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West Virginia Gets Creative To Capitalize On Baseball Success

It remains possible last weekend’s three-game sweep of six-time national champion Texas was when the fortunes of West Virginia’s baseball program veered onto a one-way road that eventually arrives at the top.

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News Of Note

Football:

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

WVU-BYU Tickets on Sale Monday | WVU Athletics
Tickets for the West Virginia-BYU contest on Sept. 24, at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, will go on sale, online, Monday, May 16, at 9 a.m., at WVUGAME.com and at 1-800-WVU GAME.

Baseball:

WVU gets creative to capitalize on baseball success | Charleston Gazette-Mail
An answer more reliable than the head coach’s personal belief won’t arrive for quite some time, but it remains possible last weekend’s three-game sweep of six-time national champion Texas was when the fortunes of West Virginia’s baseball program veered onto a one-way road that eventually arrives at the top.

Baseball Concludes Home Season Friday and Sunday | WVU Athletics
Riding a season-high six-game winning streak, the West Virginia University baseball team hosts its final home games of the season with a Senior Weekend matchup against William & Mary on May 13 and 15 at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Seven Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team | WVU Athletics
Seven members of the West Virginia University baseball team have been named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team, the conference announced today.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 'Stats and Trends': Defensive efficiency | ESPN
Over the past four seasons, TCU has had one of the most consistent defenses in the Big 12 -- allowing a league-low 1.61 points per drive allowed.

Ranking the Big 12's Quarterbacks for 2016 | AthlonSports.com
The Big 12 is home to some of the nation’s top quarterbacks in 2016. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, Baylor’s Seth Russell and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph headline a top-heavy group of signal-callers in the conference, with West Virginia’s Skyler Howard and TCU’s Kenny Hill in the next tier.

Around The NCAA:

Here's a scary thought: Bama's only now becoming a complete team in the trenches | SBNation
Alabama's always been a monster on the ground, but both sides of the trenches are rising to that standard on passing plays.

Now would be a great time for a BYU breakthrough. Can a new head coach deliver? | SBNation
Former BYU fullback Kalani Sitake takes over for Bronco Mendenhall in Provo with a rugged schedule, a deep, experienced roster, and a lot to prove. Can he break through the glass ceiling Mendenhall struggled with at times?

Houston coach Tom Herman: If you're satisfied with Weedeater Bowls, go root for SMU | SBNation
The AAC West's Texas rivalry could use some juice. Here's some!

Tulane has dope new dark green and sky blue uniforms | SBNation
The Green Wave ... and the Blue Wave, and the Black Wave?

Recruiting

Mountaineers land pledge from versatile running back | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia added the third piece to its 2017 football recruiting class Thursday night, with Delray Beach (Florida) American Heritage running back Alec Sinkfield committing to the Mountaineers.

West Virginia Pros

WVU's Five NFL Draft Picks Ink Deals with Respective Teams | WV Illustrated
The West Virginia University football program experienced one of its most successful NFL Drafts just last month. A grand total of five Mountaineers were chosen in the 2016 NFL Draft, which happened to be the most for WVU since the 1999 NFL Draft.

Holmes Makes Atlanta Dream Roster | WVU Athletics
Former West Virginia University women’s basketball standout Bria Holmes made the Atlanta Dream’s opening roster, as announced by the organization on Thursday.

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