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The West Virginia men’s basketball team is one of eight teams in the field for the 2021 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic, a tournament that will be held from November 18th-21st in Charleston, South Carolina. The Mountaineers will be joined by Ole Miss, Clemson, Marquette, Temple, St. Bonaventure, Boise State, and Elon.
Senior left-handed pitcher Jackson Wolf of the West Virginia baseball team has been named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. Senior catcher/outfielder Paul McIntosh and junior outfielder Austin Davis were named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selections, while freshman left-handed pitcher Ben Hampton and freshman infielder Mikey Kluska were selected to the league’s All-Freshman Team.
In recent years, the West Virginia baseball team has enjoyed success on the diamond, reaching the semifinals in each of the last four Big 12 tournaments and advancing to the championship game twice in that same span. But this season the Mountaineers find themselves in completely new territory, as the #8 seed for the first time.
The eighth-seeded West Virginia baseball team opens postseason play at the 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship today against #9 seed Kansas. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. ET and the contest can be seen live on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
The West Virginia baseball team closed the 2021 regular season with a 12-2 loss at #2 Texas in eight innings on Saturday night.
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West Virginia women’s soccer player Jordan Brewster has been named to TopDrawerSoccer’s Best XI Second Team. She was also the Big 12 Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. Brewster was crucial to WVU’s success this season, as she played every minute of every game.
Following a second-place finish at the NCAA Regional Championship, senior Mark Goetz of the West Virginia golf team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week.
Former West Virginia women’s basketball player Kysre Gondrezick got her first WNBA victory when the Indiana Fever defeated the Washington Mystics, 89-77, on Sunday. Gondrezick has appeared in all five games so far for the Fever, averaging 11.7 minutes and 4.2 points per game.
When former Mountaineer offensive lineman Mike Brown started playing competitive football in 2016, the only motivation behind it was getting to share the experience with his brothers. He never envisioned it would lead to playing at the Division I level, let alone in the NFL.
Former West Virginia baseball shortstop and current student assistant Jimmy Galusky has been named an assistant coach for the West Virginia Black Bears.
Around the Big 12
The Texas Tech men’s basketball team is getting another transfer in French forward Daniel Batcho, who left Arizona without playing for the Wildcats. He will have all four years of eligibility when he joins first-year coach Mark Adams’ team.
Around the NCAA
Tampering officially arrived in college football this offseason, leaving coaches to both lament the current state of the game and try to keep up.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones said that he is planning on leaving the franchise during an interview on FS1 on Monday.
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