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WVU football player tests positive for COVID-19

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that one 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 and ...

MEC announces plans for return of fall sports

BRIDGEPORT— Following approval of its Board of Directors, the Mountain East Conference announced its plans Thursday for the fall semester of competition. The MEC Return to Competition Plan is contingent upon state and local public health conditions and associated restrictions, as well as ...

EHS’ Kimbleton inks with WVWC

ELKINS — Despite missing out on his senior season, an Elkins High track standout will be taking his talents to the next level. Mason Kimbleton will join the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats track team in the upcoming fall. Kimbleton said he was drawn to WVWC because of their welcoming ...

AB to join Mountain East Conference

BRIDGEPORT — The Mountain East Conference announced Friday that Alderson Broaddus University’s application for full membership into the MEC has been unanimously approved by the league’s Board of Directors. At the request of Alderson Broaddus, the Battlers will compete in the Mountain ...

WVU’s Darius Stills named to Lott IMPACT watch list

MORGANTOWN —West Virginia University senior defensive lineman and 2019 All-Big 12 First Team selection Darius Stills was named one of 42 candidates from across the nation for the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List as announced by the Pacific Club Impact Foundation. Named after Pro Football Hall ...

WVU women to host Tennessee

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...