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Football

Three Mountaineers Named to Watch Lists

West Virginia football redshirt seniors Leddie Brown and Jarret Doege have been named to the watch list for the 85th Annual Maxwell Award, and senior defensive lineman Dante Stills was named to the 27th annual Bednarik Award Watch List.

Relive West Virginia’s 1982 triumph over Oklahoma

The Mountaineers and the Sooners have squared off 11 times in the regular season since 1958, but one particular matchup sticks out in the minds of West Virginia fans across the country: the 1982 game in Norman.

Bowlsby: Delta Variant Could Keep Some Competition Thresholds in Play

West Virginia head coach Neal Brown believes that the Covid-19 vaccination is an individual decision for his football players and that WVU does not have the right to force it on them.

West Virginia Athletics

2021-22 Swimming and Diving Schedule Revealed

West Virginia has announced the 2021-22 men’s and women’s swimming and diving schedule. In the Mountaineers’ third season at the Aquatic Center at Mylan Park, the team is set to host eight home events, including the Big 12 Championship for the second time since 2019.

WVU earns AVCA Team Academic Award

For the fifth straight year, the West Virginia volleyball team was named as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

WVU’s McBride Up to No. 17 on CBS Sports Mock Draft List

Former West Virginia guard Miles “Deuce” McBride continues to impress in personal workouts ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft. CBS Sports now has Deuce going 17th overall in the first round to the Memphis Grizzlies. That is 11 spots higher than where USA Today has McBride at #28 to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Power threat Paul McIntosh signs free agent deal with Marlins

West Virginia baseball player Paul McIntosh has signed a free agent contract with the Miami Marlins organization. McIntosh was a breakout star in the second half of WVU’s season, leading the team with eight homers as he finished with a .256 batting average and an .824 OPS.

Nathan Adrian signs with Italy’s Happy Casa NBB

Former West Virginia men’s basketball player, and Morgantown native, Nathan Adrian has officially joined Happy Casa New Basket Brindisi of Italy’s LegaBasket Serie A, the country’s top basketball league.

Best Virginia survives scare, edges WoCo Showtime 70-67

Best Virginia, the West Virginia and Fairmont State men’s basketball alumni team, defeated WoCo Showtime, a squad largely comprised of Wofford alums, in the first round of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) on Saturday.

Best Virginia sharp at start and finish of 63-51 victory over D2 | WV MetroNews
Two days after struggling mightily during the Elam Ending and nearly being eliminated in the opening round of The Basketball Tournament, Best Virginia displayed better execution down the stretch to secure a 63-51 victory over D2 at the Charleston Coliseum.

Around the Big 12

Texas Longhorns add to offseason haul with No. 1 college basketball transfer Marcus Carr

Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr, the top transfer this offseason, has announced his commitment to Texas, giving Chris Beard’s Longhorns a legitimate case to be the preseason #1 entering next season.

Moussa Cisse transferring to Oklahoma State after one season of Memphis basketball

Former Memphis center Moussa Cisse, one of the top college basketball big men to transfer this offseason, has committed to play at Oklahoma State next season.

Around the NCAA

NCAA president Mark Emmert made $2.9 million as NCAA’s revenue dropped more than 50%

NCAA president Mark Emmert made $2.9 million during the 2019-2020 fiscal year, a period when pandemic-related closures caused the organization’s revenue to drop by more than 50%.

Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

Milwaukee earned a 123-119 road victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals. The Bucks now have a chance to win the championship tonight at home.

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