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WVU still hoping to find perfect QB | Exponent Telegram
Even as Will Grier, an undefeated freshman quarterback out of the SEC arrives on West Virginia’s campus as a transfer to sit out the necessary season and, perhaps, the six remaining games of a suspension that is being challenged, coach Dana Holgorsen continues his search for the perfect quarterback.
Newcomer Fleming plans to seize opportunity with Mountaineers | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Maurice Fleming was at his home in Chicago on Tuesday, a rare respite on the calendar of a college football player. His career as a cornerback at the University of Iowa is over, and Fleming plans to arrive at West Virginia in two weeks to prepare for his next chapter with the Mountaineers.
The Lunch’s post-spring football review: Secondary | WV MetroNews
The Gold & Blue Lunch Report continues their post-spring positional look at West Virginia football.
Offense leads way in WVU's win over Pitt | Exponent Telegram
West Virginia got huge offensive production from the middle of the order, and scored on hits both big and small in its 10-4 win over Pitt on Tuesday night in the Backyard Brawl.
Mountaineers beat Pitt for 10th straight win | WV MetroNews
The Mountaineer baseball team on Tuesday night added to its winning streak, beating Pitt on the road 10-4.
Backyard Brawl Win Extends Winning Streak | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 10 games with a 10-4 victory in the Backyard Brawl at Pitt on Tuesday evening.
Around The Big XII:
Would a Big 12 championship game be a mistake? Analytics on CFB Playoff odds | Football Study Hall
Using college football analytics to determine whether the Big 12's national title odds would actually improve from adding two teams and a conference title game.
Big 12 Expansion Q&A: The Case for Memphis | Bring On The Cats
The big pockets of Federal Express have suddenly made the Tigers a frontrunner.
Big 12 Expansion: Why NOT Memphis | Bring On The Cats
Bring On The Cats talked with Christopher Hondros to get a cogent and meaningful argument in favor of the inclusion of Memphis in the Big 12. Now, it's time to tear that argument to pieces in the name of internet outrage. Sorry, Tiger fans. All seven of you.
Let's Have A Discussion About Big 12 Conference Expansion. Adding Memphis & BYU Just Makes Sense, Doesn't It? | Crimson And Cream Machine
Six years ago the Big 12 was diagnosed with a terminal disease and up until this point has refused any treatments. The conference isn't quite on its deathbed yet but without significant changes it will be within the next eight or nine years.
Kansas will probably win at least one football game in 2016! | SBNation
Kansas completed a seven-year collapse with a hapless 0-12 campaign in 2015. The Jayhawks will almost certainly improve in David Beaty's second season, but there still isn't enough Big 12-level talent to take dramatic steps forward.
Houston's mayor still thinks the Cougars will beat Oklahoma by a couple TDs | SBNation
Confidence is important.
NBA Draft: Buddy Hield's Best Fit in the NBA | Crimson And Cream Machine
Tonight we all find out the draft order for the 2016 NBA Draft with the annual NBA Draft Lottery. While many say this is a two player draft (Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram), there is a definite...
Around The NCAA:
The NCAA and a bunch of members are looking at new football concussion lawsuits | SBNation
A new chapter unfolds in the NCAA's legal battle over head trauma, with two schools and several conferences named in lawsuits.
Look how awesome college football's 2016 opening weekend is | SBNation
In a few months, college football returns with one of the most loaded opening weekends in a long time. (We've updated this with kickoff times, now that ESPN's announced a bunch.)
PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: An awesome Notre Dame team and corporate partners | SBNation
Bill and Godfrey talk about Notre Dame's potentially awesome 2016 team (DISCLOSURE: SB NATION AND COMCAST ARE CORPORATE PARTNERS), a perfectly ACC schedule, realignment scenarios that really don't make sense, and a schedule full of new coaches.
Mr. Everything | Campus Rush
Stanford's Christian McCaffrey is the nation's best player, but he can't be summed up by his achievements.
Alabama star Cam Robinson is facing a felony charge, which could have fallout all over | SBNation
Cam Robinson is in trouble less than a year before likely entering the NFL Draft.