Here is a recap of the week that was among Mountaineers on the hardwood around the world.
The New York Jets have one goal in mind: win now.
It’s clear that Gang Green, led by head coach Rex Ryan, needs to win and win fast if they want to be relevant and if Ryan wants to hang on to his job. The first step to that process was to rebuild a team which went on playoff run after playoff run but saw its quarterback, Mark Sanchez, fall off the edge of a cliff.
Doug Rigg was an outstanding linebacker for the Mountaineers who now has his eyes set on the NFL. We talk to him about his career at WVU and his experience during the NFL Draft process.
Before hearing his name called at Radio City Music Hall, the ears of former West Virginia Mountaineer Will Clarke are surely burning as his name continues to be a topic of conversation as next month’s NFL Draft approaches.
With less than a month to go until the draft begins, you can be sure this won’t be Clarke’s last stop.
As we draw ever closer to the NFL Draft, the prospect workouts for teams are picking up steam. On Wednesday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that WVU’s Charles Sims was in Washington to workout for the Redskins.
The hatred and the rivalry runs deep and goes way back for the Backyard Brawl. In 1953, the Brawl was the season-opener for the 16th ranked Mountaineers at the 17th ranked Pitt Panthers in front of 43,446 fans.
A week after leading the defense for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the PIFL to a win, Larry Ford tells us he has signed with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League.
Ray Gaddis and the Philadelphia Union are in the midst of one of their busiest stretches of the season, playing three games in eight days. The seemingly tireless WVU Soccer product Ray Gaddis is ready for it.
In the past two weeks, two Mountaineer DBs have signed on with CFL teams following the announcement of Kent Richardson signing with the Toronto Argonauts on Tuesday.