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Feb 13, 2019
Dismissals Were The Best Move For A West Virginia Team In Turmoil

Dismissals Were The Best Move For A West Virginia Team In Turmoil

West Virginia University made the most prudent move it could in regard to the 2018-19 men’s basketball season. It pulled the plug. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. FOOTBALL Contract details for new West Virginia assistant Trickett, analysts | WV MetroNewsTravis Trickett’s return home is a fruitful one. A Wes Virginia graduate who was hired Monday as the final coach on Neal Brown’s new coaching staff, Trickett will earn $250,000 annually over the next...
Feb 11, 2019
BREAKING: Esa Ahmad and Wesley Harris dismissed from West Virginia basketball program

BREAKING: Esa Ahmad and Wesley Harris dismissed from West Virginia basketball program

West Virginia’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Season continues According to a one-sentence press release from the West Virginia University athletic department, senior forward Esa Ahmad and junior forward Wesley Harris have been dismissed from the West Virginia Mountaineers men’s basketball program. “West Virginia University men’s basketball senior Esa Ahmad and junior Wesley Harris have been dismissed from the team for a violation of athletic department policies.” No additional information has been given regarding the situation at this time. We will update this article...
Feb 11, 2019
SOURCES: Georgia State offensive coordinator Travis Trickett expected to fill West Virginia’s final assistant opening

SOURCES: Georgia State offensive coordinator Travis Trickett expected to fill West Virginia’s final assistant opening

Neal Brown is bringing in another coach with Mountaineer ties to round out his staff Georgia State Panthers offensive coordinator Travis Trickett is expected to be named the tenth and final assistant for the West Virginia Mountaineers under head coach Neal Brown, sources tell The Smoking Musket. Trickett will replace former assistant Dan Gerberry as tight ends coach, and may also help with special teams. Trickett is the son of legendary offensive line coach Rick Trickett, and the brother of former Mountaineer quarterback Clint Trickett. Travis served as a student assistant under Rich...
Feb 11, 2019
Huggins Out Of Answers On How To Turn The Season Around

Huggins Out Of Answers On How To Turn The Season Around

From full-court pressure, man-to-man and a series of zones, West Virginia continues struggling to stop easy baskets Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Brown Announces Dye on Coaching Staff | West Virginia University AthleticsWest Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Xavier Dye will join the Mountaineer coaching staff as an assistant coach on the offensive side. Brown will announce staff assignments at a later time. WVU...
Feb 9, 2019
West Virginia’s second-half meltdown leads to a 22 point loss at home

West Virginia’s second-half meltdown leads to a 22 point loss at home

We’ve reached mustard suit levels of blowout performances The West Virginia Mountaineers (10-14, 2-9 Big 12) just keep coming up with new and creative ways to make this season as bad as possible. Tonight’s 75-53 loss to the Texas Longhorns (14-10, 6-5 Big 12) is the Mountaineers’ worst home loss since their 62-39 loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats in Bob Huggins’ first season as West Virginia head coach. The Mountaineers managed to keep it relatively close through the first half, trailing 34-28 going into the locker room, but the second half was just an unmitigated disaster. The...
Feb 9, 2019
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers take on the Longhorns at home Game Vitals When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8:00PM EST Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia Betting Odds: Texas Tech -3.5, Over/Under 141 Viewing Info TV: ESPN2; DirecTV 209, DISH 143 Streaming: WatchESPN Announce Team: Dave LaMont and Robbie Hummel Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates), Sirius 84, XM 84 Reminder: It is against site policy to post links to illegal streams in the comments. Listen Live Projected Starting Lineups: (Based on previous game’s...
Feb 9, 2019
OPEN THREAD: Alliance of American Football Opening Weekend

OPEN THREAD: Alliance of American Football Opening Weekend

Join us in the comments this weekend for the first four games of the inaugural season of the AAF WE’VE GOT MORE FOOTBALL THIS WEEKEND! The Alliance of American Football kicks off with two primetime matchups tonight, and two more games tomorrow. Sign in below and pledge your allegiance to the Alliance. Saturday, February 9, 2019 Regional Viewing Map Atlanta Legends vs. Orlando Apollos (Blue) Time: 8:00PM ESTLocation: Spectrum Stadium -- Orlando, FloridaTV: CBS | Live stream: CBS All AccessOdds: Orlando -5.5, Over/Under 44.5 San Diego Fleet vs. San...
Feb 9, 2019
Struggling West Virginia set to take on Texas this evening in Morgantown

Struggling West Virginia set to take on Texas this evening in Morgantown

Press [F] to pay respects We, regrettably, have a game tonight. Since this is the real world and we can’t just choose the option to sim to the end of the season, I guess the show must go on. Fresh off a humiliating 81-50 loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock on Monday, the West Virginia Mountaineers (10-13, 2-8 Big 12) return to Morgantown this evening to take on the Texas Longhorns (13-10, 5-5 Big 12). The last meeting between these two teams ended with a 7 point win for the Longhorns. Can West Virginia bring some of the magic they showed against the Oklahoma Sooners last...
Feb 6, 2019
Neal Brown announces date and time of West Virginia’s Gold-Blue Spring Game

Neal Brown announces date and time of West Virginia’s Gold-Blue Spring Game

You can get your ticket for the first look at Coach Brown’s Mountaineers at WVUGame.com Neal Brown’s National Signing Day press conference to introduce the 2019 West Virginia Mountaineers signing class Wednesday afternoon also gave us the date and time of this year’s annual Gold-Blue Spring Game. Brown announced the game will be played on April 13th at 1:00PM ET in Morgantown. Tickets for the event are already available to purchase via WVUGame.com or by calling 1-800-WVU-GAME. As in the past, tickets are $10 for general admission and a portion of the proceeds will once again benefit...
Feb 6, 2019
National Signing Day: Three-star Georgia Cornerback Tavian Mayo Chooses West Virginia

National Signing Day: Three-star Georgia Cornerback Tavian Mayo Chooses West Virginia

Mayo gave the coaching staff his commitment last week and made it publicly official today Welcome cornerback Tavian Mayo (@tavian_1) from Leesburg, Ga. and Lee County HS!#TakeMeHome19➡️ https://t.co/6NOVM0mwWd pic.twitter.com/zmlqCToMMM— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) February 6, 2019 Highlights of Tavian Mayo... pic.twitter.com/HXwmKgNTWH— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) February 6, 2019 Rankings 247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8571; No. 951 National; No. 89 CB; No. 97 GA 247Sports: ★★★; Grade: 85; No. 1208 National; No. 112 CB; No. 110...
Feb 6, 2019
National Signing Day: Florida Safety Rashean Lynn Signs With West Virginia

National Signing Day: Florida Safety Rashean Lynn Signs With West Virginia

West Virginia double-dips in Florida Welcome safety Rashean Lynn Jr. (@_Rawwww_) from Cocoa, Fla. and Cocoa HS!#TakeMeHome19➡️ https://t.co/pQsu1dmwor pic.twitter.com/pbliij8rkK— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) February 6, 2019 Rankings 247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8452; No. 1259 National; No. 149 WR; No. 171 FL 247Sports: ★★★; Grade: 84; No. 1448 National; No. 170 WR; No. 183 FL ESPN: ★★★; Grade: 76; No. 130 WR; No. 479 Regional; No. 158 FL Rivals: ★★★; Rating: 5.5; No. 88 FL Verbally Committed on February 1, 2019 Lynn was a two-way...
Feb 6, 2019
National Signing Day: West Virginia Signs Florida Defensive Lineman Jordan Jefferson

National Signing Day: West Virginia Signs Florida Defensive Lineman Jordan Jefferson

Neal Brown’s first official signing as the Mountaineer head coach hails from the Sunshine State Welcome defensive lineman Jordan Jefferson (@Jordan092401) from Navarre, Fla. and Navarre HS!#TakeMeHome19➡️ https://t.co/wyFMheM4ss pic.twitter.com/Avt9UvNFpe— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) February 6, 2019 Highlights of Jordan Jefferson... pic.twitter.com/ZCDt8eCvKs— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) February 6, 2019 Rankings 247Sports (composite): Currently Unranked 247Sports: Currently Unranked Rivals: Currently Unranked Verbally Committed on February 6,...
Feb 6, 2019
West Virginia Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Real Time Updates, Live Map and Open Thread

West Virginia Football Recruiting: National Signing Day Real Time Updates, Live Map and Open Thread

Neal Brown will be wrapping the up the 2019 signing class that Dana Holgorsen started back in December. There’s only a few open spots remaining and one HUGE recruit out there for the taking. Welcome to National Signing day! We’ll be kicking things off bright and early, as the top high school and junior college athletes make their commitments official. The faxes are being dusted off, Twitter is fired up and probably already rocking with rumors and breaking news. Neal Brown’s coaching staff will be putting the finishing touches on a solid class that was started by Dana Holgorsen just...
Feb 4, 2019
West Virginia Blows It Against Texas Tech on Big Monday

West Virginia Blows It Against Texas Tech on Big Monday

The team is irrevocably broken. Let’s just get through these next eight games. The West Virginia Mountaineers (10-13, 2-8) have now lost their last three conference road games by a combined 87 points, with tonight’s humiliating 31 point loss to the No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock. The Mountaineers went 20+ minutes without a made field goal en route to tying their worst point differential of the season, finishing the night 23% from the field. The loss comes hot off the heels of West Virginia’s win in Morgantown over the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, which makes this even more...
Feb 4, 2019
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

Join us in the comments as the Mountaineers go on the road to Lubbock looking for a little revenge Game Vitals When: Monday, February 4, 2019, 9:00PM EST Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas Betting Odds: Texas Tech -11.5, Total 135.5 Viewing Info TV: ESPN; DirecTV 206, DISH 140 Streaming: WatchESPN Announce Team: Bob Wischusen, Fran Fraschilla and Holly Rowe Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG (Online Stream | Radio Affiliates), XM 382 Reminder: It is against site policy to post links to illegal streams in the comments. Listen Live Projected Starting Lineups: (Based...

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