Allan Taylor

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.

Saturday April 29, 2017

Gibson becomes 2nd WVU player drafted; others sign free-agent deals

All-Big 12 center Tyler Orlosky leads crew of Mountaineers who went undrafted.

Friday April 28, 2017

Eagles use late 3rd-round pick on WVU’s Rasul Douglas

Cornerback becomes first Mountaineers player selected in 2017 NFL draft, going 99th overall.

NFL draft: From drums to shortstop, Rasul Douglas gushed talent

Allan Taylor's Gold & Blue Lunch Report checks in on the Mountaineers cornerback.

Thursday April 27, 2017

The Lunch: Carter, Adrian land co-MVP awards

See what other Mountaineers earned honors in Thursday's Gold & Blue Lunch Report.

Monday April 24, 2017

Jevon Carter taking exploratory look at NBA draft

West Virginia's junior guard, the national defensive player of the year, has until May 24 to withdraw his name from the early-entry list.

Sunday April 23, 2017

Mountaineers land Illinois tight end pledge for 2018

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound O'Laughlin committed to WVU late Saturday, spurning offers from Cincinnati, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan and a host of mid-major programs.

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