Another Mountaineer Enters the Transfer Portal

West Virginia's forward Pat Suemnick has made the decision to enter the transfer portal after spending the last two seasons in Morgantown. Under the mentorship of coaches Bob Huggins and Josh Eilert, Suemnick embraced his role on the team, particularly this season where he found himself playing a more significant role due to injuries. Despite the challenges, he showcased his skills, averaging 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game across 21 appearances. Throughout the season, Suemnick's contributions were notable, especially in key matchups like the upset victory against Kansas, where he delivered a stellar performance, scoring 20 points and securing six rebounds. Expressing gratitude for his time with the Mountaineers, Suemnick took to social media to reflect on his journey, stating, "It has been an honor to suit up in the blue and gold for the past two years. I will cherish the memories and relationships I’ve built forever." https://twitter.com/suemnickpatrick/status/1778130607492542573?s=46 As Suemnick embarks on the next chapter of his basketball career, he leaves behind a heartfelt message to the Mountaineer Nation, acknowledging the warm reception he received as a player from Green Bay, Wisconsin. His departure marks the fourth player from West Virginia to enter the transfer portal this offseason, joining Kerr Kriisa, Josiah Harris, and Seth Wilson. Despite the changes, Suemnick's contributions and appreciation for his time in Morgantown will undoubtedly be remembered by fans and teammates alike.

WVU Names New Mascot

MORGANTOWN, WV - During WVU’s 81-70 loss to Texas Tech this evening, the 70th Mountaineer mascot was officially named. Braden Adkins from Richwood, West Virginia will be the next to don the coonskin and musket. https://twitter.com/westvirginiau/status/1764096254743613520?s=46&t=cXIQ4JQG-pp-P6qrRwLwjw Adkins takes over for Mikel Hager who has served as WVU’s mascot since 2023. Here is what he had to say about the honor: “The experience I have gained as the alternate mascot has made me fully realize this is my passion. I've loved every minute of my current role, but being named the next Mountaineer will allow me to fully utilize my ability to give back to the people of West Virginia as the spokesperson for both the University and my state." -Article VIA West virginia university Adkins beat out Elijah Jones, Cade Kincaid, and Justin Wayright for the mascot position. He will take over sometime later this year, per WVU. (Photo via West Virginia University) 

Wren Baker Connected to SEC Job

MORGANTOWN, WV - WVU Athletic Director Wren Baker has had quite the experience in Morgantown. Arriving at West Virginia University in December of 2022, Baker inherited a mess that only became worse as the year went on. He has not only had to deal with a football program that was on the verge of tanking, but is now in the midst of a controversial coaching search with the men's basketball program. The University of Missouri is now on the trail looking for their next athletic director following the departure of Desiree Reed-Francois to Arizona. Many outlets have started to list candidates who may be closely connected to the job. To the surprise of nobody, Baker has found himself on the wishlist for many Missouri fans. According to Missouri's Rivals website PowerMizzou.com, Baker was listed as their number one candidate for the opening. https://twitter.com/PowerMizzoucom/status/1759639086112121052?s=20https://twitter.com/voicemorgantown/status/1759658686471877061?s=20 Baker previously spent time as the athletic director at North Texas prior to his arrival at West Virginia. He also spent time as the Athletic Director of Missouri State from 2010-2013, and the Deputy Athletic Director at the University of Missouri from 2015-2016. Stay tuned to The Voice of Motown for any updates that may arise regarding the situation. https://twitter.com/voicemorgantown/status/1759658686471877061?s=20 (Photo by WVU Athletics)

Evaluations Complete For Two Potential Big 12 Expansion Schools

Colorado and Connecticut have reportedly been evaluated by the Big 12 Conference.   Arlington, TX - After months of speculation, it now appears that two schools are on the fast track to be considered for expansion of the Big 12 Conference. According to Farouk Yusuf of Sports Keeda, the Big 12 has completed evaluations of both Connecticut and Colorado, and conversations between all parties have continued for several months. There has been no indication as to when these schools could officially be added as members of the Big 12 Conference. However, Commissioner Brett Yorkmark did confirm that the league has a “plan for expansion” at Big 12 Media Days. Stay tuned to The Voice of Motown for updates. (Photo by UConn Athletics) 

Brad Paisley and Charles Wesley Godwin Should Hold NIL Concert

Country Roads Trust should hold an NIL benefit concert at Milan Puskar Stadium.   Morgantown, WV - Country Roads Trust has quickly become one of the best NIL collectives in the nation. The West Virginia University Athletics based fund for athletes has achieved many incredible feats so far, including Million Dollar May. Now, one former WVU athlete has come up with an incredible idea for Country Roads Trust to raise even more money for the athletes. Hold a benefit concert featuring West Virginia’s very own Charles Wesley Godwin and Brad Paisley. https://twitter.com/voicemorgantown/status/1679665859613147136?s=46&t=cXIQ4JQG-pp-P6qrRwLwjw https://twitter.com/aruoff/status/1679532019724738566?s=46&t=cXIQ4JQG-pp-P6qrRwLwjw With both being Mountaineer fans, Wesley Godwin and Paisley would certainly be a major attraction for individuals all across the Mountain State. Holding the concert in Milan Puskar Stadium while setting the price at $20 a ticket would bring in “mountains” of money for WVU to use to attract high-level talent to Morgantown. However, this would also only work if a portion of the proceeds go to another worthy cause - WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital. https://twitter.com/_jamesclark3_/status/1679671427241320448?s=46&t=cXIQ4JQG-pp-P6qrRwLwjw There is a massive opportunity here to take the next step in the NIL game. It all rests in the hands of Brad Paisley and Charles Wesley Godwin.

BREAKING: Bob Huggins Demanding to be Reinstated

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — According to Hoppy Kercheval of MetroNews, Bob Huggins has sent his former employer, West Virginia University, a letter, demanding that he be reinstated or he will sue the school! In the letter, Huggins claims that he never resigned. Huggins, 69, was reportedly forced to resign from his position as the head coach of the Mountaineers following his DUI arrest in Pittsburgh. Stay tuned to The Voice of Morgantown for more on this developing story!  https://twitter.com/hoppykercheval/status/1677853009496113152?s=46&t=USDKe35TLtcCPitgUlQ1PA

Country Roads Trust Named Top 10 Most Ambitious NIL Program

WVU’s Country Roads Trust has been recognized as one of the most ambitious NIL programs in the nation.   Morgantown, WV - The West Virginia University Athletic Department has been on a tear as of late when it comes to NIL. Country Roads Trust is off to a hot start, and is setting up the Mountaineers for success in the future. The media outlet On3 recently revealed the top 10 MOST AMBITIOUS NIL programs in the nation, and Country Roads Trust was included on the list. https://twitter.com/on3nil/status/1674431624883363843?s=46&t=cXIQ4JQG-pp-P6qrRwLwjw WVU’s NIL program came in at 10th. Here are the NIL collectives recognized by On3. 1. Tennessee 2. Texas A&M 3. Oregon 4. Texas 5. Miami 6. Florida State 7. USC 8. Arkansas 9. Ole Miss 10 WVU (Photo by WVU Athletics) 

The Details of Bob Huggins’ Arrest Are Frightening

According to the criminal complaint against Bob Huggins, he blew a 0.21 on the breathalyzer and didn't know what city he was in.   MORGANTOWN, West Virginia -- Bob Huggins was arrested for drinking and driving in Pittsburgh last night and the scary details of the arrest are now starting to surface. According to the criminal complaint filed against him, Huggins blew a 0.21 on the breathalyzer, which is almost 3 times the legal limit of 0.08. He was also unable to pass the field sobriety test and didn't even know what city he was in. The arresting officer had the following to say in his report about Huggins: "Huggins was unable to explain how his tire got shredded or how he was going to fix it by turning around in the middle of the street. He was unable to say where he was. He stated he was watching basketball with his brother at a basketball camp. When asked where the camp was, Huggins stated "Sherrodsville." Huggins could not tell us how he got to Pittsburgh. Huggins told the officer that he remembered stopping at a Burger King and had a receipt. The Burger King was located in Washington, PA, and Huggins could not explain how he was in Pittsburgh." When the officer asked him to step out of his vehicle, Huggins was "swaying backwards into the vehicle almost falling back into the driver's seat. The officer also observed empty beer cans in a white garbage bag on the front, passenger floorboard of Huggins' vehicle. In the trunk of the vehicle was another white garbage bag of empty metal beer bottles." https://twitter.com/voicemorgantown/status/1670093222809423879?s=20 https://twitter.com/voicemorgantown/status/1670103757395222529?s=20 Stay tuned to The Voice of Morgantown for more information as it becomes available. 

REPORT: Two Schools Headed to the Big 12

According to reports, two Pac-12 schools will officially become Big 12 members in the near future. Boulder, CO - The Big 12 has been hot on the expansion trail. With the conference expected to add members in the near future, reports have surfaced as to who we can expect those schools to be. According to Greg Swaim of the Swaim Show, Colorado and Arizona will be the first two schools to make the move to the Big 12. However, it will not become official until the Pac-12’s television deal is finalized. https://twitter.com/GSwaim/status/1665199083579928576?s=20 Swaim also revealed that while Utah and Arizona State will be considered, the conference may settle for only two Pac-12 schools. Instead, the Big 12 would then look to the ACC to add any future members. Recent reports have indicated that the ACC is on the verge of collapse, so teams jumping ship would come to no surprise to many. Stay tuned to The Voice of Motown for updates on the Big 12’s expansion situation. (Photo by Arizona Athletics) 

Jesse Edwards Has Made His Decision

Morgantown, West Virginia - The West Virginia Mountaineers have officially landed one of the top players in the transfer portal! Jesse Edwards, a 6'11 center from Syracuse, is a five star transfer and the #5 overall player in the transfer portal. Edwards averaged 14.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game for the Orange last season. He also shot 59.2% from the floor and 72.9% from the free throw line. Edwards entered the transfer portal on Tuesday, set up his first (and only) visit to West Virginia, visited Morgantown and has now committed to play for the Mountaineers! https://twitter.com/voicemorgantown/status/1647636597125390338?s=46&t=USDKe35TLtcCPitgUlQ1PA https://twitter.com/voicemorgantown/status/1647633856520912901?s=46&t=USDKe35TLtcCPitgUlQ1PA https://twitter.com/jonrothstein/status/1647634299812732930?s=46&t=USDKe35TLtcCPitgUlQ1PA      

Kerr Kriisa Explains Why He Chose West Virginia

Morgantown, West Virginia - Earlier today, Arizona transfer point guard Kerr Kriisa decided to continue his career at West Virginia University by committing to play for the Mountaineers. Although Kriisa likely had many different options where he could play, he ultimately decided that West Virginia was the best fit. Kriisa said the following today to ESPN's Jonathan Givony: "I wanted to start from zero,” Kriisa said to Givony. “I didn’t want to go anywhere where I had pre-existing relationships. I need to challenge myself. I really liked how they recruited me. Jay Kuntz and the entire staff. When I saw the old truck that Bob Huggins is driving, I knew that guy was loyal. Now I need to start playing some defense.” Kriisa averaged 9.9 points and PAC 12-best 5.1 assists last season for Arizona, but his defense reportedly needs a lot of work. Playing for Bob Huggins, he will practice under one of the best defensive coaches of all time. https://twitter.com/voicemorgantown/status/1643720710773252096?s=20