Allan Taylor

Friday May 19, 2017

Ex-Michigan standout Gondrezick transfers to West Virginia

A Parade All-American and top-30 recruit, the guard averaged 14.9 points and 3.6 rebounds this past season for the Wolverines.

Winning breeds record-breaking attendance for West Virginia sports

Basketball and baseball set single-season attendance records, while football drew its fifth-highest number of fans. A banner year where winning is the common denominator.

Thursday May 18, 2017

Presume nothing, but West Virginia likely has clinched NCAA bid already

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report on why Baseball America's Teddy Cahill believes the Mountaineers are likely playing for seeding at this point.

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Sigman delivers sharp finish as Mountaineers 3-hit Pitt

The senior reliever set down 10 straight batters as West Virginia beat its Backyard Brawl rivals 2-0 on Tuesday night to close out the regular-season home schedule.

One NCAA rule change may impact Press Virginia

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Allan Taylor reports on a move that could bail out offensive players stuck in traps.

Monday May 15, 2017

WVU roster moves: Smothers exits, Crest stays, Penn State transfer arrives

Smothers was a three-star signee in 2016 who held offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and a number of Power 5 schools.

Sunday May 14, 2017

Zarbnisky fans side in 9th to close out West Virginia’s 2-game sweep

Darius Hill’s two-run single put WVU ahead in the first inning and Braden Zarbnisky preserved another ninth-inning lead during a 4-3 win over Gardner-Webb on Sunday.

Saturday May 13, 2017

Reserve puts cheerful wrap on WVU’s 15-5 win vs. Gardner-Webb

Kyle Davis drove in five runs to match a career high and seldom-used reserve Andrew Zitel hit his first collegiate homer for the Mountaineers on Saturday.

Friday May 12, 2017

Sooners aren’t desperate — will always have options if Big 12 sinks

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Allan Taylor weighs in on Paul Finebaum and David Boren and contingencies should Oklahoma leave the Big 12.

Thursday May 11, 2017

Dante Stills gets ‘cold chills’ watching dad’s sacks from 20 years ago

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Which schools are giving West Virginia competition for the state's top prospect in more than a decade?

Wednesday May 10, 2017

Men’s basketball helps West Virginia set APR mark, but football dips

All Mountaineers teams were safely above the 930 penalty line though football recorded the second-lowest score among the Power 5 conferences.

Tuesday May 9, 2017

Gold & Blue Lunch: Mountaineers add tall commitment

West Virginia's emphasis on restocking defensive linemen continued Tuesday with a 2018 commitment from Alex Williams of Pickerington, Ohio.

Sunday May 7, 2017

West Virginia salvages win in finale against No. 5 Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — At the end of a weekend marked by tight games, West Virginia finally claimed one when No. 5 Texas Tech’s defense faltered....

Saturday sweep: Rain brings more pain for Mountaineers

No. 5 Texas Tech rallied for a 4-3 win late Saturday night, completing a doubleheader sweep at West Virginia.

Saturday May 6, 2017

West Virginia drops opener 1-0 to No. 5 Texas Tech

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia stymied No. 5 Texas Tech’s dangerous lineup but couldn’t generate any offense of its own, falling 1-0 in the...

Friday May 5, 2017

Sophomore Alexis Brewer plans to transfer from WVU

Brewer's announcement came one day after West Virginia signed two-time junior college All-American guard Naomi Davenport.

Thursday May 4, 2017

No. 6 Texas Tech brings big bats to West Virginia this weekend

Gold & Blue Lunch Report: The sweet-swinging Red Raiders lead the Big 12 in seven offensive categories.

Tuesday May 2, 2017

NFL contract details for Douglas, Gibson, undrafted free agents

What's guaranteed? What's not? Allan Taylor's Gold & Blue Lunch Report digs into the salary numbers for West Virginia prospects in the NFL.

Sunday April 30, 2017

Long-sought RB Leddie Brown pledges to Mountaineers

Rivals ranks three-star prospect the No. 18 running back in the class of 2018.

Without a minute to spare, Sooners win series in extra innings

No. 25 West Virginia stranded the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, only a minute before a getaway-day curfew would have ended the game tied, and Oklahoma capitalized in the 10th for a 7-4 win Sunday.

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