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Carrier groomed by some of college football’s best | The Daily Athenaeum
Newly installed West Virginia wide receivers coach Tyron Carrier hasn’t been shortchanged by his past coaches.
Benton has the look to be WVU linebacker | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Al-Rasheed Benton is, if nothing else, honest.
Sunday’s Baseball Game Time Moved to Noon ET | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team’s home game vs. Kansas State on Sunday, April 17, has been moved up to a noon ET start, to accommodate Kansas State’s travel schedule.
Wheeling native Grove finding groove as midweek starter | The Daily Athenaeum
With Chad Donato, BJ Myers and Ross Vance all returning to their spots in the starting rotation, it was hard for Grove to crack into the top three and he started off in the bullpen.
Holmes ready for WNBA draft, recruit earns national honor | Exponent Telegram
It’s expected that Bria Holmes, the star of coach Mike Carey’s team the past four years, will be drafted Thursday night in the WNBA draft — possibly as high as in the first round.
Two Mountaineer Teams Honored By NCAA | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s basketball and rowing teams received public recognition today by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The two teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.
West Virginia Athletics:
Renwick continues push for NCAA bid | The Daily Athenaeum
Easton Renwick’s journey has been different than that of most college athletes.
Around The Big XII:
Memphis is on the verge of hiring Tubby Smith as its next head coach, per reports | SBNation
The Tigers have missed the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons, and reportedly has targeted the Texas Tech coach.
TCU Horned Frogs QB race starting to look like 2014 all over again | ESPN
Just like in 2014, TCU coach Gary Patterson is deciding between a high-profile transfer and someone already in the system.
Oklahoma State stands firm in its recruiting approach | ESPN
Oklahoma State will continue to build its roster with players from Texas, Oklahoma and the surrounding Big 12 footprint.
QBs Seth Russell, Jarrett Stidham top Baylor's post-spring depth chart | ESPN
Here are some quick thoughts on Baylor's two-deep depth chart heading into the summer.
Around The NCAA:
The Solid Verbal: What the heck is a satellite camp and why are people so upset? | SBNation
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples stops by to help clear the air.
Laquon Treadwell is good at basically every football thing | SBNation
Not only is he an elite wide receiver, he'll happily knock somebody over or throw a trick pass.
USC hired inexperienced alum Lynn Swann as AD, which is so very USC | SBNation
Lynn Swann played at USC, is widely respected and has a solid reputation. Most importantly, he played at USC.
Let's replace college football spring games with big multi-school events | SBNation
Listen, let's at least have fun thinking about it.
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