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WVU Seeking TD Mentality on Offense | WVU Athletics
It’s pretty clear if you’re not scoring touchdowns in this league, you’re not going to keep up, something West Virginia’s coaches have been stressing to their players this spring.
WVU’s Shell adds weight, physicality to his game | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When Rushel Shell returned from spring break late last month, he stepped on a scale and saw he was 3 pounds heavier than when he left campus for the weeklong break from school and football. This is not unusual in college football, of course, but this was also good news for the West Virginia running back.
Despite injury, Karl Joseph proving his worth before NFL Draft | The Daily Athenaeum
Everything seemed to be going right for Mountaineer star safety Karl Joseph through the first four games of 2015. Then Joseph tore his ACL during a non-contact drill in the days leading up to a sold-out bout at home against No. 21 Oklahoma State, ending his days in the blue and gold uniform.
Is Worley a cornerback or safety in the NFL? | WV MetroNews
After years of watching and enjoying Jon Gruden grill quarterbacks, Daryl Worley recognizes he’s undergoing similar interrogations from prospective NFL teams.
For WVU football players, watching film is a skill of its own | The Daily Athenaeum
Before a football player can step onto the field and make a big play, he first has to spend hours and hours preparing for weeks on end.
WVU Comes Back, Beats Marshall in Extras | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team came back to score three runs in the eighth inning and one in the 10th to beat in-state rival Marshall on Tuesday night in Charleston, W.Va.
Herd error allows WVU to escape with win | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It was a baseball game packed with gaffes, coming from the hands of both West Virginia University and Marshall, but one of the Thundering Herd’s blunders ended up giving the Mountaineers a comeback win.
Marshall miscue opens door to Mountaineers in 10 innings, 5-4 | WV MetroNews
After shortstop Jimmy Galusky made two game-saving defensive plays in the bottom of the ninth, West Virginia scored the go-ahead run on a Marshall error in the 10th to salvage a 5-4 win Tuesday night at Appalachian Power Park.
WVU tops in-state rival Marshall in Charleston | The Daily Athenaeum
It seems as if the West Virginia University baseball team has held firm on its resilient attitude, as the Mountaineers found themselves in extra innings for the third time in six games last night.
WVU’s Mazey hoping to warm up program | Charleston Gazette-Mail
If ever there was a sport where the phrase "fair-weather fan" comes into play, it’s baseball. Especially in West Virginia.
WVU freshman becomes U.S. Olympian | The Daily Athenaeum
Although the season is over, freshman rifle sensation Ginny Thrasher is still hard at work.
WVU finishes 14th at Old Waverly Collegiate Championship | The Daily Athenaeum
Playing two 56-hole tournaments back-to-back can be a daunting task for any golfer, and it certainly took its toll on the West Virginia University men’s golf team. After placing 11th this weekend at the Mason Rudolph Invitational, the Mountaineers succumbed to a 14th-place finish with a 48-over 912 at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship hosted by Mississippi State.
Around The Big XII:
Baylor's new solutions on defense | Football Study Hall
After years of struggling to recruit, develop, and keep enough DL to make their aggressive 4-3 defense work, Baylor is evolving to the 3-4 to help themselves out. Can it work in time to bring success in 2016?
Texas QB Jerrod Heard out for remainder of spring | Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns aren't taking any chances with last season's starter in 10 of 12 games.
The NFL will soon welcome the final Gronkowski brother | SBNation
Rob Gronkowski's youngest brother, Glenn, is projected to be a late-round pick in this year's draft.
Around The NCAA:
Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams celebrates the past and future of HBCU football | SBNation
A brief history of historically black college football, with one of the most noteworthy figures in the sport's history.
PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Moneyball in college football | SBNation
In the 32nd episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey talk about hard jobs -- ULM, Wyoming, Hawaii, EMU, Army, Rice, even Georgia Tech -- and what constitutes Moneyball in college football.
Villanova won the national championship with picture-perfect basketball at the right time | SBNation
Kris Jenkins and Villanova delivered an NCAA Tournament performance that will be remembered forever.
7 incredible stats from UConn's historic 4th-straight championship | SBNation
No NCAA women's basketball program has ever won four consecutive championships until UConn on Tuesday.
2016-17 college basketball top 25: An extremely early look at next season's top teams | SBNation
There are a ridiculous amount of things that need to happen before we can realistically start looking at the 2016-17 college basketball season, but let's not let that fact be the thing that stands in our way.
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