Reports: The Big Ten Wants Maryland And Rutgers

Pat Forde and ESPN are reporting that serious talks are afoot to fold Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten. Not only would that create a 14-member conference that'd surely be the biggest Ten in the world, it would reopen the scabby wound of major conference realignment. The ACC, the Terps' current home, would be… » 11/17/12 6:58pm 11/17/12 6:58pm

You Probably Shouldn't Trust SportsNation About Sports Betting

So the Old Spice Classic hasn't happened yet. It starts on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving, with West Virginia, Gonzaga, Davidson, Clemson, Marist, UTEP, Oklahoma, and Vanderbilt battling to win all the deodorant. ESPN polled its loyal subjects, and they like West Virginia to win. But why, oh, why? » 11/14/12 2:45pm 11/14/12 2:45pm

Here's The Catch Of The Day, From The Offensive Explosion That Was…

Ooooh-wheee, that was a good one. It wasn't quite as close as it looked in the end—70-56 until Baylor struck one last time with about three minutes left, whereupon the Mountaineers were able to run the clock down—but it was back-and-forth for most of the game. West Virginia bled the clock partly with the help of the… » 9/29/12 4:48pm 9/29/12 4:48pm

When Your Parachute Doesn't Open, All That's Left Is A 876-Foot Belly…

This is not a live-action Wile E. Coyote reenactment. It is video from Saturday's Bridge Day in Fayetteville, West Virginia, where BASE jumpers try their luck from the New River Gorge Bridge. Despite Christopher Brewer's parachute not deploying in time, his wingsuit slowed him just enough (he hit the water between… » 10/17/11 4:55pm 10/17/11 4:55pm

West Virginia Man Who Went Streaking Near NASCAR Race Also Caught With…

Joshua Emery Greene looks bemused in the mugshot featured in the above video. We find this an appropriate emotion, because we're bemused too. Why did he go streaking in a parking lot off Route 394 in Bristol, Tennessee, where the Irwin Tools Night Race took place on Saturday? And why was he carrying a live raccoon? » 8/30/11 9:15pm 8/30/11 9:15pm

West Virginia's Toxic Circus: The Boozer, The Lame Duck, And The…

West Virginia's coaching situation is, to put it as mildly as we can, a total clusterfuck. Whoever in the athletics office thought it would be a good idea to hire Dana Holgorsen as head-coach-in-waiting, while still keeping current coach Bill Stewart around for another year, ought to find themselves out of a job soon… » 6/06/11 11:25am 6/06/11 11:25am

Hugh Is Impressed With What He Sees From the 'Eers

West Virginia, led by the fleet-footed Pat White, is having a field day on the ground in Louisville. Energized by a goaline stand to end the half the Mountaineers opened things up and have now compiled well over three hundred yards on the ground. White is leading the way with 199 yards and three touchdowns on the… » 11/22/08 3:00pm 11/22/08 3:00pm

Thursday Night Preview: Auburn at West Virginia

Tonight ESPN brings you a match-up of teams whose fans are pissed with their lives, their teams, and the fact that it's only October and they're already prepared to start discussing next year's football season. What's the most surprising thing about both teams so far this season? How godawful the offenses have been.… » 10/23/08 4:00pm 10/23/08 4:00pm

College Football Preview: The Blackout Is Coming to Georgia!

If you stayed up past midnight on the east coast last night to watch USC-Oregon State right now you're blearily wiping your eyes and cursing the decision as lunch nears and all you want to do is crawl under your desk and sleep. If you're like me you might also be questioning why you let Birmingham, Alabama's finest… » 9/26/08 12:30pm 9/26/08 12:30pm

College Football Round-Up Week Four: LSU Wins One For The Golden Girls

I was in Knoxville for UT-Florida, a game with all the suspense of watching one of those live chickens try and survive hanging over the alligator pits. Occasionally the chickens break their neck in a fearful attempt to escape. Which is sort of what the UT football team did on Saturday. Right now UT quarterback… » 9/22/08 4:00pm 9/22/08 4:00pm

The College Football Rundown: There Is Never Enough Tebow To Go Around

Chris Fowler summed up the second week of college football when he said on ESPN Gameday: "The fans deserve a better slate of games than these." He was right. Several of the games turned out to be exciting but there was nothing particularly gripping about a roster that only featured seven games, seven » 9/08/08 12:30pm 9/08/08 12:30pm

West Virginia Quarterback Pat White Says WVU Baseball Coach Greg Van…

Usually nothing that interesting happens at media days. Sometimes players like Kentucky's Dicky Lyons confess to having dreams about other quarterbacks in the league. A subpoena gets tossed here and there. And, you know, occasionally a top Heisman candidate like Pat White says West Virginia's baseball coach is a… » 7/30/08 1:00pm 7/30/08 1:00pm