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Two More Undrafted West Virginia Mountaineers Land In The NFL

Former West Virginia University linebacker Jared Barber and punter Nick O'Toole have reached agreements with NFL teams, and will work out at mini-camps in hopes to make the 53-man rosters.


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News Of Note


Barber, O'Toole land with Panthers, Vikings | Exponent Telegram
Former West Virginia University linebacker Jared Barber signed a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers and will be attending their mini-camp, according to a report he put on Twitter, while former Mountaineer punter Nick O’Toole says he will be attending the Minnesota Vikings mini-camp.

Stills trying to help sons get to next level | Exponent Telegram
Gary Stills is getting to see football from a different perspective as the father of a pair of hotly recruited brothers who helped lead Fairmont Senior to the Class AA semifinals last year, and seem headed for big-time college football.

Gold & Blue Lunch: Draft nuggets after the picks, signings | WV MetroNews
The Lunch scoured the metadata of the 2016 NFL draft and distilled a few nuggets

Priority Renewal Deadline Extended | WVU Athletics
The WVU football season ticket priority deadline has been extended to Wednesday, May 4, in an effort to accommodate as many fans as possible.


WVU to Stripe the Park as Hokies Come to Town | WVU Athletics
Winners of four of its last five games, the West Virginia University baseball team hosts Virginia Tech on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Baseball Sweeps Big 12 Athletes of the Week | WVU Athletics
Coming off a 3-1 week, the West Virginia University baseball team was rewarded with a historic sweep of the Big 12 Conference weekly awards.

West Virginia Athletics:

Sear Named Student-Athlete of the Week | WVU Athletics
Following his 12th-place finish at the 2016 Big 12 Golf Championship, freshman Max Sear of the West Virginia University golf team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments.

WVU Coliseum Reopens | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University Coliseum reopened late Monday, May 2, and Commencement activities at the Coliseum May 13-15 will continue as planned.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12, don't try to make expansion about the College Football Playoff | SBNation
When Ohio State made it into the 2014 College Football Playoff ahead of TCU and Baylor, college football was granted the gift no one wanted: a prolonged argument about whether the Big 12 needs to have a championship game, a season-ending 13th game to pad its champion's resume, like other conferences have.

Texas linebacker Dalton Santos to transfer |
Texas linebacker Dalton Santos has decided to transfer for his final year of eligibility, he announced on Twitter.

Oklahoma football: Trey Sermon, four-star RB, commits |
Four-star running back Trey Sermon has committed to Oklahoma, he announced Friday on Twitter.

Around The NCAA:

Four Auburn players arrested for possession of marijuana |
Four Auburn players were arrested Saturday for possession of marijuana, reports the Opelika-Auburn News.

Memphis has a new football coach and a brand new level of expectation in 2016 | SBNation
Head coach Mike Norvell takes over in Memphis, and thanks to his predecessor's success, he inherits a program with strong depth and higher expectations. If he has a quarterback, Norvell could engineer a nice first-year run.

Villanova's national championship is the only validation the 'new' Big East needs | SBNation
Thanks to one of the most memorable shots in NCAA Tournament history, the Big East has finally shed the stigma of being a shell of its former self.

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