Allan Taylor, Author at WV MetroNews

Monday July 8, 2019

‘Sweet Spot’ podcast: Are expectations too low for Neal Brown’s debut season?

Episode 77 of the podcast covers West Virginia and the Big 12.

Friday June 28, 2019

The Spirit of Episode 76 lives: ‘Sweet Spot with A.T.’ podcast

The crew talks Osita Smith, Joe Mazzulla and Coliseum scoreboards.

Wednesday June 19, 2019

“The Sweet Spot” podcast: Summer recruiting in the spotlight

Look in on Episode 75 of the podcast.

Former West Virginia safety Derrek Pitts enrolls at Marshall

Two weeks after entering the NCAA transfer portal, former West Virginia defensive back Derrek Pitts has enrolled at Marshall. Thundering Herd athletics director Mike Hamrick...

Thursday June 6, 2019

New Sweet Spot episode enters the podcast portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Marcus Simms entered the NCAA transfer portal on April 29, Kenny Robinson weighed in June 4, and Derek Pitts followed June 5....

Tuesday June 4, 2019

WVSSAC joins WVU, Marshall in ‘Game Changer’ campaign aimed at opioid epidemic

Middle school and high school students the target of collaborative effort.

Thursday May 30, 2019

How an ace found his place: West Virginia’s Alek Manoah

COMMENTARY MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — His baseball beginnings trace back before the Florida state championship at South Dade High in 2014. Further back than the King...

Sunday May 26, 2019

Runner-up finish goes down easier with news WVU will host regional

Allan Taylor's column from Oklahoma City.

Cowboys find their ‘heroes’ vs. West Virginia in Big 12 final

Oklahoma State won 5-2 in Sunday's championship game.

Bergert begins, ‘Otter’ ends West Virginia’s stunning 1-hitter vs. Texas Tech

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.— It’s merely a three-block bus ride from the West Virginia baseball team’s hotel to Bricktown Ballpark. Yet during that brief trip Saturday...

OKC notebook: Mountaineers still don’t know their Big 12 title game opponent

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — West Virginia won’t learn its opponent for Sunday afternoon’s Big 12 championship game until, well, Sunday afternoon. The opposite-bracket semifinal between...

Saturday May 25, 2019

Texas Tech clobbers West Virginia 10-3 to force follow-up game

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.— Josh Jung and Cameron Warren homered, and No. 10 Texas Tech finally figured out No. 19 West Virginia’s pitching during a 10-3...

Friday May 24, 2019

6 straight wins puts WVU in prime hosting position — just ask Darius Hill

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Two wins at the Big 12 baseball tournament, and six straight overall, gave West Virginia’s postseason resume a bump at a...

Brandon White makes ‘ridiculous’ grabs as Mountaineers trip top-seeded Texas Tech

After making two highlight catches that preserved the lead in a tight game, White knocked in an insurance run as No. 19 West Virginia pulled away from No. 10 Texas Tech 5-1 in the Big 12 tournament.

OKC notebook: Manoah edges Kilian in another Big 12 pitcher’s duel

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Top-seeded Texas Tech had its chances against Alek Manoah, putting the leadoff batter aboard five times through six innings.  But the...

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Big 12 notebook: West Virginia’s White flashes defense in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — West Virginia centerfielder Brandon White made one highlight catch against Kansas, and couldn’t fathom how replay overturned another.  “He thought he...

West Virginia strikes fast, hangs on to beat Kansas 12-8 in Big 12 tournament

After Nick Snyder let most of an eight-run lead evaporate, the No. 19 Mountaineers finally put away the Jayhawks.

Monday May 20, 2019

‘Sweet Spot’ podcast: What Jarret Doege brings to the ‘Air Raid’

MORGANTOWN — When Jarret Doege was a middle school quarterback attending Texas Tech football camps, he and Charlie Brewer tended to draw extra attention. It...

Thursday May 16, 2019

Alek Manoah breaks WVU single-season strikeout record in romp over GW

The ace rediscovered his change-up, Darius Hill broke Jedd Gyorko’s mark for career doubles, and the Mountaineers (33-18) helped their 50/50 case for hosting an NCAA regional.

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Snyder’s Ks, Hill’s doubles highlight another WVU win over Pitt

No. 21 West Virginia won for the third straight time at PNC Park by beating the Panthers 9-4 on Tuesday.

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