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The Shotgun/Throwdown (5/15/18): Transfers Could Elevate West Virginia to the Top of the Big 12

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New additions to the Mountaineer football roster are getting national attention. Will these newcomers make a positive impact to help WVU contend for a conference title?

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Football:

Shea Patterson and the rest of college football's high impact transferes
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg released a list of transfers who he believes will shake up college football this fall. Three Mountaineers made the list, which has WVU tied with LSU for the most incoming players on the list. A former Mountaineer also made the list.

Mel Kiper: Grier, Sills among top 5 senior draft prospects at QB, WR
Heading into their senior seasons, West Virginia stars Will Grier and David Sills are considered top 2019 NFL Draft prospects. And on Monday, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. reinforced that notion, putting Grier and Sills on his list of the top-5 seniors in their draft class.

College Sports: Who will be Big 12's best receiver next season? | SportsDay
Who will be the Big 12's best wide receiver in 2018? Mountaineer fans may like what this panel of insiders and contributors predicted.

LOOK: West Virginia WR Anthony DelPercio has awesome team headshot, and it may get even better
College football fans won't be forgetting the West Virginia wide receiver Anthony DelPercio's team headshot anytime soon.

WVU offers two quarterbacks from 2021 class | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
West Virginia’s football coaching staff is still working on its 2019 quarterback class, focusing on three top prospects from Ohio (Connor Bazelak), Georgia (Zach Calzada) and Florida (Brian Maurer).

Basketball:

Emmitt Matthews Jr Rounds Out West Virginia’s 2018 Recruiting Class - The Smoking Musket
Bob Huggins has put together a monster of a recruiting class, and the Mountaineers should be in great shape for the next few years.

Jon Rothstein: West Virginia has plenty at stake at NBA Combine
Sagaba Konate's performance at the NBA Combine could impact WVU’s season as much as it impacts his professional career.

Baseball:

Marshall, WVU baseball set to meet in Morgantown | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Earlier this season, WVU outlasted in-state rival Marshall 11-10 in 13 innings at Charleston’s Appalachian Power Park. Tonight the rivals face off again in Morgantown.

Doanes Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week - West Virginia Athletics

Freshman third baseman Tyler Doanes was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. Doanes led the Big 12 freshmen with a batting average of .500 last week.

WV MetroNews – More walks, more road woes for WVU baseball vs. TCU
The Frogs needed only four hits to win 8-5 on Sunday afternoon, benefiting from 10 walks to take the series from the Mountaineers.

WVU Athletics:

WVU Closes Big 12 Outdoor Championship - West Virginia Athletics

The WVU track and field team concluded its season at the 2018 Big 12 Outdoor Championship this past weekend.

WVU Caps Season at Big 12 Championship - West Virginia Athletics

The West Virginia rowing team completed its season this weekend at the 2018 Big 12 Rowing Championship.

Around the Big 12

2018 Big 12 nonconference schedule rankings: West Virginia, Texas face early gauntlets
The Big 12 won't be short on tough nonconference football schedules in 2018. West Virginia and Texas boast two of the most challenging in the league.

Big 12 in talks with Big East on basketball scheduling agreement, Iowa State AD says
The Big 12 and Big East are currently in talks about a men's basketball nonconference scheduling "alliance," according to Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard. This could lead to interesting non-conference games for WVU against old Big East foes.

Which potential Big 12-Big East game hoop game would be the most appealing?
If the Big 12 and Big East are to create a scheduling agreement in basketball, which matchup would Mountaineer fans want to see against a current Big East team? Check out which matchups others in the Big 12 are wanting to see.

Around the NCAA

College football’s 68 most underrated teams ever, based on the AP Poll - SBNation.com
The most underrated team from every preseason AP Poll ever, featuring the 2005 Mountaineer team.

NCAA issues statement on Supreme Court decision to legalize sports betting - SBNation.com
See what the NCAA had to say about the Supreme Court decision to legalize sports betting.

Alabama is also No. 1 in golf, thanks to Justin Thomas’ world ranking - SBNation.com
Alabama isn’t just a football school, the Tide now tops the national rankings in golf.

Kyzir White ready for a position change | Sports | timeswv.com
During his time at West Virginia, Kyzir White made his name as a physical safety who played downhill and was effective against both the run and pass. Now he is trying to use that physicality in the NFL.

Supreme Court sports betting decision: How gambling can now become legal - SBNation.com
Now that the Supreme Court has made its decision, states can start legalizing sports betting. Will West Virginia be one of them?

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