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West Virginia Officially Cancels Gold-Blue Spring Game

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Following the decision by the Big 12 to extended its COVID-19 suspension to May 31, WVU has canceled the Gold-Blue football game.

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Football

WVU Spring Football Game Canceled

Due to the ongoing developments related to COVID-19, the Big 12 Conference extended its suspension from March 29 to May 31 of all team activities. Following the decision by the Big 12, West Virginia Director of Athletics Shane Lyons announced that WVU’s Gold-Blue spring football game, scheduled for April 18, is canceled.

Three Guys Before The Game – WVU QB Coach Sean Reagan (Episode 193)

How will the West Virginia football program respond now that the Big 12 Conference has extended its suspension of all activity until May 31? WVU quarterbacks coach Sean Reagan joins the show with an update on how he will navigate the new rules which allow for virtual meeting time.

Puskar Center renovations continuing despite mass shutdowns

For the time being, all is well with the ongoing renovations at West Virginia’s Milan Puskar Center. With construction work fitting within the “essential business” label, there have been no stoppages in the massive overhaul underway at WVU’s football facility.

Basketball

Into the elite: Ranking West Virginia’s Elite Eight appearances

No March memories will be made this year, but NCAA tournament history is full of memorable moments for West Virginia basketball. Here’s a look back at each time the Mountaineers reached the last step on the road to the Final Four.

How sweet it was: Looking back at West Virginia’s top Sweet 16 games

Given the shortage of current games to watch, now is the perfect time to look back at West Virginia’s top tournament showings. Let’s look at the best Sweet 16 games in WVU men’s basketball history.

March Memories: Mountaineers’ Best Game of the Season Propels Them To National Title Game in 1959

This Mountaineer March Memories feature profiles West Virginia’s great victory over Louisville at Freedom Hall to advance to the 1959 national championship game.

Three Guys Before The Game – WVU’s Erik Martin (Episode 192)

The cancellation of the NCAA tournament and suspension of all activities due to the coronavirus has led to massive changes for everyone. West Virginia basketball assistant coach Erik Martin is trying to find his new normal.

West Virginia Athletics

NCAA extends eligibility for spring student-athletes

The clock has not yet run out on West Virginia’s spring student-athletes. The NCAA’s Division I Council voted Monday to provide spring student-athletes with an additional year of eligibility.

Around the Big 12

Big 12’s Bowlsby raises possibility of football without fans in 2020

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby discussed the issues directly facing his league and the 2020 college football season on Thursday. As plans are formed for every possible contingency, Bowlsby raised the possibility that games could return before fans are able to join in on the fun.

Azubuike Claims NABC Defensive Player of the Year

Kansas senior Udoka Azubuike has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches Defensive Player of the Year. A unanimous 2020 All-Big 12 First Team selection who was named 2020 Big 12 Player of the Year, Azubuike was the only player in the Conference to average a double-double.

Around the NCAA

How much will Covid-19 take out of your school’s athletic budget?

The loss of basketball TV money hurts small schools most. A football interruption would make chaos for everybody.

2020 NFL mock draft: The top 2 options for each team in the first round

Every NFL team does mock drafts to try to figure out their options. If a player they want is gone, backup possibilities are needed. That is why the theme of this week’s mock draft is options.


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