Alex Hickey, Author at WV MetroNews

Yesterday April 3, 2020

Scholarship status of returning WVU seniors remains to be decided

WVU has yet to determine whether it will be able to fund its potential returning seniors in spring sports.

Music legend Bill Withers, West Virginia native, dies at 81

Bill Withers, one of the most accomplished musicians in West Virginia history, died aged 81.

Thursday April 2, 2020

Why football season is a must for WVU and other major programs

What would happen without a football season at West Virginia? In short, a financial disaster.

Wednesday April 1, 2020

WVU AD Lyons believes ‘come August, we’re going to play football’

West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons is maintaining optimism the football season can be played as scheduled.

Tuesday March 31, 2020

West Virginia’s Braden Zarbnisky gets another encore opportunity

After his past two seasons cut were short by injury and pandemic, WVU's Braden Zarbnisky finally caught a break.

Monday March 30, 2020

NCAA to provide amnesty year for spring sports athletes

Spring sports athletes across the country will get a redo season, while winter sports seniors will not.

Sunday March 29, 2020

West Virginia officially cancels spring football game after Big 12 ruling

West Virginia's spring football game went by the wayside as the Big 12 formally canceled all activities through the end of May.

Into the elite: Ranking West Virginia’s Elite Eight appearances

We take a look back at each of West Virginia's appearances in the Elite Eight over NCAA tournament history.

Friday March 27, 2020

How sweet it was: Looking back at West Virginia’s top Sweet 16 games

A look back at the joy and heartbreak of the most memorable Sweet 16 games in WVU basketball history.

Thursday March 26, 2020

Big 12’s Bowlsby raises possibility of football without fans in 2020

Could there be football without fans in 2020? As Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby notes, nothing is off the table right now.

Puskar Center renovations continuing despite mass shutdowns

A notebook highlighting various issues facing West Virginia football during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Neal Brown attempting to run tight ship amid coronavirus challenges

West Virginia's football coach discussed his attempts to navigate the Mountaineers through a worldwide health crisis.

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Report: Culver, Tshiebwe to return for West Virginia next season

West Virginia's top two scorers will not test the NBA waters and return to the Mountaineers next season.

Monday March 23, 2020

West Virginia releases 2020-21 nonconference basketball schedule

West Virginia released next season's nonconference basketball schedule, which features the usual mix of underdogs and challenges.

Second helping: The best second-round games in WVU hoops history

A look back at the most memorable second-round NCAA tournament games in WVU basketball history.

Friday March 20, 2020

First four: A look back at WVU’s most memorable first-round wins

A look back at the most West Virginia's most memorable wins in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Thursday March 19, 2020

Looking ahead: What West Virginia basketball will bring back in 2020-21

Thursday was supposed to mark the beginning of the 2020 NCAA tournament. But at a time that was supposed to be spent breaking down the...

Wednesday March 18, 2020

West Virginia finishes 24th in final AP basketball poll

Despite not playing a game, West Virginia dropped a spot in the season's final poll.

Tuesday March 17, 2020

Former Mountaineer LB Kwiatkoski finds new home in Las Vegas

NIck Kwiatkoski has a legitimate path to starting in the NFL after signing a deal with the Raiders.

Sunday March 15, 2020

NCAA passes on releasing brackets, so we’ve got you covered

The NCAA won't be releasing a bracket for a tournament that will never happen, so we went ahead and did it ourselves.

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