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West Virginia’s Miles McBride Named One of Ten Freshmen Who Exceeded Expectations this Season

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Deuce came to WVU with a similar recruiting ranking to a former Mountaineer standout, Jevon Carter. This season he showed signs of being a potential star for WVU in the future.

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Football

WVU AD Lyons believes ‘come August, we’re going to play football’

As speculation swirls around regarding the future of the 2020 college football season, West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons continues to hold out hope that the campaign will proceed as scheduled.

Basketball

Ten freshmen who exceeded their expectations to impact college basketball in the 2019-20 season

West Virginia guard Miles “Deuce” McBride has been named one of ten freshmen who exceeded expectations in college basketball this season, by CBS Sports. Deuce averaged 9.5 points and 1.1 steals per game for the Mountaineers this year.

WVU seeking to extend men’s basketball series with Pitt

Following this season, the future of the Backyard Brawl rivalry in men’s basketball is up in the air. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons would like to see the games continue.

West Virginia Athletics

Adams Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Year

Redshirt sophomore Noah Adams of the West Virginia wrestling team has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Year. The Coal City, West Virginia, native finished the year with a 32-0 record, marking the third time a WVU wrestler finished a season undefeated.

West Virginia’s Braden Zarbnisky gets another encore opportunity

After a heartbreaking end to the 2019 baseball season for West Virginia and the COVID-19 epidemic causing the 2020 season to end early, West Virginia redshirt senior outfielder/reliever Braden Zarbnisky thought his college career was going to end on a bad note. But now the NCAA has decided that Zarbnisky and his fellow seniors across the country will be eligible to play again next year.

Around the Big 12

Richards and Garrett Named 2020 Naismith Defensive Players of the Year

Baylor’s DiDi Richards and Marcus Garrett of Kansas have been selected as the Naismith Women’s and Men’s Defensive Players of the Year. Garrett is the Big 12’s second recipient of the men’s honor, joining West Virginia’s Jevon Carter.

Around the NCAA

Michael Jordan isn’t the college basketball GOAT. Breanna Stewart is.

ESPN made a 64-person bracket for “Best College Basketball Player of All Time” to help sports fans find some enjoyment without March Madness. But it was obvious from the start that allowing fans across the internet to vote would ruin the imaginary tournament.

The 3 biggest offseason needs for each NFL team — and how to fix them

Here is how all 32 NFL teams can get better through free agency and the draft.

LeBron James and NBA fans willed ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary into early release

Sports fans, including LeBron James, demanded ESPN move up its 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan’s Bulls. Now the documentary is coming out in April.


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