Allan Taylor

Yesterday June 26, 2017

West Virginia fills in gaps on nonconference hoops schedule

In the space between high-profile games against Virginia, Pitt, Texas A&M and Kentucky, next season's basketball schedule features a return visit from a former WVU assistant Jeff Neubauer.

Top 50 Big 12 countdown: Turpin supplies Frogs’ electricity

In the Gold & Blue Lunch Report, Allan Taylor enters the final 20 of his summertime player rankings.

Sunday June 25, 2017

Strong camp results in WVU offer, commit from Ohio linebacker

Josh Chandler of Canton becomes the Mountaineers' first linebacker pledge for 2018.

Alabama receiver reveals he’s transferring to West Virginia

Sophomore T.J. Simmons, thought to be in the mix for playing time with the Crimson Tide next season, is the latest player to join the Mountaineers.

Saturday June 24, 2017

Another Miami-to-Morgantown move: Tight end Jovani Haskins

Former three-star recruit left Miami after a redshirt season and joins ex-Canes quarterback Jack Allison in landing at West Virginia.

Friday June 23, 2017

West Virginia gains another tight end commitment from Chicago

TJ Ivy is a 6-foot-5 prospect who chose the Mountaineers over Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Purdue, Iowa State and Syracuse.

Kyle Bosch relieved spring game injury wasn’t more serious

West Virginia's top offensive lineman recounts lying on the turf, worrying if he might miss his senior season.

5-foot-9 Reed plays big: Top 50 players countdown continues

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report recalls one of the fantastic catches from 2016 and how a K-State cornerback recovered to earn Big 12 newcomer of the year honors.

Thursday June 22, 2017

Big 12 top 50 rankings: Sooners boast touchdown machine at tight end

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report countdown is at the halfway point as we list the league's most elite players.

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Kyle Davis foregoes senior season to sign with Astros

The Mountaineers outfielder was a 15th-round pick in last week's MLB draft.

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Grier all-clear: WVU celebrates quarterback’s eligibility

As expected, the Florida transfer has been fully cleared by the NCAA to play this season.

Monday June 19, 2017

Optimus Ertz? K-State quarterback operates loaded offense

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report continues counting down the Big 12's top 50 players for 2017. Today we reveal 35 through 31.

Friday June 16, 2017

Big 12’s Top 50 players: Where does Texas quarterback Buechele rank?

As a freshman Buechele threw for nearly 3,000 yards, but now there's another freshman pushing for playing time, and a new coach aiming to redirect the listless program.

Thursday June 15, 2017

The Lunch: Who’s next on our list of Big 12’s Top 50 players?

Keke Coutee is aiming high, claiming he wants to challenge the Texas Tech record for receiving TDs in a season.

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Allison reverses course on juco, commits to WVU instead.

Within the span of a frenzied couple hours Tuesday, former Miami blue-chip quarterback Jack Allison was bound for junior college and then committed to West Virginia.

Top 50 Big 12 players for 2017: Let the countdown begin

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report begins a 10-part countdown ranking the elite Big 12 Players for next season. Kenny Hill should be positioned higher but inconsistency is weighing him down.

Friday June 9, 2017

Mountaineers assistant Matlock hired as head coach by WAC program

West Virginia's pitching coach the past five seasons has accepted the position at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Which Big 12 coach is most likely to win a national championship?

With Bob Stoops stepping down, The Gold & Blue Lunch Report asks if there's another title-worthy coach in the conference?

Ohio State fills vacancy, and the Huggins speculation goes kaput

Allan Taylor's take on the four-day rumor mill the linked Bob Huggins and the Buckeyes.

Thursday June 8, 2017

Is Stoops’ exit most significant Big 12 event since WVU joined?

Allan Taylor's column: There will be another coaching giant at Oklahoma. But is Lincoln Riley that guy?

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