Alex Hickey, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday July 22, 2019

Brown fondly recalls athleticism of college teammate Jared Lorenzen

ARLINGTON, Texas — For football fans, Jared Lorenzen was unlike anything seen before or since. He was a left-handed quarterback squeezed into a nose tackle’s...

Sunday July 21, 2019

Riley’s response shows need for Big 12 to step in for grad transfers

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley's insistence that he handled Austin Kendall's transfer to West Virginia the right way demonstrated why the Big 12 needs to intervene for future cases.

Saturday July 20, 2019

WVU football notes: McKivitz caught off guard by magazine cover

No one was more surprised to see Colton McKivitz on a magazine cover than Colton McKivitz, plus an update on who is turning heads in 7-on-7 drills.

Thursday July 18, 2019

WVU football notes: Brown talks Europe, scholarship numbers

Neal Brown discusses recruiting Europe, West Virginia's scholarship situation, the wait for a pair of potential late enrollees and more.

New dad T.J. Simmons also filling new role for West Virginia offense

It did not take long for wide receiver T.J. Simmons to make a strong impression on West Virginia coach Neal Brown.

Wednesday July 17, 2019

Rich Rodriguez shares his regrets about Pitt loss, West Virginia exit

Former coach appears on "Three Guys Before the Game" podcast.

Tuesday July 16, 2019

West Virginia seniors still embracing roles in likely rebuilding season

Even with West Virginia's focus on rebuilding for the future under its first-year head coach, seniors are embracing the chance to leave a legacy.

Brown preaches patience in first Big 12 media day appearance

West Virginia coach Neal Brown's message remained consistent in his first showing at Big 12 media days.

Big 12: Flashing Horns Down is fine — except for when it isn’t

The Big 12 attempted to clarify when flashing the Horns Down sign should and shouldn't be called a penalty.

Big 12 notebook: Les Miles addresses Pooka Williams reinstatement

A look at some of the more memorable moments from Day 1 of Big 12 media days.

Monday July 15, 2019

Lincoln Riley has no regrets over how he handled Austin Kendall transfer

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has no regrets over how he handled Austin Kendall's request for immediate eligibility at West Virginia.

Neal Brown to make Big 12 media days debut as season creeps closer

Media days are here, which means football season isn't too far away. Here are some of the biggest questions facing Big 12 coaches this year.

Sunday July 14, 2019

Despite occasional barbs, WVU players find social media worth it

People can get ugly on social media -- but several West Virginia players believe the benefit of interacting with fans is worth that cost.

Thursday July 11, 2019

Swedish tight end Viktor Wikstrom becomes WVU’s first 2021 commit

The first player to commit in West Virginia's 2021 recruiting class isn't exactly a local.

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Jacksonville Jaguars sign WVU’s Marcus Simms to free-agent deal

Marcus Simms wasn't taken in the NFL supplemental draft, but he will still have a chance to prove himself in training camp.

West Virginia picked eighth in Big 12 preseason poll

Facing a season of change, West Virginia is unsurprisingly picked to finish near the bottom of the Big 12 in the conference's preseason poll.

Tuesday July 9, 2019

Manchin introduces bill pressuring US Soccer to increase women’s pay

Prompted by a letter from West Virginia University's women's soccer coach, Sen. Joe Manchin introduced a bill intended to increase the pay for the U.S. women's soccer team.

Junior college defensive lineman Quay Mays commits to West Virginia

West Virginia defensive line coach Jordan Lesley went back to his old stomping grounds to find a defensive lineman for the Mountaineers.

McKivitz lone West Virginia representative on preseason all-Big 12 team

With a host of unknowns on the roster, it wasn't surprising that West Virginia's most established star was its only pick on the preseason all-Big 12 team.

Monday July 8, 2019

Georgia outside linebacker Taurus Simmons commits to West Virginia

West Virginia dipped into the Deep South to land its latest football commit.

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