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John E. Hoover: Why the WVU-TCU game is bigger than the game itself

John E. Hoover: Why the WVU-TCU game is bigger than the game itself

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and TCU coach Gary Patterson are appreciative of their schools’ membership in the Big 12.

 

 

 

For the second time in three weeks, the Big 12 Conference’s game of the week — and maybe college football’s national game of the week — involves TCU.

Who saw that coming?

Two weeks after taking down then-No. 6 Oklahoma State in Stillwater, the No. 8 Horned Frogs (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) host No. 23 West Virginia (3-1, 1-0) on Saturday in Amon G. Carter Stadium. For the first time since 2009, ESPN’s “College GameDay” pregame sideshow broadcasts from Fort Worth.

Safe to say, Cowtown will be rocking.

To read the rest of John E. Hoover’s Sporting News story, click here.

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Hoover wrote for the Tulsa World for 24 years before joining The Franchise, where he's now co-host of "Further Review" on The Franchise Tulsa (weekdays 12-3, fm107.9/am1270) . In his time at the World, Hoover won numerous writing and reporting awards, including in 2011 National Beat Writer of the Year from the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work covering the Oklahoma Sooners. Hoover also covered Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Oral Roberts and the NFL as a beat writer. From 2012 to 2016, Hoover was the World's lead sports columnist. As a columnist, Hoover won national awards in 2012 and 2014 from the National Athletic Trainers Association for reporting on sports medicine and in 2015 won first place in sports columns from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. After receiving a journalism degree from East Central University, Hoover worked at newspapers in Ada, Okmulgee, Tahlequah and Waynesville, Mo. He played football at Ada High School and grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Hoover and his family live in Broken Arrow.

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