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The Shotgun/Throwdown (11/29/18): Grier Named Finalist for Walter Camp Player of the Year Award

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Mountaineer quarterback Will Grier has been named one of five finalists for the 2018 Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Award.

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Football

Grier Named 2018 Walter Camp Player of the Year Finalist - West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia redshirt senior quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Will Grier has been named one of five finalists for the 2018 Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Award.

BREAKING: West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital accepts Texas State head coach position - The Smoking Musket
WVU offensive coordinator Jake Spavital has been named the head coach of the Texas State Bobcats.

WV MetroNews – West Virginia LB David Long named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
Linebacker David Long is the first West Virginia player recognized as a conference defensive player of the year since Canute Curtis.

Long Named Top Defensive Player, 8 Mountaineers Earn Big 12 Honors - The Smoking Musket
WVU earns high praise from Big 12 Conference in post-season awards.

Mountaineers down to No. 16 in College Football Playoff rankings
West Virginia fell to #16 this week in the College Football Playoff poll, and now must wait until next week to learn its bowl matchup.

Basketball

West Virginia Earns its Fourth Victory of the Season - West Virginia Athletics
Lamont West came off the bench to score 20 and Esa Ahmad followed up his career-best 30 points last Saturday with 16 in West Virginia's 92-78 victory over Rider here at the WVU Coliseum last night.

West Virginia knocks of Rider, Improves to 4-2 - The Smoking Musket
The Mountaineers continue to show improvement, with third straight win.

West Virginia Athletics

Like Father, Like Son - West Virginia Athletics
From starting at West Virginia to becoming the captain of the rifle team, Will Anti walks along in his father, Mike Anti's, footsteps. After choosing between five different schools, Will chose to go to his father's alma mater where he has flourished over the last four years in and out of the rifle range.

Around the Big 12

2018 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site
The All-Big 12 Conference football teams and individual award winners have been announced.

Big 12 to Sooners: ‘Horns Down’ gesture will draw a flag
With the Big 12 Championship on the line, a new mandate has come down for the Sooners: The "horns down" hand symbol will draw a flag.

Oklahoma vs. Ohio State: Sooners could be better Playoff choice - SBNation.com
This could be really close, if both Ohio State and Oklahoma win on Saturday.

Kliff Kingsbury rumors: Why do so many football teams want to hire him? - SBNation.com
The list of NFL and college football teams that wouldn’t like former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury as offensive coordinator is probably short.

Around the NCAA

ACC-Big Ten Challenge 2018: Bracket, schedule, scores, and TV/live stream info - SBNation.com
Here is everything you need to know about the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Hawaii Bowl 2018, Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech: Where, when, and team info - SBNation.com
Who’s playing in the 2018 Hawaii Bowl? The game in Honolulu now has its matchup.

Jeff Brohm’s staying at Purdue, so who’s next for Louisville? - SBNation.com
Hometown guy Brohm spurned the Cardinals, so here’s who might be next on the list.

Kyle Korver trade: Jazz get Korver from Cavs in hope to improve offense - SBNation.com
The Jazz have struggled in the opening few weeks of the season, and a lot of that has been because of a lackluster offense. Maybe Kyle Korver can change things around.

How Kawhi Leonard’s New Balance shoe deal started with Jordan Brand - SBNation.com
Jordan Brand may have lowballed one of the best players in the game. So Leonard took his talents to New Balance.

Anthony Davis’ New Orleans Pelicans career is nearing its end - SBNation.com
Nothing is certain, but it sure feels like this is the last year of AD in the Crescent City.


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