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WVSN Daily Notebook: Sept. 29, 2020



Welcome to WVSN Daily Notebook. This post will be updated with news throughout the day, so be sure to check back often to stay on top of everything that’s going on with WVU sports and West Virginia high school football.

UPDATE – 5:18 p.m.

WV native Ryan Switzer worked out for the Cleveland Browns today.

UPDATE – 2:52 p.m.

UPDATE – 1:11 p.m.

News out of the southern part of the state that Bluefield and Princeton’s minor league baseball affiliates will transition to a wooden-bat summer league as part of the “new” Appalachian League format.

From the Bluefield Daily Times:

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball have released the details of the new format of the Appalachian League.

The league will transition from having professional baseball players to some of the top collegiate players from around the United States.

All 10 of the towns that were home to minor league affiliates in the Appalachian League will be part of the restructured wooden-at league that is set to begin in 2021.


UPDATE – 12:35 p.m.

Mari Russell, the sister of WVU football commit Hammond Russell, has received a women’s basketball scholarship offer from WVU.


UPDATE – 11:19 a.m.

UPDATE – 7 a.m.

WVU put out a scholarship offer to Class of 2022 outside linebacker Jalon Walker from Salisbury, North Carolina. Walker, listed as a 247Sports four-star recruit, also holds offers from North Carolina, Notre Dame, Georgia, Clemson, Louisiana State, Arizona State, Auburn, Alabama and Texas A&M among others.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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