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The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/18/18): Sagaba Konate Named to All-Big 12 Preseason First Team

Big 12 coaches voted West Virginia junior forward Sagaba Konate to the All-Big 12 Preseason First Team.

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WV MetroNews – No redshirt here: West Virginia right guard spot now Hardy’s to lose
Isaiah Hardy has hit the maximum of four games played this season. With just one additional snap, the senior’s eligibility will be gone next year.

United Bank Playbook - Bye Weekend Prep - West Virginia Athletics
WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen felt like the Mountaineers were ready to play before the Iowa State game began this past Saturday. Check out more of Holgorsen's thoughts in the United Bank Playbook.

Tom Bragg: Off week a chance for WVU football to get right again | Tom Bragg |
The Mountaineers are looking to use the bye week as a chance to get ready to the rest of the Big 12 schedule.


WV MetroNews – West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate makes Big 12 preseason first team
West Virginia junior forward Sagaba Konate has been named to the All-Big 12 Preseason First Team. Big 12 coaches voted to determine the All-Big 12 teams, and coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

West Virginia Athletics

St. Georges a Senior CLASS Award Finalist - West Virginia Athletics
Defender Bianca St. Georges of the #16 West Virginia women's soccer team is one of ten finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award.

Three Mountaineers Honored by Big 12 - West Virginia Athletics
Three members of the West Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams have earned Big 12 swimming and diving bi-weekly awards.

WVU Heads to TCU - West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia volleyball team heads to Fort Worth, Texas, tonight to take on TCU.

Lyons Reveals 2019 Slate - West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons has announced the 2019 gymnastics schedule.

Around the Big 12

Iowa State to appeal $25,000 fine from Big 12 for fans storming field
Iowa State president Wendy Wintersteen said Tuesday the university will appeal a $25,000 fine levied by the Big 12 for violating postgame celebration policies when fans stormed the field following a home win over West Virginia last weekend.

Midseason grades for every Big 12 team
If each Big 12 team brought its midterm grades home, which teams would be dreading facing their parents?

Adidas basketball trial: KU timeline with Preston, De Sousa | The Kansas City Star
Check out the timeline of events regarding the recruitment of Kansas basketball players Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa, based on federal indictments of Adidas employees, court documents and testimony, and published news reports.

Around the NCAA

Zion Williamson has been dragged into the FBI trial. What does it mean for Duke, Kansas and the NCAA? -
There’s a lot to unpack after Zion Williamson’s name surfaced in the FBI corruption trial.

Why Justin Fields should start for Georgia over Jake Fromm, for now -
Jake Fromm might still be the Bulldogs' best 2018 option, but it’s time to figure out if there’s potential for more.

A tribute to college football’s greatest floppers -
Let’s appreciate the young men who instill some theater into college football.

MLB playoffs 2018: Bracket, schedule, scores, and more from the postseason -
All of your 2018 MLB playoff information in one spot, with the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers vying for a spot in the World Series.

2018-19 NBA predictions: Play this game to guess the first time these things happen -
Forget the standard predictions. SB Nation’s NBA staff teamed up to pick stuff like the first LeBron subtweet and first 50-point game.

A good offense is more important than a good defense in the NFL now -
NFL offenses are better than ever, but not all NFL offenses.

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