MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV Illustrated) – The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in consultation with its medical officials, has today postponed the start of men’s basketball team workouts for 14 days following the most recent COVID-19 test results. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Support local journalism. “, Now they have to undergo a healing of a different nature, a more important nature and the basketball will just have to wait.{/div}. But Huggins understands that the goal isn’t to win a game, even against No. COVID-19 outbreak among West Virginia University basketball team postpones Baylor game MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The insanity that was 2020 has now carried over into the 2021 part of the basketball season as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced West Virginia West Virginia 's next three games have been postponed due to COVID-19 issues, the school announced Tuesday. Mountaineers open season tomorrow against South Dakota State at 7 p.m. West Virginia was unable to meet the required COVID-19 thresholds. WVU can’t let its belief in itself be eroded by tough losses. “I don’t know where it comes from that we have to build them back up. 13 West Virginia University basketball team is postponing 2 more games due to COVID-19 issues in the program. News More News {{ timeAgo('2020-12-24 10:58:00 -0600') }} basketball Edit. But illness aside, injuries to Sean McNeil (toe) and forward Derek Culver (shoulder, back, knee) continue to be a concern, particularly for Culver, who has taken a fair share of punishment through 13 games in the post thus far. “Our intent is to get the spread under control as soon as possible for the health and safety of all involved,” WVU Athletic Director Shane Lyons said. When asked if Calipari had called him, Huggins replied simply: “He texted me.”, And asked what the conversation was like, Huggins said: “He didn’t ask me anything.”. This week, the Covid-19 positivity rate among West Virginia University Morgantown students was 1.66% of the 22,698 students tested, and 4 faculty or … The news was first reported by The Oklahoman. 14 to No. Keep it Clean. 13. His players’ health continues to be a concern for Huggins. They went to Oklahoma, played the worst half of the year, fell behind by 18 points, fought back to tie the score in the second half before losing. Dixon made the announcement on social media Monday night, shortly after the … Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. 2 team, was postponed due to an outbreak on the Mountaineer team. Winds light and variable. “[Tshiebwe is] a good kid. The Bears (11-0, 4-0) would have marked the fourth team in the top six of the AP poll released on Monday that WVU has played. The men’s basketball team was slated to begin workouts on Monday, July 6, but five men’s basketball student-athletes and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball; Oscar Tshiebwe; Coronavirus pandemic; Emmitt Matthews; Derek Culver; West Virginia; Bob Huggins; Men's college basketball; College basketball; Culver, Tshiebwe help No. Iowa State made it from the start of football in September until last Saturday’s men’s basketball pause without a COVID-related postponement in any sport. Subscribe today. Two days later they played at Oklahoma State, fell behind by 19 points with 12 minutes to play, then roared back and actually won the game. Last week, 10 Big 12 games were scheduled. 2 in the nation, on Jan. 12 but to do your winning in March and that is what all this points toward. Managing Editor. 2 Baylor. The team will not travel to Baylor Tuesday because of a COVID-19 outbreak. “Isaiah wants to play and something that I love is that he wants to do it in a West Virginia uniform. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – As late January approaches, West Virginia University students are heading back to campus to begin the spring semester. COVID-19 outbreak among West Virginia University basketball team postpones Baylor game, UPDATE: Police Chief Kiddy confirms death at Clarksburg West Virginia GoMart pump was suicide, Gov. With WVU at No. Losing a 5-star player would create a wound in any coach, even though the 5-star player in question, Tshiebwe, was not scratching the surface of his talent this year, but it seemed to leave a scar in that it did go to Calipari. You have permission to edit this article. “I can, when you play back-to-back, I can see fatigue a little bit,” Huggins continued. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia University men’s basketball game at Baylor on Tuesday has been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns with in the WVU program, the Big 12 Conference announced on Monday. In a way, WVU needs a break from what it has been through, although failed tests are hardly the way you wish to get it. The announcement came a day after the 13th-ranked Mountaineers called off their game Tuesday night at No. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, 1 team in the nation, and lost by just 5 points. If you have a subscription, please The men's basketball team of the West Virginia Mountaineers, ranked No. Culver contributed 14 points and 16 rebounds in the loss to Texas, but was 6 for 16 from the floor, 2 for 6 from the free-throw line and had four turnovers. Winds light and variable.. WOAY – The original home opener for West Virginia men’s basketball, which was going to be against Youngstown State on December 2, has been postponed. Huggins doesn’t let them react to losses in anger. Log In. Sunday’s announcement put an end to over a week of speculation that also linked the sophomore to Miami among other places. The Big 12 men’s basketball … 15 WVU Men’s Basketball Passes Initial COVID-19 Testing in Sioux Falls Mountaineers open season tomorrow against South Dakota State at 7 p.m. The Big 12 announced Tuesday that West Virginia has postponed its next two men’s basketball home games due to COVID-19 concerns. Let’s get these other guys better, let’s get them a little more up to speed, let’s make sure they play harder and we’ll be fine.”. Saturday's Oklahoma at Oklahoma State matchup has been postponed due to COVID-19. 13 West Virginia’s game against No. We could dispute whether it’s the right decision or not but I mean, it’s done. 4 Texas at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown on Saturday. Be Proactive. The West Virginia basketball team will take a break for the holidays. You need to win.. You play to win,” Huggins said during Monday’s ZOOM media conference. Be Truthful. During his Zoom press conference on Monday, WVU coach Bob Huggins, who is a friend to Kentucky coach John Calipari, was asked about Tshiebwe. 2 team, was postponed due to an outbreak on the Mountaineer team. 13 in the country, made news on Monday by announcing it wouldn't play against … I read where guys said they had to build their team back up. “The surgery went as well as could be,” Huggins said. It has played Richmond, then the No. WVU basketball: Baylor game postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within Mountaineer program, Kanawha school board takes initial step toward closing Cedar Grove Middle School, WV rolling out new vaccine registration system, Union Carbide fighting lawsuit, DEP oversight over alleged toxic dumping site in South Charleston, Development on South Charleston commercial property remains on schedule, WVU basketball: Mountaineers get back to work vs. Kansas State, Gazette-Mail editorial: Gov. A West Virginia men’s basketball student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 and has entered self-isolation, according to the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. “They took it real hard,” Huggins admitted. PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The No. The Penguins have paused all team-related activities in the wake of COVID-19. The Big 12 announced Tuesday that West Virginia has postponed its next two men’s basketball home games due to COVID-19 concerns. that is degrading to another person. racist or sexually-oriented language. 13 Oklahoma-West Virginia called off after WVU pauses football activities due to COVID-19 concerns West Virginia AD … On Dec. 20, it was announced that West Virginia (5-4, 4-4 Big 12) would take on the Tennessee Volunteers. Use the 'Report' link on Huggins said Cottrell will miss the rest of the season but is on track and determined to return to the Mountaineers. Despite the season moving along in 2020-21, the pandemic continued to hamper games, causing postponements and cancellations. 4 Texas. The No. 2-ranked Bears were scheduled to host No. WVU has played Gonzaga, the No. accounts, the history behind an article. When it was confirmed that they would play, the schedule was as pliable as a can of Play-Doh, tournaments switching sites, switching team, opponents canceling games, scheduling others. COVID-19 holds that distinction. You have permission to edit this article. Mainly clear. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis, U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-West Virginia, explains decision to vote not to impeach president, Olympic swimmer released but ordered to stay away from DC, West Virginia Board of Education discusses consequences for counties choosing to defy in-person instruction mandate, D.C. If you don’t want to play, don’t come. 2 Baylor staring them in the face needing something to change the momentum of the year. “He texted me,” Huggins said when asked if there had been communication between himself and Calipari. Before the tests, WVU was without Oscar Tshiebwe, who announced over the weekend he was transferring to Kentucky, and forward Isaiah Cottrell, who underwent Achilles tendon surgery. The Oklahoma State men's basketball … Follow him on Twitter @RPritt. The Mountaineers postponed three games on January 12 th, including contests with Baylor, TCU, and Oklahoma State, due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing issues within the program. On Tuesday, more matchups scheduled for Tuesday or … The Mountaineers are next scheduled to host TCU at 2 p.m. Saturday. Governor Justice said “West Virginia is knocking it so far out of the park it’s unbelievable” when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. The Mountaineers (9-4 overall, 2-3 Big 12 Conference) were coming off a 72-70 loss to No. WVU announces details on residence hall return and COVID-19 testing for spring semester. I think what affected us the most wasn’t the flu; it was Derek just not being Derek.”. The decision was announced Monday. Then this year started in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with the existence of the season itself in doubt. The Mountain State is also reporting 998 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the state's total number of cases to 113,615. It was the … WVU’s Miles McBride (4) throws down a dunk in the Mountaineers win over Iowa State. “While this issue has hit many college basketball programs, we have been fortunate to have played 13 games so far this season.”. So, it has gone during the year, up one moment, down another. The pause in team activities for the men's team is the second time in this young season Fairmont State basketball has put things on hold due to COVID-19 … person will not be tolerated. Baylor would have been a tall task coming off that last-second loss to Texas. Beginning Thursday, WVU Medicine will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to residents age 70 and older at a mass vaccination clinic in Morgantown Mall. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. If you believe you've gotten this message in error, please College basketball’s battle with COVID-19 continued on Monday. He’s got some swelling in his knee. And then there was the defection of Oscar Tshiebwe through the transfer portal, a diabolically ironic transfer in that he went to maybe Huggins’ best friend in the coaching business, John Calipari, at Kentucky. Last season, of course, ended just as Big 12 Tournament play was to being with the conference and NCAA championships cancelled. A member of the Buffalo men’s basketball program tested positive for covid-19 on Sunday, leading officials to cancel a Dec. 29 game against West Virginia. West Virginia last played a basketball game Dec. 22 but won’t play again until Dec. 29 against Buffalo. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. “It’s, ‘Take the easy way out.’ I think there were some people involved that saw where they could benefit, maybe profit and worked very diligently to get him out. 4 Texas Saturday didn’t hurt the Mountaineers in the eyes of the voters in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Women’s hoops begins their voluntary workouts on the … Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. 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West Virginia said it … Christopher Hall Jun 29, 2020 The West Virginia University Athletic Communications Department has announced one member of the men's basketball team has … Please disable your ad blocker, whitelist our site, or purchase a subscription. Click #isupportlocal for more information on supporting our local journalists. It was the only game on West Virginia’s schedule over a 10-day period, and Huggins wanted to give some of his reserves valuable court time. That’s West Virginia residents. 2-ranked Bears were scheduled to host No. It has played Kansas, then the No. Be Nice. (Richard Carlson) Keenan Cummings • WVSports. “I think the majority of what’s going to happen is it’s going to be taking guys from other programs, taking guys out of the portal,” Huggins said. PICKENS, W.Va. – Officials with the West Virginia Maple Syrup Festival took to social media on Monday to announce the cancellation of the 2021 celebration. or anything. There have been seven teams in Division 1 men’s basketball to finish with a perfect record and a national championship, the last being Bobby Knight’s Indiana team that finished 32-0 in 1976, High 36F. TCU men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon has tested positive for COVID-19. West Virginia was unable to meet the required COVID-19 thresholds. That's down almost 2,000 cases from one week ago. 4 team in the nation, and lost by just 4 points. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that one Mountaineer men's basketball student-athlete has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and has entered a self-isolation period for 14 days. 10 Tennessee and Vanderbilt has been postponed. West Virginia forward Derek Culver (1) shoots while defended by Northeastern … We'd love to hear eyewitness On Monday, the university announced that a … 13 West Virginia and Baylor was postponed because of COVID-19 protocols within the Mountaineers’ program. West Virginia basketball has holiday schedule set. Photo by Kevin Kinder, BlueGoldNews.com Facebook In fact, WVU moved up one spot, from No. WVU’s 74-72 home loss to No. I learned a long time ago sitting worrying about it doesn’t do any good. LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s basketball game vs. West Virginia on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, has been postponed due to injury and COVID-19 … @rivalskeenan. Best Virginia, one of the 24 teams in this year's version of The Basketball Tournament, has withdrawn from the event after one of its members tested positive for COVID-19. Threats of harming another MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The Big 12 has announced that West Virginia has postponed its next two men’s basketball home games due to COVID-19 … No. The West Virginia men’s basketball team, idle since its 72-70 home loss to Texas on January 9th, checks in at #14 in this week’s Associated Press Men’s Basketball Poll. Plentiful sunshine. Two more games were postponed Tuesday, with the Big 12 pushing back the Mountaineers' contests against TCU and Oklahoma State, scheduled for Jan. 16 and Jan. 19, respectively. Hopefully he made the right decision. “Well, here we are again faced with a decision in which no matter what decision we make, many people will not agree with the decision. Low 21F. “We were going to go to Waco to do everything possible to win the game. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — The insanity that was 2020 has now carried over into the 2021 part of the basketball season as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced West Virginia to slam on the brakes as Tuesday night’s crucial game at Baylor, the nation’s No. In a brief statement released this afternoon, Bryan Messerly, West Virginia’s associate athletic directory of communications, stated the postponement is in response to … We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. Back home on Saturday, then entertained Texas, seemingly had the game won late and then missed their last seven shots and a couple of free throws and were defeated when Andrew Jones’ canned a 3-from the corner in transition with 1.8 seconds to play. Share with Us. We should have won against Texas. 15 (up from 18 last week), the Big 12 holds five spots in the top 15. They’ve just pounded on him to no end. “While this issue has hit many college basketball programs, we have been fortunate to have played 13 games so far this season.”. Both No. MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia has postponed the start of men’s basketball workouts for two weeks after five players and one staff member … Their safety and that of all who work at the university and live in the surrounding community is a priority to the university. There have been seven teams in Division 1 men’s basketball to finish with a perfect record and a national championship, the last being Bobby Knight’s Indiana team that finished 32-0 in 1976, When pressed further about the conversation, Huggins added only, “He didn’t ask me anything.”. 3 team in the nation, and lost by 14 points. On Sunday, former West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe announced he would continue his basketball career at Kentucky, not even two weeks after unexpectedly announcing he was leaving the WVU program. West Virginia University’s men’s basketball team will postpone its preseason workouts for 14 days after five players and one staff member tested … A few players were dealing with flu like symptoms heading into Saturday’s loss to No. Why would they not relish it and be the best they can possibly be?”. The announcement came a … Visit coronavirus.wvu.edu and CDC.gov for health resources related to the global pandemic. Huggins said junior transfer point guard Kedrian Johnson was hit hardest as Johnson logged only six minutes against the Longhorns after playing a career-high 25 minutes in a win at Oklahoma State last Monday. West Virginia added Tuesday’s game after Buffalo canceled for the same date due to COVID-19 concerns. The top six teams in this week’s poll remain unchanged: Gonzaga, Baylor, Villanova, Texas, Iowa and Kansas. High 32F. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism 14 West Virginia at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferrell Center. 1 of 6. Actually, I’m making him go in there just so we can get him to where he can play. The West Virginia University Athletic Communications Department has announced one member of the men's basketball team has tested positive for COVID … No. College basketball continues to lose games on a near-daily basis due to the coronavirus. There was a problem saving your notification. Freshman forward Isaiah Cottrell underwent successful surgery on his Achilles tendon after suffering the injury in a 73-51 win over Northeastern on Dec. 29. Don't Threaten. According to reports from Matt Norlander of CBS Sports and Chris Anderson of EerSports.com, and now confirmed by West Virginia University, Tuesday’s West Virginia at … The No. We’ve played well enough to win. 19 team, and won by 16 points. Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down EPA's Affordable Clean Energy rule; West Virginia Sen. 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Two days later the Big 12 announced Tuesday’s game between No. “We want to win. College basketball games affected by COVID-19: Michigan State vs. Illinois, Texas vs. Iowa State postponed A look at the notable games affected by postponements and … He wants to represent the state — loves the state, loves the people — so he’s on a mission to be able to come back and play.”, Contact Ryan Pritt at 304-348-7948 or ryan.pritt@wvgazettemail.com. Snow showers this morning. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. Chance of snow 40%.. Low near 20F. NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Even as US President Joe Biden laments the nation's sluggish Covid-19 immunisation launch for a pace he calls "dismal," West Virginia … Justice: Old Fairmont West Virginia hospital to serve as COVID-19 overflow hospital as Morgantown, Bridgeport hospitals besieged, Bridgeport, West Virginia's United Hospital Center, other entities to open COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Meadowbrook Mall, West Virginia to debut online COVID-19 vaccination appointment portal, Gov. “He spent two or three days trying to get his back to where he could bend over last week before the Texas game. Winds light and variable. “So, you give a little bit and when you give a little bit they push him out of the lane.”. Five were postponed by the pandemic. In a statement, Vanderbilt said a combination of positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and quarantining forced the postponement. Don't knowingly lie about anyone After guidance from WV Fairs […] Whatever really happened with the former McDonald’s All-American and Big 12 Conference preseason first-teamer, Huggins believes it’s going to happen much more frequently, especially with the NCAA passing a new rule that allows transfers immediate eligibility. TCU men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon has tested positive for COVID-19. Then came the positive test results that forced that game to be postponed. From there, COVID-19 checked in from the bench once again. The next matchup for West Virginia (9-4, 2-3) is set for Jan. 23 at Kansas State.--Tuesday night's scheduled Southeastern Conference game between No. Baylor no longer is atop the Big 12 basketball rankings. He’s spent more time in a training room and he doesn’t want to be there. sports Oklahoma Sooners. No make-up date had been set and the status of future WVU games had not been determined. The news comes exactly one week before the team’s voluntary workouts are slated to begin on July 6 for student-athletes with negative tests. Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. “You work all year, and our guys have, they’ve worked all year to get ready for this. Not surprisingly, Huggins didn’t have much to say on the topic. By JOHN RABY December 29, 2020 GMT. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. When things like what happened happened, it makes it so much more glaring than if you still won. 13 and Texas Tech at No. “If you noticed he didn’t catch the ball in the paint, he was off the paint so much and that’s because he gets tired of somebody having their knee up his rear end and pushing on him like they’re trying to push a truck up a hill,” Huggins said. WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins will have to create some new looks on offense once his team returns from a COVID-19-related absence. On Monday, the Mountaineers announced their game against Baylor, scheduled for Tuesday night, was postponed due to West Virginia not being able to meet the required COVID-19 thresholds. You saw the game. That showed during WVU’s Return to Campus Conversation on Thursday. Would WVU have been able to bounce back against Baylor at this time? Of the five pre-Saturday games scheduled this week, two already have been postponed, and fingers are crossed on the other three. West Virginia forward Derek Culver (1), forward Jalen Bridges (2), guards Miles McBride (4), Taz Sherman (12), and Sean McNeil (22) gather on the court after a foul was called against West Virginia during the second half against Texas Saturday in Morgantown. 2 Baylor that was scheduled for Tuesday night, the game was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within the Mountaineer program. 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