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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Tre Mitchell and Joe Toussaint to return to West Virginia

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Forward Tre Mitchell and guard Joe Toussaint have announced that they will be returning to the West Virginia men’s basketball program next season. Both Mountaineers will be fifth-year seniors and 2023-24 will be their final years of eligibility.

Mitchell played the most minutes for WVU this past season, playing 30 minutes per game, on average. He also led the team in rebounding, averaging 5.5 rebounds per contest, while scoring 11.7 points per game. Toussaint averaged 9.4 points and 2.6 assists per game for the Mountaineers this year.

WVU has also recently added Arizona guard Kerr Kriisa from the NCAA Transfer Portal and has other transfer prospects visiting in the coming weeks.


Mountaineers Hopeful of Capitalizing on Recent Women’s Basketball Buzz

West Virginia University Director of Athletics Wren Baker is hoping that the hype surrounding the hire of women’s basketball coach Mark Kellogg could help generate revenue from the program.


WVU falls at Penn State after PSU’s seven-run sixth inning

The West Virginia baseball team lost to Penn State earlier this week, 11-6, after giving up seven runs in the sixth inning. The Mountaineers will play a Big 12 Conference series at Oklahoma State this weekend.


Jevon Carter enters NBA postseason on the back of career year with Milwaukee

Jevon Carter’s NBA career has steadily progressed over the past five years, since his time at West Virginia ended. Carter is averaging a career-high eight points per game for the Milwaukee Bucks this season. He is also averaging a career high in minutes, with 22.4 per game.

Around the Big 12

Iowa State gives T.J. Otzelberger extension through 2028-29

Iowa State men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger has been given a contract extension through the 2028-29 season. Otzelberger has led the Cyclones to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first two seasons and signed the highest-rated recruiting class in ISU history.

Around the NCAA

New Colorado coach Deion Sanders already making an impact

Anticipation is growing for Colorado football now that Deion Sanders has taken over as the head coach of the Buffaloes.

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