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New chapters soon to be written in storied Backyard Brawl history

The Backyard Brawl rivalry between West Virginia and Pitt is officially back, and the countdown to kickoff is getting closer by each day. The historic rivalry will resume in 100 short days for the first time since WVU defeated Pitt 21-20 in 2011.  This rivalry dates back to 1895, so there

Alek Manoah graces MLB.com’s early Cy Young favorites list 

On Thursday, MLB.com released a list of early Cy Young Award favorites. The Cy Young Award is a prestigious award given to the top pitcher in the American and National Leagues. Former WVU star pitcher Alek Manoah was on that list, along with Shane McClanahan, Nestor Cortes, Kevin Gausman, and

Former Mountaineers making their way through the ranks of professional baseball 

Head coach Randy Mazey has brought success to the WVU baseball program, winning nearly 300 games for the Mountaineers, but also preparing his players for the next level.  Since Mazey took over the WVU program in 2013, 31 former Mountaineers have been drafted by MLB clubs, and a handful of those

Plitzuweit Lands Another Transfer for 2022 Team 

On Monday, the WVU women’s basketball team announced the addition of graduate transfer Danni Nichols to the 2022-2023 roster.  Nichols is a 5-foot-10 guard that is transferring to WVU after playing four years at Western Illinois. Nichols was a 1,000-point scorer for Western Illinois, registering 1,344 points across four seasons with

Old rivalries and new challenges await WVU in the coming years 

In an all-important fourth season for WVU head coach Neal Brown, his 2022 Mountaineers will have two challenges before entering the gauntlet that is the Big 12 schedule.  WVU will travel to Heinz Field to renew the Backyard Brawl rivalry against Pitt on Sept. 1, along with a trip to Blacksburg

Plitzuweit Goes to Portal Again, Adds TCU Transfer Tavy Diggs  

The WVU women’s basketball team has added another piece to the 2022 roster, getting former 6’2 TCU guard Tavy Diggs from the transfer portal.  https://twitter.com/WVUWBB/status/1520824318606942208?s=20&t=mk4QLkzi0k6Yc-BrGJWeOg “She (Diggs) is a high-energy and mature young lady that brings experience within the Big 12 Conference to our program,” coach Plitzuweit said about Diggs. “She is

Manoah Continues to Dominate, Carves up Red Sox Lineup in 1-0 Win 

On Thursday evening, former WVU star right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah threw another gem for the Toronto Blue Jays.  Manoah, who was the 11th overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, has been a staple for the Blue Jays. Manoah is 4-0 in the young 2022 season with a 1.44 earned run

Jevon Carter and Milwaukee Bucks Advance to Second Round of NBA Playoffs 

Former WVU star point guard Jevon Carter has punched his ticket to the second round of the NBA Playoffs after the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.  The Bucks beat the Bulls in five games, clinching the series at home in Milwaukee. In game five, Carter saw 21

Morgantown Native Preston Fox Awarded Scholarship 

On Saturday, WVU wide receiver and Morgantown native Preston Fox was awarded a full scholarship.  https://twitter.com/WVUfootball/status/1517952209518014467?s=20&t=-NGH2n-vEs9cvrEQa-XPeA During Saturday’s spring game scrimmage, Fox showed out. Fox caught five passes for 117 yards, including a 50-yard catch and an impressive one-handed catch on the sideline.  Fellow WVU wide receiver Kaden Prather spoke on Fox following

Gold Team Defeats Blue Team 22-21 in Annual Spring Game 

On a hot, sunny Saturday, WVU fans got their first look at the 2022 West Virginia Mountaineers. In a more game-like format, the gold team defeated the blue team by a score of 22-21.  The gold team started the scoring after Will Crowder found wide receiver Preston Fox for a 50-yard

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