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Basketball

West Virginia one of eight teams in field for Charleston Classic

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.

Baseball

Wolf Leads WVU’s All-Big 12 Honorees

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.

What history tells us about West Virginia’s chances at the 2021 Big 12 Championship

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.

WVU Opens Big 12 Championship vs. Kansas

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+.

West Virginia Falls in Regular-Season Finale

The West Virginia baseball team closed the 2021 regular season with a 12-2 loss at #2 Texas in eight innings on Saturday night.

West Virginia Athletics

WVU’s Brewster recognized with postseason honor from TopDrawerSoccer

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.

Goetz Named Student-Athlete of the Week

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.

Gondrezick, Fever earn first win of season

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.

Who Dat gonna out-work Mike Brown?

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.

Galusky to join Black Bears coaching staff

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

Texas Tech men’s basketball adds to its new-look roster with transfer forward Daniel Batcho

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 has arrived in college football, and it looks like NBA free agency

Tampering officially arrived in college football this offseason, leaving coaches to both lament the current state of the game and try to keep up.

Julio Jones, asked about future with Atlanta Falcons, says ‘I’m outta there’

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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