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Can Grier find same NCAA luck that cleared Bosch? | WV MetroNews
They are separate NCAA cases involving distinct circumstances, linked only by the fact that both players, Kyle Bosch and Will Grier, rerouted their college careers to the same destination, West Virginia. Yet Bosch’s positive outcome begets optimism for Grier’s situation.
Bosch precedent may bode well for Grier | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Almost immediately upon discovering Wednesday that quarterback Will Grier would transfer to West Virginia, attention shifted to when the former Parade Magazine national high school player of the year would be eligible to play for the Mountaineers.
WVU's Shell Poised for Success in 2016 | WVU Athletics
When Rushel Shell decided to transfer to West Virginia University after his freshman year at Pitt in 2012, some wondered just how he was going to fit in Dana Holgorsen’s offense.
Unselfish William Crest Jr. could have expanded role at West Virginia | ESPN
Will Grier's transfer could block his path to be the Mountaineers' starting quarterback, but William Crest Jr. can still be a big contributor.
Preston hoping to fulfill early promise | Exponent Telegram
West Virginia linebacker Xavier Preston knows what lies in wait for freshman running back Kennedy McKoy. A couple of years ago, it was Preston who got early raves for his play as a freshman on the practice field. However, he also knows that is no guarantee of playing time.
WVU’s Blue, son carrying heavy load with dignity, love | Charleston Gazette-Mail
New WVU cornerbacks coach Blue Adams took a bunch of bone-rattling shots as a former football player. Nothing, however, approached the verocity of the hit he received a little under two years ago.
Mountaineers face former conference foe in SoCon’s Furman | The Daily Athenaeum
Amidst a run of crucial Big 12 series, the West Virginia University baseball team won’t face Texas, Oklahoma or Baylor this weekend. They’ll instead be facing Furman, a team only dimly remembered by some West Virginia fans as an old foe from the Mountaineers’ Southern Conference days in the 1950s and ‘60s.
WVU Hosts Furman for Weekend Series | WVU Athletics
Having won four of its last five games, the West Virginia University baseball team welcomes Furman to Monongalia County Ballpark for a weekend series from April 8-10.
Friday’s Baseball Game Time Moved to 5 p.m. ET | WVU Athletics
Due to inclement weather expected in the Morgantown area late on Friday, the West Virginia University baseball team’s series-opener against Furman on Friday, April 8, has been moved up to 5 p.m. ET.
Galusky a perfect fit at WVU | Exponent Telegram
On Thursday morning, America awoke to a Top Ten play on SportsCenter from West Virginia’s Wednesday night’s victory over Eastern Michigan. Quite an honor. Only trouble was, it wasn’t the right play.
West Virginia Athletics:
West Virginia freshman makes jump from figure skater to NCAA rifle champion | Beckley Register-Herald
Once upon a time Ginny Thrasher thought she’d be the next Peggy Fleming. She was growing up and ice skating was her sport.
WVU gets chance to play closer to home this weekend | The Daily Athenaeum
After playing much of the spring in the southern United States, the West Virginia University men’s golf team returns a little closer to home this weekend as they’re set to compete at the Robert Kepler Invitational, hosted by Ohio State.
WVU readies for first home spring game with Georgetown | The Daily Athenaeum
After two lopsided losses so far this spring, the West Virginia women’s soccer team hopes to rebound this weekend as it plays host to Georgetown at Dreamswork Field in Morgantown.
WVU looks for second straight spring victory | The Daily Athenaeum
The WVU men’s soccer team travels to Richmond, Virginia, Saturday to take on the VCU Rams in game two of its five-game spring slate.
Around The Big XII:
TCU Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson hopes to live up to statue | ESPN
TCU's program has grown by leaps and bounds under Gary Patterson, who was honored with a statue, but with the distinction comes higher expectations.
Baylor’s Ken Starr discusses Ukwuachu, Elliot rape scandals | SI.com
Baylor president Ken Starr publicly addressed the media for the first time Thursday about a series of rape scandals involving football players.
Report: Former Baylor DE Shawn Oakman Accused of Sexual Assault | Our Daily Bears
The Waco Tribune-Herald is reporting that police are investigating accusations resulting from an incident that occurred early Sunday morning.
Ranking The Big 12 Coaches Over The Last 3 Years | LandGrant Gauntlet
In today’s edition of off-season madness we will see how the current coaches in the conference stack up against one another.
Around The NCAA:
How will new ACC coaches fare right away? | SI.com
Assessing how the ACC's new coaches—Mark Richt at Miami, Dino Babers at Syracuse, Bronco Mendenhall at Virginia, Justin Fuente at Virginia Tech—will fare.
A closer look at Karl Joseph, an NFL draft prospect the Redskins could select | The Washington Post
If Karl Joseph hadn't torn his anterior cruciate ligament last season, he might be considered a top-15 pick.
Ex-Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson thinks Geno Smith can still succeed as starter | NJ.com
Former Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who now works as an NFL Network analyst, recently weighed in on the Jets' quarterback situation.
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