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Football

Three Mountaineers named to Wuerffel Award Watch List

West Virginia football seniors, quarterback Jarret Doege, safety Sean Mahone, and kicker Evan Staley, have been named to the Wuerffel Trophy Award Watch List. The Wuerffel Trophy is known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service.”

Fox Pleased To Be Recognized Among WVU’s Athletic Greats

Mike Fox is one of seven Mountaineers who will be inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame this fall. Fox was a starting defensive tackle on the 1988 West Virginia team that ran the table during the regular season and played Notre Dame for the national championship.

Basketball

WVU hoops roster breakdown: returners

Despite an offseason of turnover and a summer of questions, West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has a roster that will feature plenty of talent during the 2021-22 season.

West Virginia Athletics

WVU debuts in Big 12 and United Soccer Coaches Preseason Polls

The West Virginia women’s soccer team was selected to finish first in the 2021 Big 12 Soccer Preseason Poll. Additionally, the Mountaineers debuted at #12 in the United Soccer Coaches Preseason NCAA Division I Women’s Top 25. Five of WVU’s 2021 opponents are also ranked in the poll.

Two Mountaineers named to Big 12 Soccer Preseason Team

Senior defender Jordan Brewster and junior goalkeeper Kayza Massey of the West Virginia women’s soccer team have been named to the 2021 Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team. Last season, Brewster was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Mountaineer Round-up: Deuce is drafted and a duo goes for gold

From Morgantown to Tokyo, this past week was just another in which current and former Mountaineers have made headlines across the sports world.

Former WVU Standouts Manoah, Means Get Weekend Victories for MLB Clubs

Former West Virginia pitchers John Means and Alek Manoah both won games for their MLB teams this past weekend. Means helped the Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 and Manoah led the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-0 over the Kansas City Royals.

Around the Big 12

After Texas announces Big 12 departure, AD Chris Del Conte comes off College Football Playoff selection committee

Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor will replace Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte on the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Around the NCAA

Five-star wing Dariq Whitehead commits to Duke Blue Devils, new coach Jon Scheyer

Five-star wing Dariq Whitehead has committed to Duke, giving Jon Scheyer and the Blue Devils two top-20 recruits in four days.

Bryson DeChambeau returns after being COVID-positive, doesn’t regret not getting vaccinated

A positive COVID-19 test kept Bryson DeChambeau from competing in the men’s Olympic golf tournament, but he does not regret his decision not to get vaccinated for the coronavirus.

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