Several members of the WVU women’s basketball team made a surprise visit to the WVU Cancer Institute in Morgantown this past week. It was an opportunity for them to talk with patients in the infusion center and present each with a silk rose.
After leading WVU to the Martin Downs Collegiate title, freshman Matthew Sharpstene of the golf team has been named the West Virginia University Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments.
West Virginia and Tennessee will open the 2018 season in their first-ever meeting on Sept. 1, at Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte, N.C. Mountaineer Athletic Club members for 2017 and 2018, and 2017 football season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to request tickets through the Mountaineer Ticket Office to be seated in WVU's allotment.
Six members of the West Virginia women's basketball team were named to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Team. Redshirt junior center Theresa Ekhelar, senior forward Kristina King, junior guard Katrina Pardee and redshirt freshman guard Nia Staples were named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. Redshirt freshman forward Krystaline McCune and senior guard Chania Ray earned mention on the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.
The 2018 Don Nehlen Lecture Series focuses on Optimizing Performance in D1 Football, a winning collaboration between coach and sport scientist, and is at the Morgantown Marriott Event Center, room MEC-B, Waterfront Place, April 20 at 7 p.m.
WVU will face five opponents, including three at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown. The Mountaineers will conclude the spring with an intrasquad. All home matches are free and open to the public.
Men's basketball coach Bob Huggins has advanced to the final 16 of the 2018 Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. Huggins is competing against 47 other basketball coaches nationwide, all vying for the opportunity to raise money for their favorite charities.
Each vote helps Coach Huggins advance closer to the $100,000 grand prize to benefit the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment at the WVU Cancer Institute.