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The Shotgun/Throwdown (11/15/18): Is WVU linebacker David Long getting the recognition he deserves?

Mountaineer linebacker David Long is having another incredible season, but he may not be receiving the national praise that his play warrants.

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Football

Tom Bragg: WVU linebacker David Long not getting enough love | Tom Bragg | wvgazettemail.com
Mountaineer linebacker David Long is one of the best at his position in the entire country, but does he get the recognition he deserves?

WV MetroNews – Tough Justice: Mountaineers know bringing down Cowboys’ Hill isn’t easy
Speedy Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill presents a challenge for West Virginia, and he is not the only Cowboy who can run.

WV MetroNews – Three Guys Before The Game – Oklahoma State Preview (Episode 67)
Is Saturday's game at Oklahoma State the biggest of Dana Holgorsen's career? Tony Caridi, Hoppy Kercheval, and Brad Howe discuss that and more on this episode of Three Guys Before The Game.

Week 12 college football picks, games, odds: West Virginia, Washington State on upset alert - CBSSports.com
The Mountaineers have been placed on upset alert, but they are not the only top ten team with an interesting test in front of them this week.

Basketball

WV MetroNews – Mountaineers seeking better execution against Monmouth
Huggins was unimpressed with the way his guards handled their part of West Virginia’s full-court pressure in last week’s 99-94 loss to #25 Buffalo.

WVU basketball: Mountaineers aim to bounce back at Myrtle Beach Invitational | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
The West Virginia men’s basketball team has traveled to Myrtle Beach this week, as it looks to get back on track from a season-opening, overtime loss to #25 Buffalo last week.

WV MetroNews – Derek Culver among newcomers yet to earn Huggins’ trust
Coach Huggins will try to coax more out of first-year players as WVU travels to the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

Back to Basics for Huggins’ Mountaineers - West Virginia Athletics
Listen to what Bob Huggins had to say as he and the Mountaineers look to move past their loss to #25 Buffalo in the season opener.

WVU to Host Bryant for Education Day - West Virginia Athletics
The #25 West Virginia women's basketball team will host Bryant today at 10 a.m. in the WVU Coliseum.

WVU basketball: Cincinnati prep guard signs to play for Mountaineers | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Guard Miles McBride has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at West Virginia.

West Virginia Athletics

NCAA Championship Begins Thursday Night at Home - West Virginia Athletics
The 2018 NCAA Championship begins in Morgantown tonight, as the #18 West Virginia University men's soccer team hosts LIU Brooklyn in the first round at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Mountaineers Set for Mid-Season Invites - West Virginia Athletics
The WVU swimming and diving teams travel to a pair of meets this weekend, as swimmers head to the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, while divers brace for the Navy Diving Invitational in Annapolis, Maryland.

Fall Classic Thursday, Open to Fans - West Virginia Athletics
The Mountaineer gymnastics team will hold its annual Fall Classic Intrasquad today at 3 p.m., inside Cary Gym.

Covich Signs Trio to NLIs - West Virginia Athletics
The WVU golf team will add three players to the roster for the next season, as Christian Boyd, Nico Lang, and Trent Tipton committed to the Mountaineers on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day.

Mountaineers in the NFL: Week 10
Check out how the pro Mountaineers performed in the NFL this week!

Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter's rookie year involves hectic schedule
Grizzlies rookie point guard Jevon Carter is wearing out I-55 between Southaven and the FedExForum as he gets his first taste of pro basketball.

Around the Big 12

College Sports: Week 12 college football picks: Who wins the crucial Texas-Iowa State Big 12 battle? Plus A&M-UAB, Baylor-TCU, WVU-OSU and more | SportsDay
This week's game with the biggest implications in the Big 12 Championship race is Iowa State at Texas.

College football resume rankings: The Big 12 and Pac-12 have a mountain to climb - CBSSports.com
West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Washington State are still alive in the playoff hunt, but it won't be easy for any of them to make it into the top four.

Around the NCAA

College football rankings: Top 25 schedule preview, Week 12 - SBNation.com
Week 12 could has some big games that could have some even bigger postseason implications.

What would it take for College Football Playoff expansion?
If things break right this season, three major conferences could get left out of the playoff. Would they stand for that? Not likely.

Lane Kiffin's recruited 4 middle schoolers, including two 6th graders - SBNation.com
FAU head coach Lane Kiffin is no stranger to recruiting talent that has yet to even reach high school. Could this middle schooler be the next David Sills?

Mike Leach slapped his own head on the George Costanza couch painting
Washington State head football coach Mike Leach, a man who is known for being the biggest character in college football, has perhaps outdone himself. This is an absolute "must see" picture!

This college player’s cheap shot was so dirty, he got banned from campus - SBNation.com
An incident in a DIII basketball game on Tuesday night is being called the dirtiest play basketball fans will see all season, and we’re only a week in.

NFL rankings: Who’s the best 1-loss team right now? - SBNation.com
The Saints, Chiefs and Rams sit atop the league, as each team only has one loss so far this season, but which team is the best of these three?

A history of Kevin Durant and Draymond Green’s Warriors drama - SBNation.com
Here is the timeline of what went on with KD and the Warriors, in seven events.

Chiefs vs. Rams: Field conditions force the NFL to move the game to LA - SBNation.com
Field conditions for the NFL’s Week 11 game between the Chiefs and Rams at Estadio Azteco were so bad that they changed the game's location.


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