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FedEx Made The Big 12 Conference An Offer They Shouldn't Refuse

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The Memphis-based company wants to sponsor a Big 12 Conference Championship, but only if the Memphis Tigers are invited to the conference.

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News Of Note

Football:

Caponi Has a Handle on WVU's Safeties | WVU Athletics
Safeties coach Matt Caponi is very familiar with Tony Gibson's defense.

Gee’s expansion seat, pay raises and the contract ‘offer’ | Charleston Gazette-Mail
What seems tricky from the outside looking in is WVU president E. Gordon Gee’s seat on the league’s expansion panel. According to a reliable source in Morgantown, Gee remains very firmly in favor of expansion. Also, unlike OU, WVU’s Board of Governors are, well, on board with its president.

The Lunch’s post-spring football review: Offensive line | WV MetroNews
The Gold & Blue Lunch Report continues their post-spring positional look at West Virginia football.

Baseball:

Grove Leads WVU to Sixth Straight Win | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team extended its winning streak to six games with a 4-1 victory against Maryland on a rainy Tuesday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark.

WVU tops Maryland for sixth straight win | Exponent Telegram
You have to love rain at a baseball game, especially one that turns into West Virginia’s sixth straight victory.

West Virginia Athletics:

Mountaineers Win Tour Opener | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team opened its 2016 European Tour with a 2-0 victory over Europa FC tonight, at Nou Sardenya.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Memphis-based FedEx wants to sponsor a Big 12 Championship ... if the conference adds the Tigers | SBNation
Will this be enough to boost Memphis' candidacy for Big 12 expansion?

Why the Wild "Bear" Offense Could Be a Program Changer | Our Daily Bears
A look at what a two headed monster offense could be under this offensive coaching staff.

Around The NCAA:

UMass is better-equipped than I thought to survive as a football independent | SBNation
Despite just eight wins in four years at the FBS level, UMass enters life as an independent with a plan and a decent path forward ... after one more year of growing pains, anyway.

Michigan is expanding its satellite camp territory all the way to Australia | SBNation
Might as well!

MJ Walker is the 5-star basketball recruit who thinks he could play in the NFL, too | SBNation
MJ Walker has always been a great athlete. Now he's becoming one of the best shooting guards in the country.

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