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West Virginia Could Reach New Heights if the Mountaineers’ Shooting Improves

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The West Virginia men’s basketball team has added shooters to the roster this year, and now it’s time to see what they can do.

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Football

Roster Management Adds Up To A Numbers Game

Neal Brown is working to build a full roster at West Virginia, and it could take years to do under the current scholarship regulations. One way Brown is combatting this issue is by creating a focus on developing walk-on players.

Florida cornerback Daryl Porter Jr. commits to West Virginia

West Virginia is back up to 15 committed players in Neal Brown’s 2020 recruiting class after cornerback Daryl Porter Jr. announced that he will be joining the Mountaineers. Porter also had offers from TCU, Minnesota, Washington State, and Utah.

With running back Constant out of the picture, where will WVU turn?

West Virginia’s 2020 football recruiting class suffered a jolt over the weekend when running back Lamy Constant announced on Twitter that he was opening his commitment. Constant had committed to the Mountaineers just a month prior and was one of the biggest names in Neal Brown’s first signing class.

Basketball

Improved Shooting Is The Key To Unlocking Mountaineers’ Potential

Bob Huggins and the West Virginia men’s basketball team made an effort to add players who could shoot to the roster this season. Now, the Mountaineers are waiting for those new scorers, and others, to heat up, so they can get back on a winning streak.

WVU women’s hoops named NCAA team of the week

The West Virginia women’s basketball team has been named the NCAA women’s basketball Team of the Week after defeating Mississippi State on the road, 71-65. The Mountaineers are also in both national rankings now.

West Virginia looks to rebound from St. John’s loss with better passing

The West Virginia men’s basketball team is looking to focus on ball security, as the Mountaineers prepare for two games in three days this week. WVU is coming off a 70-68 loss to St. John’s on Saturday.

Women’s hoops cracks USA Today Coaches’ Poll

The WVU women’s basketball team is back in the latest USA Today Coaches’ Poll

at #25. The Mountaineers made the move after a road upset of Mississippi State.

West Virginia Athletics

Mazey inks 13 in 2020 signing class

West Virginia head baseball coach Randy Mazey has announced that 13 student-athletes have signed to join the Mountaineers in the 2020 signing class.

Tennis Unveils Spring Schedule

West Virginia has released its 2020 tennis schedule. WVU will start the season by hosting Towson at the end of January.

Evans Earns AVCA Honors

West Virginia volleyball senior Katelyn Evans was awarded a spot on the All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association this week.

Mountaineers in the NFL: Week 14

Take a look at the former West Virginia Mountaineers who had the biggest impact for their NFL teams this week.

Mountaineers in the Pros: Week 14

This week in the NFL, former Mountaineer David Long Jr. made his first career tackle for loss, and Rasul Douglas helped the Philadelphia Eagles get a comeback win in overtime.

Around the Big 12

Three Soccer Squads Finish Season Ranked in Top 25

Three Big 12 women’s soccer teams have finished the 2019 season ranked in the final United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll, with Kansas the highest amongst Conference teams at #11, followed by #19 Oklahoma State and #20 Texas Tech. West Virginia also received votes.

Steiert Garners Weekly Honor

Northern Iowa’s Bryce Steiert has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week. This is the first conference honor of the senior’s career.

Around the NCAA

Every bowl’s weirdest game ever: A living calendar of bowl season’s best oddities

Here is the bowl game and playoff schedule. In addition, there have 44 pieces of wacky college football history throughout.

Every year, Ohio State is the Playoff’s biggest controversy: 2014-2019

Season after season, Ohio State ends up right in the middle of the College Football Playoff debate.

How Gerrit Cole got a $324M contract, and why he’s worth it to the Yankees

Another day, another record contract at the winter meetings.

Lamar Jackson has become the MVP we all knew he could be

We are seeing things with Lamar Jackson that no other NFL player has done before, and that is what we expected from him.


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