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The Shotgun/Throwdown (6/18/18): West Virginia looking to keep another big in-state prospect at home

After signing defensive linemen from Fairmont Senior High during back-to-back recruiting classes, West Virginia is looking to add a third in 2020.

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Football

Another Fairmont Senior defensive lineman joins West Virginia’s wish list | WV MetroNews
After signing defensive linemen from Fairmont Senior High during back-to-back recruiting classes, West Virginia is looking to add a third in 2020.

WVU recruiting: Fairmont Senior's Frazier the latest Polar Bear in Mountaineers' sights | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Fairmont Senior defensive lineman Zach Frazier may only be finishing his sophomore year, but he’s well known across The Mountain State.

Cornerback rejoins West Virginia after leaving team in January | WV MetroNews
An inexperienced cornerback who left West Virginia’s football team in January has rejoined the program.

WVU football embracing Ryan Nehlen -- and his family, friends | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Father’s Day is all about family. And perhaps no football coach appreciates family and friends like the offensive analyst at West Virginia University: Ryan Nehlen.

Former players laud Nehlen for doing it the right way | Charleston Gazette-Mail
During the past decade or so, it seems that more and more college athletic programs are getting in trouble with the NCAA — especially those in football. A 2016 report by Inside Higher Ed said more than 43 percent of all FBS programs and more than half the members of the Power Five conferences committed major violations of NCAA rules in the last decade.

Basketball

WVU Offers Five-Star Forward | EerSports
West Virginia has offered Huntington (WV) Prep forward Jaemyn Brakefield, the nation's No. 3 power forward in the country for 2020.

NBA Draft 2018: Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic Lead Final Top 100 | SI.com
After months of speculation and observation, draft night is nearly upon us. From blue-chippers to second-round sleepers, The Crossover’s Front Office reveals its final Top 100 rankings ahead of the 2018 NBA draft.

2018 NBA Draft: Highest upside, biggest risk and eight other superlatives to dissect this year's class | CBS Sports
Ayton may be taken first overall, but Doncic is the best passer and possesses the highest ceiling. I wonder who the best defender is...

Teyvon Myers looking to move up after successful inaugural season | WV News
The idea of playing basketball in an overseas venue certainly has its attractions. Seeing and learning about new places in the world while getting paid to play the game one loves has a number of positive attractions. However, there’s also a down side, as players like Teyvon Myers discovered when he headed to Cyprus to play professionally.

Some things familiar, some things not in WVU alumni basketball game | WV News
As the former Mountaineer basketball players ran up and down the court Saturday night in the WVU Alumni Game at Fairmont State’s Joe Retton Arena, so many familiar moments came flashing back.

Around the NCAA

So, tweeting totally fake conspiracy theory videos is Mike Leach’s thing now? | SBNation
“No, President Obama didn’t advocate for an all-powerful world government” is a totally normal thing to have to clarify to a football coach.

6 ways NCAA’s new redshirts rule makes college football more fun | SBNation
The young guys can get on the field early in low-risk situations. Everyone wins.

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.

Even without Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma is still far and away your 2018 Big 12 favorite | SBNation
Lincoln Riley’s Sooners still have more proven pieces than just about anyone and a very doable path back to the CFP.

It’s back to back for Brooks Koepka at the U.S. Open. We’ve got a new superstar. | SBNation
It’s a second straight title for Brooks Koepka, but it all came differently at Shinnecock than it did a year ago in Wisconsin at Erin Hills.

Kawhi Leonard wants out, and NBA trade season is here | SBNation
Let’s look at some trade scenarios since Leonard won’t likely be in San Antonio much longer.

Mexico stuns Germany with thrilling 1-0 win in World Cup opener | SBNation
"Chucky" Hirving Lozano scored the winner in an incredible match.


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