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WVU gymnast Tun turns misfortune into success

Posted: Jan 15 2018 - 9:51 PM

MORGANTOWN — Jaquie Tun didn’t mind when her WVU gymnastics teammates dog piled on her in celebration after her 9.8 bars routine in a March 10 meet, at Florida, last season.She was just happy to be back competing for the Mountaineers.“It wa...

Muhammed feels relaxed after trip to NCAAs

Posted: Jan 14 2018 - 9:36 PM

MORGANTOWN — WVU senior gymnast Zaakira Muhammad isn’t the least bit stressed coming off a season of advancing to the NCAA championships and earning second-team all-America honors on floor exercise.Pressure? What pressure? “I feel like the...

WVU freshman wrestler McRill making his mark on program

Posted: Jan 8 2018 - 9:46 PM

MORGANTOWN — Sammie “The Bull” Henson wanted Brenden McRill wrestling in a WVU singlet after watching him compete for Davison (Mich.) High’s storied program.He admired the young man’s motor, which never seemed to stop on the mat.“One of the...

WVU wrestling team beats 2nd-straight Big 12 foe

Posted: Jan 7 2018 - 10:33 PM

MORGANTOWN — The WVU wrestling team was well into its fifth season of Big 12 Conference competition before notching its first league victory a year ago.WVU registered its second-straight win over a ranked Big 12 foe Jan. 7, dispatching No....

No. 2 Florida defeats WVU in gymnastics opener

Posted: Jan 6 2018 - 12:22 AM

MORGANTOWN — The WVU gymnastics team opened its season with a 195.9-194.425 loss to No. 2 Florida, on Jan. 5, before a Coliseum crowd of 2,613.The Mountaineers hit 24-for-24 routines and earned a 48.575-48.45 edge over the Gators (1-0) on...

WVU vs. Pitt swim meet postponed

Posted: Jan 5 2018 - 10:43 AM

MORGANTOWN — Due to mechanical issues at the WVU Natatorium, the WVU swimming and diving meet against Pitt set for Dec. 6 has been postponed. The Backyard Brawl is set to be rescheduled for Jan. 18 at the WVU Natatorium. An official start...

WVU roundup: Mountaineers top Oklahoma on mat

Posted: Jan 4 2018 - 11:35 PM

MORGANTOWN — Earning its second Big 12 Conference win in program history, the WVU wrestling team upset No. 18 Oklahoma, 24-12, on Jan. 4, at the Coliseum.The Mountaineers (2-3, 1-1 Big 12) never trailed in the match, winning seven of 10 bou...

Unforgettable year for WVU’s Olympic sports teams

Posted: Jan 1 2018 - 11:52 PM

MORGANTOWN — Talk about a memorable 2017 for WVU sports not playing at Milan Puskar Stadium. The rifle team secured its fifth straight NCAA championship and 19th overall. The baseball team earned its first NCAA regional berth since 1996.Th...