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The Shotgun/Throwdown (6/12/18): Leadership on the Offensive Line Could be Key for the Grier-Sills Duo

Senior offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste could provide the experience necessary to help Will Grier and David Sills have an award winning season.

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Cajuste's Return A Boost For Mountaineer Offense | West Virginia Athletics
The dynamic duo of Grier and Sills may require help from offensive lineman Yodny Cajuste.

College Sports: Early Big 12 Player of the Year candidates? Will Grier, TCU defenders nearly sweep the board | SportsDay
Big 12 insiders predict Will Grier will be the recipient of the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year award.

WVU transfer DL Adam Shuler appears to be heading to Florida | CollegeFootballTalk
Former Mountaineer Adam Shuler will not pursue a track and field career, as he originally stated when leaving WVU, but will instead continue to play football at Florida.

WVU Athletics

Cashin, Gardner Cap Season with All-America Performances | West Virginia Athletics
WVU junior Madelin Gardner claimed a spot on the All-America First Team by finishing eighth in the women's pole vault final. Senior Amy Cashin broke her own school record in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:58.75 and finished 13th overall to gain All-America Second Team honors.

Cashin Repeats as Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year | West Virginia Athletics
WVU track and field senior Amy Cashin earned back-to-back Big 12 Women's Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors last week.

Five Rowers Earn CRCA Scholar-Athlete Honors | West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia rowing team has Mountaineers receive the 2018 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar-Athlete Award.

Four Competing at National Championships | West Virginia Athletics
The USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle and Pistol has begun and four Mountaineers are competing.

Around the Big 12

UT Longhorns advance to College World Series for 36th time |
Texas defeats Tennessee Tech 5-2 in game three to advance to Omaha for the College World Series.

Duke vs. Texas Tech: NCAA baseball tournament Super Regionals 2018 | News & Observer
Texas Tech overpowers Duke to return to the College World Series for the third time in five years.

Texas ranks No. 1 in Big 12 non-conference schedule | NewsOK
Texas, West Virginia, and Oklahoma top the rankings of non-conference schedules for Big 12 teams this football season.

Around the NCAA

More bowl games? Wrigley Field reportedly among 3 new bowls | SBNation
Wrigley Field and Myrtle Beach could be new bowl game destinations.

Bronco Mendenhall saying Virginia has 27 ACC-caliber players is honest | SBNation
The UVA head coach made some interesting comments over the weekend at the Board of Visitors meeting.

Check out the real-world locations from Fallout 76’s trailer | Polygon
The trailer for Fallout 76 reveals that the game will take place in the Mountain State. Take a look at the famous West Virginian landmarks that were seen in the trailer.

LeBron James produced HBO ‘Student Athlete’ documentary on unpaid athletes | SBNation
The documentary focusing on amateur athletics will be released in October 2018.

Detroit Pistons to hire former Raptors head coach Dwane Casey | SBNation
Pistons land the 2018 National Basketball Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year.

It just came to our attention that season 2 of QB1 features Oceanside Collegiate Academy, which is coached by Chad Grier, Will’s father. Season 2 already wrapped up a month or so again, so all 10 episodes are available on go90. I think I feel a binge watch session coming on.

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