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As the West Virginia football team prepares for the 2021 season, redshirt senior quarterback Jarret Doege is showing considerable improvement. Doege’s passes appear to be faster, more accurate, and have considerably more velocity than last year. Could Doege’s improvement, along with Leddie Brown’s dominance and more experience for the WVU wide receivers, help the Mountaineer offense have more success this season?
As Zach Frazier and Akheem Mesidor prepare for their second season at West Virginia, both do so at a different position than where they made a strong initial impression in 2020. Frazier is expected to be WVU’s starting center and Mesidor has transitioned to nose tackle. As a result, Frazier and Mesidor have often found themselves lined up across each other in preseason camp, creating a matchup few can take their eyes off.
One of the closest preseason position battles for the West Virginia football team is on the offensive line. Redshirt sophomore Parker Moorer and true freshman Wyatt Milum are competing for the starting spot at right tackle.
Each of the three players that made a field goal for West Virginia last season is back with the team in 2021. As a result, WVU head coach Neal Brown is unsure who will be the Mountaineers’ top placekicker.
Training camp for the West Virginia football team featured a scrimmage format without the tackling, as well as full-speed special teams competition work this week.
West Virginia and Ohio have agreed to play a three-year football series starting in 2025. The 2025 game will be played in Athens, and the games in 2027 and 2029 will be in Morgantown.
West Virginia Athletics
The #12 West Virginia women’s soccer team opens its 26th season of competition tonight against Buffalo at 5 p.m. ET at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown. The match will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
The #12 West Virginia women’s soccer team is not only looking forward to a somewhat normal year, but also to welcoming fans back to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium at full capacity for the first time since 2019.
The West Virginia baseball team has announced the addition of six student-athletes joining the program for the 2022 season. The group features five transfers and one freshman.
Former Mountaineer Miles “Deuce” McBride put on another stellar display for the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League. Deuce played 27 minutes and scored 19 points on 7-10 shooting in the Knicks’ 104-85 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Around the Big 12
The Big 12 Conference has announced that if a team is forced to cancel a game because it cannot field enough players to compete, that team will forfeit and receive a loss on its record. The other team will get a win.
ESPN 300 wide receiver Luther Burden has decommitted from Oklahoma after being committed to the Sooners since October.
Around the NCAA
Nebraska has announced that the NCAA is looking into its football program after a report said Cornhuskers staff improperly used analysts and consultants with the knowledge of coach Scott Frost and even moved workouts off campus last year when such activities were banned during the pandemic.
Texas A&M added its fourth ESPN Junior 300 commitment to its 2023 recruiting class with Theodor Ohrstrom, who is the #2 tight end in the class despite never playing football in the United States.
Kevin Durant and Draymond Green both blamed Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and team president/general manager Bob Myers for mishandling the fallout from the players’ argument that ultimately contributed to Durant leaving the team following the 2018-19 season.
The allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson are being investigated by the FBI.
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