"Wide open Austin what a move, Tavon Austin!" were the words of Mike Tirico as Tavon Austin juked a Clemson defender out of his shoes and marched down the field for his 4th touchdown of the historical night in Miami, Florida in which the 'Eers would have the most prolific bowl performance in FBS history.
Tavon Austin accounted for 123 yards receiving and a total of four touchdowns on that memorable night. What outsiders who only watched WVU on college football's biggest stage was that Tavon does this just about every single game.
Call me a bias West Virginia fan, but the facts don't lie. Austin averaged 91.2 receiving yards per game and ended the season with over 1,100 yards receiving in 2011. It doesn't stop there. Austin also led the nation in all-purpose yards averaging a total of 198 per game.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Matt Humphrey, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard who previously attended Boston College and Oregon, has signed a grant-in-aid to attend West Virginia University and will play basketball for the Mountaineers, WVU coach Bob Huggins announced today.
A Chicago native, Humphrey completed his undergraduate degree with a bachelor of arts in human development from Boston College and will have one year of eligibility remaining.
The summer months will no doubt be a busy time for the West Virginia football coaching staff. Not only are they given the task on preparing for the 2012 season, the game of recruiting will also start to heat up.
During June and July, Milan Puskar Stadium will play host to elite talent from all across the country. The Mountaineer staff will conduct individual visits from recruits, but also 7-on-7 mini team camps.
During this time, we'll compile of list of visitors expected to arrive or participate. We'll focus primarily with 2013 WVU targets. Since things kickoff this weekend, let's take a look at the visitors.
The West Virginia staff has continued to make progress recruiting the state of Texas, and that process took another step forward today with the commitment of Tyler Tezeno.
Tezeno, 6-foot-3, 290 pounds becomes the sixth verbal pledge in the 2013 recruiting class. He also becomes the seconds offensive line commit.
The talented big man took to twitter to express his happiness in choosing his college destination.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Randy Mazey, who has more than 20 years of collegiate baseball coaching experience, has been named West Virginia University's 19th head baseball coach, Director of Athletics Oliver Luck announced today.
"We are delighted to welcome Randy into our Mountaineer family," says Luck. "He is a blue-collar guy whose father was a coal miner, and he was raised in Johnstown, Pa. He understands the work ethic that all Mountaineers share, and in that regard he is one of us.
"Randy is a down-to-earth person who has done a great job at TCU. He knows our regional recruiting area, as well as the traditional Big 12 recruiting areas. He's a pitching coach who understands the importance of pitching in a top-flight conference like the Big 12, and I know he will bring in an excellent group of assistant coaches. Randy is smart, very well respected in the college baseball community and understands the challenges that we will face in the Big 12."
With one running back already committed in the 2013 recruiting class, West Virginia is still in hot pursuit of another.
Given the reputation of the Mountaineers explosive offense, finding another back shouldn't be difficult. One prospect who's name you'll want to keep an eye on is, Zaire Williams.
Cheer on the Mountaineers in this year's WVU Fan T-Shirt. The Mountaineer stands tall with the phrase 'Keep Climbing' representing the inaugural year in the Big 12.
You can pick the shirt up at ShopWVU.com.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck has announced the hiring of Curtis Jones as the assistant athletic director for academic support.
Jones comes to WVU after serving as an academic counselor for football student-athletes at Texas for the past 3 years.no comments
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced the hiring of former Mountaineer great running back Quincy Wilson as assistant director of football operations.no comments
KANSAS CITY - The Big 12 Conference, the Kansas City Sports Commission and Sprint Center/AEG have announced a two-year extension to the current agreement to host the league’s men’s basketball championship. The agreement will keep one of the nation’s premier men’s basketball postseason events in Kansas City through the 2016 season. It also provides the Big 12 first right to championship dates after 2016.no comments