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The Shotgun/Throwdown (4/11/18): Jordan McCabe and Trey Doomes set to make their debut in the Mountain State

West Virginia fans can catch a sneak peek of the two future Mountaineers in Beckley on Saturday

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A very early look at WVU's matchup with Tennessee | Charleston Gazette-Mail
There's plenty of intrigue for West Virginia’s opener. It goes without saying both teams would love to write in a Power 5 nonconference victory on their 2018-19 resume. WVU would love to add a win over a Southeastern Conference team. Tennessee would love to add one over a Big 12 team.

WVU to Field Bigger, More Physical O-Line in 2018 | West Virginia Athletics
Dana Holgorsen might want to consider having his starting offensive line get off the bus first at big road games this fall. Why? Because these dudes are big - really, really big.

WVU AD Shane Lyons tackles issues from football attrition to Big 12 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
While some of West Virginia University’s spring sports are still ongoing, Shane Lyons is winding up his third full year as Mountaineer director of athletics and associate school vice president.


Scott Brown Classic will feature future WVU players | (Rivals)
The event, which will be held at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center, is an all-star game that has featured a number of future Mountaineers over the past couple seasons.That will be no different this year.


Mountaineers Walk Off at PNC Park | West Virginia Athletics
Sophomore designated hitter Chase Illig hit a game-winning single in the 10th inning as the West Virginia University baseball team walked off against Penn State, 3-2, on Tuesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

West Virginia Athletics

Lyons Names Flynn WVU’s Ninth Wrestling Coach | West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons has named Tim Flynn as the school's ninth wrestling coach.

WVU sports could be on the verge of something special | The Times WV
Somehow you get the feeling now that WVU is standing on the edge of a big time run in college athletics ... in football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and rifle while growing in the other sports. What does it take to stitch together a Golden Era?

Around The NCAA

How Herm Edwards and Arizona State are disrupting college football without changing it | SBNation
The new leadership model created by Herm Edwards and Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson isn’t so new, but it could be a success story for an old partnership.

Alabama White House visit includes Nick Saban calling Tide recruits | SBNation
Alabama spent Tuesday at the White House for a ceremony to honor the program’s national championship in 2017. Nick Saban did not take the day off from his usual business.


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.

San Diego State’s football potential has finally gone from theory to reality | SBNation
Rocky Long’s Aztecs have won 10-plus games for three straight years and aren’t far from making it four.

Color Rush on Thursday nights is no more, according to Fox | SBNation
A Fox executive says the network won’t lean on "gimmicks" like Color Rush to get fans to tune in on Thursdays.

Barcelona Collapsed, and Yes, You’re Officially a Roma Fan Now | The Ringer
After a 4-1 loss in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, the Italian club overturned the deficit, took off their shirts, and ran directly into our hearts

WrestleMania 34: The women stole the show, and I became a total mark | SBNation
SB Nation's Charlotte Wilder is back for her, seemingly, annual WrestleMania review.

You may remember I posted an article back in February looking for a few diehard Mountaineer fans that were willing to appear in a special video project. At the time, I couldn’t give out too much detail about the video, but I can now show you the final product.

A portion of this video was shown during CBS’ March Madness coverage.

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