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Multiple Mountaineers earn invites to NFL rookie camps

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WVU women’s soccer upset in second round of NCAA Tournament

The West Virginia women’s soccer team was upset by Rice in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, 1-0, on Saturday. The Mountaineers entered the game as the fifth overall seed in the tournament, but were unable to prove it after Rice converted its only opportunity. Rice scored the only goal of the day on a penalty kick in the 74th minute.

WVU Falls to TCU in Sunday’s Finale

The West Virginia baseball team fell to #5 TCU, 9-1, on Sunday afternoon at home. The Horned Frogs swept the series. Next up, WVU will host rival Pitt for the renewal of the Backyard Brawl on Wednesday. The Panthers won the first matchup earlier this season, 5-1.

Start time change for Sunday game between WVU baseball and Oklahoma

The third game in the West Virginia baseball team’s home series against Oklahoma on May 9th, has been moved to an 11:30 a.m. ET start time. WVU and OU are set to meet in a three-game series at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown.

McCabe Named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week

After notching a first-place finish in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, Ceili McCabe of the West Virginia track and field team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week.

Kolb named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by CSCCA

West Virginia Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning Tanner Kolb will be named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association.

The NFL Draft is over. Here’s where former Mountaineers are heading

With the 2021 NFL Draft in the books, a group of former West Virginia Mountaineers is getting ready to take another step up in competition. Though only one was drafted, several Mountaineers have already agreed to terms with teams as undrafted free agents, or have received an invite to rookie camp. Here is a complete breakdown of Mountaineers who will get a shot at the next level.

Tony Fields headed to Cleveland, Darius Stills picked up by Las Vegas

Former West Virginia linebacker Tony Fields was the only Mountaineer picked in the 2021 NFL Draft. He selected by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round with the 153rd pick. Defensive lineman Darius Stills signed a free agent contract with the Las Vegas Raiders and offensive lineman Mike Brown is bound for New Orleans.

Behrndt reportedly receives invite to Steelers rookie camp

Former West Virginia offensive lineman Chase Behrndt has received an invitation to attend the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie camp. Behrndt started in nine games for WVU as a redshirt senior this past season.

Former WVU long snapper Poland receives rookie camp invite

Kyle Poland, a Morgantown High product and former West Virginia long snapper, has received an invitation to rookie camp with the Houston Texans.

Around the Big 12

22 Big 12 Players Selected in NFL Draft

Ninety percent of Big 12 football programs had a player taken in the 2021 NFL Draft for a total of 22 selections. Oklahoma and Texas’ five picks each tied for 11th among all schools, while Oklahoma State was close behind with four selections.

Lance Leipold Named Kansas Head Football Coach

Lance Leipold, a six-time National Champion, a five-time conference coach of the year and the fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 100 career wins, has been named the 41st head coach in Kansas Football history.

Jacob Groves joins brother Tanner as transfer from Eastern Washington Eagles to Oklahoma Sooners

Jacob Groves is joining his brother Tanner as a transfer from the Eastern Washington basketball program to Oklahoma. Ethan Chargois from SMU and Jordan Goldwire from Duke are also joining the Sooners as transfers for new coach Porter Moser.

Around the NCAA

College football takeaways from the 2021 NFL draft

Take a look at the most compelling NFL Draft notes from a college football perspective.

Former Ohio State Buckeyes WR Jameson Williams transferring to Alabama football program

Former Ohio State receiver Jameson Williams announced on Monday that he plans to transfer to Alabama.

NFL draft 2021: Biggest offseason questions, team needs, rookie battles for all 32 teams

Check out what draft analysts thought of each draft class, scan the full classes for every team and check out the big-picture takeaways coming out of Saturday night.

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