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WVU Football Practice Moved to Team Hotel


Rather than practice on a football field, West Virginia will get its work in on the floor of a hotel ballroom.

Due to impending inclement weather, the Mountaineers have been forced inside rather than practicing on a field at Fordham University. Syracuse practiced earlier in the day at Columbia University, but the weather front is forecasted to hit the area in the afternoon hours and into the evening.

This is not the first time that the New Era Pinstripe Bowl has found one of its participants dancing in a ballroom rather than out in the elements. Kansas State also ran a walk-through of sorts in its hotel rather than practice outside two years ago when heavy snow hit the New York area before losing to Syracuse 36-34.

WVU now has a similar set up, though looking out of the media hotel window in Brooklyn, none of the weather has made it our way.

Head coach Dana Holgorsen was set to speak with the media prior to the day's practice, which would also feature assistant coaches and select players, but instead, he will take questions at a previously scheduled press conference at Yankee Stadium, which will also feature both teams' coordinators and captains.

The Mountaineers will have Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and Will Clarke at the press conference.

With the move indoors, WVU has also canceled the portion of practice that had been open to the media, as well as the assistant and player interviews, which will now take place on Thursday, though who knows what the weather has in store in 24 hours.

We'll have video from tonight's press conference posted right here on wvillustrated.com when they're available. In the meantime, check out notes and interviews from Syracuse's portion of the day.

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