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The Shotgun/Throwdown (5/10/18): Mountaineers Take Down Hokies on the Diamond

The West Virginia baseball team defeated rival Virginia Tech Wednesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Jackson Cramer, WVU Baseball Geoff Coyle

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

Football

West Virginia spring recap: Mountaineers boast Big 12 title shot | Diehards
West Virginia football is heading towards an exciting 2018 season. In fact, after spring practice, the Mountaineers look like a Big 12 contender.

Athlon Sports ranks Will Grier No. 1 QB in college football | Diehards
Will Grier is the best quarterback in college football, according to Athlon Sports.

Basketball

NBA draft profile: West Virginia's Jevon Carter has defense ready-made for league | Diehards
With the NBA combine a week away, invitations have been sent to the top prospects in the 2018 draft class. Former West Virginia star guard Jevon Carter was one of the players who made the cut. Carter is considered a likely candidate to be drafted after a great four-year career for the Mountaineers.

Baseball

WVU baseball downs Virginia Tech 10-5 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The West Virginia University baseball team won its eighth consecutive midweek matchup with an 10-5 victory over Virginia Tech at home Wednesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown.

Plugged In Doanes Gives Mountaineer Lineup A Jolt | West Virginia Athletics
The WVU baseball team has a similar recruiting story to that of Jevon Carter’s with Tyler Doanes.

WVU Athletics

Mitch Vingle: WVU tickets, Coliseum floor and facilities | Charleston Gazette-Mail
WVU athletic director Shane Lyons talks WVU ticket numbers, the upcoming Coliseum court update, and future facilities updates.

Seventeen Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors | West Virginia Athletics
17 members of the West Virginia track and field team have been selected to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field Team.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 spring football: Oklahoma looks like favorite | SI.com
Do Lincoln Riley’s Sooners have enough playmakers to make up for the loss of Baker Mayfield?

Big 12 football uniforms: Ranking each team's worst combination | Diehards
Check out which WVU football uniform combination is thought of as the least aesthetic.

Around the NCAA

College football spring breakout players each Top 25 team | ESPN
Raekwon Davis looks like a star in the making for Alabama. He has company, as ESPN identifies the breakout player for each top 25 team this spring.

Pitt vs. Penn State rivalry series about to die again: James Franklin explains | SBNation
A great rivalry paused for 16 years, then came back. In two years, it is set to fade away again.

Ranking the top 25 Power Five college football coaches entering the 2018 season | CBSSports
CBS Sports ranked every college football coach in the Power Five conferences from 1-65

WVU, Marshall state their concerns about WV sports betting |WV MetroNews
Representatives of casinos, sports leagues gather at Lottery to discuss 'integrity fees.'

NBA Draft: LeBron thinks this is the best rookie class since 2003. We ranked them. | SBNation
Check out every NBA draft class since 2003, ranked.

Celtics vs. Sixers: Boston is headed to the Eastern Conference Finals | SBNation
Boston eliminates Philadelphia in five games.


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