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Solidifying Cornerback Position Key For West Virginia

With five cornerbacks on the roster who have just one career start among them, the position looms as West Virginia's biggest concern.

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News Of Note

Football:

Solidifying cornerback position key for West Virginia Mountaineers | ESPN
With five cornerbacks on the roster who have just one career start among them, the position looms as West Virginia's biggest concern.

Al-Rasheed Benton: WVU's Man in the Middle | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University junior middle linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton has had the benefit of wading his way to the deep end. That’s because the Newark, New Jersey, resident has spent the last two seasons playing behind Jared Barber and Nick Kwiatkoski.

Dana Holgorsen On Big 12 Schedule: 'I Don't Like Playing That Last Weekend' | Campus Insiders
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen says the Big 12 is at a disadvantage by playing the last weekend of the season.

Holgorsen relieved Lambert suspended just three games | Beckley Register-Herald
Suspended West Virginia University place-kicker Josh Lambert will return after a three-game suspension at the beginning of the 2016 football season. That said, Mountaineer head coach Dana Holgorsen, is a major relief.

WVU football coaches prep for post-spring recruiting | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Spring football ends for West Virginia with Saturday’s Gold-Blue Game at The Greenbrier, but future football begins soon thereafter.

Seider ride-along part of Carrier’s recruiting orientation | WV MetroNews
Less than three weeks into his first full-time coaching job, West Virginia’s Tyron Carrier prepares for his first recruiting trip, where some of a college assistant’s most important and unseen work occurs.

Baseball:

WVU Heads to Sooner State for Weekend Series | WVU Athletics
fter playing 15 consecutive games without leaving its home state, the West Virginia University baseball team takes to the road for a three-game series at Oklahoma, from April 22-24.

WVU hopes road trip will do it good at Oklahoma | The Daily Athenaeum
After emerging from a crucial nine-game homestand with a losing record, the West Virginia University baseball team is hitting the road again.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU finishes spring against Ohio State | The Daily Athenaeum
With five games already completed this spring, the WVU women’s soccer team has one more game before summer preparation begins. The Mountaineers will play host to Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at Dreamswork Field.

West Virginia players reunite, close spring with Alumni Game | The Daily Athenaeum
After playing four exhibition contests thus far in the month of April, the West Virginia men’s soccer team closes out the five-game spring slate today against former players in the annual alumni game.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 Football: Best Player Drafted For Every Program | Campus Insiders
Which Big 12 football programs are the biggest NFL draft factories? Which ones crank out the most pro prospects, the best draft picks, and the bulk bodies for the big league?

Oklahoma Sooners: Wideout John Humphrey transferring | SI.com
Oklahoma Sooners wideout John Humphrey will transfer, he announced on Twitter.

Around The NCAA:

Big Ten: Fox closing in on Big Ten football and basketball | SI.com
Fox and the Big Ten are closing in on a deal for half of the conference’s media rights package

Can Oregon, South Carolina, more rebound in 2016? | SI.com
Oregon, South Carolina, Missouri and other teams suffered major downfalls in 2015. Who can bounce back this fall and who will suffer another dismal season?

The NCAA's satellite camps controversy, explained as simply as it possibly can be | SBNation
Here's everything to know about this thing.

These charts explain the 2016 NFL Draft's best running backs | SBNation
Using advanced stats and NFL Combine data to profile the major running back prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft, from Ezekiel Elliott, Derrick Henry, and Alex Collins to under-the-radar prospects like Deandre Washington.

The Solid Verbal: USC, Georgia, Ohio State, and the spring things we actually learned | SBNation
The nuggets that came out of another weird and crazy spring.

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