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June 26, 2013

Sam Huff leaving Redskins’ radio booth

One of West Virginia University football’s most famous faces, and voices, is leaving the radio booth after 38 years.

WVU and NFL Hall of Famer Sam Huff, 78, is retiring as the Washington Redskins radio analyst, according to The Washington Post.

Huff had cut back last year, working only home games and two road trips.

One key member of WVU’s magical baseball run from this spring will have to be replaced.

Huff first joined the Redskins in 1964 as a player. His No. 75 is retired at WVU.

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Dana Holgorsen and the WVU football team have gained another talented running back to join an already packed backfield, according to multiple media reports.

Charles Sims is leaving Houston, where he ran for 851 yards and 11 touchdowns last year, to join the Mountaineer program. He’ll be eligible to play right away, because he’s already earned his degree.

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Mountaineer third baseman Ryan Tuntland agreed to a contract with the San Francisco Giants this week.

Tuntland, who hit .325 with three home runs and 36 RBIs last season, was one of five WVU connections. drafted earlier this month.

Tuntland was a 29th-round pick, joining first baseman Ryan McBroom (36th round, Royals), Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Harrison Musgrave (33rd round, Phillies) and pitcher Sean Carley (34th round, Padres). Incoming freshmen Dimitri Casas was also selected by the Phillies in the 38th round.

Players have until July 12 to sign with Major League Baseball clubs. Musgrave and Carley have already announced their intention to return to WVU. McBroom and Casas still have decisions to make.

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The WVU women’s basketball team has added to its roster with the addition of Breana McDonald, a transfer from Georgia Tech.

The 6-foot guard/forward played in 23 games for the Yellow Jackets last year, and she ended the season with 34 points, 28 rebounds and 10 steals.

“Breana is someone we recruited out of high school and we are happy she is joining the Mountaineer family,” said head coach Mike Carey. “She is a multi-facet guard, who can score in various ways. We are excited to have a person of her character and playing ability.”

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