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Nick Kwiatkoski Hopeful His Name Will Be Called In NFL Draft

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For the last few seasons, Nick Kwiatkoski has emerged as one of the Big 12 Conference’s best and most consistent linebackers. Now, Kwiatkoski is hoping that hard work is enough to get to hear his name called during this weekend’s NFL draft.

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News Of Note

Football:

Kwiatkoski hopeful his name will be called | Exponent Telegram
For the last few seasons, Nick Kwiatkoski has emerged as one of the Big 12 Conference’s best and most consistent linebackers. Now, Kwiatkoski is hoping that hard work is enough to get to hear his name called during this weekend’s NFL draft.

WVU's Karl Joseph: "I couldn't be any happier right now" | WV Illustrated
While many of the best available football players were in Chicago last night, dressed head to toe in their flashiest formal wear, Karl Joseph was not even in the country.

Raiders draft Karl Joseph with No. 14 pick | SBNation
Joseph's torn ACL didn't preclude him from going off the board in the top half of the first round.

Joseph Goes No. 14 to Oakland in NFL Draft | WVU Athletics
It took West Virginia University safety Karl Joseph less than two hours to learn his professional football destination. It’s Oakland, California, and the Oakland Raiders as Joseph was the No. 14 player taken in the first round of theNFL Draft, taking place in Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre.

Raiders pick Joseph 14th: ‘He can play at all the levels of your defense’ | WV MetroNews
In December 2011, West Virginia beat out Central Florida for the commitment of a three-star recruit from Orlando Edgewater. Rivals rated the kid its 36th-best high school safety that year, while ESPN ranked him 38th at his position and Scout had him 39th. Karl Joseph immediately began outdistancing those projections.

Raiders take WVU’s Joseph in first round of NFL Draft | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Joseph was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the 14th pick of the first round Thursday night. He was the first safety selected, and no WVU safety has ever been drafted earlier. It’s an acceptable consolation prize for Joseph, who said again and again before the draft he was the best player available.

Joseph drafted by Raiders 14th overall | Exponent Telegram
In January of 1900 President Theodore Roosevelt sent a letter to Harry L. Sprague in which he offered the foreign policy philosophy of "speak softly and carry and big stick. You will go far." West Virginia safety Karl Joseph apparently got the message.

Basketball:

Early outlook for West Virginia basketball for 2016-17 season | The Daily Athenaeum
Following an early first round exit in the NCAA Tournament hopes still remain high for the Mountaineers.

Baseball:

WVU Hosts Baylor in Big 12 Series | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team welcomes Baylor to Monongalia County Ballpark for the first time for a weekend series from April 29-May 1.

WVU needs to maintain momentum heading into series with Baylor | The Daily Athenaeum
Coming off a 9-8 home win over in-state rival Marshall, the West Virginia University baseball team is on an upswing of confidence.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU Prepped for Big 12 Golf Championship | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University golf team is set to make history this weekend, as five Mountaineers will become the program’s first-ever participants in the 2016 Big 12 Golf Championship. This year’s event will take place April 29-May 1 at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas.

WVU will face high stakes at Big 12 Championships | The Daily Athenaeum
The Mountaineers are at Whispering Pines Country Club in Trinity, Texas, this weekend competing in the Big 12 Championships for the first time in program history.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

NFL Draft 2016: The Cleveland Browns Select Corey Coleman 15th Overall | Our Daily Bears
RGIII to Corey Coleman will be a real thing in Cleveland this year.

Josh Doctson is a Redskin | Frogs O' War
The former TCU wide receiver went to Washington with the 22nd pick in the first round.

Around The NCAA:

The NCAA changed its mind on satellite camps, which is good for almost everybody | SBNation
The controversial recruiting camps are back already.

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4.13: GUEST ANDY STAPLES SHOPS FOR IRONS IN ITALY | Every Day Should Be Saturday
AN ACTUAL SPORTSWRITER COMES ON AND WE ASK HIM ABOUT SPOR-- OKAY WE DON'T, NOT AT ALL

HOW TO DRAFT | Every Day Should Be Saturday
A SIMPLE GUIDE ANY IDIOT CAN USE

WHAT IN THE HELL, LAREMY TUNSIL | Every Day Should Be Saturday
AN OUTLANDISH FAKE JIMMY SEXTON QUOTE WAS LIKE, THE FIFTH MOST FASCINATING THING ABOUT LAST NIGHT.

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