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WVU women to host Tennessee

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MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University women's basketball team will face Tennessee in the 2020 edition of the Big 12/SEC Challenge, as announced by the league office Thursday. The Mountaineers will host the Lady Volunteers at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown for this year's matchup. The ...

Holley taking part in forum

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Close to 400 NCAA student-athletes, including Davis & Elkins men’s soccer player Patrick Holley, will have the opportunity to get career guidance and network with athletics administrators and sports industry experts virtually May 27-29 at the 2020 NCAA Career in ...

WVU football priority season ticket deadline is June 1

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MORGANTOWN— With kickoff of the 2020 season now just 100 days away, WVU football season ticket holders are reminded that the priority deadline to renew their 2020 season tickets at WVUGAME.com is Monday, June 1. The Mountaineer Ticket Office is offering a new extended payment plan option ...

Snowshoe announces summer events

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SNOWSHOE — It has finally stopped snowing at Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County, and resort officials have announced their modified schedule of activities and events for the summer and fall, including opening dates for the Snowshoe Bike Park and the Raven Golf Club. The Resort will ...

Fitzpatrick: Modified slate could benefit the Steelers

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick is missing the somewhat leisurely pace of the NFL’s organized team activities, when free time in the evenings allows teammates to develop the chemistry the Steelers safety considers critical to success. “You’re learning about each other and how ...

50-year-old WVU Coliseum seats to be sold

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MORGANTOWN— The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in conjunction with the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC), is offering fans the opportunity to own a piece of history by purchasing the old WVU Coliseum seats. The 50-year-old seats are being replaced in the ...

WVU-FSU tickets now on sale

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia and Florida State will open the 2020 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 5 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. With the priority ticket request process complete, tickets now are on sale to the general public at WVUGAME.com in WVU sections on a ...

MEC announces scholar finalists

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BRIDGEPORT — The Mountain East Conference on Tuesday announced the male and female finalists for the league’s annual Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Each institution in the MEC selected one female and one male as finalists for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, which recognizes ...

NCAA releases APR data

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University’s varsity athletic teams have a combined Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 985 according to data released Tuesday by the NCAA. The 985 score matches last year’s high score for the 16 years of the NCAA Academic Performance Program. WVU’s ...

D&E finishes fifth in first year

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BRIDGEPORT — The University of Charleston has claimed the Mountain East Conference Commissioner’s Cup for the abbreviated 2019-20 season. The season will be denoted historically with an asterisk acknowledging the cancellation of spring competition due to COVID-19. Before the ...

D&E athletes honored for academics

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BRIDGEPORT — Davis & Elkins College had 106 student-athletes earn academic recognition from the Mountain East Conference, as the league announced its Academic All-Conference and Commissioner’s Honor Roll list on Thursday afternoon. Individuals competing in a winter or spring sport ...

Several NFL teams eyeing Greenbrier for training

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Several NFL teams are eyeing a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman for the retreat said Wednesday. The Greenbrier, a lavish resort in southern West Virginia, has previously hosted ...

All-Big 10 cheerleaders named

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BRIDGEPORT — The all-Big 10 Conference cheerleading team was recently released. Elkins High School’s Tessa Martin, Buckhannon-Upshur’s Dezi Pugh and Philip Barbour’s Lexie Leach all were named to the squad. The remainder of the team included East Fairmont’s Samantha ...

D&E golfers earn MEC laurels

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BRIDGEPORT — Davis & Elkins College had two golfers named to the Mountain East Conference (MEC) all-conference teams, the league announced Monday afternoon. Freshman Evan Lewis was selected to the All-MEC first team and sophomore Patrick Smith nabbed All-MEC second team ...

Miller selected as Huff winner

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SPENCER — Alex Miller has been selected winner of the 2020 Doug Huff Award from the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Miller, a Roane County High School senior, died suddenly and unexpectedly last Sept. 13 on the football field in Clay County. “The award is given to a high ...

WVU salary, athletic cuts to save $3 million

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons will take a 10% salary reduction for the next fiscal year in an effort to save the athletic department $3 million in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Lyons said Friday that football coach Neal Brown, men’s basketball coach ...

WVU track and field team members earn honors

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MORGANTOWN — Twenty-five members of the West Virginia University track and field team have been named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Track and Field Team, as announced by the conference on Wednesday. There were 36 women across the conference who earned the honor with a 4.00 grade point ...