Roundup: WVU Sports Hall inductions set for Saturday
West Virginia University will hold its 23rd annual Sports Hall of Fame induction on Saturday prior to the WVU-Georgia State football game.
Induction ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. The event is free and open to the public.
The 2013 class includes Dale Blaney (men's basketball), Olivia Bradley (women's basketball), Linda Burdette-Good (gymnastics), Dr. Ed Etzel (rifle), Dean Morrison (wrestling), Paul Popovich (men's basketball/baseball) and Tom Woodeshick (football).
WVU SPORTS: Soccer forward Andy Bevin was named the Varsity Sport Report Athlete of the Week and the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week. On Sunday at No. 8 Indiana, Bevin scored two goals to lead the Mountaineers to a 5-4 double-overtime victory, over the 2012 national champions.
Sophomore Ryan Cain scored the winning goal in the 103rd minute. West Virginia returns to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium for a match against Wright State at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
HUGGINS VISITING TECH: West Virginia coach Bob Huggins will be part of a coaching education and sport management panel at WVU Tech. The event, which also features attorney James "Rocky" Gianola, will take place at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Engineering Auditorium.
The presenters will discuss sport law, athletic contracts and labor issues, legal issues facing athletic associations and conferences, collegiate coaching and careers in athletics. The presentation is sponsored in part by Summit Community Bank and is free and open to the public.
MU VOLLEYBALL: Marshall volleyball will welcome East Tennessee State to the Cam Henderson Center at 7 p.m. today for its 2013 home opener. Marshall and East Tennessee State last met in 2012, with ETSU picking up a 3-1 victory.
MOUNTAIN EAST AWARDS: Ray Russ (Notre Dame), Octavius Thomas (Shepherd) and James Long (Virginia-Wise) were named Mountain East Conference football players of the week.
Russ threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for the game-winning score in a win over Malone Saturday. Thomas notched seven tackles, including 11/2 sacks and recovered a fumble. Long had an 88-yard touchdown on a kickoff return.
AREA GOLF: Local professional Scott Davis finished first in the senior event and second overall in the Tri-State Section PGA's TaylorMade/Adidas Classic in Verona, Pa. Davis finished one stroke behind the leader at 68.
Riverside Country Club's Ty Roush shot a 73, finishing sixth in the senior and 17th overall.
PREP SOCCER: The top spots in all four state coaches association rankings got shook up Monday. George Washington is the new No. 1 in AAA boys, followed by Wheeling Park. In AA-A, Sissonville owns the top spot for the first time, followed by Notre Dame, Fairmont Senior, Bridgeport and Charleston Catholic.
Winfield took over No. 1 in AAA girls, followed by Hurricane, Morgantown, Spring Valley and GW. In AA-A, Catholic takes the top spot for the first time, followed by Sissonville and Linsly.
MU GOLF: The Thundering Herd men's golf team sits eighth in the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invite at Guyan Golf & Country Club, at 13-over-par. Richmond (4-under) leads after 36 holes.
West Virginia native and MU senior Brian Anania of Hurricane finished in a four-way tie for sixth (69) and Will Evans (70) is tied for 10th. Alex Hicks of William & Mary and Jack Wilkes of Richmond are tied for first in the individual standings at 7-under. Clarke Robinson is tied for fourth with a low score of 68 for Marshall.
Korakot Simsiriwong currently sits in second place in the individual standings for the Herd, five strokes behind the leader, Delaney Howson of Murray State.
CORRECTION: Cameron Norris scored four goals Saturday as Riverside downed Nitro 4-1. Norris' name was misspelled in Monday's Gazette.
LILLY HONORED: Concord University senior linebacker Jake Lilly was one of six football players selected as the Beyond Sports Network Player of the Week.
Lilly helped lead the Mountain Lions to an 18-10 victory at No. 23 Lenoir-Rhyne by totaling a game-high 13 tackles, four forced fumbles and one tackle for loss. The four forced fumbles were the most by a Division II player.
The Mountain Lions are set to host West Virginia State Saturday at 1 p.m.