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The Shotgun/Throwdown (2/21/18): West Virginia’s Quarterback Situation “Murky” After Will Grier

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The Mountaineers have a Hesiman Trophy candidate steering the offense in 2018. After that? All bets are off.

NCAA Football: Heart of Dallas Bowl-Utah vs West Virginia Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions.

Football:

'Tricky' West Virginia quarterback situation is No. 16 in ESPN ranking | West Virginia Diehards
Next season, the West Virginia Mountaineers have Heisman Trophy-candidate Will Grier behind center and are eying a Big 12 title. In 2019? All bets are off.

West Virginia’s Big 12 title hopes rest on defensive back transfers | West Virginia Diehards
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen took a gamble during the early signing period. If it pays off, the Mountaineers can win the Big 12.

Bailey Returning for WVU Pro Day | EerSports
Stedman Bailey is working toward a return to the NFL... and the next step will be a return to Morgantown.

Basketball:

WVU defeats Baylor on road 71-60 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Although West Virginia allowed a 28-point lead to dwindle to 12, it did get the job done on the road against a Baylor team that was riding a five-game winning streak.

WVU Downs K-State for Win No. 20 | West Virginia Athletics
Led by a double-double from senior forward Teana Muldrow, all five starters finished in double-figure scoring as the West Virginia women's basketball team avenged an earlier loss to K-State with a 75-66 win at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas, on Tuesday.

WVU Athletics:

Henson Inducted into SCA Hall of Fame | West Virginia Athletics
The South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame (SCAHOF) is pleased to announce the induction of Sammie Henson, head coach for the West Virginia University wrestling team, into the class of 2018.

Around The Big XII:

Young hasn't earned right to be Big 12 player of the year | The Exponent Telegram
When it came to voting for the Big 12 Player of the Year, it was a foregone conclusion that the Fab Frosh from Oklahoma, Trae Young, was going to be the conference's Player of the Year. Surely he already had picked out a spot on the mantle in Norman for the trophy. But then a strange thing happened. Oklahoma lost six straight games, the latest being Monday by 30 at Kansas.

Around The NCAA:

Louisville NCAA appeal: Cardinals have 2013 national championship stripped | SBNation
The 2013 championship never happened, according to the NCAA.

Rick Pitino’s tattoo artist is happy to help him vacate his Louisville championship ink | SBNation
A Q&A with Adam Potts, the man who gave Rick Pitino the tattoo commemorating Louisville’s now vacated title.

Olympic results 2018: Lindsey Vonn wins bronze medal in downhill | SBNation
Vonn became the oldest women’s downhill skier to medal in the Olympics.

Steelers’ Ryan Shazier says he plans to play football again | SBNation
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is not ready to hang up the cleats just yet.

Report: Mavericks’ Workplace Culture a “Real Life Animal House” | The Ringer
A Sports Illustrated investigation says Dallas ignored several incidents of sexual misconduct

(6) Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Tonight at 7:00PM ET on ESPNU. How much will the Red Raiders miss Keenan Evans, and will they get caught looking ahead to Saturday’s matchup with Kansas?

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Iowa State Cyclones
Tonight at 8:00PM ET on Cyclones.TV. Yes, that’s a real thing. This game was not selected to be telecasted by ESPN before the season, so it’s being pushed to online PPV. You can pay $6.95 to watch. You know, if you don’t have anything better to do.

Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas State Wildcats
Tonight at 9:00PM ET on ESPNU. Bruce Weber’s Wildcats will look to sweep the season series against Shaka Smart’s less than stellar Longhorns.


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