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Karl Joseph Out To Overcome The Odds

The star of West Virginia’s Pro Day was the player who could take only limited part in it. But that Karl Joseph was taking part at all was big news, for Joseph may just be the next first round draft choice to come out of West Virginia.

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Football:

Joseph out to overcome the odds | Exponent Telegram
The star of West Virginia’s Pro Day was the player who could take only limited part in it. But that Karl Joseph was taking part at all was big news, for Joseph may just be the next first round draft choice to come out of West Virginia.

Worley's upbringing helps him escape trouble | Exponent Telegram
Former WVU cornerback Daryl Worley made it out of a tough Philadelphia neighborhood, and is hopeful of being selected in this month's NFL draft.

Smallwood, former WVU stars earn Pro Day recognition | The Daily Athenaeum
Coming off a candid junior season as the Big 12 rushing champion, early Draft enrollee Wendell Smallwood was one of the many Mountaineers to make a name for himself at Monday’s Pro Day.

Embracing utility role, Crest says team ‘bigger than me’ | WV MetroNews
At his core, William Crest still identifies himself as a quarterback, the same way he did back at Dunbar High when teammates nicknamed him "Little Geno" after committing to West Virginia.

New CBs coach Adams could revamp his unit | The Daily Athenaeum
New cornerbacks coach Blue Adams is bringing a new energy to his first spring practice with West Virginia, and his NFL pedigree as both a player and coach could help him achieve his goal of properly developing the talents at his disposal.

Mountaineers try to make pro day one to remember | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and team general manager Kevin Colbert roamed WVU’s indoor facility Monday morning. Ditto names like Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley and Philadelphia Eagles director of player personnel Tom Donahoe. Perhaps no one, however, was as interested in the Mountaineers’ Pro Day as Dirice Martino Worley, who drove from Philly to watch the proceedings.

Football Hosts Pro Day | WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers held Pro Day on Monday morning.

Amid knee rehab, Joseph says scouts ‘know what kind of player I am’ | WV MetroNews
Less than six months removed from the knee injury that shuttered his senior season, Joseph has substituted rehab for the typical predraft conditioning. No matter, because scouts still rank him among the most desirable safeties in the upcoming draft.

Smallwood glad he kept training, shaved 40 time to sub-4.4 | WV MetroNews
Wendell Smallwood’s 4.47 time at the NFL combine was faster than 15 of the 22 running backs who ran there. Wasn’t fast enough for him, however. So for 37 days Smallwood kept up his training with an eye toward running again.

Photo gallery: Mountaineers work out at pro day | WV MetroNews
Photo coverage from West Virginia’s pro day as draft prospects ran drills for scouts from 29 NFL teams inside of the Caperton Indoor Facility adjacent to Milan Puskar Stadium.

Baseball:

Cramer Named Big 12 Player of the Week | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University junior first baseman Jackson Cramer has been named the Big 12 Baseball Co-Player of the Week.

WVU to face Marshall today in Charleston | Exponent Telegram
The West Virginia University baseball team resumes its in-state rivalry with Marshall today in Charleston. WVU then returns home the following day for a matchup with Eastern Michigan.

WVU carries series win into rivalry with Marshall | The Daily Athenaeum
After taking two of three games in conference play, the West Virginia University baseball team will travel south to take on in-state rival Marshall in Charleston.

WVU Faces Marshall in Charleston, Hosts EMU | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team resumes its in-state rivalry with Marshall on Tuesday, April 5 in Charleston. WVU then returns home the following day for a matchup with Eastern Michigan.

WVU Athletics:

Thrasher qualifies for U.S. Olympic team | WV MetroNews
Thrasher, fresh off sweeping the individual air rifle and small bore competition at the NCAA Rifle Championships won the U.S. Olympic Trial in Georgia Monday.

Williams Pacing WVU at Old Waverly | WVU Athletics
Chris Williams sits in the top 20 after two rounds to lead the West Virginia University golf team on Monday at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship, hosted by Mississippi State at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi.

Men’s Soccer to Hold Open Tryouts | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team will hold walk-on tryouts for the 2016 season on Tuesday, April 19, for WVU students interested in joining the team.

Around The League

Around The NCAA:

2016 NCAA Tournament championship game: Villanova wins on Kris Jenkins' game-winner | SBNation
Kris Jenkins hit the game-winner as Villanova stunned UNC in the 2016 NCAA Championship Game.

Nebraska's still talking about Bo Pelini, the coach it fired for winning 9 games | SBNation
There doesn't appear to be much love lost between the Huskers' former coach and his boss in Lincoln.

Elite Texas recruits are waiting to see Charlie Strong or Kevin Sumlin prove it in 2016 | SBNation
For many elite Texas recruits, their recruitment won't truly start until they see what the Longhorns and Aggies do on the field in 2016. in the mean-time, out-of-state schools are getting a head start.

If a new CFB coach pulls a big turnaround, it's probably by year 3. Is it EMU's time? | SBNation
Eastern Michigan hasn't had a winning season since 1995 and hasn't been to a bowl since 1987. Can Chris Creighton's Eagles conjure up a third-year breakthrough? Is happiness even possible in the land of the gray field?

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