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West Virginia defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley knows that if all goes according to plan this fall, WVU will play at least three more games than last year. After the departures of several starters like Darius Stills, Dreshun Miller, and Tykee Smith, Lesley is hoping for contributions throughout his defensive roster.
West Virginia offensive coordinator Gerad Parker believes that the last seven months have been time well spent, as the Mountaineer wide receivers are starting to shed their struggles from last season and avoid drops. WVU is returning four of its top five receivers from last year, but Parker would like to find a couple more reliable wideouts to fill out the rotation at the start of the season.
Approximately 1,500 West Virginia fans were inside Milan Puskar Stadium as part of Fan Day last weekend. Fans were able to get autographs and pictures with players and coaches, then watched the team practice. Head coach Neal Brown was pleased with the work his team put forth during practice.
In recent workouts, West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege looked impressive throwing the football accurately down the field and his positive strides running the Mountaineer offense are continuing, according to WVU head coach Neal Brown.
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The West Virginia volleyball team has added a match at Howard, on November 12th at 6 p.m. ET. The two teams last met in 2010, when WVU claimed a 3-0 win. The Mountaineers are 3-0 all-time against the Bison.
West Virginia fifth-year senior golfer Mark Goetz and recent graduate Etienne Papineau are competing at the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship in Pennsylvania.
Former Mountaineers Ashley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan played key roles as Canada defeated Sweden for the gold medal in a penalty shootout at the Olympics. While playing on the back line, the duo played crucial defense since much of the match was played in the Canadian defensive third.
In his most recent start, former West Virginia pitcher allowed four hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck out four batters. According to the Toronto Blue Jays, that performance helped Manoah become the first pitcher since 1901 to start their MLB career by allowing four hits or fewer through 10 consecutive starts.
Former West Virginia guard Miles “Deuce” McBride suited up in his New York Knicks uniform for the first time on Sunday, as he made his NBA Summer League Debut. Deuce had nine points, five rebounds, two assists, and a steal in his first showing.
Around the Big 12
Keyonte George, a top-five basketball prospect in the 2022 class, has announced his commitment to Baylor.
Around the NCAA
Bobby Bowden, one of college football’s all-time great coaches, has passed away. Bowden won 316 games and two national championships during his 34 seasons coaching Florida State, but his Division I coaching career got its start at West Virginia in 1970 where he posted a 42-26 record in six seasons.
Virginia Tech has extended the contract of athletic director Whit Babcock for five years, keeping him with the school through June 2029.
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