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Football

WVU’s Wells Cautiously Optimistic About 2021 Football Ticket Sales

West Virginia is planning to return to full capacity at football games this season. WVU is cautiously optimistic that Milan Puskar Stadium can return to a pre-pandemic setting this fall, provided COVID-19 numbers continue to decline and state vaccination rates continue to climb.

10 Memorable Virginia Tech Victories

With the resumption this fall of the Virginia Tech series at Milan Puskar Stadium, let’s revisit some of the more memorable West Virginia football victories over the Hokies through the years, dating back to when the two schools first began playing in 1912.

Basketball

Gondrezick Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Redshirt senior guard Kysre Gondrezick of the West Virginia women’s basketball team has been selected to the 2020-21 Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Set for Marshall Rubber Match

The West Virginia baseball team takes on in-state foe Marshall today at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. WVU is 49-25 all-time against the Thundering Herd, including wins in 10 of its last 12 meetings.

Wolf Named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week

After tying his career high with 11 strikeouts in Friday’s win against Oklahoma, senior left-handed pitcher Jackson Wolf of the West Virginia baseball team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week.

Izzo-Brown: senior Ferrer-vanGinkel “came on strong” during final season with WVU women’s soccer

Nikki Izzo-Brown’s soccer program has churned out 28 professionals all-time. Maybe Stefany Ferrer-vanGinkel will be the next product of that pro factory. West Virginia’s lone senior has announced that she is set to join Athenians SC in San Antonio.

Mountaineers win eight of eight at WVU Last Chance Meet

The West Virginia track and field team closed out competition at home, with eight first place finishes in eight events at the Track and Field Complex at Mylan Park, on Saturday.

Rowing announces 2020-21 team awards

West Virginia rowing coach Jimmy King has announced the team award winners for the 2020-21 year, recognizing senior award recipients and the Hammer, Flame, Most Improved, and MVP awards.

Three Mountaineers Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Three members of the West Virginia tennis team have been named to the 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Tennis Team.

Around the Big 12

Arrest warrants filed for former Oklahoma football players Seth McGowan, Trejan Bridges

Arrest warrants were filed in Cleveland County on Friday for former Oklahoma football players Seth McGowan and Trejan Bridges on felony charges of robbery, conspiracy, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

TCU adds two more D-I transfers in Texas A&M’s Emanuel Miller, Cashius McNeilly

TCU’s men’s basketball roster rebuild is up to seven Division I transfers with the addition of two players from Texas A&M, including the Aggies’ scoring and rebounding leader, Emanuel Miller.

Around the NCAA

New rule changes ahead of 2021 football season

When the college football season returns this fall, a few new rule changes will be coming with it. Starting in 2021, teams will be required to run a two-point conversion play after a touchdown in the second overtime period. There will also be more emphasis on officials penalizing any taunting actions directed at the opponent to avoid unnecessary confrontations.

Tennessee Volunteers top tackler Henry To’o To’o transfers to Alabama Crimson Tide

Henry To’o To’o, a former SEC All-Freshman selection who led Tennessee football in tackles last season, announced Saturday that he is transferring to Alabama.

Source: Jacksonville Jaguars expected to sign Tim Tebow as TE

It looks like Tim Tebow is finally going to be playing for his hometown team, just not as a quarterback. The Jaguars are expected to sign Tebow to a one-year contract to play tight end.

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