Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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McKoy’s growth leading to a bigger role

Four hundred seventy-two yards, four touchdowns and an average of 6.5 yards per carry. Not bad for a third-string freshman running back out of Lexington, NC. Kennedy Mckoy made the most of his freshman season and is looking to do the same this year for the Mountaineers. Even if that means a heavier load and a more diverse role. “I do want to have a hybrid position and that role for our team. Play a little bit of running back, play a little bit of slot. Just trying to get on the field and help my team out in any way.” Last season McKoy received few opportunities to catch the...
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WVU women’s soccer team tops preseason poll for first time

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For the first time in program history, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team will open a season ranked No. 1 nationally, as the Mountaineers own the top spot in the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women National Preseason Ranking. The Mountaineers earned their first national No. 1 ranking in 2016 and held the position for eight weeks. After qualifying for its first NCAA College Cup, WVU finished the year ranked No. 2 nationally. Stanford follows WVU at No. 2, while reigning NCAA champion USC ranks No. 3, South Carolina sits at No. 4 and Georgetown ranks No. 5. The Mountaineers open their 2017 campaign...
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Notebook: Bailey, Battle and Daniels making impressions at corner

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Heading into the season, an area of concern for WVU was its secondary but rest assured the defensive backs are progressing. “Our corners have had a few good practices, especially Hakeem Bailey,” defensive coordinator Tony Gibson said. “He’s a guy that keeps making play after play. He’s got some picks. He’s got some nice pass breakups. I think he’s doing a really good job. Elijah Battle is solid, doing everything he needs to at this point. Mike Daniels. So we got some guys. Corey Winfield is a new addition. He’s learning and I think hopefully as we get deeper in camp, he will be able to make some more...
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Chemistry important for Will Grier and WVU receivers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Group text can be the beginning of something great. For the West Virginia University football team, they are hoping it will lead to an explosive season on the gridiron. With Will Grier at the helm of the offense this season, the Mountaineer wide outs were excited to build relationships with their new teammate. Former WVU star Kevin White told his younger brother that was the key to success for him and Clint Trickett. Over the summer, Ka’Raun White, David Sills and all the other Mountaineer wide receivers began working together to form a bond.” “Really, we’d just have workouts at 9 (a.m.) and go until like 1:30 or 2...
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Big 12 Matchups, Looking Behind, Looking Ahead: TCU

The second game of conference play brings a certain set of horned amphibians back to Morgantown for another matchup that will surely keep Mountaineer fans biting their nails through the last seconds of play. TCU and WVU always manage to bring quite the performance, both good and bad. (Let’s not talk about College Gameday several years ago.) TCU currently has a winning record over West Virginia since joining the Big12, three victories to West Virginia’s two. This fall the Mountaineers will look to win their third conference win over the Horned Frogs and start the dreaded October and November schedule strong. The Mountaineers overcame the Horned Frogs 34-10 last October,...
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