Reviewing Our Mountaineer Predictions

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Reviewing Our Mountaineer Predictions Each year, in the hustle and bustle of pre-season excitement, we traditionally render several predictions for the West Virginia Mountaineers. First, we name our top offensive surprise players. Then, we name our top defensive surprise players. Finally, we make our bold predictions for the season. At the end of each season, […] READ MORE


Mountaineers 2020: Previewing Kansas

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This year continues to prove eccentric. Normally, a mid-October conference game features teams in their sixth games. By now, those teams normally would have built unique identities. This season, however, October 17 represents just the fourth game for both West Virginia and Kansas. As a result, both teams must answer lingering questions. We examine the […] READ MORE


Assessing the Mountaineers After Three

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Every season, we begin our coverage of the West Virginia Mountaineers by making several predictions. Who will be the surprise performers on offense? What about defense? How will the team fare as a whole? We frequently revisit these predictions during the season to keep ourselves honest. Thus, as the Mountaineers enter their second bye week, […] READ MORE


Rex Sunahara: Morgantown’s Unsung Hero

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Rex Sunahara: Morgantown’s Unsung Hero After spending a year at Rhode Island, Rex Sunahara decided to join his father, Reed, in Morgantown. The older Sunahara had already established himself as West Virginia’s volleyball coach. But when Rex decided to transfer to play football with the Mountaineers, it took Reed by surprise. In a 2018 interview […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Close Their Season on a High Note

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Mountaineers Close Their Season on a High Note After a week of light practices and team-building activities, the Mountaineers faced off against the TCU Horned Frogs on Black Friday. For the Mountaineers, the game represented the chance to end the season well. For TCU, the game represented a must-win to reach bowl eligibility. As has […] READ MORE


Mountaineers’ Struggles Against Oklahoma Teams Continue

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Mountaineers’ Struggles Against Oklahoma Teams Since joining the Big XII, the Mountaineers’ have not fared well against teams from Oklahoma. As of Saturday morning, West Virginia won only two games out of 15 against the Sooners and Cowboys. They have won only one of seven attempts in Morgantown. So precedence certainly did not favor the […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Win Their Fourth

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Before Saturday’s game in Manhattan, West Virginia Defensive Coordinator Vic Koenning wrote letters to his players asking them to play harder, faster, and stronger this week than they did last. The defense responded. And during the week, Head Coach Neal Brown told fans and media that he “had a plan” concerning quarterback. He refused to […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Seeking Answers

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Mountaineers Seeking Answers After starting the 2019 season with three wins and one loss, the Mountaineers suffered two straight home losses. First, the Mountaineers lost a hard-fought battle with Texas. Then, the Mountaineers lost to Iowa State for the second straight season. Unfortunately, West Virginia lost more than the game last weekend. They also lost […] READ MORE


Mountaineers: Previewing Texas

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West Virginia completed a third of its season with a narrow win over Kansas in Lawrence. To the surprise of many, the Mountaineers own a 3-1 record going into the most challenging part of its schedule. If the Mountaineers are to climb to bowl eligibility, they may need a win at home this weekend to […] READ MORE


Mountaineers Add Five-Star Receiver

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The transfer portal gives and takes. West Virginia suffered some recent losses to the portal, as we recapped here, but they also brought in some big names to fill immediate needs. In recent days, in fact, we saw the Mountaineers add five-star receiver George Campbell. Mountaineers Add Five-Star Receiver Unfortunately, repetitive hip and core injuries […] READ MORE