The WVU football, basketball and baseball squads all did something spectacular in 2017; reach the postseason.
The Mountaineers are one of only 13 Power 5 schools to reach the postseason in all three sports. Any idea who the other dozen are?
Dana Holgorsen led the WVU football team to the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes, but ultimately lost 31-14.
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For Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers’ basketball squad, a Sweet 16 appearance was all the further Press Virginia would go. Gonzaga, the No. 1 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament, beat WVU in a 61-58 thriller to advance to the Elite Eight.
Randy Mazey and the baseball club earned a No. 2 seed in the Winston-Salem Region after going 34-23. Click here for the entire bracket.
“West Virginia has never received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in 125 years of baseball,” said Mazey to WVUsports.
Along with the Mountaineers, two other Big 12 conference members reached the promised land in all three sports: Baylor and Oklahoma State.
In baseball, the ‘Eers were a combined 4-4 against the Bears and Cowboys. It was much of the same on the hardwood, going an even 2-2. Why would anything be different on the gridiron? The Mountaineers lost to Oklahoma State, but defeated Baylor in the final week of the regular season.
Among the other schools to reach the postseason in all three sports, Florida, Florida State and North Carolina are among the most notable. Wake Forest, the No. 1 seed in WVU’s baseball region, is also on the list.