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The Shotgun/Throwdown (11/20/18): Will Grier Named Finalist for Maxwell Award

Mountaineer quarterback Will Grier has been named one of three finalists for the Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year.

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Football

Grier Named Maxwell Award FInalist - West Virginia Athletics
Mountaineer quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Will Grier has been named one of three finalists for the 82nd Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year.

WV MetroNews – Turning points that loomed large for West Virginia during loss at Oklahoma State
West Virginia's 45-41 loss at Oklahoma State came down to the final play, but there were multiple moments along the way that changed the game's outcome.

Big 12 title game hopes ride on matchup with Oklahoma
At the beginning of the season, WVU football set out to reach the Big 12 title game in Dallas. The Mountaineers can still make it to that destination, even after their 45-41 loss to Oklahoma State.

An Epic QB Duel Brewing on Friday Night in Morgantown - West Virginia Athletics
Milan Puskar Stadium has seen many great quarterback duels through the years and there could be another on Friday.

WV MetroNews – Holgorsen tips hat to Cowboys, gets excited for title shot against Sooners
West Virginia still has a conference championship to play for on Friday.

WVU football notebook: Mountaineers' Grier, Oklahoma's Murray set for clash of top QBs | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
WVU quarterback Will Grier and his counterpart at Oklahoma, Kyler Murray, share many more parallels going into Friday’s clash between the Mountaineers and Sooners in Morgantown than just being talented at their position.

WV MetroNews – Three Guys Before The Game – Post Oklahoma State (Episode 68)
Why did the Mountaineers lose to Oklahoma State? Tony Caridi and the crew break down WVU's second loss of the season.

Basketball

WVU Moves into AP Top 25 - West Virginia Athletics
Carrying a 3-0 mark into the third week of play, the West Virginia women's basketball team moves into the AP Poll for the first time this season, coming in at #25 in the latest poll.

WVU basketball: Star recruit Oscar Tshiebwe signs with Mountaineers | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Oscar Tshiebwe, regarded as one of the top high school basketball prospects in the country, has signed a national letter of intent to play at West Virginia.

West Virginia Athletics

Trio Earn Four Top-10 Finishes to Cap OSU Invite - West Virginia Athletics
Three Mountaineer swimmers earned four top ten finishes to highlight the final day of the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday.

WVU Earns Three Bonus Wins in Loss to No. 14 UNI - West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia wrestling team suffered a 27-19 defeat at the hands of #14 Northern Iowa on Sunday.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 rankings: How will the bowls shake out
Which Big 12 teams are heading to bowls? What bowls are those teams likely to play in this postseason?

Texas linebacker Breckyn Hager reprimanded for speaking honestly - SBNation.com
Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced a public reprimand of Texas football player Breckyn Hager for his post-game remarks after Saturday’s game against Iowa State. His comments were in violation of the Conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct policies.

Vick earns Big 12 player of the week honor | KUsports.com
Kansas senior Lagerald Vick earned Big 12 player of the week honors on Monday after recording career-highs of 32 and 33 points in KU victories over Vermont and Louisiana last week.

Around the NCAA

College basketball is about to take over Thanksgiving. Here’s what you need to know - SBNation.com
Duke in the Maui Invitational isn’t the only thing to keep your eye on this week.

NCAA basketball rankings: Duke Blue Devils stay No. 1 in AP Poll, Villanova falls out - SBNation.com
The Big Ten and ACC lead with six teams apiece.

Eastern Michigan ties NCAA record by scoring 4 first half points - SBNation.com
The Eastern Michigan Eagles were also directly involved in the previous record-setting performance.

If Ohio State beats Michigan yet again, here’s how it happens - SBNation.com
With the way Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes have played of late, and with the way rival Michigan has played since a season-opening loss to Notre Dame, it has almost begun to feel like leaning on the past is the only true reason to believe OSU is going to beat the Wolverines in Columbus.

Washington Wizards drama: A complete history of their petty in-fighting - SBNation.com
The Wizards’ internal drama is spilling out into public view, again. Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

NFL Week 11: The 11 dumbest mistakes from Sunday, ranked - SBNation.com
There were no shortage of rough moments this week, thanks to Kirk Cousins’ primetime decision-making and Ryan Fitzpatrick killing "FitzMagic" once and for all.


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