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The Shotgun/Throwdown (3/27/18): What Does the Future Hold for WVU Football and Basketball?

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Both the WVU football and basketball teams begin looking ahead to their 2018-2019 seasons, while the WVU baseball team prepares for the Backyard Brawl tonight.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-West Virginia vs Marshall Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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

Football:

Cajuste, WVU seniors hoping to leave behind a legacy | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
This year’s senior class is looking to raise the bar and continue building up the WVU football program for future teams. Senior, offensive lineman, Yodny Cajuste discusses how the experience the offensive line gained last season is helping them improve this spring.

Dana Holgorsen reacts to West Virginia's Sweet 16 loss vs. Villanova
In a recent interview, Dana Holgorsen discussed how he was sad to see the WVU basketball season come to an end this past weekend. He also discussed the progress that has been made in spring practices.

Basketball:

WVU basketball returns good nucleus for 2018-19 | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
We all know that the two seniors, Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles, will be dearly missed, but WVU will return a lot of experienced players next season. Who could be the potential starters and team leaders next season?

Jevon Carter's Mountaineer Legacy Solidified - West Virginia Athletics
No matter where you may rank Jevon Carter when looking back and comparing his career to the careers of other Mountaineers greats, the fact that you are making those comparisons shows how great Jevon truly was as a Mountaineer.

Baseball:

The WVU baseball team will host Pitt tonight in the first of two editions of the Backyard Brawl this season. The Mountaineers have a winning streak against the Panthers, as they beat Pitt in both of their matchups last season. Here are highlights from last season’s home game against the Panthers.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU women handle St. John's, advance to NIT semifinals | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
WVU senior, Teana Muldrow led the way with an incredibly efficient and record breaking performance, as the women’s basketball team advanced past St. John’s in Morgantown on Sunday. Now the Mountaineers will host rival Virginia Tech in the WNIT semifinals later this week.

Rankings Set for Postseason - West Virginia Athletics
After finishing fourth in the Big 12 Gymnastics Championship, the WVU gymnastics team falls to 27th in the national rankings. Despite the drop in the rankings, the team is still one of the best teams in the conference and in the nation on vault with a 49.145 regional qualifying score.

Big 12 lone conference to make both College Football Playoff, Final Four in 2018
Four of the ten Big 12 schools made the Sweet Sixteen, three of those teams moved on to the Elite Eight, and now the conference has a member in the Final Four. This makes the Big 12 the only conference to have a team in the Final Four in basketball and the College Football Playoff this year.

College basketball coaching rumors: Louisville, UConn, and Pitt - SBNation.com
The coaching carousel of college basketball speeds up before the season has even concluded. See how WVU’s former Big East rivals are doing in their searches for new coaches.

Big 12 adding pitch clock to conference baseball games
Mountaineer fans, prepare for faster paced games at Monongalia County Ballpark and other venues around the Big 12. Conference games will now feature a 15 second pitch clock.


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