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The Shotgun/Throwdown (3/26/18): Georgia Wide Receiver Deshon Stoudemire Commits To West Virginia

The talented wideout picked the Mountaineers over a who’s who of Power 5 programs

NCAA Football: Iowa State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

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Football:

WVU football recruiting: Wide receiver Deshon Stoudemire picks Mountaineers | Charleston Gazette-Mail
WVU picked up its fifth commitment of the 2019 football signing class on Friday evening when Deshon Stoudemire pledged to the Mountaineers over offers from Auburn, Ohio State and many more.

Holgorsen adds Ryan Nehlen to staff as analyst | The Times WV
When Ryan Nehlen ended his career as a wide receiver at West Virginia University, his coach, Dana Holgorsen, thought he had a great career as a doctor ahead of him. Nehlen is going to wind up performing surgery, all right, but it will be on WVU’s football opponents as an analyst on Holgorsen’s coaching staff.

Holgorsen excited to see WVU's progress on first day in pads | Charleston Gazette-Mail
With eight practices in the books, the West Virginia football team put the full pads on for the first time this spring. This brings an always-exciting time for the Mountaineers and brings coach Dana Holgorsen and the rest of his staff a chance to get a good look at where the team stands as WVU prepares for the final few weeks of spring practice.

Basketball:

Jevon Carter, Daxter Miles the clear standard for Huggins-led WVU basketball | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Here’s a message for the members of the 2018-19 West Virginia University men’s basketball team, as well as those who will populate the Mountaineer roster for years to come. Did you see those two seniors walking off the TD Center court in Boston, one last time wearing a WVU uniform?

Konate says emotion central to his game: ‘I don’t have any temper’ | WV MetroNews
Along with his reputation for being a vicious rim defender and a hungry rebounder, West Virginia center Sagaba Konate will carry some more baggage into next season: A two-game technical streak.

Baseball:

WVU Falls in Doubleheader Opener | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team lost the opening game of the doubleheader at Oklahoma, 10-2, on Saturday afternoon in Norman, Oklahoma.

West Virginia Edged in Big 12-Opening Finale | West Virginia Athletics
In the second game of a doubleheader, the West Virginia University baseball team lost to Oklahoma, 2-1, on Saturday night to conclude the opening weekend of Big 12 Conference play.

West Virginia Athletics:

Duo Leads WVU to Runner-Up Finish at Furman | West Virginia Athletics
A pair of Mountaineers took home top-10 finishes as the West Virginia golf team finished as the runner-up at the 49th Annual Furman Intercollegiate, hosted by the Paladins at the Furman University golf course on Sunday.

No. 25 Mountaineers Finish Fourth | West Virginia Athletics
Despite not counting a fall, the No 25-ranked West Virginia University gymnastics team finished fourth at the 2018 Big 12 Gymnastics Championship with a 195.625 score Saturday afternoon at Iowa State's Hilton Coliseum.

Meet Beef Ref: Jacked football referee shares his workout plan | SBNation
Let’s talk to the Big 12 ref about his guns, which once took over social media during a title game.

Tennessee coach search 2017: Wildest moments from a wild month | SBNation
Take a ride through the Vols’ 2017 roller coaster search, updated with the best from the 2018 document dump.

Alabama vs. Notre Dame football series? Tide could play Texas, too | SBNation
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