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The Shotgun/Throwdown (2/27/18): West Virginia Kicks Off Spring Football This Afternoon


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West Virginia QB Will Grier cleared to fully participate in spring practice | Diehards
West Virginia quarterback Will Grier was cleared Tuesday to fully participate in Mountaineers spring practice, according to a university spokesman.

WVU football opens spring drills amid optimism | Charleston Gazette-Mail
For some West Virginia University football followers, the 2018 season began last Nov. 18, when standout Mountaineer quarterback Will Grier rose from the ground in a game against Texas and showed the world his broken finger.

Spring Football Work Begins Today | West Virginia Athletics
Work for the 2018 West Virginia University football season starts later this afternoon when coach Dana Holgorsen begins his eighth spring practice overall, and his seventh leading the Mountaineers.


With Carter and Miles Jr., WVU has come a long way | Times WV
The other night, when West Virginia had the pedal to the metal against Iowa State, they rushed down the court. The ball, as usual, was in Jevon Carter’s hands and he glimpsed his senior partner Daxter Miles Jr. streaking to the basket.

Ahmad scores another double-double after Huggins’ coaxing | WV MetroNews
Twice West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad caught a pass on the left wing, directly in front of the Texas Tech bench. Both times he barreled toward the basket, colliding with defenders who tried in vain to draw charges.This was the assertive player Bob Huggins wanted to see.

Seniors Carter, Miles Go Out Winners | West Virginia Athletics
Daxter Miles Jr. held back tears before and after the game, but in between he composed himself enough to team with fellow senior Jevon Carter to give No. 20 West Virginia an 84-74 victory over 12th-ranked Texas Tech on Senior Night.

WVU Falls at No. 3 Baylor | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University women's basketball team closed the 2017-18 regular season with an 80-54 loss to No. 3 Baylor, at the Farrell Center in Waco, Texas, on Monday.


Brophy Named Big 12 Player of the Week | West Virginia Athletics
Following a three-home run, eight-RBI performance on Saturday, West Virginia University sophomore first baseman Kevin Brophy has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week.

Around The Big XII:

Shaka Smart gives injury update on Mo Bamba after Texas falls to Kansas | Diehards
Texas men’s basketball was without freshman forward Mo Bamba on Monday night as the Longhorns lost 80-70 to No. 6 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.

Around The NCAA:

NFL Combine 2018: Sam Darnold’s hands and 7 more storylines to follow | SBNation
The most important measurements, a potential break out player and more to follow this week in Indianapolis

John Franklin III 40 time might be NFL draft’s fastest ever, and 2018’s | SBNation
It’s difficult to verify these things, but Franklin is lightning.

College basketball still has benefits the G-League can never touch | SBNation
The G-League just can’t compete with the perks of playing big-time college basketball yet.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Iowa State Cyclones
Tonight at 7:00PM on ESPNU.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Baylor Bears
Tonight at 9:00PM on ESPN2

Kansas State Wildcat vs. TCU Horned Frogs
Tonight at 9:00PM on ESPNU


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