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Oscar Tshiebwe and Derek Culver Receive Big 12 Preseason Honors

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West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe received his first accolade of the season after being named the Big 12 Conference Preseason Freshman of the Year. Teammate Derek Culver received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors.

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Football

Neal Brown hints at possibility of Mountaineers turning to Trey Lowe

No one is coming out and saying it outright, but the subtext was strong in comments from West Virginia coach Neal Brown and some Mountaineers players indicating a possibility that redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lowe will get the start at Oklahoma on Saturday.

Film Study: Why West Virginia’s third quarters are running on empty

For two straight weeks, West Virginia’s offense has given fans little reason to hurry back to their seats after halftime. Check out this in-depth look at each third-quarter offensive play run by West Virginia against Texas and Iowa State.

Inside the Numbers: West Virginia at Oklahoma

The West Virginia defense will have its hands full with the Oklahoma offense. The Sooners are averaging 50 points per game and 621 yards of total offense per game.

Mountaineers undaunted by long odds against Oklahoma

If there is a level between impossible and improbable, that is where West Virginia’s chances of beating Oklahoma this week reside. That’s not a matter of opinion, but a matter of data.

Basketball

Tshiebwe, Culver Earn Preseason All-Big 12 Honors

West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe has been named the Preseason Freshman of the Year in the Big 12 Conference. Fellow Mountaineer big man, Derek Culver, was also named an Honorable Mention for the Preseason All-Big 12 Team.

Teams, players who will make the biggest jumps in 2019-20

WVU’s Derek Culver was named the player in the Big 12 Conference that will make the biggest jump this season. It has been said that Culver will be able to improve his shooting percentage inside the arch, by minimizing the jump shots that he is taking.

Carey Hopes Stronger Non-Conference Schedule Will Boost His Team in March

The West Virginia women’s basketball team missed the NCAA Tournament last season, in part, because of a weak non-conference schedule. Head coach Mike Carey is hoping that the team’s improved non-conference schedule will help the Mountaineers when the postseason arrives.

Oscar Tshibewe named preseason Big 12 freshman of the year

West Virginia’s Oscar Tshibewe has been named the preseason Big 12 freshman of the year. The former five-star recruit was the first McDonald’s high school all-American to sign with the Mountaineers since 1986.

West Virginia Athletics

Evans Leads WVU to Victory in Non-Conference Play

Senior outside hitter Katelyn Evans led the West Virginia volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Morehead State on Tuesday. The Mountaineers are now 10-8 this season.

Three Mountaineers Earn Big 12 Honors

Sophomore Nick Cover and freshmen Hunter Armstrong and Emily Haimes of the West Virginia University swimming and diving teams have earned Big 12 swimming and diving bi-weekly awards. Cover was named the Men’s Diver of the Week, Armstrong was the Men’s Swimmer of the Week, and Haimes was named the Women’s Swimmer of the Week.

WVU Continues Homestand Thursday

The West Virginia women’s soccer team is hosting #15 Oklahoma tonight in Morgantown. The match will be broadcast on FOX Sports Networks and locally on AT&T SportsNet.

WVU Golf Appears in National Rankings

The West Virginia golf team currently sits at #23 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. The Mountaineers are also ranked #25 in the Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll.

Lyons Reveals 2020 Slate

The West Virginia gymnastics schedule has been released. Some of the highlights include two matches against Pitt, a trip to face the defending national champion Oklahoma, and the Mountaineers are hosting the Big 12 Championship.

Mountaineers in the NFL: Week 6

Six weeks down with 10 to go. Here is a brief recap of this weekend’s past games and highlights of some former Mountaineers.

Four Mountaineers selected in XFL Draft

Four former West Virginia football players will get their chance at professional football after being selected in the 2019 XFL Draft.

Around the Big 12

2019-20 Men’s Basketball Preseason Awards Revealed

Udoka Azubuike of Kansas has been named Big 12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year, while Texas Tech’s Chris Clarke Texas Tech earned Newcomer of the Year, and Freshman of the Year went to West Virginia’s Oscar Tshiebwe. Check out who made the Preseason All-Big 12 Team.

WVU and KU Claim First Swimming and Diving Awards

Hunter Armstrong, Nick Cover, and Emily Haimes of West Virginia, along with Jiayu Chen of Kansas, were named the first Big 12 swimming and diving award winners of the 2019-20 season.

Big 12 fines Texas Tech AD for officiating talk

The Big 12 issued a $25,000 fine and a public reprimand to Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt on Wednesday after he released a statement about an officiating error in the Red Raiders’ loss at Baylor on Saturday.

Sneed and Clarke Make Erving Award Watch List

Kansas State’s Xavier Sneed and Chris Clarke of Texas Tech are among the 20 players named to the watch list for the 2020 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.

Around the NCAA

How to tell if your college football season has an unusual number of contenders

First, does the current season have too many or too few undefeated teams, compared to this point in time during the average season? Second, does a given season have too many or too few really good teams overall, compared to the average full season?

Bad Idea Time: Move Notre Dame to the SEC

Should Notre Dame join a conference? Should Notre Dame have to join a conference? These days, the debate leads to whether the Irish should join the ACC, and in the past, it usually focused on the Big Ten. However, there is a more extreme proposal.

The Nationals showed why MLB teams should actually try to win

Washington went for it and now the Nationals are in the World Series.

NFL Panic Index 2019: Bad officiating could end up costing the Lions and Browns a playoff spot

The refs aren’t the only ones blowing it this week. Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are also costing themselves money.


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