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New date set for WVU-TCU men's game; Fairmont State announce changes

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — West Virginia’s men’s basketball game at TCU, originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 3, has been reset for seven weeks later, and will now take place on Monday, Feb. 21 at the Horned Frogs’ Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth. The contest is slated to be shown on ESPN+ at 8 p.m.

The game was originally set to be part of a two-game road swing that would open the Big 12 season for the Mountaineers, but was postponed when TCU had too many players in Covid protocols to meet Big 12 minimums, which require at least seven available players.

The WVU-TCU game has now been inserted two days before the Mountaineers’ road contest at Iowa State on Wed., Feb 23. That swing to ISU was originally set to be just a one-game WVU trip, but now Bob Huggins’ team will play two games in three days on that jaunt.

The one positive is that the rescheduled game will not add another round trip to the midwest for WVU, which is always a concern.

The new game date does, though, give the Mountaineers four games in eight days, with the TCU–ISU double bookended by home games against Kansas (Sat., Feb. 19) and Texas (Sat., Feb. 26).

Fairmont State

CHANGES TO WOMEN’S SCHEDULE: The Fighting Falcons will now host Notre Dame on Monday, January 17 at 6 p.m. and Wheeling University on Monday, January 24 at 6 p.m. inside Joe Retton Arena on Dan Cava Court.

DEREMER TAKES OVER WOMEN’S TENNIS: Terry Deremer will now guide both tennis programs at FSU.

Deremer is entering his fourth year in charge of the men’s program and was announced Thursday as the women’s coach as well.

He has been around the game of tennis for over 40 years as a collegiate head coach and tennis professional, most recently serving as Director of Tennis at The Greenbrier prior to his retirement.

WRESTLING, SWIMMING POSTPONED: The wrestling match against Wheeling University and the men’s and women’s swim meet against Notre Dame, both scheduled for Saturday, January 15, have been postponed due to health and safety concerns.

The schools are working on new dates.