The Times West Virginian

WVU Sports

July 18, 2014

Luck to sit on Big 12 discussion panel

WVU rifle team schedule released

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck will be part of a select panel discussion entitled “The State of College Athletics Forum” that will be hosted by the Big 12 Conference.

This is the first of a series of forums dedicated to the issues facing college athletics. It will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Trianon Ballroom in the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel.

“It is our goal through these forums to bring some of the brightest minds in sports into the same room to talk about the current state of college athletics,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “As leaders in intercollegiate athletics we fully understand that in order to impact change one must frankly look at the past with an eye toward the future. Addressing these issues will have a transformative effect on college athletics, with implications far beyond the high-profile sports.”

NBC broadcaster and writer Jimmy Roberts will moderate the New York City forum.

In addition to Bowlsby and Roberts, other members of the New York City forum will include Kevin Blackistone, journalism professor at Maryland and participant on television’s “Around The Horn”; John Currie, Kansas State athletic director; Armen Keteyian, lead correspondent on “60 Minutes Sports”, Dr. Donna Lopiano, founder and president of Sports Management Resources; Juliet Macur, sports columnist for The New York Times; Steve Patterson, Texas athletic director; Judge Ken Starr, chief executive officer at Baylor, and Selvin Young, former running back for the Denver Broncos, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.

o o o o o o

The schedule for West Virginia’s two-time defending NCAA champion rifle team is out and features matches against six of the nation’s top-eight teams, including two shoulder-to-shoulder matches at Alaska-Fairbanks, the 2014 NCAA Championships runner-up.

The Mountaineers open the season on Oct. 12 against TCU at the WVU Rifle Range. The team will play host to five matches this season.

Following a match at Ohio State, the Mountaineers will open their Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) season at Akron, new to the conference this year. WVU is the five-time reigning GARC champion.

WVU will close out the fall with five GARC matches in November, highlighted by a match against Memphis, the fourth-place finisher at the 2014 NCAA Championships, on Nov. 8, in Morgantown.

Following an NCAA Qualifying match at a to-be-determined site on Feb. 21, the Mountaineers will travel to Oxford, Mississippi, for the 2015 GARC Championships, at Mississippi’s Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center on Feb. 28 and March 1.

UAF will play host to the 2015 NCAA Championships on March 13-14. The smallbore match will take place on March 13 at the E.F. Horton Rifle Range, while air rifle will follow on March 14 at the Patty Center Gymnasium. UAF previously hosted the national championships in 2007.

WVU went 10-0 last season en route to its three titles. Seven All-Americans return for the Mountaineers, including five seniors: Taylor Ciotola, Ziva Dvorsak, Meelis Kiisk, Thomas Kyanko and Maren Prediger.

1
Text Only
WVU Sports
  • ‘Cheating pays’ remark should draw attention

    When Bob Bowlsby, the outspoken commissioner of the Big 12, presented his opening-day picture of the future of college sports in Dallas for the annual media day gathering, his bleak comments were not unexpected.

    July 23, 2014

  • WVU, N.C. State to meet in football

    Following a trend of creating non-conference games against regional opponents, West Virginia University has reached agreement with North Carolina State to play a home-and-home football series in 2018 and 2019.

    July 23, 2014

  • WVU, Tennessee finalize 2018 meeting

    West Virginia University and Tennessee have finalized their season-opening, Sept. 1, 2018, meeting in Charlotte, N.C., at Bank of America Stadium.
    Both teams will receive $2.5 million for the game and have a chance to earn up to $3.2 million with ticket incentives.
    Each team will buy 12,500 tickets and set aside 2,000 of its allotment for students.
    The game, played on the home field of the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, is being put on by the Charlotte Sports Federation.

    July 23, 2014

  • Holgorsen’s program hits turning point

    You can almost sense, as you watch West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen sit before the gathered Big 12 media contingent answering questions in the Omni Hotel in Arlington, Texas, that he senses his program has reached a turning point.

    July 23, 2014

  • Fleming, Billy.jpg WVU’s Fleming signs contract with Yankees

     Second baseman Billy Fleming of the West Virginia University baseball team has signed a professional contract with the New York Yankees, foregoing his upcoming senior season.
    “Ever since I was a little kid, it’s been my dream to play professional baseball,” Fleming said. “It is still surreal that I get to chase my dream, but I am ready to get after it. I loved my three years at WVU and want to thank all the coaches that made it possible for me to achieve my dream.”

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Big 12 Media Days Foo_time(1).jpg Trickett’s play key factor for Mountaineers’ success

     In the end, it comes down to the quarterback.
    Always has with Dana Holgorsen, always will.
    Quarterback is the offense with the West Virginia University coach. When he does well, the team wins – almost always.
    When he does poorly, the team doesn’t stand much of a chance.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Growing demands on college athletes concerns Wyant

    Fred Wyant, one of the greatest quarterbacks in West Virginia University’s history, has lashed out at today’s growing demands on college athletes.
    The 80-year-old Star City resident led the Mountaineers to a 30-4 record as the starter from 1952-1955. Percentage-wise, it’s clearly the best-ever record by a QB in school annals.
    Wyant, a member of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame, came here after graduating with honors from Weston High School. That’s where WVU coach Art “Pappy” Lewis signed him to a four-year scholarship.

    July 23, 2014

  • Holgorsen’s program hits turning point

    You can almost sense, as you watch West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen sit before the gathered Big 12 media contingent answering questions in the Omni Hotel in Arlington, Texas, that he senses his program has reached a turning point.

    July 22, 2014

  • Growing demands on college athletes concerns Wyant

    Fred Wyant, one of the greatest quarterbacks in West Virginia University’s history, has lashed out at today’s growing demands on college athletes.

    July 22, 2014

  • WVU’s Fleming signs with Yankees

    Second baseman Billy Fleming of the West Virginia University baseball team has signed a professional contract with the New York Yankees, foregoing his upcoming senior season.

    July 22, 2014

Featured Ads
WVU Sports Highlights
NDN Sports
House Ads
NCAA Breaking News
NCAA Photos