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WVU passing attack looks dangerous | Exponent Telegram
Saturday was not an ordinary practice, for coach Dana Holgorsen's team was heading into the home stretch of spring drills and trying now to put everything together in live scrimmages. If anything was obvious from what transpired, it was that West Virginia will have itself a passing game this year.
Defense yields too many deep plays for Gibson’s taste | WV MetroNews
A lack of cornerback depth—and West Virginia's veteran offense—took a toll during Saturday's scrimmage.
Mountaineer receiver benefits from dance studies | Charleston Gazette-Mail
If there’s any justice in college football, Ricky Rogers will score a touchdown this season because no one on West Virginia’s roster is more qualified for the celebration that could follow.
Saturday Spring Football Update | WVU Athletics
With a week of spring football practice remaining, West Virginia University coach Dana Holgorsen likes where his team is at right now.
Dana Holgorsen Spring Practice Update | WVU Athletics
Coach Dana Holgorsen addressed members of the media on Saturday, April 16, at the Steve Antoline Family Practice Field.
Player and Assistant Coaches' Spring Update | WVU Athletics
WVU assistant coaches and select members of the football team met with the media on Saturday, April 16, at the Milan Puskar Center Team Room.
WVU’s Brown changes diet, approach before senior year | Charleston Gazette-Mail
How is it that someone who’d been on campus since 2012 plays better in his 40th game than he did in the first 39? How do you convince a 300-pounder to drop his lifelong resistance to salads? Completely different queries with answers that have a lot in common.
Lambert handed suspension, Molina ready to start | The Daily Athenaeum
WVU kicker Josh Lambert was already suspended by the team for spring practice, but his time away from the field has been extended.
Lambert’s 3-game penalty means early audition for Molina | WV MetroNews
Josh Lambert’s three-game suspension means West Virginia must navigate next season’s nonconference schedule relying on a kicker who has never attempted a college field goal.
Top-10 player spring update: West Virginia Mountaineers | ESPN
The Mountaineers' top 10 players include one of the Big 12's top returning defenders and a QB who finished last season with a flourish.
WVU Rallies in Eighth for Sunday Win | WVU Athletics
A two-out, four-run rally in the eighth inning led the West Virginia University baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Kansas State on Sunday afternoon.
8th-inning comeback salvages Mountaineers’ mojo | WV MetroNews
On the cusp of suffering a home sweep, West Virginia found its comeback mojo with a four-run, two-out eighth-inning rally and beat Kansas State 5-4 in Sunday’s series finale.
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Mountaineers Take Second at Penn State | WVU Athletics
Recording its best three-round score of the season, the West Virginia University golf team also posted its best finish of the year as the Mountaineers finished as the runner-up at the Rutherford Intercollegiate, held at Penn State’s Blue Golf Course, on Sunday afternoon.
WVU splits weekend doubleheader at George Mason | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia women’s soccer team split two matches at George Mason this weekend, defeating the Washington Spirit 3-0 and falling to American immediately after by a 1-0 score.
Mountaineers earn home loss and draw in spring matchups | The Daily Athenaeum
In a quick two-game home stretch, the WVU men’s soccer team surrendered a loss to Charleston on Thursday and drew with Bucknell on Saturday.
Around The Big XII:
Freshman QB Shane Buechele shines in Texas Longhorns spring game | ESPN
The thousands of fans in ponchos who watched Texas’ rain-shortened spring game Saturday might tell you this is no battle. It’s a safe bet they went home convinced the rookie is going to be the guy.
Texas early enrollee QB Shane Buechele shines in Orange & White game | Burnt Orange Nation
Heavy rain in the area forced the Texas head coach to end the team's annual scrimmage to avoid injuries.
Starting Texas early enrollee Shane Buechele at QB is worth the risk | Burnt Orange Nation
The early enrollee may be the answer for Texas and there's no reason to wait to find out.
Around The NCAA:
Head coaches all across the country have problems with the NCAA's camps ban | SBNation
Even a couple of the Power 5 conferences that voted for the ban have plenty of dissenting opinions.
Ohio State has 100,000 people at its *spring game*, breaking its own record | SBNation
We'll update this as more numbers roll in.
Boston College couldn't even score a touchdown in its own dang spring game | SBNation
Boston College played a spring game and the final score was 6-2. SIX TO TWO!
5 lessons from the 2016 NCAA Tournament, starting with going Villanova | SBNation
A new meaning for "going nova."
‘Baby Tavon’ commits to Mountaineers | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Saturday marked the end of what had been in the works for over a month — running back Tevin Bush officially became part of the West Virginia football class of 2017.
Several top prospects took in Saturday’s scrimmage | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Much of the hoopla surrounding Saturday’s visitors dealt with Landry-Walker running back Tevin Bush, which will happen when one commits to the Mountaineers over a handful of offers from other top schools. However, Bush was not the only highly regarded prospect on campus Saturday.
One more week of spring football! In the meantime, check out highlights from Saturday's scrimmage. https://t.co/WbpNf4wzhw— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) April 18, 2016
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