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Versatile William Crest Brings Variety To West Virginia's Offense

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The former four-star prep standout from Baltimore came to West Virginia with thoughts of being the quarterback of the future for the Mountaineers, but he has since pivoted from that notion to doing whatever he can to help the team.

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News Of Note

Football:

Versatile Crest Brings Variety to WVU Offense | WVU Athletics
Locating Crest on the field will be a challenge for defenses this fall.

Dad expects Will Grier to be ‘eligible the first week of 2017’ | WV MetroNews
Chad Grier discussed his son's 837-yard passing game in a 2012 state semifinal, as well as last October's year-long NCAA suspension for taking a banned substance.

Rasul Douglas says West Virginia corners will prove ‘we ain’t scared’ | WV MetroNews
In a wonderfully candid admission, Rasul Douglas recounted his exact reaction upon being inserted into last year’s game at Baylor.

Arndt, Walters earn their way to top of depth chart | The Daily Athenaeum
Redshirt seniors Justin Arndt and Sean Walters have played in a combined 65 games over the past three seasons for West Virginia, but many fans don’t know their names. They’ve never been high on the defensive depth chart, never been close to starting a game.

WVU lineman Cajuste makes up for lost time | Charleston Gazette-Mail
If there is an adjective to best describe an offensive lineman, it’s one that won’t make scouting reports before the NFL draft but might make the player a lot of money one day. It’s just so happens to be the one West Virginia’s new offensive coordinator chooses to describe his experiences so far with Yodny Cajuste.

Cajuste's progression at tackle key to Mountaineers | Exponent Telegram
Even with Wendell Smallwood’s defection to the NFL, they key issue with the West Virginia offense this season isn’t in the running game, but instead in improving the protection for quarterback Skyler Howard.

Fan Information for Gold-Blue Spring Football Game | WVU Athletics
As part of a day-long schedule of WVU events held at The Greenbrier on Saturday, April 23, West Virginia University football will play its annual Gold-Blue Spring Game at The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center, at noon.

Baseball:

Struggles continue for WVU | Exponent Telegram
As Pittsburgh came to town for the 191st Backyard Brawl, one might say the Panthers were coming face to face with a rather cranky West Virginia coach Randy Mazey.

Ninth-Inning Comeback Falls Short | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team suffered a midweek setback to Pitt, 4-1 on Tuesday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Late rally falls short as WVU drops Backyard Brawl, 4-1 | The Daily Athenaeum
Even though the West Virginia Mountaineers put in a late scare into the Pittsburgh Panthers, the Mountaineers failed to convert with bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and fell to the Panthers 4-1 in the latest installment of the Backyard Brawl. The loss drops West Virginia’s record to 17-14 on the season.

Bullpen cracks as Pitt draws first blood in Backyard Brawl | WV MetroNews
Pitt broke open a scoreless game with a four-run seventh and held on to win 4-1 after WVU left the bases loaded in the ninth Tuesday night.

Mersing leads Pitt past Mountaineers, 4-1 | Exponent Telegram
Pitt starter Sam Mersing threw six shutout innings and the Panthers scored four runs in the 7th inning on one hit as West Virginia lost the Backyard Brawl 4-1 on Tuesday at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Zitel overcomes odds to find role at West Virginia | The Daily Athenaeum
Before WVU freshman infielder Andrew Zitel made two straight starts this week, he was nearly cut from the program.

Basketball:

Holmes' Professional Dream Close to Reality | WVU Athletics
Playing professional basketball has been Bria Holmes’ dream since she was seven years old and that vision could turn into reality on Thursday when the WNBA holds its annual draft at 7 p.m.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Josh Jackson is a perfect fit at Kansas and a possible future No. 1 overall NBA draft pick | SBNation
Bill Self has himself another future star in Josh Jackson.

BETTER KNOW A TEXAS TECH FAN | Every Day Should Be Saturday
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE LIKE, PROBABLY, BUT THAT'S FINE WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Austin Kendall is easing Oklahoma's No. 2 quarterback concerns | ESPN
True freshman Austin Kendall, who enrolled early at Oklahoma, earned plenty of praise for his physical tools and the poise he showed this spring.

Can Willie Harvey become Iowa State’s next great linebacker? | ESPN
Willie Harvey showed flashes of being a good linebacker during his eight starts as a redshirt freshman. Now he's got the attention of his new coach.

Around The NCAA:

This timeline shows how hard it is to land a blue-chip QB recruit | SBNation
Typically, only about 25 quarterbacks are rated four- or five-stars per year, so demand far outpaces supply.

Jim Harbaugh blasts NCAA, SEC and ACC over satellite camp ban | SBNation
The Michigan head coach did not mince words when discussing the now-banned practice.

Stanford's David Shaw says he wasn't taking a shot at SEC states | SBNation
Shaw probably could've worded that better, but he still had a point here.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Here's to Mark Richt winning 5 national titles at Miami | SBNation
In the latest PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY, Bill and Godfrey pick a fight with the Georgia legislature over information requests ... but not before half an hour of hardcore MACtion talk.

The NCAA's new March Madness TV deal will make them a billion dollars a year | SBNation
A billion dollars that they're not using to pay college athletes. (Although they'll tell you it's for the kids.)

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