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Carrier Brings Youth, Hands-On Approach To West Virginia Staff

Sometimes in college football, there can be a disconnect between player and coach, just because of the age gap that exists between the two parties. This is especially true in big-time programs, where coaches often have to work for years, and sometimes decades, at the lower levels of the sport to earn a shot in a power five program.

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News Of Note

Football:

Carrier brings youth, hands-on approach to WVU staff | Exponent Telegram
Sometimes in college football, there can be a disconnect between player and coach, just because of the age gap that exists between the two parties. This is especially true in big-time programs, where coaches often have to work for years, and sometimes decades, at the lower levels of the sport to earn a shot in a power five program.

What's in a Name? | WVU Athletics
What’s not to like about West Virginia University senior defensive end Noble Nwachukwu’s name?

The Lunch’s post-spring football review: Running backs | WV MetroNews
The Gold & Blue Lunch Report witnessed three scrimmages and a spring game, which only whets the appetite for more. So here begins our post-spring positional look at West Virginia football. Today we rank the West Virginia running backs for 2016:

Baseball:

Campus Connection: WVU's Young Lineup Now Jelling | WVU Athletics
Well, well it looks like Randy Mazey’s West Virginia University baseball team has a lot of fight in it after all. A couple of weeks ago, following a 12-6 loss to Oklahoma on April 23rd which dropped the Mountaineers’ overall record to 19-18, things were not looking too good for his young ball club.

WVU Sweeps Texas as Bats Stay Hot | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team swept Texas with a 9-5 victory as the offense stayed hot on Sunday afternoon at Monongalia County Ballpark.

WVU baseball stays hot, sweeps Texas | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Four weekends ago, West Virginia’s baseball team lost what was then the most lopsided game in Big 12 play this season, and a 15-2 defeat and a 17-16 record had manager Randy Mazey looking for answers.

WVU completes sweep, tops Texas 9-5 | Exponent Telegram
Jackson Cramer had three RBI singles and led West Virginia to its eighth win in nine games, completing the sweep of Texas with a 9-5 victory on Sunday.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

If the Big 12 is serious about expanding, here are 10 candidates | ESPN
Navigate Research explained that the Big 12's old model -- 12 teams, eight league games, a conference championship -- is best for maximizing the chance of reaching the CFP.

College Football Playoff drives debate over Big 12's future | ESPN
In spite of heightened speculation about potential Big 12 expansion, conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he is not receiving phone calls or emails from schools wanting to join the conference.

Around The NCAA:

Which college football teams get the most out of their revenue? Let's look at a chart! | SBNation
Making money can translate to a huge advantage for college football teams. Which college programs are the best at making money and winning?

Surprise, the SEC West is loading up on elite defensive recruits again | SBNation
To the surprise of nobody, the SEC West is again signing a bunch of elite defenders in recruiting.

AAC POWER RANKINGS: Houston leads the way in 2016, with parity a close second | SBNation
Houston leads the way in the 2016 AAC football power rankings, but parity is a close second, and any number of teams could make a division title run with just a couple of breaks.

The Solid Verbal: The 2016 Verbie Awards are here! | SBNation
Grab a quiet place, high quality headphones, and your best formalwear.

Why there are new allegations against Paterno's Penn State, and why more could emerge | SBNation
Two new reports allege the program learned of Jerry Sandusky's abuse in the 1970s, '80s and '90s. More will surely surface for as long as Penn State remains amid legal fallout.

Recruiting

WVU football recruiting hits high gear | Charleston Gazette-Mail
In five days, nine Mountaineer assistant coaches spread across thirteen different states, extended nineteen new offers, and visited over one-hundred schools. Here’s a rundown of the highlights.

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