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New Big 12 chairman Gordon Gee outlines plan of attack | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Just this past week, Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops set sail and Lincoln Riley was named his successor. And, behind the scenes, another change was made. On June 2, West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee was voted as the new chairman of the Big 12’s Board of Directors for 2017-18, replacing OU’s controversial David Boren.
WVU waiting to see what happens in MLB draft | The Exponent Telegram
With the start of the Major League Baseball draft today, college teams across the nation are waiting with varying degrees of trepidation. The results of the draft, which runs today through Wednesday and the decisions of the players selected, will have huge impacts on those schools’ outlooks for the 2018 season.
Mountaineers assistant Matlock hired as head coach by WAC program | WV MetroNews
Derek Matlock, West Virginia’s pitching coach the past five seasons, has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
West Virginia football hosts pair of top recruiting targets | Charleston Gazette-Mail
In a couple weeks, West Virginia’s campus will be flooded with football prospects, as the Mountaineers hold camps every day from June 19 through June 24. The coaching staff isn’t waiting until then, though, as they hosted a pair of their top targets in the 2018 class this past week.
Bob Stoops’ one huge failure at Oklahoma | SB Nation
Bob Stoops botched multiple cases involving violence against women involving players at the University of Oklahoma, and set an awful example by doing so for the university and the sport as a whole.
How college football relegation could affect your team, in a 15-year simulation | SB Nation
Wanna see how much more interesting promotion and relegation would make college football?
The Atlanta Braves' stadium will host a college football game in 2018 | SB Nation
Kennesaw State and Jacksonville State will play each other in 2018, but the game won’t take place on the traditional gridiron. On Friday, Kennesaw State announced that its game against the Gamecocks next season will be played at SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves that opened in April of this year.
Nick Saban criticized satellite camps’ existence. He just attended one. | SB Nation
Saban attended a USF camp this weekend. That’s how college football recruiting works.
A new top target has emerged at the top of West Virginia’s quarterback list for 2018.
Lowe visited Morgantown last week, and will be making his decision sometime in the next month or so.
Today’s Miss Throwdown is a professional surfer and total smokeshow. She was featured on MTV’s The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros, where she just lost an elimination challenge on last week’s episode. Go give Tia Blanco a follow on Instagram. You won’t regret it.