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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Historic Baseball Season Comes to an End for West Virginia

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COLLEGE BASEBALL: MAY 19 West Virginia at Texas Photo by David Buono/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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WVU’s Beasley and Carlen on 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

A pair of West Virginia football legends are being considered for the College Football Hall of Fame once again. The National Football Foundation has released its full ballot for the Class of 2024, which includes the late WVU coach Jim Carlen and former consensus All-American cornerback Aaron Beasley. Beasley led the nation with 10 interceptions in 1994 and was a two-time First Team All-Big East selection.


Historic Season Comes to an End for Mountaineers Against Kentucky

The West Virginia baseball season concluded on Sunday with a loss to Kentucky in the elimination round of the Lexington Regional of the NCAA Tournament. While the collapse to end the year was disappointing for the Mountaineers, the season was still a success overall.

WVU tied a program record with 40 wins this spring. Head coach Randy Mazey was selected as the Big 12 Coach of the Year. Sophomore JJ Wetherholt became the first Mountaineer to ever win the Big 12 Player of the Year award in an astonishing season that may be the best single-season campaign in program history. WVU also set multiple home attendance records throughout the season.

Wetherholt named to Lexington All-Region Team

West Virginia’s All-American JJ Wetherholt was named to the Lexington All-Region Team at the NCAA Tournament this past weekend. The second baseman hit .538 with one home run, two doubles, four RBI, and one stolen base during the three games the Mountaineers played in.


Jennings’ double in 9th sends Oklahoma past Stanford into WCWS finals

Tiare Jennings doubled in the ninth inning to score two runs and top-seeded Oklahoma defeated ninth-seeded Stanford, 4-2, on Monday to earn a shot at its third straight Women’s College World Series title. The Sooners increased their Division I record to 51 consecutive victories, advancing to play third-seeded Florida State or fourth-seeded Tennessee in the national championship.


Alabama DB Tony Mitchell feared career was over after arrest

Alabama defensive back Tony Mitchell said that he feared his football career was over after his arrest on a drug charge.


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