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2015 NFL Draft Prediction: West Virginia OL Quinton Spain

By Jeremy Simon, 1 week 2 days ago
With the 2015 NFL Draft upon us, writers from WVUPros and BlueGoldSports.com will team up and give you our predictions on where some of your favorite Mountaineers might land. Today, we look at offensive lineman Quinton Spain and where he might land in the draft. Spain earned several honors during his time at West Virginia and recognition for being named to the Lombardi and Outland...

Ranking Big 12 Teams in the NFL Draft since 2005

By David Fox, 1 week 2 days ago
If it seems the Big 12 is having a bit of an identity crises, that much is true in the NFL Draft, too. Oklahoma and Texas are the powerhouses in the draft in the last decade. The Sooners and Longhorns have combined for 98 picks in the last 10 years. The other eight teams have combined for 135 during that span.  OU and Texas have combined for nearly has many first-rounders (18) in...

Ranking the Big 12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 week 6 days ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is...

West Virginia Head Coach Dana Holgorsen Tabs Skyler Howard "Clear-cut" No. 1 Quarterback

By Jeremy Simon, 2 weeks 2 days ago
On Saturday, the West Virginia University football team wrapped up its final open practice at The Greenbrier before the Gold-Blue game Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium. Most of the news this past Saturday was centered around Mountaineer junior quarterback Skyler Howard. During his media session, West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen announced Howard as the "clear-cut...

Texas Tech Needs David Gibbs to Reverse Defensive Woes

By David Fox, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Spring practice for the Texas Tech defense may as well be spring training for a high school baseball team. Always watching, new defensive coordinator David Gibbs is telling his players to keep their eye on the ball. Or more specifically the quarterback and when and where the ball is going. A defender might break up a pass or get a takeaway, but if his eyes aren’t where Gibbs...

Ranking the Big 12's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Is it easier to win at Texas or Oklahoma? How about Big 12 newcomers West Virginia and TCU? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not...

West Virginia Athletic Director Discusses Return of Backyard Brawl

By Jeremy Simon, 3 weeks 7 hours ago
One of the most anticipated matchups and biggest rivalries in college sports could be on the verge of being resumed in the not-so distant future. West Virginia vs. Pitt, better known as the "Backyard Brawl," is the historic rivalry between these two schools, which are separated by 75 miles. Related: 10 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment One of the oldest in...

Junior Forward BillyDee Williams to Transfer from West Virginia University

By Jeremy Simon, 3 weeks 1 day ago
BlueGoldSports.com has learned that junior forward BillyDee Williams is leaving the West Virginia basketball program. BGS first learned of Williams' decision on Monday evening, which was later confirmed by other sources. Williams was a JUCO transfer, who averaged 7.3 minutes per game for WVU this past season after playing for Iowa Western Community College in...

10 College Rivalries Killed by Conference Realignment

By David Fox, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of traditional rivalries, either because of scheduling conflicts or acrimonious relationships. In other words, no more Texas-Texas A&M. No more...

TCU Unveils New Uniforms for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 4 days ago
TCU just missed out on playing in college football’s playoff in 2014, and the Horned Frogs will resume their quest for the national championship with a new uniform combination in 2015. After Friday night’s spring game, TCU released its new jerseys and helmets for the upcoming year, which featured a few differences from last year’s variation. TCU’s new uniforms...