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The Shotgun/Throwdown (5/24/18): West Virginia Could Spoil Tennessee’s Season in Week 1

The Volunteers have a lot to lose as they face the Mountaineers in the first game of the season. A loss for the Vols in this game could significantly lower their chances at a bowl game.

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West Virginia could crush Tennessee's bowl chances with Week 1 win
Quarterback Will Grier and West Virginia can crush Tennessee's chances at a bowl bid in 2018 with a Week 1 win over the Volunteers.

West Virginia focused on integrating tight ends to fuel passing game
West Virginia is starting to use tight ends in a more active role on offense. The Mountaineers have not used one consistently since joining the Big 12.


WVU Men’s Basketball to Face Florida in 2018 Jimmy V Classic in New York City - The Smoking Musket
A big-time matchup for the Mountaineers in the non-conference schedule.

WV MetroNews – Scout: ‘Bulldog’ Jevon Carter could play in NBA a long time
Jevon Carter’s basketball career could just be beginning.

WVU Headed to the Bahamas in November - West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia women's basketball team will play in the 2018 Junkanoo Jam at Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas this Thanksgiving. The Mountaineers will join Eastern Kentucky, Florida State, and Iowa in the Bimini Division of the tournament.

WVU Q&A series: Carey enthusiastic about women's hoops | WVU Gameday |
Below is the third of a series the Gazette-Mail is providing this spring to spotlight WVU sports other than football and men’s basketball.


INF Kyle Gray Named First Team All Big 12 - The Smoking Musket
Gray is just the sixth Mountaineer to be named to the first-team All Big 12

WVU Athletics

Mountaineers Ready for NCAA East Prelims - West Virginia Athletics
Five members of the WVU track and field team will compete in the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Round starting today. These five Mountaineers are competing in three different events including the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, women's 10,000-meter run, and women's pole vault.

Around the Big 12

2018 NBA Draft Combine: Winners, losers from Big 12
Eleven Big 12 stars took part in the 2018 NBA Combine in Chicago over the weekend. Here are the ones that made an impression.

Jackson Goddard pitches gem, KU baseball stuns top-seeded Texas at Big 12 tourney - Sports - The Topeka Capital-Journal - Topeka, KS
The Jayhawks shocked the conference with their upset win over the Longhorns yesterday.

TCU, Kansas buck Power-5 trend of avoiding road games at smaller venues
TCU and Kansas are in uncommon company as two of the few Power-5 schools willing to play Group-of-5 opponents with smaller stadiums on the road.

Around the NCAA

The college basketball corruption case could be unraveled by one misbehaving FBI agent -
The FBI’s probe into illegal payments and corruption in college basketball could all be unraveled by one man — the lead agent in charge of the investigation.

Washington Huskies, Auburn Tigers and the biggest CFB games for Week 1
Week 1 could be very big for teams like Washington. With 100 days before the season begins, see what's at stake on the opening weekend.

New NCAA APR rankings could impact 2018 bowl eligiblity -
The NCAA’s chosen metric for academic progress also factors into bowl season.

Coliseum renovation: Midfield tunnel shows where USC used to run out -
Renovations of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum provide an interesting glimpse into the history of the stadium.

Rockets vs. Warriors: Houston is Golden State’s only real challenger -
Does Houston have what it takes to knock off Golden State?

Stanley Cup Final: How the Golden Knights were built, explained quickly -
One of the NHL playoffs’ greatest stories is not finished yet.

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