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The Shotgun/Throwdown (6/14/18): West Virginia Receiving Corp Ranked Best in the Nation

David Sills and Gary Jennings look to lead the best group of receivers in the country this fall.

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Ranking the Best Receiving Corps for 2018 College Football Season | Bleacher Report
Gary Jennings and David Sills combined for more than 2,000 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns last season, and they'll both be back as seniors to give West Virginia possibly the best receiving corps in the nation.

ESPN's Mike Patrick on WVU Football: "I think they're going to win a lot" | WVIllustrated
Before he was one of ESPN’s most tenured play-by-play announcers, Mike Patrick was a West Virginia sports fan who grew up in the Chestnut Hills area of Clarksburg.

New NCAA Transfer Rules Could Mean Big Boom For Dana’s TransferU | The Smoking Musket
The Mountaineers could benefit from the recent NCAA rule changes that were announced this week.

West Virginia makes top 10 for Tennessee athlete Cameron Wynn | Diehards
WVU is competing with Virginia Tech, Florida, and seven other programs for a three-star athlete from Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Three Guys Before The Game – Tarik Phillip Episode | WV MetroNews
Former WVU basketball player Tarik Phillip joins Tony Caridi on the newest episode of Three Guys Before The Game to talk about the culture of the Mountaineer basketball program and his time on the team.

Mitch Vingle: Huggins' lefties, practice facility and rules changes | Charleton Gazette-Mail
Bob Huggins has his Mountaineer team moving in the right direction.


Gray and Hill Earn All-Region Team Accolades | West Virginia Athletics
The American Baseball Coaches Association has selected WVU juniors Kyle Gray and Darius Hill for the East All-Region First Team.

WVU Athletics

WVU notebook: Athletic department eyes $5 million golf project | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The WVU men's golf team could be building a new practice facility, if the athletic department purchases the White Day golf course in Fairmont.

2018 Postseason Notebook | West Virginia Athletics
The WVU gymnastics team wrapped up a record breaking season and looks to build on that success.

Around the Big 12

Oklahoma, Texas are in exclusive club of teams without a 2018 FCS foe | Diehards
Oklahoma and Texas are the only two Big 12 schools that will not play against an FCS opponent in 2018. is this something that the Mountaineers try to work towards in the future?

How Big 12 football looked the last time Tiger Woods won major championship | Diehards
The Big 12 Conference looked very different when Tiger Woods recorded his last major victory during the 2008 U.S. Open, which was well before WVU joined the conference.

Big 12 Championship Game sites in mix to host 2026 World Cup matches | Diehards
Former and current Big 12 Football Championship Game sites are in the discussion to host games during the 2026 World Cup.

Around the NCAA

8 college football stadiums I’d love to watch a soccer game in | SBNation
Let’s combine fútbol and football just because we can.

NCAA transfer rules are changing, with elimination of permission-to-contact rule | SBNation
Colleges will no longer be able to limit or prevent players from transferring to other programs with the NCAA's new rule changes.

New NCAA redshirt rule lets college football players have 4 free games | SBNation
After pressure from coaches around the country, the NCAA will now allow redshirt players to participate in four games without losing a year of eligibility.


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.

How a reloading Oklahoma State can join the Big 12 title race again in 2018 | SBNation
Mike Gundy’s Cowboys were perhaps disappointed with 10 wins last year. Winning 10 in 2018 would be damn impressive.

TCU is the most proven Big 12 program this side of Norman | SBNation
Gary Patterson’s Horned Frogs could be a quarterback away from another run to the Big 12 title game.

Iowa State won’t be sneaking up on anyone this time around | SBNation
The Cyclones won eight games for just the sixth time in 100 years but will need to pull some road upsets to top that this year.

Will the Ravens have Lamar Jackson and Joe Flacco both on the field? | SBNation
Will Lamar Jackson be taking the field sooner than expected? And will he be doing so with Joe Flacco?

Here’s how the Warriors will break up ... in 2020 | SBNation
The Warriors dynasty may not last as long as some believe.

2018 U.S. Open: Tiger Woods, Shinnecock, and other reasons this could be a classic | SBNation.
From America’s best venue to a Tiger-led field, the 2018 U.S. Open has the ingredients to be a classic you should watch.

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