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Football

Stills lands on AP All-America preseason roster

West Virginia’s Dante Stills has earned another national preseason accolade. The senior defensive lineman from Fairmont has been named an AP 2021 Preseason All-American. Stills, who led WVU with 10.5 tackles for loss last season, is a second team honoree.

Stills displaying leadership and versatility while being pushed outside comfort zone

Defensive lineman Dante Stills is stepping as he prepares to play his senior season at West Virginia. The WVU coaching staff has been pushing Stills outside of his comfort zone, which has led to him becoming a vocal leader for the Mountaineers.

Three Guys Before The Game – Almost Game Week (Episode 305)

On this episode of “Three Guys Before The Game,” Tony Caridi and Hoppy Kercheval discuss the upcoming start of Neal Brown’s third season at West Virginia. They also give their insight into WVU’s future conference affiliation.

Minus O’Laughlin, tight ends gain experience against complex defense in preseason camp

Junior tight end Mike O’Laughlin continues to be sidelined with a right ankle injury, but West Virginia tight ends coach Travis Trickett believes he will be back in action soon. For the time being, WVU’s other tight ends are getting valuable reps in preseason practice.

Brown Pleased With Friday’s Scrimmage Work Inside the Stadium

Head coach Neal Brown was pleased with what he saw during West Virginia’s second officiated scrimmage of preseason camp. The Mountaineers ran about 75 plays mixed in with some special teams and situational work.

WVU Assistants Wright, Trickett Offer Team Assessments

Last week, West Virginia assistant coaches Dontae Wright and Travis Trickett visited with the media to offer their perspectives on their player units: the safeties and the tight ends.

WATCH: Tyler Sumpter becomes third walk-on to earn scholarship this fall

Kicker Tyler Sumpter followed Neal Brown from Troy to West Virginia, starting his career as a walk-on in 2020. Now, he is officially on scholarship.

Soccer

Brewster Garners Second-Straight MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List Honor

Senior defender Jordan Brewster of the West Virginia women’s soccer team has been named to the 2021 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List. Brewster is on the list for the second consecutive year after being the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2020.

Early goal leads No. 4 Virginia to a 1-0 win at WVU

A goal in the seventh minute proved to be the difference in the match as #4 Virginia defeated #12 West Virginia, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon in Morgantown. The Mountaineers were able to generate pressure in the second half, but were unable to get on the scoreboard.

Promotional schedule revealed for WVU men’s soccer

The West Virginia men’s soccer team’s 2021 promotional schedule includes happy hours, dollar nights, and giveaways.

Around the Big 12

Oklahoma lands commitment from Brandon Inniss, No. 3 WR in 2023 class

Oklahoma received a commitment from Brandon Inniss on Sunday, as the ESPN Junior 300 wide receiver chose the Sooners over Alabama, Florida, Miami, and Ohio State.

Around the NCAA

College football’s top 100 players for 2021: Spencer Rattler, Kayvon Thibodeaux and more

The 2021 college football season is kicking off this week. With that in mind, it is time to break down the top 100 players who will be most worth watching.

Penn State AD says the Big Ten has more than money on its mind while exploring alliance with Pac-12, ACC

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has said “the Big Ten feels like it’s in a really good place” as the conference explores an alliance with the ACC and Pac-12, but that it continues to pay attention to what brings value beyond money.

NFL Quarterback Council 2021: Ranking the top 10 QBs in arm strength, accuracy, decision-making, rushing ability, more

Today’s NFL quarterbacks do so many different things extremely well and picking out the best of the best is no easy task. So, ESPN’s NFL analysts rank their personal top 10 NFL quarterbacks entering the 2021 season in 12 distinct categories, from arm strength to field vision.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Bills’ future in Buffalo: ‘I think a new stadium is what’s needed’

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league wants to keep the Bills in Buffalo, but in a new stadium.

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