Jovon Durante leaves West Virginia, transferring to FAU

Wide receiver Jovon Durante is transferring to Florida Atlantic after two seasons at West Virginia, he announced Saturday.

Durante was on track to enter the 2017 season as West Virginia’s second-leading returning receiver, though he’d been absent from camp due to “personal issues,” casting doubt over his status with the program.

An undergraduate, Durante will sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. He’ll have two years of eligibility upon reinstatement.

Durante joins a Florida Atlantic program led by first-year coach Lane Kiffin, who’s made no secret of his desire to add talent however possible.

Related: Kiffin defends 2nd-chance mentality at FAU

Kiffin acquired receiver/quarterback John Franklin III from Auburn and ex-Oklahoma quarterback Chris Robison on Tuesday via transfers, and has brought in several other players this offseason that once seemed destined for standout careers at high-profile schools.

Durante recorded 59 receptions for 709 yards and seven touchdowns across two campaigns with the Mountaineers.

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West Virginia suspends WR Simms for opener after DUI arrest

West Virginia has suspended receiver Marcus Simms for the season opener against Virginia Tech after his DUI arrest on the weekend, the team announced Monday.

"We have very high expectations for our student-athletes," head coach Dana Holgorsen said. "And they know that how we represent this university is more important than their contribution on the field. While every case is unique and discipline imposed is based on varying factors, this suspension is warranted. It is my hope that Marcus works hard to fulfill his obligation as a member of our community and as a member of our football program."

Holgorsen added that Simms must meet certain requirements before he can be reinstated.

Simms was charged with DUI and driving with a revoked license after he was pulled over for a broken tail light. The sophomore grabbed a touchdown to go along with six catches in 2016.

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Virginia cancels football event due to ongoing Charlottesville protests

Ongoing protests in Charlottesville have forced Virginia to cancel the annual “Meet the Team and Movie Night” event for the football team on Saturday night.

"Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in Charlottesville and as a result of the declaration of a State of Emergency for Virginia, the University of Virginia is canceling all scheduled events and programming today effective at noon," the school said in a statement. "The men's soccer exhibition game versus Wright State at 1 p.m. (ET) and the Football 'Meet the Team and Movie Night' event this evening are both canceled."

The protests, which were originally planned after the city decided to remove a statute of confederate General Robert E. Lee, turned violent on Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a group of people marching against the protesters.

The mayor of Charlottesville, Mike Signer, confirmed that one person died in the attack, and a spokesperson told NBC News that 19 people were injured.

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Former KKK Leader David Duke Says The White Supremacist March In Virginia "Fulfills The Promises Of Donald Trump"

Prominent white supremeacist David Duke is marching in Donald Trump’s name at the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA. “This represents a turning point for the people of this country,”. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump,”. the former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan said at the rally. Posted By Persist

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Crazy: Car Plows Through Counter-Protesters At White Supremacist Rally In Virginia!

Multiple people were reported injured after a vehicle drove through a crowd of counter-protesters Saturday after police put a stop to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. According to reports from the scene, counter-protesters were celebrating driving the white supremacists from Emancipation Park, which was supposed to be the site of the main rally when a car drove right through a crowd injuring multiple people. Posted By Persist

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Congratulations! Pusha T & His Longtime Love Virginia Get Engaged

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Sweet black love…

Pusha T Gets Engaged

Pusha T and his longtime love are getting married. The VA rapper recently proposed to his girlfriend Virginia Wiliams after over a decade of dating. Virginia a.k.a baby Ginny shared a post of her gorgeous ring on Instagram.

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These two are too cute.

Pusha and Virgina recently started building their first home together.
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Congrats Push and Virginia!


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Look: West Virginia fan makes creepy Dana Holgorsen action figure

If your kid has been pining for a creepy Dana Holgorsen action figure as a birthday gift, you're in luck, as a miniature version of the West Virginia head coach is now listed on eBay for $ 75.

While the attire certainly matches Holgorsen's, the face leaves a lot to be desired, and would be terrifying to have on the nightstand in one's bedroom.

Holgorsen also hasn't had that much hair in years, and his wind-swept comb-over was recently the inspiration for Matthew McConaughey's character in the film "Gold."

A solid B grade for effort, but even the most ardent of West Virginia supporters probably won't be shelling out $ 75 for the action figure.

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Alabama’s T.J. Simmons transferring to West Virginia

Alabama wide receiver T.J. Simmons will transfer to West Virginia instead of playing his sophomore season with the Crimson Tide, he announced Sunday.

Simmons was used sparingly as a freshman at Alabama, but was expected to compete for a larger role this year following the departures of ArDarius Stewart, Gehrig Dieter, and tight end O.J. Howard. The three of them accounted for 114 catches last year.

Simmons, who didn’t previously announce his intention to leave the Tide, was also a standout performer in Alabama’s spring game, hauling in six receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown.

The 6-foot-2 Pinson, Ala., native will take three seasons of eligibility with him to the Mountaineers, but will sit out the 2017 campaign to fulfill NCAA requirements for undergraduate transfers.

A former three-star prospect, Simmons was recruited relatively lightly in high school, with Alabama and Mississippi State being the only Power 5 programs to offer him a scholarship.

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West Virginia’s Grier eligible for opener against Virginia Tech

West Virginia doesn’t play its first game for over two months, but the Mountaineers got a major win on Tuesday as the NCAA deemed quarterback Will Grier eligible to play at the start of the season.

Head coach Dana Holgorsen made the announcement on Twitter, meaning Grier will be under center for the massive opening weekend tilt with Virginia Tech on Sept. 3rd.

Grier transferred to West Virginia from Florida after being suspended for a year due to a positive PED test in the 2015 season. Holgorsen and the Mountaineers pursued a waiver for the quarterback to be eligible for the 2017 campaign since he already sat out last year as a transfer.

The former four-star recruit showed flashes of brilliance through six games with the Gators in his freshman season, throwing for over 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 12-of-18 performance for 202 yards in the West Virginia spring game had the crowd buzzing, and he could put up monster numbers in Holgorsen and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital's system.

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M.O.O.D. Drops Video for “Virginia Isn’t For Lovers”

Is there love in Virginia? The age old adage has finally been answered by MOOD ENT. a spectacular rap collective based in Hampton, Virginia. The smooth, R&B tinged record sees artist Davie Jone$ crooning over the hook before providing us with a rapidly delivered verse about his romantic forays. MOOD ENT artists Kirk D. and… Read more »
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