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Lacrosse Picked Second in Preseason MEC Poll

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 9:05am


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - - UVa-Wise has been picked to finish second in the Mountain East Conference Preseason Women's Lacrosse Poll released by the league office Friday. Defending champion was tabbed as the preseason favorite in a vote that was conducted by the conference's coaches.
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Cavalier Men Down the Fighting Falcons

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 5:56pm


WISE - - Behind redshirt senior forward Taiwo Badmus' season-high 38 points, the Cavaliers defeated Fairmont State University, 90-82, on Thursday night. UVa-Wise (10-13, 8-9 MEC) outrebounded the Fighting Falcons 49-32 and shot 47.8 percent (33-for-69) from the field to earn the upset win.
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Cavalier Women Falter to Fairmont State

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 5:28pm


WISE - - Fairmont State never trailed Thursday as the Fighting Falcons claimed a 61-50 Mountain East Conference women's basketball victory over UVa-Wise at the Prior Center. With the win, Fairmont State posted a season-series sweep of the Cavaliers.
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Taylor Brandts Named to 2018 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II Player of the Year Watchlist

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:00am


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UVa-Wise softball senior pitcher Taylor Brandts has been named to the "Watch List" for the NFCA/Schutt Sports Division II National Player of the Year award.
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Softball Picked Second in MEC South Division

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:04am


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – UVa-Wise softball has been selected by the league coaches to finish second in the Mountain East Conference South Division in the league's preseason poll. The league office made the announcement Thursday afternoon. West Virginia Wesleyan and Shepherd were selected as the preseason favorites for the 2018 Mountain East Conference softball season.
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Baseball Series at Carson - Newman Shortened

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:02am


WISE - - The threat of inclement weather has once again wreaked havoc on the early season baseball schedule for UVa-Wise. The Cavaliers' three-game series at Carson-Newman this weekend has now been shortened to a doubleheader Friday beginning at 12 p.m. Game one of the doubleheader will be a nine inning contest with the finale scheduled for seven innings. The two schools will not play Saturday as originally scheduled.
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Cavs Sign 26 on Signing Day

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:56pm


WISE - - Head Football Coach Dane Damron and his staff announced the addition of 26 student-athletes to the football roster at UVa-Wise on National Signing Day 2018. The number is the largest in the history of the program which is entering its fourth year as a full NCAA Division II member.
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Cavalier Men Host Fairmont State Thursday Night

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:25pm


Blake Mellinger's team returns home after earning a huge upset win over Wheeling Jesuit on the road, 81-78. UVa-Wise (9-13, 7-9 MEC) shot a solid 56.7 percent (17-for-30) from the field in the second half to complete the comeback against the Cardinals, with all five starters scoring in double-figures. Sophomore point guard Michal Seals finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Redshirt senior forward Taiwo Badmus edged a double-double, posting 16 points and eight rebounds.
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Cavalier Women Look for Back-to-Back Wins Thursday

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:37am


About UVa-Wise Fresh off a season-series sweep of Wheeling Jesuit and its first road win of the season, UVa-Wise will look to keep its tournament hopes alive Thursday when the team kicks off a four-game home stand. Currently, the Cavaliers sit three games back of the final tournament berth with six games to play. In the win over the Cardinals, sophomore Cynita Webb scored the game-winning basket at the buzzer as she tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds to record her eighth double-double of the year. Freshman Nokomis Williams made her first collegiate start in the win and poured in a season-high nine points on 4-of-5 shooting. Redshirt freshman Kalee Johnson also had a solid performance as she matched her season-high with 13 points. UVa-Wise has seen improvement in its turnover number recently. The Cavs had their lowest turnover output of the season last Thursday at West Liberty (7) before turning it over just 16 times at Wheeling Jesuit. UVa-Wise is averaging 21.1 turnovers per game.
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Baseball Picked Fifth in MEC South Division

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 9:18am


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - -  UVa-Wise has been picked to finish fifth in the Mountain East Conference South Division in the league's preseason poll as voted on by the league's coaches. The University of Charleston was tabbed as preseason favorites in the South Division while Shepherd University was the preseason pick in the North Division.
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Marshall and UVa-Wise Lacrosse Looking for Fairy-Tale Ending

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 8:13am


WISE - - When Hannah Marshall showed up on campus in the fall of 2014, UVa-Wise had yet to play its first lacrosse game. In fact, the game had not been played at a competitive level within 150 miles of the Southwest Virginia campus in the state. Despite these facts, Marshall, an Atlanta native, pledged her commitment to the College and its newly named coach Meghan Dennehy.
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Tuesday's Softball Game Rescheduled

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:41am


WISE - - The UVa-Wise Softball double header scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 6, against St. Augustine's University has been cancelled. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Cavalier Field.
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Student-Athletes Attend Inaugural SAAC Super Region Convention

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:06am


WISE - - This past November, Assistant Director of Athletics for Internal Operations/SAAC Advisor Malinda Berglund and student-athletes Anne Hanson and Dorian Harris attended the 2017 NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Super Region Convention in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Cavs Split Doubleheader at St. Augustine's

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 7:52pm


CARY, N.C. - - UVa-Wise and St. Augustine's wrapped up their three game series Saturday as the two schools split a doubleheader. Sophomore Greg Duncan earned the mound win for the Cavaliers in the opener as he tossed three innings of shutout ball out of the bullpen to aid his club to a 7-2 triumph. In the series finale, the Falcons used a four-run third inning to post a 6-2 win en route to winning the series two-games-to-one.
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Cavalier Men Upset the Cardinals on the Road

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:43pm


WHEELING, W.Va. - - Down by 10 points heading into the half, UVa-Wise completed another comeback victory to stun Wheeling Jesuit, 81-78, on the road. Sophomore guard Chance Sheffey put the Cavaliers ahead with a shot from downtown with nine seconds on the clock, putting the Cavaliers (9-13, 7-9 MEC) up by one point, 79-78, over the Cardinals.A costly foul by Wheeling put sophomore point guard Michal Seals at the line with three seconds left in regulation. Seals knocked down both shots to seal the 81-78 win over the Cardinals (17-5, 12-4 MEC).
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Webb's Buzzer Beater Gives Cavalier Women Season Sweep of Wheeling Jesuit

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 11:34am


WHEELING, W.Va. - - Cynita Webb's put back at the buzzer propelled UVa-Wise to a 66-64 Mountain East Conference victory over host Wheeling Jesuit at the McDonough Center Saturday. The sophomore forward finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Cavaliers claimed a season-series sweep of the Cardinals.
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Cavalier Men Face Wheeling Jesuit for Saturday Afternoon Matchup

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 6:51pm


UVa-Wise suffered a 102-67 loss to No. 4 West Liberty on the road Thursday night. The Cavaliers (8-13, 6-9 MEC) were within reach for the early part of the first half before careless mistakes and turnovers allowed the game to slip away. UVa-Wise was also slowed down by lights out shooting by the Hilltoppers who hit 60 percent from the field and made 18 3-pointers on the night. The Cavaliers improved first half field goal percentage to 46.7 percent, only hitting four shots from beyond the arc in the game.
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Cavs Drop Season Opener 3-0 at St. Augustine's

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:29pm


CARY, N.C. - -  An unearned run in the third inning would prove to be enough as St. Augstine's posted a 3-0 non-conference baseball victory over UVa-Wise in the season opener for both schools Friday.
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Softball Opens Up 2018 Season Next Week

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:43pm


WISE - - UVa-Wise softball will return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the team opens up the 2018 season with a doubleheader at home against St. Augustine's University. Co-head Coaches Karen and Nick Bitter and their team are looking to make another strong run in the Mountain East Tournament and NCAA Tournament.
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Cavalier Women Look for Season Sweep of Cardinals Saturday

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:46am


UVa-Wise will try to halt its five-game losing streak while picking up its first road win of the season Saturday at Wheeling Jesuit. Most recently, UVa-Wise held a 50-49 lead after three quarters at West Liberty before going cold in a 73-59 loss. Forwards Ada Stanley and Cynita Webb provided the bulk of the offense for the Cavaliers as the duo each netted 13 points in the loss. Freshman Bianca Lockamy also reached double figure scoring as she tallied 10 points in the league affair. A positive was the lack of turnovers for UVa-Wise, the Cavs turned the ball over a season-low seven times. Despite protecting the basketball, Elise Clyburn's team was unable to overcome a 56-37 deficit on the boards. West Liberty limited UVa-Wise to seven offensive rebounds, including just two in the first half. Following the game, the Cavs will return home to face Fairmont State and Shepherd University next week.
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