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The Shotgun/Throwdown (12/11/18): David Long and David Sills Named AP All-Americans

Awards and honors keep pouring in for the Mountaineers.

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WV MetroNews – West Virginia’s David Long, David Sills named to AP All-America team
Two West Virginia Mountaineers were named to the Associated Press All-America team. Junior linebacker David Long was named a Second Team All-American and senior wide receiver David Sills was named a Third Team All-American.

Cajuste Named to All-America Team - West Virginia Athletics
WVU's senior offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste has been named to the Football Writers' Association of America All-America Second Team.

Camping World Bowl: Syracuse Orange First Look - The Smoking Musket
Let’s get to know an old Big East opponent and former rival, the Syracuse Orange.

Four-star cornerback Dreshun Miller flips from LSU, commits to West Virginia - The Smoking Musket
The West Virginia Mountaineers landed a commitment from one of the top junior college prospects in the 2019 recruiting class.


Konate becomes leading shot blocker in win vs. Pitt
There is a new, undisputed king of shot blocking in the history of Mountaineer basketball.

In new era, Backyard Brawl still meaningful to Mountaineers
The landscape of the Backyard Brawl has changed over the years, but to at least one West Virginia native, the rivalry is still meaningful.

West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley a man on the move - Dominion Post
Moving around is nearly as much a part of Jermaine Haley’s life as breakfast or basketball practice.

Re-Born Backyard Brawl Still Lacking Old Vigor - West Virginia Athletics
A couple of games is not going to undo what six years of inactivity did to the Backyard Brawl, despite moments of intensity in this past Saturday's game.

West Virginia Athletics

Pair Receives Scholar All-Region Honors - West Virginia Athletics
Senior defenders Easther Mayi Kith and Bianca St. Georges of the WVU women's soccer team were named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women's Scholar All-South Region First Team.

Duo Earns Scholar All-Region Accolades - West Virginia Athletics
Juniors Pascal Derwaritsch and Ryan Kellogg of the West Virginia men's soccer team have been named to the Scholar All-Region Team.

Around the Big 12

Kansas State coaching search is poised to end, plus 2 more notes -
North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman and Troy’s Neal Brown lead at K-State. Plus: Will Jim Leavitt remain at Oregon? And will Temple continue a pattern?

TCU Frog football: Gary Patterson talks K-State’s Bill Snyder | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
TCU Horned Frogs football coach Gary Patterson has always admired Kansas State Wildcats coach Bill Snyder, who is retiring after 27 seasons at K-State. They faced each other seven times since TCU joined the Big 12.

Next AAC TV deal could affect Big 12 expansion and all college football -
Schools will have to decide what they care about more: short-term money or the chance to jump ship down the road.

Around the NCAA

5 Deserving College Football Teams That Were Denied a Shot at a National Title
If the College Football Playoff had been around, these teams from the past would have played in it.

1 nice sentence about all 39 college football bowl games in 2018-19 -
You might have to squint, but there is something to like in every bowl game this year.

NCAA basketball rankings: Kansas takes over No. 1 in the AP Poll -
Kansas moves up, Gonzaga falls after a loss to Tennessee, Kentucky drops to #19, and the ACC grabs ahold of the rankings.

College basketball scores: Gonzaga, Kentucky lose on wild weekend -
#1 Gonzaga and top-10 Kentucky were both knocked off to highlight fun weekend in college hoops.

Meet 2018’s Piesman Trophy winner: Tennessee’s Kyle Phillips -
Tennessee's Kyle Phillips becomes the fourth Piesman winner with his pick-six against the Crimson Tide.

How John Beilein helped Mike Gansey realize his NBA dreams | The Michigan Daily
John Beilein helped Mike Gansey get back on his feet and eventually that led to Gansey winning an NBA Championship as the Cavaliers' assistant GM.

The 6 best comebacks and collapses from NFL Week 14 -
From the Miami Miracle to Patrick Mahomes’ amazing throws, retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz takes a look at Sunday’s highlights and what they mean for the rest of the season.

Atlanta United’s championship was soccer’s final triumph over the city -
From the grassroots up, Atlanta loved soccer almost immediately, and soccer loved it back.

Golden State Warriors’ likeliest Western Conference Finals foes, ranked -
The NBA’s West standings are a jumble. Let’s look at who has the best chance at getting crushed by Golden State in the conference finals.

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