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Football

Stills Named to Preseason All-Big 12 Conference Team

West Virginia senior defensive lineman Dante Stills has been named to the Big 12 Preseason All-Conference team. Stills led the Mountaineers in tackles for loss last season, with 10.5, and was tied for 11th in the Big 12. He finished with 35 tackles, including 15 unassisted tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery, and two pass breakups.

Pocket Mobility on Doege’s Summer Check List

West Virginia senior quarterback Jarret Doege has been working on his ability to move around in the pocket more effectively this season. Pocket awareness and elusiveness are some of the things Doege has been working on this summer.

Lyons: Brown’s “strategic” recruiting vision fuels summer streak of commitments

In the third year of the Neal Brown era of West Virginia football, WVU’s director of athletics praises the head coach for his recruiting efforts.

Basketball

Malik Curry, Jamel King arrive on WVU’s campus

Transfer guard Malik Curry and freshman forward Jamel Hill are both now officially West Virginia students and are set to begin their Mountaineer careers in 2020-21.

West Virginia Athletics

Mark Goetz qualifies for US Amateur

West Virginia golfer Mark Goetz is headed to Oakmont after qualifying for the US Amateur. The Mountaineer logged a 36-hole score of 138, or two-under-par, at the US Amateur Qualifier at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

WVU women’s soccer adds McCutcheon

The West Virginia women’s soccer team has announced the addition of midfielder Maya McCutcheon to the 2021 roster. McCutcheon arrives in Morgantown after playing her first two seasons at Oklahoma, where she started in 27 matches.

Nine Mountaineers recognized as CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

Nine members of the West Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have been named Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America for the 2020-21 season.

Best Virginia cruises in exhibition opener in Beckley

The West Virginia men’s basketball alumni team, Best Virginia, passed the first test on its pre-TBT schedule with ease, defeating Southern West Virginia Elite 127-122 in an exhibition game at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center.

Mountaineers in the WNBA: July 6th Update

Kysre Gondrezick is averaging 2.1 points per game for the Indiana Fever. Bria Holmes has played in 15 games for Los Angeles, including four starts, this season and is currently averaging 5.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

Mountaineer Round-up: Manoah, McBroom leaving mark on pro ball

Former Mountaineers all over are making their marks on the pro sports world. Here is what you may have missed and what to look out for.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 Announces Media Preseason Football Team

The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2021 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team and individual awards. Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose was selected as the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

OU’s Webb and BU’s Butler Named Big 12 Athletes of the Year

Oklahoma gymnast Anastasia Webb and Baylor men’s basketball player Jared Butler were named the 2020-21 Big 12 Athletes of the Year.

Around the NCAA

After strong pre-draft process, Maryland Terrapins forward Aaron Wiggins to remain in NBA draft

Aaron Wiggins is keeping his name in the 2021 NBA Draft and will forgo his remaining eligibility at Maryland.

Ohio Bobcats guard Jason Preston to remain in 2021 NBA draft, sign with agent

Ohio junior guard Jason Preston will remain in the 2021 NBA Draft and sign with Drew Gross of Roc Nation Sports.

Paul carries Suns past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals opener

Chris Paul led the Phoenix Suns with 32 points and nine assists in a Game 1 win over Milwaukee. Khris Middleton started the NBA Finals with 29 points for the Bucks.

Chase Elliott wins at Road America, now 3rd all-time in road course victories

Chase Elliott started in the 34th position, but still found a way to win the NASCAR Cup Series at Road America.

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