football team won a dramatic game in Austin to move to No. 7 in the Associated Press poll and No. 8 in the USA Today… Continue Reading

WVU’s big game at Texas; nice hoops ‘win’

WVU’s big game at Texas; nice hoops ‘win’

It’s a little difficult to believe. Here we rest on this Oct. 29 – with college football’s regular season three quarters of the way completed. WVU, of course, is short a game at 6-1 because Hurricane Florence forced a cancellation of the North Carolina State contest. Yet the Mountaineers are No. 10 in the USA… Continue Reading

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