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