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The Shotgun/Throwdown (2/22/18): Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Are Leaving Their Mark On West Virginia

In a world of one-and-dones, West Virginia’s grizzled vets will leave a lasting memory for years to come

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Carter, Miles leaving their marks at WVU | The Times West Virginian
In a sport where one and done is often the rule and where four-year players are looked upon quizzically with people wondering if a player was that good why would they be around for four years, WVU had this pair of grizzled veterans at guard.

Here's an idea when it comes to WVU's Konate | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The conversation came before Sagaba Konate’s near triple-double on Tuesday against Baylor in Waco. Mountaineer assistant coach Erik Martin was talking about the development of his 6-foot-8 sophomore. And within that conversation came a suggestion, a proposal, a nomination.

‘Hot Rod’ documentary will bring out emotions | The Exponent Telegram
It was a seed planted over three years ago, and since then the idea has grown to completion. The documentary “Hot Rod” follows the amazingly complex life of a Mountaineer basketball icon and an NBA broadcasting legend.

WVU Athletics:

No. 1 Mountaineers Earn NCAA Bid | West Virginia Athletics
The No. 1-ranked Mountaineers have earned the chance to defend their NCAA title, as the West Virginia University rifle team has qualified for the 2018 NCAA National Championships, as announced this evening by the NCAA Rifle Committee.

WVU in need of more offensive production | The DA
If WVU hopes to win games offensively, it will need some surprise players to step up. The Big 12 is an offense-first league and the Mountaineers must have bats to stack up against the rest of the conference. If not, it could be the difference between making and missing the NCAA Tournament.

WVU looks ahead to new challenge | The DA
After a 16-0 exhibition rout against Marshall, the West Virginia University lacrosse team embraces a new challenge as they head to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to compete in the first-ever Big 12 Shootout.

Records Fall on Day One of Big 12 Championship | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University swimming and diving teams combined to break three school records on the opening night of the 2018 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship, at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday.

Around The Big XII:

Former TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee adds alleged abuse details to lawsuit | Big 12 Diehards
Former TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee has added details to his lawsuit against the university and football coach Gary Patterson, outlining what he claims was mistreatment of injured players, including himself.

Around The NCAA:

Louisville’s vacated national championship is real, no matter the NCAA | SBNation
Louisville is college basketball’s national champion for 2013. That is a known fact. The NCAA says otherwise.

No, Lamar Jackson isn’t a damn wide receiver: NFL draft 2018 | SBNation
A quarterbacks coach explains why one of college football’s best quarterbacks is actually a quarterback.

NFL mock draft 2018: Mel Kiper projects Josh Allen to Browns again | SBNation
Kiper is sticking to his original prediction on who the Browns will take.

Let’s catch up on what everyone’s gonna be talking about today:

Team USA women’s hockey beats Canada to bring home Olympic gold for 1st time since 1998 | SBNation
Team USA women’s hockey beats Canada to bring home Olympic gold for 1st time since 1998

Jon Gruden thinks he’s going to ‘fix’ football by recapturing its past | SBNation
He hasn’t even been back to the NFL for a full month, and he’s already tedious.

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