Allan Taylor

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Brendan Ferns ‘starting to let loose’ on rehabbed knee

West Virginia practice notebook from Tuesday: See who took first-team reps during the live drills and more on JOe Wickline as "Leaping Larry."

Monday April 10, 2017

Nearly perfect Grove earns national recognition

The West Virginia right-hander was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week and one of the National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.

Only 41 touches in 1,434 plays? Wellman takes blocking role head-on

West Virginia's fifth-year senior fullback relishes toughness over touches: Watch Allan Taylor's Gold & Blue Lunch Report.

Sunday April 9, 2017

Jayhawks bullpen stops West Virginia’s six-game streak

Mountaineers relievers yielded five runs while their Kansas counterparts were spotless in Sunday's 7-2 loss.

WVU signee Culver says ‘everything is fine’ with NCAA Clearinghouse

West Virginia's top signee in the 2017 recruiting class told Scout network he plans to enroll in June.

Saturday April 8, 2017

Chasing perfection: Grove sets down 23 straight vs. Kansas

West Virginia rolled to an 8-0 win as Michael Grove carried a perfect game into the eighth inning.

Friday April 7, 2017

Without delay, Myers delivers WVU’s first complete game of season

The right-hander struck out 10 as the Mountaineers ripped Kansas 10-1 in Friday night's season opener.

Thursday April 6, 2017

Gold & Blue Lunch: Baseball sports top-10 RPI

At the midpoint of its 54-game schedule, the Mountaineers look primed to end their 21-year NCAA tournament drought.

Wednesday April 5, 2017

The Lunch: Spring practice time to experiment ‘a little bit’

The combination of Holgorsen-Spavital-Wickline-Dews is using spring to distill changes in West Virginia running game.

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Juco signees Bailey, Rose making quick impressions on defense

Tuesday spring practice notebook: Derrek Pitts learning the ropes as early enrollee.

WVU 25-to-1 to win next year’s title, but what are the chances?

We check next season's roster makeup as the Mountaineers aim to build off a 28-win season.

Sunday April 2, 2017

Carter’s latest steal? National defensive player of the year

West Virginia's junior point guard becomes the 33rd winner on a list that includes Tim Duncan, Alonzo Mourning, Kenyon Martin, Shane Battier, Emeka Okafor and Grant Hill.

Friday March 31, 2017

Orlosky on O-line running 40: ‘If we don’t fall down, it’s a win for us’

Notebook from WVU's pro day: Skyler Howard hasn't given up on NFL dream, plus see how players measured in drills.

Shelton Gibson’s 4.39 pro day 40 erases combine concerns

That 4.5 he posted in Indianapolis? Some scouts doubted it then and Friday's blistering correction in Morgantown showed why.

WVU-Virginia Tech opener shifts to Sunday prime-time

The Mountaineers' game against the Hokies was moved to ABC for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

For West Virginia and Kansas, the Final Four will be hard to watch

Gold & Blue Lunch Report: The Final Four is all fired up in Phoenix, with nary a Big 12 team in it.

Thursday March 30, 2017

Late signee could factor into cornerback race in 2017

The Gold & Blue Lunch Report hears from the junior college coach of Fontez Davis, who's scheduled to arrive in Morgantown in May.

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Mazzulla seeks advice from Huggins about coaching from ‘first seat’

The former West Virginia point guard became Fairmont State's head coach Wednesday, at age 28.

All-in at receiver, Sills needed year away to satisfy QB craving

Allan Taylor's column and his Gold & Blue Lunch Report focus on the receiver living the ultimate do-over for the Mountaineers.

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Mountaineers’ No. 2 center Buccigrossi suffers torn ACL

Practice notebook: More information on a West Virginia receiver's injury and an offensive lineman flipping sides.

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