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Tight End Treylan Davis joins WVU Class of 2021
Treylan Davis announced Tuesday afternoon that he will become the eighth player to join West Virginia’s Class of 2021. Davis is a three-star tight end out of Jackson High School in Jackson, Ohio. He is listed as the 20th-ranked tight end in the class by ESPN 300.
College Hoop Expert Goodman Suggests a 10-Episode Series About WVU’s Huggins
Following the last two episodes of the 10-part series “The Last Dance” about Michael Jordan and the 90s Chicago Bulls, college basketball expert Jeff Goodman tweeted that he would love to see a series made about West Virginia’s Bob Huggins. Should there be a documentary on the Mountaineer legend?
Entering 25th season at WVU, Nikki Izzo-Brown ready to adapt to changes
Coming off of an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance last fall and with an experienced team returning, veteran West Virginia women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown was looking forward to the developmental aspects of their spring season. That spring season, which included a handful of exhibition games, never got off the ground.
Stratford hopes to bring culture from his playing days back to WVU men’s soccer
Dan Stratford has been trying his best to get to know his squad from a distance. West Virginia’s new men’s soccer coach hopes to bring player-first focus to his new squad.
Best Virginia announces addition of Jonathan Holton for TBT
The West Virginia alumni squad is taking shape. Best Virginia has added some length to their frontcourt after announcing the addition of former WVU forward Jonathan Holton to their team for this summer’s The Basketball Tournament. With Holton’s addition, the Best Virginia roster is now up to nine members, including Da’Sean Butler, Kevin Jones, John Flowers, Daxter Miles Jr., Nathan Adrian, Tarik Phillip, Juwan Staten, and Devin Williams.
WVU’s McAfee NFL’s Top Punter of the Last Decade According to PFF
The highest graded NFL punter of the last decade? It is former West Virginia standout Pat McAfee according to a tweet sent out PFF, which touts itself as the premium data and analytics site to all 32 NFL teams.
Back with Seattle, Bruce Irvin still feels sting from negative draft reaction: “Obviously they were wrong”
Former West Virginia defensive lineman Bruce Irvin will make his return to his first home of Seattle when the NFL season resumes after bouncing around the league for a few years, and his return brings back memories about his first stint in the pros.
Sills eager to impress in second season with the N.Y. Giants
Some NFL teams are scheduled to reopen team facilities for players to train, but coaches are not yet allowed to work directly with players. For former West Virginia wide receiver David Sills, his chance to impress the new coaching staff with the New York Giants will have to wait.
Around the Big 12
Gee says Big 12 schools have ‘near consensus’ on return-to-play
The first steps towards an on-time start to the 2020 college football season appear to be in motion. West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee says that football will be played this fall, and that he and fellow Big 12 presidents are determining when to bring student-athletes back to campus.
Oklahoma State Athlete of the Year Nominees
The 2019-20 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through May 22. Oklahoma State’s candidates are Chuba Hubbard of the football team and women’s basketball player Vivian Gray.
Oklahoma Athlete of the Year Nominees
2019-20 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through May 22. Oklahoma’s candidates are Jalen Hurts of the OU football team and Maggie Nichols of the gymnastics squad.
Kansas Athlete of the Year Nominees
The 2019-20 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through May 22. The Kansas candidates are men’s basketball player Udoka Azubuike and Katie McClure of the KU women’s soccer team.
Kansas State Athlete of the Year Nominees
2019-20 Big 12 Athlete of the Year candidates will be highlighted each weekday through May 22. Kansas State’s candidates are Peyton Williams of the women’s basketball and volleyball teams and Tejaswin Shankar of the track and field squad.
Around the NCAA
Reports: NCAA council votes to approve voluntary workouts for football, men’s and women’s basketball
The NCAA Division I Council has reportedly voted to approve voluntary activities for football, men’s, and women’s basketball teams in the coming weeks. As it pertains to West Virginia’s sports teams, the Big 12 Conference’s suspension coincidentally will last until May 31, at which point the conference will decide their next course of action.
Why coronavirus testing might be the key to the return of college football
While searching for preventative measures, officials are struggling with if and how to incorporate coronavirus testing, but one question seemingly always leads to more. There are simply no concrete answers or definitive, uniform plans right now.
Mac McClung is transferring from Georgetown. Arkansas, Auburn, Brigham Young, Memphis, Texas Tech, Southern California, and Wake Forest have made McClung’s list of potential landing spots for next season.
Horace Grant’s hatred of ‘The Last Dance’ is the latest in his long-simmering beef with Michael Jordan
Everyone is in love with The Last Dance renewing interest not only in Michael Jordan, but the entire 90s Chicago Bulls era. Well, that is, almost everyone. On Monday former Bulls forward Horace Grant blasted the documentary series, accusing it of being a one man show, among other things.
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