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50-year-old WVU Coliseum seats to be sold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

D&E ranks 10th in NCAA DII Helper-Helper Community service report

ELKINS — With over 467,000 hours logged from schools across the country, the Davis & Elkins College athletic department ranked 10th nationally among NCAA DII schools for community service in the recent 2019-20 Helper-Helper report. Helper-Helper is a volunteer tracking app and management ...

WVU track and field team members earn honors

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 ...

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game priority ticket deadline approaching

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University fans are reminded that the priority ticket request deadline for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, is Friday, May 1. West Virginia and Florida State will open the 2020 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 5, at ...

Swartz named D&E women’s basketball coach

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins Director of Athletics Jamie Joss named Rachel Swartz as the next head coach of the Davis & Elkins women’s basketball program. Swartz arrives in Elkins after working with Everett Community College as an assistant coach. Previously serving in various ...

Six Mountaineers earn Academic All-Big 12 honors

MORGANTOWN — Six members of the West Virginia University golf team were named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Golf Team, as announced by the conference on Monday. Senior Philipp Matlari and sophomore Kurits Grant were named to the first team and were two of five men’s golfers ...

30th Hillbilly Hardball Classic canceled

ELKINS — For the first time in 30 years, local baseball diamonds will not feature the annual Hillbilly Hardball Classic, which has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Chris George, Elkins Post 29 Baseball president and general manager and Hillbilly Hardball Classic ...

French Creek man charged with felony

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man was arrested for allegedly stealing items from a residence in early February. Brandon Cole Cartrette, 24, of French Creek, allegedly broke into a home on Kesling Mill Road on the night of Feb. 6, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County ...

Mazey named Furfari Award winner

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University baseball coach Randy Mazey has been named the 2019-20 Furfari Award winner as the state’s top college coach, as voted on by members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Named in honor of the late local sportswriter, Domenick (Mickey) ...