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Darius Stills appears on Bednarik list

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University senior defensive lineman Darius Stills has been named to the watch list for the 26th annual Chuck Bednarik Award announced Monday by the Maxwell Football Club. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995. ...

Start of high school sports practices pushed back

CHARLESTON — A delay for the start of practices for high school fall sports due to the coronavirus pandemic became official on Friday. WVSSAC executive director Bernie Dolan took part in Gov. Jim Justice’s COVID-19 afternoon press briefing. Dolan said practices for fall sports — ...

Pirates’ Keller looks to mesh info

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Keller’s first go-round in the majors was a study in contrasts and a snapshot of where baseball is at in 2020. The traditional numbers for the Pittsburgh Pirates top-ranked pitching prospect weren’t great. One win in 11 starts. An ERA north of 7.00. An inability ...

Kentucky adds UAB, Marshall to schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has added UAB and Marshall to its nonconference men’s basketball schedule next season. Kentucky announced on its athletics website Tuesday that the Wildcats will host UAB on Dec. 6 and Marshall on Dec. 29. UAB will play at Kentucky for the second straight ...

WVU delays basketball workouts

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in consultation with its medical officials, has today postponed the start of men’s basketball team workouts for 14 days following the most recent COVID-19 test results. The men’s basketball team was ...

Eyeing social change, Bell finds his voice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman felt in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May. Yet as the crowds surged in downtown Pittsburgh last month ...

Applications for controlled hunts available

SOUTH CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now accepting applications to participate in controlled deer hunts at six state parks. Controlled hunts are scheduled for the fall at Canaan Valley Resort, Beech Fork, Cacapon Resort, North Bend, Pipestem Resort and ...

D&E swimming teams honored for academic success

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Davis & Elkins College men’s and women’s swimming teams for Scholar All-American honors. Davis & Elkins was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the spring ...

D&E senior receives honors

AUSTIN, Texas — Davis & Elkins College senior standout Felix Buck-Gramcko added to his long list of accomplishments for the 2019-20 season, earning a spot on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America third team for cross country and track, the ...

2020 season canceled for Black Bears

GRANVILLE — Minor League Baseball announced on Tuesday that the 2020 season for all of its clubs, including the West Virginia Black Bears, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 season, which was scheduled to begin for the Black Bears on June 18 versus the Mahoning ...

AB officially becomes MEC member

PHILIPPI — The Mountain East Conference officially welcomed Alderson Broaddus into the league during a Friday afternoon press conference. “Alderson Broaddus emerged through the membership process as an outstanding candidate due to the shared philosophy, goals, sports sponsorship, and ...

WVU’s Kamara named Nickolich Award recipient

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University safety Osman Kamara, a redshirt senior from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is the winner of the 2020 Tommy Nickolich Memorial Award, presented by the Blue and Gold News. Kamara is in his fifth year as a member of the football team and has made his mark as a ...

WVU’s Koenning apologizes

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Suspended West Virginia defensive coordinator Vic Koenning apologized Wednesday after a player alleged he made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. Koenning was placed on administrative leave Tuesday after safety Kerry Martin posted the allegations ...

D&E names Willis as new volleyball coach

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Director of Athletics Jamie Joss announced Friday the hiring of Jordan Willis as the seventh head coach in the history of the women’s volleyball program. A four-year starting setter at St. Mary’s College of California, Willis brings over 19 years ...

Second WVU football player tests positive

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that a second Mountaineer football student-athlete has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and will enter a self-isolation period for the next 14 days. As part of the department’s health ...

WVU-Pitt hoops series is extended

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh have agreed to a two-game series extension in men's basketball, Director of Athletics Shane Lyons announced on Thursday. The two teams will play in Morgantown during the 2021-22 season before returning to Pittsburgh ...

STAYING UNITED

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward is well-versed in the sometimes messy optics associated with taking a stand against social injustice. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end and his teammates met it head on in 2017, when a miscommunication with left tackle and Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva ...

WVU to face Purdue in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the field of teams for the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational. The premier college basketball showcase will take place at Barclays Center on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, with a quadruple-header ...

PB’s Knight inks with AB

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour’s Will Knight made his college choice official on Tuesday evening, signing a letter-of-intent to play baseball at Alderson Broaddus. Knight also participated in basketball and football for the Colts during his prep career. “I wanted to play for my ...

AB announces initial MEC football slate

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus athletic department has announced the 2020 football schedule. The Battlers will begin their first season in the Mountain East Conference by playing an all-conference schedule, featuring 10 games. Coach Travis Everhart will begin his first season at the ...