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The Shotgun/Throwdown (4/30/18): Should Sagaba Konate Stay, Or Should He Go?

The tenacious shot blocker is at a crossroads after working out for the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets.

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


WVU on the hunt for 2020 quarterbacks | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia has not quite finished its pursuit of a 2019 quarterback, yet.The board has narrowed — Connor Bazelak from Ohio and Brian Maurer from Florida are the two front-runners — but the battle could take days, or months. That uncertainty though, has not stopped the Mountaineers from kicking their search for a 2020 quarterback into gear.


Should Konate stay or should he go? | The DA
West Virginia sophomore forward Sagaba Konate has a very important decision looming: does he stay in college or go pro?

One chapter of WVU's basketball history closes | The DA
With the upcoming demolition of Stansbury Hall, a chapter of the story of West Virginia University men’s basketball will come to a close.


Mountaineers Win Series vs. No. 19 Texas | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team won its second consecutive Big 12 series with an 8-3 victory over No. 19 Texas on Sunday afternoon at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Kearns keeps warm in bathroom during clincher vs. No. 19 Texas | WV MetroNews
Growing up in Pennsylvania didn’t immunize West Virginia pitcher Isaiah Kearns to cold weather. So when the wind chill dropped into the low-40s on Sunday afternoon, he kept retreating into the dugout bathroom.

Cabell Midland’s Jeffrey looks to baseball fit with WVU | WV MetroNews
As the high school baseball regular season is in its final week now, Cabell Midland pitcher (and first baseman) Madison Jeffrey will have the coming months to eventually shift his focus to WVU.

Around the Big 12

Former TCU QB Kenny Hill signs with NFL team as undrafted free agent | Diehards
Hill served as TCU’s starting quarterback from 2016-2017 after transferring from Texas A&M. The Dallas-Fort Worth product, who led Southlake Carroll High School to a state title in 2012, helped the Horned Frogs achieve an 11-3 record and a runner-up finish in the Big 12 as a senior last fall.

Report: Concerns about position led to Allen Lazard going undrafted | Diehards
32 wide receivers heard their names called during the 2018 NFL Draft. Iowa State star Allen Lazard was not one of them. And according to a report by the Des Moines Register’s Tommy Birch, concerns about Lazard’s position led to his surprising fall.

Around the NCAA

2018 NFL Draft results by college: Alabama leads the way and breaks its own SEC record | SB Nation
Every pick, along with college and conference totals. Find your team’s name for its updated count, and/or just see everyone who’s been picked.


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.

Charlie Strong’s USF is again loaded with talent ... except it’s mostly new talent | SBNation
The Bulls will be athletic, volatile, and probably a little bit too glitchy to get past UCF and Temple in the AAC East.

The AAC West crown goes through Memphis until proven otherwise | SBNation
Memphis must replace the two guys you most remember from last year, but the Tigers return virtually everyone else.

NFL mock draft 2019: Clemson will dominate the first round | SBNation
The Tigers are loaded, and four defensive linemen could be among the first 32 picks.

5 winners and 4 losers after all 7 rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft | SBNation
The 2018 NFL Draft is over. Some people would tell you that it’s impossible to know who did well and who did poorly until players’ careers have started to unfold. But those people are wrong. I already know for sure who won and lost the draft, and I’m willing to tell you now.

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