WVU Sports with Tom Bragg

The West Virginia Mountaineers check in at No. 13 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2018 season, and that seems about right — I think.

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Here is the Dana Holgorsen portion from today’s Big 12 coaches call.

Quick post to drop some video from after last night’s big win against Baylor.


They don’t play them here as often as it seems like they used to, but (as I wrote this week) the weeknight, national cable slot has been kind to WVU football over the years. Let’s take a quick look at some fun clips I could find on YouTube of memorable moments from the game that sticks out the most in my memory: when WVU whipped rival Virginia Tech on a Wednesday in Morgantown in 2003.

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I made it back from Big 12 men’s basketball media day Kansas City by way of Chicago and Pittsburgh (minus some of my luggage – thanks, American Airlines) and slipped down the road to get to Morgantown in time for tonight’s game between the visiting Baylor Bears and the No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers.

But enough about me, let’s take a quick look at what’s going down here in a few hours at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown.

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Nothing wild from Bob Huggins in the fashion department today at Big 12 media day in Kansas City. The veteran Mountaineer men’s basketball coach spoke for around 10 minutes to the media. Video of that session is below.

The preseason AP Top 25 basketball poll is out, and West Virginia checks in at No. 13 to start the season. It’s the 55th consecutive week the Mountaineers have appeared in the poll, which is one shy of the program record set between 1956 and 1960. Below is the full poll and below that is my ballot. It’s my first time voting in any AP poll, so I’m sure I messed up something somewhere.

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Here’s the audio from Dana Holgorsen’s portion of the Big 12 Coaches Teleconference this morning. I’ll have more from this and the rest of the league call in a Big 12 notebook online this evening and in print tomorrow morning.


Working on a not great WiFi hotspot here in the Des Moines airport as I trek back to Charleston, so this will be short. Here are WVU offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, defensive coordinator Tony Gibson and receiver David Sills in their own words on what happened in the Mountaineers’ 30-14 loss at Iowa State on Saturday. Worth noting: The AP poll came out about an hour ago and West Virginia dropped from No. 6 to No. 13.

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That was a rough one. I’ll have more as we get late into the night from Iowa, but here is a short video of WVU football coach Dana Holgorsen on the Mountaineers’ first loss of the season.