Press release courtesy of WVUSports.com
The 2014 Associated Press All-Big 12 team, as selected by a panel of 20 sports writers who regularly cover the league for newspapers throughout the league’s five states. Players at all positions are listed alphabetically with name, school, height, weight, class and hometown; “u-” denotes unanimous selections.
ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM...
Morgantown, WV – October 9, 2014
By Dave Ackermann – Senior Writer (feature photo by Michael Murray of BlueGoldSports.com)
The defense is coming off. perhaps, its best result of the 2014 season, as it limited the Kansas Jayhawks to just 176 total yards last game, and substantially helped to secure the homecoming weekend victory. It was a smothering performance as the Jayhawks...
Morgantown, WV – (October 2, 2014)
By Dave Ackermann – Senior Writer (feature photo by Jessica Boggs of BlueGoldSports.com)
After a restful but productive bye week, the Mountaineer defense had some time to heal-up all the bumps and bruises from a spirited effort against the OU Sooners on September 20th, 2014. The night game atmosphere was electric and there was plenty of hard...
Members of the West Virginia University football team met with the media on Tuesday at the Puskar Center in Morgantown. Players addressed the Mountaineers bye week and this weekends game against Kansas.
Here are interviews with Clint Trickett, Kevin White and Karl Joesph.
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Select members of the West Virginia University football team met with the media on Tuesday to talk about Oklahoma this weekend in Morgantown and the overall team effort against Maryland this past Saturday.
Here are interviews with Clint Trickett, Mario Alford, Karl Joseph and K.J. Dillon.
The post BGS...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia was doomed by its own missteps in a blowout loss to Maryland last year, and some Mountaineers are vowing to atone for it this week.
When the Mountaineers (1-1) travel to play the Terrapins (2-0) on Saturday, there's some extra motivation among some West Virginia players.
''We know what it meant to us last year and what it now means,'' West Virginia...
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September 10, 2014
Morgantown, WV (September 2, 2014)
The good news coming out of the Alabama contest in Atlanta on Saturday was that there were no knew green jerseys being worn that were not already being worn prior to the game as the team emerged unscathed with any major injuries. The bad news is there is still work to do ito improve third down stops and getting off the field. Another issue is while...
By: Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer
Next in our 2014 Big 12 Top 5 series is the last line of defense, literally. Cornerbacks aren’t supposed to be beaten on a play, but the safeties are responsible for additional help as well as coming up to defend the run game.
5. Quentin Hayes – Oklahoma
Hayes finished third on the Sooners with 75 tackles last season...
Since 1995, The Chuck Bednarik Award has been given to the nation’s defensive player of the year, and they released the list for 2014 earlier today.
Junior safety Karl Joesph made the list following a solid 2013 season where he ended with 68 tackles and was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
The Mountaineer secondary is expected to lead the defensive unit this season.
One of the biggest debates among WVU fans as football season approaches is whether Tony Gibson is up for the challenge of being the Mountaineers defensive coordinator.
His detractors point to his lack of experience as a defensive coordinator, while supporters call attention to his total defensive coaching experience, as well as the success of several former players.
At 5’10″ and 200 lbs of solid muscle, West Virginia safety Karl Joseph was named the fourth toughest college football player in the nation by NFL.com.
Playing on what is expected to be a much improved West Virginia defense, junior safety Karl Joseph has developed a reputation as one of the hardest hitters in college football.
Joseph has left several players lying on the turf...
Kin Kinsley – Senior Writer
West Virginia safety Karl Joseph has been named to the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list. The junior is one of 42 players listed for the award, honoring college football’s defensive IMPACT player of the year.
The award differs from others by factoring in personal character with on field performance. “IMPACT” is...