West Virginia is the toughest place to play in the Big 12, according to an anonymous survey of players from around the conference.
Nine out of 24 players polled at Big 12 Media Days said Milan Puskar Stadium is their least favorite place to play, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Jori Epstein. Multiple players pointed to the behavior of Mountaineers fans as the reason they rank that trip so low.
Texas Tech came in second in the survey with seven votes, followed by Oklahoma State with five.
As part of the poll, players also were asked if they had ever been subject to racial taunts or slurs from fans or opposing players. Eleven players said yes, and Epstein reported that West Virginia fans were cited as the No. 1 offenders.
The Mountaineers open this season against Virginia Tech on Sunday, Sept. 3, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Their first home game is Saturday, Sept. 9, against East Carolina.