Will the tight ends contribute for the West Virginia offense this season?

Will the tight ends contribute for the West Virginia offense this season?

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Football

Roster Review: Tight ends

West Virginia currently has six tight ends on its roster. A pair of redshirt juniors in Mike O’Laughlin and TJ Banks are the top returners at the position. The others are all newcomers to the program. Can the tight ends make a difference on the WVU offense this season?

Preseason Football Magazines Hitting Newsstands

Preseason football magazines are hitting the shelves in stores across the country. What are the writers saying about West Virginia this year?

Three Guys Before The Game – A Visit With Marc Bulger (Episode 291)

On this episode of “Three Guys Before The Game,” former West Virginia quarterback Marc Bulger reflects on his career and discusses his next big move.

Basketball

Remembering Don Vincent – One of WVU Sports’ Biggest What Ifs?

To this day, Jay Jacobs maintains if Don Vincent had not broken his left leg in the 1958 Southern Conference Tournament semifinals, West Virginia would have won a national championship. Vincent’s left fibula joins Major Harris’ right shoulder, Pat White’s right thumb, and Da’Sean Butler’s left knee in the four biggest “What Ifs” in Mountaineer sports history.

West Virginia Athletics

McCabe Takes on NCAA Championships

Redshirt freshman Ceili McCabe of the West Virginia track and field team is preparing for the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships. McCabe is set to compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Semifinals are slated to begin on Thursday, June 10th, while the final round will take place on Saturday, June 12th.

Goetz, Perkins will return to WVU golf in 2021-22

West Virginia golfers Mark Goetz and Logan Perkins will return in 2021-22 for their fifth season of eligibility. Goetz was recently named to the Division I PING All-Midwest Region Team, after finishing second at eight-under-par in the NCAA Regional.

Audrey Adams and Kevin Brophy nominated for Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year

Two of West Virginia’s senior leaders are in the running for the Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year award. Audrey Adams from the WVU volleyball team and Mountaineer baseball player Kevin Brophy received the nominations for the annual conference award.

Mountaineer Round-up: McCabe preps for NCAAs, Lawrence’s PSG takes title

There is just one Mountaineer still competing for West Virginia right now. Here is a preview of Ceili McCabe’s upcoming track and field competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, as well as a recap of other recent developments.

Life as a Mountaineer – Katherine Dowie

Victoria, Australia native Katherine Dowie recently completed her junior season with the West Virginia track and field team and placed fifth in the steeplechase at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships.

341 Mountaineers named to Spring Big 12 Honor Roll

341 Mountaineers were honored by the Big 12 for their hard work in the classroom, and 90 recorded a 4.0 GPA in the spring semester.

WVU Lands 12 on Academic All-Big 12 Team

A program-record 12 members of the West Virginia baseball team have been named to the 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team.

Nine men’s soccer Mountaineers earn Academic All-MAC

Nine members of the West Virginia men’s soccer team have been named to the Academic All-MAC Team.

Logan Routt joins Best Virginia

Best Virginia just got bigger. The West Virginia men’s basketball alumni team has announced that Logan Routt will join the squad and is set to make his debut in the 2021 edition of The Basketball Tournament (TBT).

Mountaineers in the WNBA: June 8th Update

In nearly a month since the WNBA season began, former West Virginia guards Kysre Gondrezick and Bria Holmes have seen considerable playing time, competing in a combined 17 games for their respective teams this year.

Around the Big 12

Jury finds Baylor not responsible for alleged sexual assault by ex-football players

A jury in Houston, Texas, took just a few hours on Wednesday to find Baylor University and three former football players not responsible for the alleged sexual assault of a former female student-athlete in 2017.

Big 12 Men’s Golf Awards Announced

The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2020-21 men’s golf awards with Texas’ Pierceson Coody earning Player of the Year, Oklahoma State’s Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra collecting Newcomer of the Year, and Oklahoma’s Ryan Hybl as the Coach of the Year.

2021 Big 12 Sportspersons of the Year Candidates Announced

20 student-athletes have been nominated for 2020-21 Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year award.

Around the NCAA

Former Mountaineer Darris Nichols gears up for his first season as head coach at Radford

Since Radford announced former West Virginia guard Darris Nichols as its next men’s basketball coach, he has been getting to know his new players and coaches and teaching everyone what he is expecting this upcoming season.

Committee to present report on College Football Playoff size

In what will arguably be the most significant meetings about the college football postseason since the sport transitioned from the BCS to the College Football Playoff, a subcommittee is expected to present a report next week examining the strengths and weakness of the four-team playoff, including models for expansion, to the full group of FBS commissioners who constitute the CFP’s management committee.

Shake Milton saves Sixers as Philly evens series with Hawks

Joel Embiid scored 40 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers’ win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Donovan Mitchell scores 45, rallies Jazz past the Clippers

Donovan Mitchell scored 45 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic added 18, as the Utah Jazz took the first game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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