Allan Taylor

Yesterday December 4, 2016

Trojan title: USC stuns West Virginia with late goals

Katie Johnson sank the Mountaineers' championship hopes with two goals in the final 15 minutes for a 3-1 victory in the College Cup final.

No. 16 West Virginia draws Miami in Russell Athletic Bowl

Building on the ninth 10-win season in program history, the Mountaineers will face the unranked Hurricanes in Orlando on Dec. 28.

Another close call spins WVU’s way on Senior Day: Taylor

The Mountaineers and their re-committed coach withstood Baylor, improving to 4-0 this season in one-possession games.

Saturday December 3, 2016

‘Ugly’ method suits West Virginia during 10th win

Unlikely stars emerged as the No. 16 Mountaineers held off Baylor 24-21 in the regular-season finale.

Holgorsen lobbies for New Year’s Six bowl, questions CFP committee

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After keeping silent on West Virginia’s perceived slight by the College Football Playoff committee, coach Dana Holgorsen played the disrespect card Saturday...

Live blog: West Virginia hangs on 24-21

Allan Taylor's updates from Saturday's game at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Holgorsen contract extension through 2021 exceeds $18M

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia reached a contract extension with Dana Holgorsen, signing the coach through 2021 with a package worth $18.6 million before...

Friday December 2, 2016

One step closer: Abam shoots Mountaineers into past Carolina

Top-ranked West Virginia enjoyed a winning debut at the College Cup by edging the Tar Heels 1-0.

Four-Down Territory: No one feeling sorry for Baylor

Previewing Saturday's storylines as No. 16 West Virginia seeks a 10-win season against Baylor.

Cavaliers present WVU’s best chance for nonconference splash

Previewing Saturday's matchup between No. 25 West Virginia (5-1) at No. 6 Virginia (7-0) in Charlottesville.

Friday Lunch: Football, Flowbees and the sucking sound of Baylor’s collapse

The MetroNews sports staff offers its predictions for West Virginia-Baylor in the Gold & Blue Lunch Report.

Thursday December 1, 2016

Izzo-Brown: Big-name foes haven’t ‘made this team flinch’

On Friday at the College Cup final four, top-ranked West Virginia keeps gunning for its first national title by denying North Carolina its 22nd.

Gold & Blue Lunch: Baylor’s 2016 gamble hasn’t paid off

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Methinks NCAA compliance training should require case studies from Penn State and Baylor over their mishandling of sexual assault cases, and given...

Working the middle, Daikiel Shorts became ‘backbone of what we do’

Senior receiver hasn't missed a game in four years, leaving a legacy more about toughness than numbers.

Wednesday November 30, 2016

The Lunch Report: Seniors, sendoffs & Sarah McLachlan?

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Gold & Blue Lunch pays tribute to West Virginia’s 21 seniors with a song that won’t appear on any of their...

Tuesday November 29, 2016

Season finished, White eager to ‘really put on a show’ in 2017

West Virginia's junior receiver sustained a broken right leg against Iowa State and will miss the final two games of the season.

Senior day stirs reflection as Nwachukwu recalls father’s legacy

On the morning of Oct. 22, hours before West Virginia’s game against TCU, defensive end Noble Nwachukwu woke up to a crushing text message.

Monday November 28, 2016

Mountaineers force 40 turnovers; enjoy another Ahmad outing

Esa Ahmad scored 17 of his career-best 19 points in the opening half and didn’t miss a shot from the floor as No. 25 West Virginia routed Manhattan 108-61.

In the end, can home be sweet for Skyler Howard?

Quarterback called senior day “just one more opportunity to get booed," but that's no way to send out a career overachiever. Allan Taylor's column.

Gold & Blue Lunch: Taking stock of WVU’s runaway weekend

Allan Taylor provides the ups and downs from the Mountaineers' 49-19 win at Iowa State.

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