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The Shotgun/Throwdown (5/9/18): Tight Ends The Key For Will Grier And West Virginia In 2018

I think we’ve heard this before, but West Virginia wants to make their tight ends into receiving threats instead of just trick play targets.

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

Football

Tight ends key to bigger year for Grier | The Times WV
This coming season, WVU promises to infuse its offense with a pass-catching threat from the tight end.

Ka'Raun White Waived by Seattle, Picked up by Cincinnati | EerSports
Former West Virginia wide receiver Ka'Raun White has found a new home.

WVU, Holgorsen award football scholarship to kicker Evan Staley | Charleston Gazette-Mail
If you’re a West Virginia University football fan who pays close attention to the team’s scholarship numbers, well, go ahead and add one to your chart.

Basketball

Konate mulling over a tough decision | Blue Gold News
Certainly the accuracy of Internet polls can be questionable, but they also can’t be dismissed as complete hokum, especially when you’re dealing with a large sample size.

Teddy Allen tweets he’s transferring to Wichita State | WV MetroNews
Former West Virginia small forward Teddy Allen announced Tuesday night he plans to transfer to Wichita State.

Baseball

Mountaineers Host Hokies Wednesday | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team returns home to host Virginia Tech on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. ET, at Monongalia County Ballpark, in a contest that will be televised regionally on AT&T SportsNet.

West Virginia Athletics

Four to Compete at World Cup | West Virginia Athletics
Four from the West Virginia University rifle team will represent their countries at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Fort Benning World Cup for Rifle/Pistol this week at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Around the Big 12

Iowa State football coach tweets criticism of Iowa recruit announcing offer | SBNation
It’s probably no big deal, but here’s a light sprinkling of Midwestern offseason rivalry zest.

Brad Hill to Step Down as Kansas State Baseball Coach | Heartland College Sports
After 15 seasons at the helm of the Kansas State baseball program, Brad Hill will be stepping down at the end of the season. Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor made the announcement on Tuesday.

Around the NCAA

17 college football moments that would’ve been even more amazing if Twitter had been around at the time | SBNation
College football’s sprawling randomness fits Twitter better than it does any other social media platform.

Everything you could possibly want to know about college football coach fashion | SBNation
Here’s a head-to-toe catalog of what the guys on the sidelines wear.

Where will former Ohio State QB Joe Burrow transfer? | Land-Grant Holy Land
There’s quite a few possible landing spots—and a couple of them have the Buckeyes on the schedule in the near future.

TODAY’S FBS TEAM PREVIEWS 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.

If Notre Dame can navigate letdown games this time, 2018 could be huge | SBNation
Brian Kelly’s Irish rebounded from a fluky 2016 to win 10 games. They’re favored in every game this fall and could boast their best defense since the Manti Te’o years.

Army is good again! But to keep rolling, Jeff Monken will need a new QB | SBNation
Army hasn’t had three good years in a row since the 1950s, but it feels pretty realistic this time around.

Chris Paul obliterated his biggest postseason criticism in vintage CP3 style | SBNation
Chris Paul dropped 41 points in the most important game of his career.

Mariners’ James Paxton throws a no-hitter against the Blue Jays | SBNation
He’s the first Canadian to throw a no-no since 1945!

For maybe the first time ever, the Red Sox and Yankees are on equal footing | SBNation
Finally, the New York-Boston rivalry has some parity, and some teeth.


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