1. Mild TBI and Sports Related Injuries

    We here at Mountainlair care as much about the athletes that wear the Old Gold and Blue when they leave as when they get here. It's important to remember the person as much as it is the athlete that wore the uniform...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 128 reads 2 comments

  2. Color Me Impressed With Truck Bryant

    If you asked me what I thought would happen in today's game, the last thing that would have come to mind was how impressed I was with Truck Bryant. Looking at his stats for the game tells you very little about how important he was...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  3. Unsatisfied

    Look me in the eye and tell me I'm satisfied Headlines tomorrow will question the validity of the Big East. This much is sure. All of it will be deserved. What we don't know is if someone didn't dance themselves onto the hot seat...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 18 reads 0 comments

  4. Let's Dance

    It's the most wonderful time of year for any college basketball fan. I love it and I think collge football could learn a lot from the way CBB crowns it's champion. Having said that, I have almost no interest in picking winners, brackets, etc...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments

  5. Hey! Big East Champs!

    I wanted to hold off on this until I had something to say about it. I still don't. But in a good way. For this team, this year, despite the record there seemed to be a lot of close ...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments

  6. Good Enough To Win Is Better Than Losing

    I've done enough poo-pooing on Elmo to last a life time. So let's instead remember that on a day when the high seeds were going down left and right, West Virginia found a way to win...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 6 reads 0 comments

  7. Punch Me Elmo Assumes The Position

    It's early, too damn early. So this is the kind of photo-shopping you get. I was wrong about the winner of the UL-UC game, but the reason the Bearcats won wasn't because of Elmo...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 49 reads 0 comments

  8. Big East Tourney Day Two: The Electric Boogaloo Edition

    Well, yesterday went pretty much as planned. These are the kind of things I can do with a case of beer and a dart board. Anyhow, if you thought yesterday's games were intense (they were), wait until you see what happens today...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  9. Big East Losers Bracket: Scalpers Need Not Apply

    I remember many years ago when Michael Jordan returned from his attempt at baseball to the Bulls. It was also the day the Bulls were in New York to play the Nicks at MSG. My dad and I thought it would be cool to take the tour of MSG...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  10. Admiral Ackbar's Theme

    This is a re-post from my other site. You'll have to go there to hear the song. I know this probably sounds like a crazy idea for a song, but then again I am the guy that brought you Plastic Lover...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 13 reads 0 comments

  11. About This AD Thing

    I can barely remember a time when Ed Pastilong wasn't the AD at WVU. That might be from all the drinking, etc. that has taken place since he took over. Anyway, we've taken some shots at him and the department in general over the past few years...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 13 reads 0 comments

  12. 65 Is One Too Many

    As I was driving in this morning I was listening to Mike & Mike interview Jay Bilas and asked him his opinion about changing the NCAA tournament to 96 teams. Normally I wouldn't be the one to quote Jay Bilas, but this time I think he got it right...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 27 reads 0 comments

  13. Mission Accomplished

    photo via BGN Senior night went off as planned for the most part. West Virginia was just a step quicker in the first half and they were able to get a lot of calls to go their way early...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 21 reads 0 comments

  14. It's "Punch Mick Cronin In His Crap Lousy Face Day!"

    Trademark pending, but this has to be one of the best days of the year. It really has nothing to do with West Virginia's losing ways against Cincinnati over the last few years. We just don't like the way he looks, or talks, or moves...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 4 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  15. Well That Sucked

    I don't know how you lose to a team that gets three technical fouls called on it. Is Truck Bryant the new Jamie Smalligan? Plays the first couple minutes of the game and doesn't get back in...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  16. Around the Big East Blogs

    When we're too tired to do any real writing, we link up. And sadly, we haven't been linking to our friends and enemies too much lately. Shameful, but true...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 25 reads 0 comments

  17. Mick Cronin: Motivational Speaker

    Mick Cronin makes his mildly suggestive way back into our powdered sugar hearts again this Thursday when West Virginia travels to Cincinnati...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 43 reads 0 comments

  18. Spreading the Wealth to Beat Rutgers

    Rather than Da'Sean Butler or Alex Ruoff doing all the scoring this time, West Virginia had to rely on some unfamiliar faces to get some points. The game started off with West Virginia scoring like they were playing the Washington Generals...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  19. West Virginia-Notre Dame: Bully Game Goes Well for Mountaineers

    If you were tuning in to the WVU-ND game to see offensive precision, you probably liked the first five minutes of the game. After that, it got personal...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 144 reads 0 comments

  20. Notre Dame-West Virginia: Worst School Ever Coming to Morgantown

    It's not that I really really really hate Notre Dame. It's a little bit that I've been way too nice here lately, when I have been here. It's a little bit hate since I've really enjoyed Notre Dame falling out of the polls with a huge thud...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 75 reads 0 comments

  21. College Basketball Blogpoll Explained

    - UConn was a no-brainer until last night, of course.- UNC seems like a team with more intensity than Oklahoma, and the scoring comes from more than just three players. UNC has six players averaging in double figures, where Oklahoma has three...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  22. Blogpoll Basketball Style

    Wow, this is a lot tougher than the football poll. Especially when you have so many ranked teams falling over the weekend or being on the longest losing streak of the season...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 23 reads 0 comments

  23. Alex Ruoff Would Like to Remind You Why You Should Guard Him

    I think you can point to a lot of reasons why Alex Ruoff hasn't been as effective this year shooting three-pointers. The Joe Mazzulla injury has forced him to take on more roles, being a senior ...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 79 reads 1 comments

  24. Van Pelt Suspension

    As I'm waiting for the WVU-Providence game to get started, I came across the news that Scott Van Pelt has been suspended via Deadspin. The reason is for an outburst directed at MLB commissioner Bud Selig last week and his rather large salary...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 302 reads 0 comments

  25. Louisville-West Virginia: Well, That Was Fun

    Not really. Honestly, the Mountaineers didn't look like they belonged on the same court with Louisville. The Cardinals beat West Virginia in every way you can imagine...

    John Radcliff Written by John Radcliff about over 5 years ago 39 reads 0 comments