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Neal Brown says West Virginia has had no new coronavirus cases since Baylor game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia head coach Neal Brown spoke during the Big 12 coaches teleconference Monday morning, heading into WVU’s home game Saturday against Kansas:

  • On Kansas coach Les Miles, who is recovering from COVID-19 and plans to travel to Morgantown this weekend: “We want to send our thoughts out to coach Miles, who is recovering. We hope he’s recovering and can be at the game on Saturday. I know he has a great staff there — (defensive coordinator) D.J. Elliott and I worked together and I have tremendous respect for him. We know Kansas will be ready.
  • On Baylor’s COVID-19 issues after playing the Bears and WVU’s current situation with the virus: “Knock on wood, but last week — Sunday, Wednesday, Friday — we had no new positives out of that round. We have not gotten this Sunday’s results back yet, but we hope to be COVID-free. We’ll be ready to adjust if that’s not the case, but that’s where we stand right now.”
  • On what the Mountaineers worked on during the bye week: “We put some work in. Obviously, our punt return unit is not what it needs to be. Offensively, the last two weeks, we have not thrown the football efficient enough to be able to win games down the stretch. Defensively, we spent a lot of time on tackling. I think that’s something we need to get better at. It’s work that’s gonna show and it’s to be determined. Hopefully Saturday, we’ll see some improvement.”
  • On the play of true freshman offensive lineman Zach Frazier: “I thought physically, he’d be ready. I didn’t have a good understanding of mentally how he would do just because I hadn’t coached him. But that’s where he’s been really impressive to me. Physically, we knew he was strong, he’s got long arms, big hands, but mentally, his ability to play multiple positions and handle all the routine, the schedule all those types of things, he’s done a phenomenal job. As a true freshman, to play in all three games, to start two of them, I’ve been really impressed and I think his future is extremely bright.”

Kansas game info
Remaining tickets for the Kansas game are now on sale to the general public through the Mountaineer Ticket Office. Tickets are available online at or 1-800-WVU GAME.

With the 25% capacity limit at Milan Puskar Stadium, seats available in the socially-distanced, reduced capacity manifest are displayed on the “Pick Your Own Seat” map on in seatblocks ranging from one to six seats.

Tickets are priced by seat locations in each zone (Blue/Red Zone, Orange/Gold Zone, or Green Zone) and will be reflected on the map.

Season ticket holders already utilized a priority opportunity to purchase tickets earlier this month. Tickets for WVU’s other three home games against Kansas State (Oct. 31), TCU (Nov. 14) and Oklahoma (Nov. 28) will go on sale to the general public at a later date.

WVU made the switch to mobile ticketing for this season and it requires fans to have up-to-date email addresses attached to their Mountaineer Ticket Office accounts. Fans are encouraged to log in to to confirm the preferred e-mail to receive mobile tickets is on their account. Visit for more info on the mobile ticketing process.

WVU’s stadium capacity plan will be continually evaluated and adjusted throughout the season. Fans will receive updated information about any changes due to the status of the COVID-19 pandemic on the WVU campus and in the local community.
The Big 12 announced the Kansas game will now be televised on FOX at noon. The game was originally slated to be aired on FS1.

Gus Johnson will handle the play-by-play duties for the broadcast, and Joel Klatt will be the analyst.

Texas Tech kickoff announced
The Big 12 also announced WVU’s Oct. 24 game at Texas Tech will be televised on ESPN2 at 5:30 p.m.