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A Look Back at West Virginia in the Final Four

Let’s reminisce about the times the Mountaineers made it to the NCAA Final Four.

NCAA Final Four - West Virginia v Duke Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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Football

Why football season is a must for WVU and other major programs

By the time this fall rolls around, football season will be a must for sports-starved fans. But even they won’t need it as much as the academic institutions who have invested in college football.

Basketball

The final countdown: A look back at West Virginia’s Final Four games

West Virginia has been to the Final Four twice in the program’s history. Let’s take a look back at the three games WVU has played on college basketball’s biggest stage.

Three Guys Before The Game – WVU’s Ron Everhart

On this episode, Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval are joined by West Virginia assistant basketball coach Ron Everhart. They also answer questions regarding the potential of changing the schedules for college football and basketball.

Mountaineer Insider Podcast - Tynice Martin

This week’s Mountaineer Insider Podcast, with Dan Zangrilli, explores what West Virginia’s baseball roster could look like in the future with the NCAA recently granting an extra year of eligibility to spring-sports athletes. Women’s basketball star Tynice Martin also stops by to discuss her recently concluded career and what is next for her.

March Memories: Kosiorek and 1992 Mountaineers Left Their Legacy on Women’s Sports At WVU

West Virginia’s All-American guard Rosemary Kosiorek recalls playing before mostly empty seats at the WVU Coliseum during much of her college career, before more Mountaineer fans started coming out to support the team during her senior season.

West Virginia Athletics

Scholarship status of returning WVU seniors remains to be decided

The NCAA voted to allow seniors in spring sports to return for an extra season of competition next year, but it left the matter of whether their scholarships will be funded up to the discretion of the individual institutions themselves. According to West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons, the decision has yet to be made on whether WVU’s returning seniors would receive their scholarships next year.

“Balance” helps create silver lining for Mazey during social distancing

The baseball season may be over for West Virginia, but that doesn’t mean baseball has stopped for head coach Randy Mazey and the Mountaineers.

15-seed WVU Mountaineer faces 2-seed Oregon Duck in Sirius XM mascot bracket

West Virginia’s Mountaineer mascot is aiming to make a run in this year’s bracket, and it’s up to Mountaineer Nation to give him the push he needs. Sirius XM College is holding a mascot bracket on their Twitter account, pitting college mascots in a public vote to see which is the best in the nation.

Nine Gymnasts Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Nine West Virginia gymnasts were named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Gymnastics First Team. The nine first-team honors are a WVU record.

Around the Big 12

Former OSU Coach Eddie Sutton Selected to Naismith Hall of Fame

The winner of 806 games and three Final Four appearances, Oklahoma State’s legendary men’s basketball coach Eddie Sutton has been selected for enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Baylor’s Mulkey Announced to 2020 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class

Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey has been selected as a part of an eight-member 2020 class to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Around the NCAA

College basketball’s 10 best games of 2019-20

A November thriller tops a list that should have been loaded with March classics. Here are the 10 best games the college basketball season had to offer.

Three Guys Before The Game – Clay Marsh Visits (Episode 194)

On this episode of “Three Guys Before The Game,” Dr. Clay Marsh from WVU provides invaluable insight into West Virginia’s current situation and looks ahead to what transformations COVID-19 will ultimately bring.

Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

Younger scouts, front-office executives, and even coaches find themselves coping with a whole new draft process with Americans hunkering down and doctors overwhelmed by the mounting cases of COVID-19.

8 players we want to see in the NBA’s live H-O-R-S-E tournament

The NBA and its broadcast partners are plotting a televised H-O-R-S-E tournament involving several high-profile players competing in separate gyms. Here are some suggestions on who the league should target for their H-O-R-S-E competition.

Bubba Wallace rage-quit a virtual NASCAR race, then his sponsor dropped him

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace rage quit a virtual race on Sunday. He was competing in a serious race and exiting early might have cost himself a little money.


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