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The Shotgun/Throwdown (12/19/18): West Virginia and the Early Signing Period

Let’s take a look at the Mountaineers’ recruiting class for the early signing period.

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Football

WV MetroNews – Who’s in? A look at West Virginia’s expected early signing day class
A look at what to expect from West Virginia's recruiting class for the early signing period in college football.

Capital standout Martin's path leads to Signing Day dream with WVU | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Kerry Martin, Jr. is a name that should be familiar to high school sports fans in the state of West Virginia. Now he is preparing to sign a National Letter of Intent to play for the Mountaineers.

Basketball

WVU Downs MSU Behind Ekhelar’s Double-Double - West Virginia Athletics
Led by senior center Theresa Ekhelar's double-double, the West Virginia women's basketball team defeated the Morgan State Lady Bears, 72-37, last night.

West Virginia Basketball: Derek Culver officially reinstated, practicing with the team today - The Smoking Musket
West Virginia freshman Derek Culver has been reinstated and has rejoined his teammates, after being suspended in November for an unspecified violation of team rules.

WV MetroNews – Tshiebwe to display talents in Morgantown’s American Homes Classic
Morgantown High takes on WVU signee, Oscar Tshiebwe, and Kennedy Catholic as part of a busy American Homes Classic.

West Virginia Athletics

Piatczyc Named to All-America Second Team - West Virginia Athletics
Senior midfielder Joey Piatczyc of the WVU men's soccer team has added All-America Second Team honors by College Soccer News to a long list of postseason accolades.

WVU Readies for Black Diamond Brawl - West Virginia Athletics
Looking to snap a three-match losing skid, the Mountaineer wrestling team returns to the WVU Coliseum to face #14 Virginia Tech on Wednesday in the Black Diamond Brawl.

Four Commit to Mountaineers - West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia volleyball team has added four newcomers to the 2019 squad.

NFL

Mountaineers in the Pros: Week 15 - West Virginia Athletics
In this week's report, Wendell Smallwood gets in the end zone twice, Rasul Douglas has a career day on defense, and Bruce Irvin terrorizes the quarterback.

NBA

Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter's Role Going Forward
Despite the Memphis Grizzlies recent struggles there is something positive they can take away from recent losses. Jevon Carter is showing that he can contribute at the NBA level.

Around the Big 12

TCU football: Jeremiah Donati talks Big 12, Jordan, Kavontae Turpin, | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
TCU Horned Frogs athletic director Jeremiah Donati sat down with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to talk about a number of topics, including Big 12 expansion, KaVontae Turpin, a potential switch to Jordan brand, and more.

Miles’ KU coaching staff almost complete - University of Kansas Athletics
Les Miles to retain Clint Bowen and Tony Hull on KU staff.

Around the NCAA

Early Signing Period 2019’s biggest news, updated throughout - SBNation.com
Commits, flips, and more, updated throughout December’s precursor to February’s National Signing Day.

Predicting where 8 top uncommitted 2019 football recruits will sign - SBNation.com
Where will the stars of the Early Signing Period land?

Boca Raton Bowl 2018: UAB beats NIU, earns first-ever bowl win in school history - SBNation.com
Bill Clark led the Blazers to a program-best 11 wins with a Boca Raton Bowl win over NIU.

The Ohio State vs. Washington Rose Bowl will show football’s future - SBNation.com
Ohio State’s offense forces defenses to prioritize athleticism in different ways. Washington’s defense is built to deal with just that approach. In a spread era, the Rose Bowl could be a roadmap.

This Zion Williamson block must be seen to be believed - SBNation.com
Zion Williamson’s block against Princeton was so powerful it was actually scary.

NFL playoff picture 2019: Bears win NFC North, 7 teams eliminated in Week 15 - SBNation.com
The Bears and Chargers were the only teams to clinch in Week 15. Seven more teams were officially knocked out.

Pro Bowl rosters 2019: Complete AFC, NFC teams revealed - SBNation.com
The rosters for the 2019 Pro Bowl are here!

Can Drew Brees and the Saints offense get on track for the playoffs? - SBNation.com
New Orleans is going to the playoffs, but will they be taking the high-scoring offense we got used to seeing earlier in the year with them?


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