Allan Taylor

Monday August 6, 2018

Australian punter Angus Davies leaves West Virginia after few days

A source said he quickly became homesick and wasn't likely to rejoin the team.

Brazaitis stages write-in Senate bid as ‘a real Democrat’

City Councilor wants $700 billion bill to revive Appalachia, plus $50,000 in reparations to any man, woman, or child in the region who has gone to a doctor for treatment of an illness related to service in the fossil-fuel industry.

Sunday August 5, 2018

Preseason camp finds West Virginia energized and ‘all ready to get to work’

COMMENTARY MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sitting cross-legged in his blue-and-gold golf cart, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen conducted his first preseason camp media session Sunday. Four...

Saturday August 4, 2018

Preseason primer: Mountaineers blend optimism with questions

Allan Taylor lays out a few key storylines as West Virginia kicks off camp Sunday

Dismissed Bama linebacker says he’s transferring to West Virginia

Among the nation's top recruits in 2017, VanDarius Cowan would become eligible at WVU in 2019.

Sweet Spot podcast: Preseason camp has us pining for two-a-days

Episode 40 sets the stage for position battles and ponders why this season may be the last for a few Big 12 coaches.

Thursday August 2, 2018

Column: West Virginia doesn’t want to be last in Big 12 facilities race

There's $100 million worth of renovations coming, which is only a start in trying to keep pace in the college athletics industry.

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Coach on 4-star Oscar Tshiebwe: ‘His motor is unbelievable’

The 2019 top-50 prospect from a familiar spot in Pennsylvania has West Virginia among his final eight schools.

Sunday July 29, 2018

Amir Richardson picks WVU: ‘I’m staying home, baby!’

University High three-star recruit becomes the Mountaineers' fourth commitment in two days.

Ranking the Big 12’s toughest nonleague schedules

Allan Taylor evaluates which Big 12 schools are testing themselves ... and which ones aren't pushing the SoS envelope.

Saturday July 28, 2018

3 commitments at Showtime event: Martin, Henry and Hazel pick WVU

A fruitful weekend for the Mountaineers gave a boost to the 2019 recruiting class.

Wednesday July 25, 2018

WVU’s Conner Dotson transferring to Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Right-hander who made five appearances for West Virginia this past season while recovering from a broken arm suffered in 2017, will be reunited with former Mountaineers assistant Derek Matlock.

Monday July 23, 2018

University High’s Richardson plans July 29 college reveal

West Virginia hometown target is also considering Pitt, Georgia Tech, Temple and Marshall among 13 offers.

Sunday July 22, 2018

Trust in Cajuste: Left tackle hopes he saved best for last season

Thanks to a nagging mentor, Yodny Cajuste finally tried football as a senior. Good thing for West Virginia that he did.

Friday July 20, 2018

The Sweet Spot podcast returns from Big 12 media days

We gauge the fervor over West Virginia being picked No. 2 behind Oklahoma, and ask whether the Sooners' dominance hurts the conference.

Redshirt rules benefit deepest teams, best organized staffs: Column

Favoring weekly NFL-style call-ups, West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen foresees assistants being more engaged with young players.

Tuesday July 17, 2018

After 6 straight losses, can WVU bridge its Oklahoma divide?

The Sooners have swept all six meetings since WVU entered the Big 12 in 2012. The last three years have turned particularly lopsided.

Long-haired Longhorn hates goldilocks, but likes WVU fans

Big 12 media days notebook: Brekyn Hager is a quote machine, Mike Gundy wants an expanded playoff, and Dana Holgorsen isn't keen on injury reports.

Monday July 16, 2018

Big 12 notebook: Sooners line aims to ‘take the breath’ out of defenses

The best of Day 1 in Frisco, Texas, as favored Oklahoma leads the charge.

Dozen-year national title drought has Big 12 fighting inferiority complex

Allan Taylor's column from Frisco, Texas, where the Oklahoma's loss in the Rose Bowl still stings a conference fighting for football respect.

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