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Jordan Lesley seeking quality depth on WVU defense

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.

Parker believes WVU receivers can put struggles of last season behind them

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.

WVU’s Brown Pleased With Fan Day Turnout and Practice Work Inside Milan Puskar Stadium Saturday

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.

WVU Fall Training Camp Report #3

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.

West Virginia Athletics

WVU Adds Match at Howard University

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.

Goetz, Papineau Begin Play in U.S. Amateur Golf Championship

West Virginia fifth-year senior golfer Mark Goetz and recent graduate Etienne Papineau are competing at the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship in Pennsylvania.

Canada, WVU alumnae win Olympic gold after PK thriller with Sweden

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.

Manoah continues to make history

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.

McBride makes NBA Summer League debut with the Knicks

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

Top-five 2022 prospect Keyonte George commits to Baylor Bears

Keyonte George, a top-five basketball prospect in the 2022 class, has announced his commitment to Baylor.

Around the NCAA

College Football Legend Bobby Bowden Passes Away at Age 91

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 Hokies extend AD Whit Babcock through June 2029

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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