The Mountaineers lost to a decent team on its schedule.
It lost to another Top 25 team.
And for a while, it seemed something was different. The last time we saw these teams, the big news was Boston College transfer Matt Humphrey was starting for WVU in place of Keaton Miles. Both are gone. The rest of the starters were Staten, Jabarie Hinds, Deniz Kilicli and Aaric Murray. All but Staten are gone.
The team now plays better. But the song, or at least the results, remains the same.
It must be infuriating for Mountaineer fans. Gonzaga plays in the northwest in a 6,000-seat arena. It does not have a sweet Coliseum, like WVU. It probably doesn't have a future Hall of Fame coach, like WVU. Yet it beats WVU on the road and whips it at home and at a neutral site.
Which has to be disheartening for the school's followers.
It reminds me of the Tuesday Gazette news headline. The one that said interim school president E. Gordon Gee plans to maintain WVU's momentum.
In the major sports, first some has to be established.
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