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The Shotgun/Throwdown (3/28/18): West Virginia’s ACL Monster Sidelines Another Victim

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Starting SAM linebacker Quondarius Qualls will be sitting out the remainder of Spring practice, but will hopefully be ready to go in the Fall.

East Carolina v West Virginia Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

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

Football

Linebacker Qualls was ‘standing out’ before ACL injury | WV MetroNews
An ACL injury sustained by outside linebacker Quondarius Qualls has been the lone blight on a mostly encouraging spring practice for West Virginia.

Spring time the right time for experimenting with offensive personnel | WV MetroNews
Beyond stressing fundamentals and sharpening technique, spring affords a trial-and-error approach to offensive personnel packages.

WVU LB David Long a spring spectator, but likes what he sees | Charleston Gazette-Mail
David Long can only be a spectator this spring for the West Virginia University football team. Rehabilitation from offseason shoulder surgery will keep the standout linebacker from participating. Long can only watch the defense from the sidelines this spring, but he likes what he has seen in its growth.

New-look Will Grier wants to push WVU offense to new heights | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The long flowing locks that used to cascade from West Virginia quarterback Will Grier’s head are gone. In their place is a hairstyle that remains long at the top, but much more closely cropped on the back and sides.

Basketball

Kansas and WVU’s travel disparities reason for scrutiny | The Times WV
Since we haven’t heard any outcry from Shane Lyons and Gordon Gee on the inequities that are heaped upon the Mountaineers in their place in the Big 12 and college sports in general, Bob Hertzel thinks it’s time someone stepped forward and spoke up.

WVU women face Hokies in NIT semifinals | The Times WV
It’s sort of like deja vu all over again for West Virginia’s women’s basketball team as it takes on Virginia Tech in the Final Four of the WNIT at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Coliseum.

WVU's Teana Muldrow named AP All-America Honorable Mention | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia University women’s basketball senior forward Teana Muldrow has been named to the 2018 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention team, which was announced Monday.

Baseball

Backyard Brawl baseball game postponed | WV Illustrated
Tuesday's Backyard Brawl matchup between the West Virginia University baseball team and Pitt was postponed, due to inclement weather in the Morgantown area. Information about a makeup date will be announced at a later time. Fans with tickets to Tuesday’s originally scheduled contest may exchange them for tickets to another game at Monongalia County Ballpark this season.

Around The Big 12

Arrested Texas Tech players suspended 'indefinitely,' Kliff Kingsbury says | Big 12 Diehards
The four Texas Tech football players arrested over the weekend have been suspended from the team “indefinitely,” according to coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Around The NCAA

Tennessee fans turned fired AD John Currie’s DMs into group-chat hell | SBNation
During one of the worst coach searches ever, UT fans didn’t just bomb the AD’s email inbox. They added him to [horror music] group chats.

Gene Chizik went with his daughters on a spring break trip to Mexico | SBNation
Yes, you read that right.

Duke basketball: Who’s the favorite to eventually replace Coach K? | SBNation
Jeff Capel was supposed to be next man up. Now what?

TODAY’S FBS TEAM PREVIEW BY BILL C

As always, SB Nation’s Bill Connelly is working his way through every Division I FBS football team, from Georgia State to Alabama. Check out the teams Bill has already previewed by clicking HERE.

At 73 years old, Frank Solich is just getting started at Ohio | SBNation
His 13th Ohio team was his most high-upside squad yet. It could be more of the same in 2018.

Young US Men's National Team scrapes 1-0 win over Paraguay | SBNation
Bobby Wood scored the only goal in a solid defensive performance for the Americans.

How the NFL’s Rules Changes Will Affect the League | The Ringer
The owners approved a number of proposals Tuesday that could have a larger impact on football than you might think

What Is the Best TV Pilot From the Past Five Years? | The Ringer
From ‘The Night Of’ to ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson,’ these are the shows that were the real deal from day one

Prepare yourself for video overload.


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