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Names in the games: Johnny Manziel, Kerri Blackwell, WVU women

Manziel, Browns agree to contract terms

Johnny Manziel agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, becoming the fourth of the team’s six draft picks to do so. Terms were not immediately available.

The former Heisman Trophy winner will enter training camp next month as Cleveland’s No. 2 quarterback behind veteran Brian Hoyer, who has been limited during offseason practices while recovering from offseason knee surgery

Browns coach Mike Pettine has stressed that Manziel has some catching up to do, but has made it clear that Hoyer’s lead was not “insurmountable.”

Blackwell hired as WVSU softball coach

Former Herbert Hoover High School and University of Charleston standout Kerri Blackwell has been hired as West Virginia State’s head softball coach.

Blackwell, a four-time All-West Virginia Conference selection at UC, has served as an assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets since 2008. Since 2011 Blackwell’s main duties were as hitting coach. During that time WVSU was nationally ranked in batting average every season.

She is a 2002 UC graduate.

WVU to face EKU in Preseason WNIT

West Virginia will host Eastern Kentucky at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the first round of the women’s basketball Preseason WNIT.

Pairing were announced Tuesday for the 10-day, 16-team tournament.

This is the second time WVU has been selected for the Preseason WNIT, following an appearance in 2009.

— From staff, wire reports


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