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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...

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...

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

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 6 days 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...

Big 12 2015 Football Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The Big 12 isn’t the best conference in college football but it sure is one of the most entertaining. Baylor-TCU might have been the best game of the year regardless of conference. Oklahoma-TCU wasn’t far behind. Both the Bedlam Series and the Red River Shootout were extremely heated. And any game played in Morgantown felt like it ended in thrilling fashion. Because...

West Virginia Mountaineers 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
West Virginia rebounded from a 4-8 mark in 2013 to finish 7-6 and earn its first winning record (5-4) in Big 12 action since joining the league. The Mountaineers return 16 starters for 2015, including talented running back Rushel Shell and defensive backs Daryl Worley (CB) and Karl Joseph (S). Coach Dana Holgorsen has this program trending in the right direction, but his 2015 team has a few...

West Virginia Coach Dana Holgorsen Taking On More Responsibility in 2015

By Jeremy Simon, 1 month 2 weeks ago
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced this past Sunday the hiring of former Mountaineer graduate assistant Mark Scott as the new special teams coordinator for the 2015 season. Scott had been a graduate assistant (GA) at WVU since 2012 working with the defense and was a favorite of both Holgorsen and defensive coordinator Tony Gibson. With the hiring of Scott the...