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The Big 12 Gets it Right: No Conference Championship Game Needed

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Whether it was the amount of teams in the league, getting left out of the playoff, a championship game, the nine-game schedule or expansion, the Big 12’s future has been an ongoing debate since the last round of conference realignment. But on Tuesday, the league took a step in the right direction by deciding not to add a conference championship game. At last week’s playoff...

2015 NFL Draft Prediction: West Virginia DE Shaq Riddick

By Jeremy Simon, 3 weeks 4 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 examine DE Shaq Riddick and where he might land in the draft. Many considered Riddick to be West Virginia’s top prospect heading into the last season before he ever played a snap. Riddick played...

2015 NFL Draft Prediction: West Virginia OL Quinton Spain

By Jeremy Simon, 3 weeks 5 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 the Big 12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day 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, 1 month 3 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...

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

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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...

Conference Championship Game Doesn't Solve Big 12's Problem

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It appears that a rule forcing a college football conference to have at least 12 teams and two divisions to hold a championship game will be nullified by 2016. Fans across the Big 12 are ecstatic. But the Big 12 didn’t get left out of the College Football Playoff because it didn’t play a conference championship game. Baylor got left out because the Playoff...