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Now that he is settled in at West Virginia, Neal Brown does not have to play catch-up as he builds the Mountaineers’ 2021 recruiting class. But with campuses across the country currently closed to visitors, the next phase of the recruiting game is full of uncertainty.
West Virginia’s newest quarterback commit, Will “Goose” Crowder, will bring a colorful nickname with him when he arrives on campus in 2021. The Alabama native has also said that when he was younger he imagined playing like Mountaineer greats, such as Geno Smith.
West Virginia has picked up a four-star running back, Jaylen Anderson, from Perry, Ohio. Anderson chose the Mountaineers over Pitt, Maryland, Kentucky, Florida, and Nebraska.
Over the past month and a half, working remotely has become a new business practice for millions across the world. West Virginia tight ends and inside receivers coach Travis Trickett has his mobile office in his basement.
One of West Virginia’s 13 scholarships is open now that guard Brandon Knapper transferred to Eastern Kentucky. Despite that departure, Bob Huggins likes what WVU has coming back next year — so much so that he does not plan to fill the final scholarship spot on the Mountaineers’ roster unless the perfect candidate comes along.
West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins thinks next season could be a successful one with the amount of returning players combined with the quality of recruiting class coming to WVU. Next year’s Mountaineer team looks like it will be deep, talented, and experienced.
The Michael Jordan documentary, “The Last Dance,” was the best two hours of sports since the U.S. went into lockdown a month ago. West Virginia’s Rod Thorn was the man responsible for drafting Michael Jordan to the Bulls in 1984.
Former West Virginia standout Frank Young joins Tony Caridi and Brad Howe on this episode of “Three Guys Before The Game.” Young is still a Mountaineer, despite not being at WVU anymore, as he is now an assistant coach at Appalachian State.
West Virginia women’s basketball coach Mike Carey announced that the team has added four players in the 2020 recruiting class on Wednesday. The newcomers consist of three guards and one forward. All four of them have previous experience at the collegiate level.
West Virginia women’s basketball coach Mike Carey is not alone when it comes to holding team meetings and recruiting online. Everyone in the country has been grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in-person recruiting visits or team meetings are not allowed.
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The honors are still rolling in for West Virginia wrestler Noah Adams. Adams, who finished the season with a perfect 32-0 record, has been named to the 2020 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-America First Team.
College baseball has been focusing on seniors, with the 2020 season being canceled and eligibility being given back to spring athletes. For the West Virginia baseball team, another class on the team worth talking about are the freshmen .
West Virginia baseball coach Randy Mazey has been named the 2019-2020 Furfari Award winner. The award is give to the state of West Virginia’s College Coach of the Year.
West Virginia women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown announced the addition of two student-athletes to the team’s roster on Wednesday. The newcomers include goalkeeper Jessica Kasacek and forward Emilie Charles, who was a two-time West Virginia Girls Soccer Player of the Year at Cabell Midland.
On this episode the “Guys” talk with producer Dan Lohmann about his latest project; the story behind “It’s a great a day to be a Mountaineer.”
West Virginia women’s basketball standout Tynice Martin was selected by the Lost Angeles Sparks as the 34th selection in the 2020 WNBA Draft. Martin is the ninth WVU women’s basketball player to be drafted.
Around the Big 12
Seven Big 12 women’s basketball players were selected in the 2020 WNBA Draft held virtually on Friday evening. The seven picks were the most since 2013 and marked the seventh time the conference had seven or more selected in a draft.
Around the NCAA
Since the first version of these rankings that ran on March 21, there have been a multitude of changes. Virginia and Kansas have moved up, while Creighton and Kentucky have dropped down. Where does West Virginia sit now?
Nine days after Ohio State announced that sophomore guard Luther Muhammad was planning to transfer, the former top-100 national recruit revealed that he will play next at Arizona State. Muhammad averaged 25 minutes and seven points per game for the Buckeyes.
Non-conference games have a big impact on college football. Check out what the College Football Playoffs might have been like over the years if teams did not play games outside of their league.
The PGA Tour’s West Virginia stop, A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier, is not just skipping this season because of COVID-19 rescheduling. Tournament organizers have canceled the remaining six years of its contract, which was to have run through 2026.
Many NBA teams were close to championships, but couldn’t reach the top. Which of those teams is the best? SB Nation needs your help in picking one NBA non-champion to rule them all.
Some great non-champion NBA teams were not supposed to be great teams until they showed off in the playoffs. Here are 16 near-miss playoff runs defined by outperforming their talent, seed, or both.
The cold, hard reality of the NBA Playoffs is that only one team can be champion. These 16 teams just weren’t quite good enough.
So many potential great teams were cut short due to injury, mismanagement, or forces beyond their control. Check out this list of NBA teams that could have been champions.
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