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The Shotgun/Throwdown (4/12/18): The Mountaineers Are Headed To Myrtle Beach Next Season

West Virginia, Wake Forest, Saint Joseph’s, and UCF headline the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitational.

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Will Grier's passer rating when kept clean tops all returning Big 12 QBs | Diehards
West Virginia quarterback Will Grier has the best passer rating when kept free from pressure of any returning Big 12 quarterback in 2018.

Mitch Vingle: Plenty of intrigue remains for WVU football | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Last Saturday, WVU concluded spring football drills when the annual Gold-Blue game was canceled. Yet that morning Mountaineer head coach Dana Holgorsen still met with the media.

Four Players Named to Hampshire Honor Society | West Virginia Athletics
WVU seniors Mike Molina, Shane Commodore, Nick Meadows, and Grant Lingafelter have been named to the Hampshire Honor Society by The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.


WVU men to participate in Myrtle Beach tourney | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The WVU men’s basketball team will be participating in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitational, which will be televised by ESPN.

Cuevas-Moore to Join Mountaineers | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia women’s basketball team will be adding a former national champion to the roster. Point guard Bianca Cuevas-Moore will be transferring from South Carolina, where she started on their 2017 national champion team. She is a former McDonald’s All-American, and will be a great addition to the women’s basketball team.

Women’s Hoops Adds Boykin | West Virginia Athletics
The WVU women’s basketball team will also be adding a transfer player from Penn State. Forward De’Janae Boykin originally signed with UConn before playing for the Nittany Lions. Boykin is also a former McDonald’s All-American and she has competed on an international level.


WVU Routs Pitt in Well-Rounded Win | West Virginia Athletics
WVU handled their arch rival Pitt Wednesday night in this season’s first edition of the Backyard Brawl. The Mountaineers continued their home win streak with the 12-1 victory.

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Blue & Golden Globes Fun | West Virginia Athletics
The annual Blue and Golden Globe Awards is an event held to recognize athletic and academic success among WVU student-athletes. Some notable awards from the event included Jevon Carter being named Male Athlete of the Year and Bob Huggins being named Coach of the Year. Teddy Allen and Beetle Bolden also received awards at the event.

WVU lands 19 student-athletes on Academic All-Big 12 team | The Times WV
The Big 12 Conference named 19 West Virginia University student-athletes to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team on Tuesday.

Around the Big 12

WATCH: Andrew Jones back on basketball court as battle with leukemia continues | Diehards
Andrew Jones has been battling leukemia for the past several months, but at this point in his recovery, he's now able to get back onto the hardwood.

Texas Tech, Duke schedule game at Madison Square Garden for next season | SportsDay
Texas Tech and Duke basketball have scheduled a non-conference game that will place in December next season at Madison Square Garden, according to a report.

Jamie Dixon officially signs No. 1 JUCO player in nation | Diehards
Jamie Dixon has officially signed his crown jewel recruit.

Colin Cowherd: Baker Mayfield will be ‘Case Keenum at best, Johnny... | Springfield News Sun
Colin Cowherd has another bold take regarding OU’s Baker Mayfield and his future in the NFL.

Around the NCAA

Alabama vs. Auburn: Shaun Dion Hamilton taunts Daniel Carlson after title claim | SBNation
"I guess the Iron Bowl is their national championship," Alabama’s Shaun Dion Hamilton says.

Romeo Langford: Local Taco Bell really wants 5-star recruit to pick Indiana | SBNation
Check out how this Taco Bell is getting in on the recruiting game.

NBA Rookie of the Year: The Ben Simmons vs. Donovan Mitchell feud, explained | SBNation
The two Rookie of the Year candidates have a little bit of beef, and we’re here for it. Here’s how it started and escalated.

Lakers’ Andre Ingram lives NBA dreams after 11 years in the G League | SBNation
A 32-year-old is the next great story from the Lakers’ 2017-18, and his story might be one of the best this season in the NBA.

Russell Westbrook is first player to average a triple-double in multiple seasons | SBNation
Russell Westbrook went for history and he achieved it. Westbrook became the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double in multiple seasons.

The 2018 NFL Mock Draft Database | SBNation
Check out the SB Nation 2018 NFL Mock Draft Database for the latest draft predictions.

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