Bluefield State will host a preliminary round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament on Sunday and Monday at the Bluefield City Courts.
Bluefield State was awarded the No. 1 seed on Tuesday after the Big Blues won their second straight WVIAC tournament.
No. 4 Kutztown University and No. 5 Shaw University will open regional play on Sunday at 11 a.m. Bluefield State will play the winner on Monday, also at 11 a.m. at the Bluefield City Courts.
If weather affects the matches, the contests will be moved to Virginia Tech Tennis Center. All matches are free admission.
In the other preliminary round in the Atlantic Regional, second-seeded University of Charleston will host No. 3 West Virginia Wesleyan, No. 6 seed Shepherd and No. 7 Winston-Salem State.
The winners of each preliminary tournament advance to the round of 16 at the NCAA Division II National Championship in Surprise, Ariz.
Kane not returning to Marshall basketball
HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall guard DeAndre Kane won’t return to the team for his senior season.
Marshall coach Tom Herrion said Tuesday he met with Kane and decided it was in the player’s “best interest that he seek opportunities elsewhere.” Herrion didn’t elaborate.
Kane was second in team scoring at 15.1 points per game in the 2012-13 season. He also was second in assists and fourth in rebounds.
Marshall finished 13-19 last season.
From Greece to Bluefield
BLUEFIELD, Va. — Bluefield College volleyball coach Jim Butski has signed Hannah Amis for the upcoming campaign.
Amis has most recently been a student at American Community School in Athens, Greece.
Amis joined fellow recruits Rachel Alley, a product of Richlands, Sydney Spencer and Ashlyn VanDyke as part of the 2013 recruiting class.