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The Shotgun/Throwdown (5/22/18): Jevon Carter Impresses On and Off the Court at the NBA Draft Combine

Check out highlights of Jevon Carter at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine, as well as his interview.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-West Virginia vs Murrary State Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

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

Football

West Virginia's Will Grier among best returning deep-pass QBs in 2018
Will Grier is among the best returning quarterbacks in college football this fall when it comes to throwing the deep ball.

Basketball

Carter Impresses at NBA Draft Combine - West Virginia Athletics
Jevon Carter's strong work ethic continues to show as he catches the attention of many who watched him perform at the NBA Draft Combine.

WV MetroNews – NBA scout: WVU’s Sagaba Konate better suited for 2019 draft
Check out what NBA scouts are saying about Sagaba Konate and whether or not he should return for another season at WVU.

Rothstein Files | 10 Players Returning From Injury To Watch In 2018-19
WVU guard Brandon Knapper has some big shoes to fill with Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles, Jr. leaving the program, but Jon Rothstein has named him as a player returning from injury to watch next basketball season.

WVU Athletics

Swanegan Heads to Finland - West Virginia Athletics
Former WVU standout Mia Swanegan will continue her volleyball career as a professional in Finland.

Former Mountaineer Nick Noble Joins Men’s Soccer Staff - West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia men's soccer head coach Marlon LeBlanc will add former Mountaineer and All-American goalkeeper Nick Noble to his coaching staff.

Around the Big 12

Every Big 12 football team's most recent win over a top-15 opponent
Plenty of teams notched wins over top-15 opponents in 2017. But a few schools, like Kansas and Texas Tech, have experienced long droughts.

Kansas Jayhawks fire athletic director Sheahon Zenger
Kansas fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger on Monday, with school chancellor Douglas Girod also noting football coach David Beaty continued preparation for the 2018 season.

Oklahoma leads Big 12 in Athlon's Top 25 Rankings for 2018
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley's program is projected to finish higher than the rest of the Big 12's members in Athlon Sports' top 25 rankings for 2018.

Around the NCAA

2018 college football’s Week 1 point spreads are out - SBNation.com
Headliners include Auburn-Washington, Notre Dame-Michigan, Miami-LSU, and West Virginia-Tennessee.

Hunter Johnson transferring: Where’s 5-star Clemson QB headed? - SBNation.com
Trevor Lawrence’s arrival is already causing some depth chart shakeups. Could he be another potential transfer for WVU?

Todd McNair vs. the NCAA: Ex-USC coach tied up in Reggie Bush case - SBNation.com
The Reggie Bush NCAA investigation had far-reaching consequences, including McNair’s case in California court.

TODAY’S FBS TEAM PREVIEW BY BILL C

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.

This will likely be a tough season for Mike Leach’s Washington State | SBNation
Leach is one of college football’s steadiest winners, but he’s got a lot to deal with this fall.

2019 NFL Draft: Nashville will host event for the first time - SBNation.com
The NFL will continue to move around the draft each year.

How Steph Curry weaponized joy at the Rockets’ expense in Game 3 - Golden State Of Mind
A gold-blooded rant about Curry roasting the Rockets with their own game plan in heartwarming, arrogant fashion. This piece may just change how you root for the champs.


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