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The Shotgun/Throwdown (10/4/18): Has Marcus Simms become West Virginia’s most productive receiver?

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With the preseason focus being on David Sills and Gary Jennings, Marcus Simms has emerged as the standout from the WVU wide receivers group.

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Football

Maturity, consistency lift Simms in productive season
Has Marcus Simms become West Virginia’s most reliable receiver?

WV MetroNews – Can tight end Trevon Wesco become a bigger part of West Virginia’s offense?
Trevon Wesco has the build of a blocking tight end, but that doesn't mean that he can't be used as a pass catching option for the Mountaineers.

United Bank Playbook - Kansas Preview - West Virginia Athletics
Let's take a look at this week's matchup against the Jayhawks.

Kelly Bryant: The next great WVU transfer quarterback? | Sports | thedaonline.com
Could Kelly Bryant potentially transfer to WVU to continue the reign of star transfer quarterbacks in Morgantown?

WV MetroNews – “Sweet Spot with A.T.’ podcast: Can West Virginia win an Oscar?
Will this weekend of Mountaineer football be overshadowed by a campus visit from five-star basketball recruit Oscar Tshiebwe?

Basketball

WV MetroNews – Why you should root for West Virginia guard Brandon Knapper
Mountaineer fans could have a new favorite basketball player from the Mountain State.

Freshman McCabe wows WVU with his basketball IQ | Sports | thedaonline.com
Jordan McCabe has a basketball IQ that has been impressing the Mountaineer coaching staff since he arrived on campus.

Tom Bragg: Fans, Knapper ready for former South Charleston star's WVU debut | Tom Bragg | wvgazettemail.com
WVU fans are ready to see the former South Charleston guard take the court for the Mountaineers.

WV MetroNews – Kysre Gondrezick made the switch to point guard, now a double threat for West Virginia’s women
Kysre Gondrezick prepares for her new role with the Mountaineers.

West Virginia Athletics

Women’s soccer hopes to continue winning ways at Baylor | Sports | thedaonline.com
After opening Big 12 Conference play with three straight wins, the WVU women’s soccer team hopes to continue that winning streak when the Mountaineers take on the #24 Baylor Bears.

Mountaineers in the NFL: Week 4
The Mountaineers in the NFL were back at it again in Week 4.

Around the Big 12

WV MetroNews – Kansas’ Pooka Williams is the most exciting freshman in the Big 12
Kansas has a star in the making, and he doesn't play for the basketball team.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: David Montgomery's status for Saturday would be a game-time decision
Iowa State's star rusher has been practicing, but it is unknown what that means for Saturday when the Cyclones go to Oklahoma State.

Texas Longhorns: Baker Mayfield mocks Tom Herman’s team | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has never hid his dislike for the Texas Longhorns. On Wednesday, the ex-Oklahoma Sooners’ star took another shot at Tom Herman’s program.

Around the NCAA

9 college football coach buyouts, ranked by inexplicability - SBNation.com
Let’s go through some of 2018’s biggest and best in the "willing to pay coaches not to coach" department.

UConn coach Randy Edsall’s contract for bonuses is a prop bets sheet - SBNation.com
Most coaching contract incentives are a little more difficult to achieve than the one's found in UConn head coach Randy Edsall's contract.

NFL picks 2018, Week 5: Steelers and Vikings need season-saving wins - SBNation.com
Let's take a look at SB Nation's picks for every NFL game this week.

NBA Draft plans, a ‘Vladfather’ picture, and more from this Twitter image that may have leaked Kings information - SBNation.com
This picture probably included more than the Sacramento Kings would have liked, but that made it more enjoyable for the rest of us.

Carmelo Anthony apologized to his Rockets’ teammates for playing like Carmelo Anthony - SBNation.com
Melo turned down a 3 for a long 2, then looked at the bench and told his teammates he was sorry.


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