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The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/25/18): WVU Basketball Will Face Big East Opponents Starting Next Season

The Big 12 and Big East conferences have created a four year scheduling agreement and it will begin next season.

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Basketball Media Day Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions.

Football

WV MetroNews – West Virginia has been tough to beat at night during the week
The Mountaineers have a long history of playing great games at home on week nights. Let's take a look back at some of those magical nights from the old Big East days.

Wednesday Edition of Football Friday - Baylor Preview - West Virginia Athletics
It's time for West Virginia to fire up those lights at Milan Puskar Stadium and see what kind of crazy the Mountaineer fans can unleash on Baylor Thursday night.

WV MetroNews – Dana Holgorsen ready to turn to WVU’s redshirt reinforcements down stretch
A handful of players who have yet to suit up this season are expected to play for West Virginia in the final month.

WV MetroNews – West Virginia’s passing game is going back to the basics
After moving like a machine through its first five games, the West Virginia offense looked like a moped struggling to climb up a mountain against Iowa State. The Mountaineers are going back to the basics to correct this issue.

Grier Named Senior CLASS Finalist - West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia redshirt senior and Heisman Trophy contender quarterback Will Grier was named one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award.

WV MetroNews – West Virginia vs. Baylor: Five questions
Let's answer a handful of questions before #13 West Virginia takes on Baylor tonight.

Grier Among Top 15 Candidates for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award - West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia redshirt senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Will Grier was named as one of the Top 15 candidates for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

WVU football: No. 13 Mountaineers in focus as Baylor visits for Thursday night clash | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen knows his Mountaineers will be in the spotlight for a few reasons this week, and he welcomes it.

WV MetroNews – Baylor’s rebuild progressing ahead of West Virginia game
Baylor is making progress as head coach Matt Rhule rebuilds the football program. The team also plays a different style offensively under Rhule, which is very different from the former style that the Mountaineers faced in their first Big 12 game in 2012.

Basketball

Bowlsby Announces Four-Year Hoop Scheduling Alliance With Big East - West Virginia Athletics
It looks like Mountaineer fans will get to see some throwback games, as the Big 12 and Big East form a scheduling alliance for the next four years, and it will begin next season. Which Big East opponent would you like to see WVU face?

WVU's Huggins Says Konate Expanding His Game - West Virginia Athletics
According to WVU head coach Bob Huggins, Sagaba Konate's game is continuing to evolve. This development in Konate's game could be a huge boost for the Mountaineers this season.

Davenport Named to Cheryl Miller Award Watch List - West Virginia Athletics
WVU's Naomi Davenport has been named to the Cheryl Miller Award Watch List.

West Virginia Athletics

Big 12 Title on Line Thursday Night - West Virginia Athletics
The football game against Baylor isn't the only big game going on in Morgantown tonight, as the #13 West Virginia women's soccer team takes on Kansas at home.

WVU Storms Back, Takes Down Texas Tech in Four - West Virginia Athletics
A trio of Mountaineers notched double-digit kills on the evening, as the West Virginia volleyball team snapped a three-match losing streak to claim a 3-1 triumph over Big 12 foe Texas Tech last night.

Around the Big 12

Kansas is losing a key player because of the FBI’s college hoops corruption trial - SBNation.com
Kansas had no choice but to hold out Silvio De Sousa after the FBI corruption trial.

WV MetroNews – With Kansas under scrutiny, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby warns against convicting all of college basketball
At Big 12 basketball media days in Kansas City, the commissioner said he has been in contact with officials from Kansas and Adidas.

8 underrated college football teams, led by Oklahoma - SBNation.com
Last week’s overrated list spotted a few teams about to tumble. So which teams have a good chance to move up?

Big 12 basketball notebook: Bowlsby takes wait-and-see approach on hoops corruption trial | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby did not take any questions during his time at the podium Wednesday at the league’s men’s basketball media day. When he did meet with members of the media after his time at the microphone, the FBI’s investigation and subsequent trial regarding a pay-for-play scandal involving Adidas-sponsored schools was the topic of conversation.

Around the NCAA

College basketball FBI trial verdict: 5 winners and 7 losers - SBNation.com
The first of three trials is over, but the fallout is just beginning.

WV MetroNews – College basketball rule change could mean flagrant foul for hooking
The biggest rule change this year, according to Big 12 Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials Curtis Shaw, will revolve around players hooking arms with other players while fighting for rebounding position.

Longest drive in football history: Inside story of Navy-New Mexico - SBNation.com
The inside story of the longest drive on record in college football or the NFL, as told by five key participants.

World Series 2018: The Red Sox are 3 wins away from a championship - SBNation.com
The Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series.

Rajon Rondo said Chris Paul is a ‘horrible teammate’. 2 ex-NBAers agree. - SBNation.com
The Rondo-Paul rivalry isn’t going anywhere. Check out the latest news in the feud between the two NBA point guards.

NFL trade deadline 2018: Rumor tracker - SBNation.com
The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, October 30. Many big names have already been dealt, but there are plenty who could still be available.


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