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The Shotgun/Throwdown (6/28/18): WVU Defense Finds Motivation From Last Season

One post-game press conference last season could be what makes the difference for this year’s Mountaineer defense.

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Football

Mitch Vingle: The 16 seconds that resonate at WVU | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
A poor performance against the Sooners last season could help motivate the Mountaineer defense this fall.

WV MetroNews – After Maurer picks Vols, where does WVU’s quarterback search turn?
West Virginia is shifting its 2019 quarterback search after Brian Maurer committed to Tennessee on Wednesday.

WV MetroNews – Schmitt on saloon’s closing: ‘I tried something I thought would work there’
After a five-year run, the bar and music hall operated by the former West Virginia football star Owen Schmitt has shut down.

Around the Big 12

Finding the trends: Helpful tips to know before betting Big 12 football during the 2018 season - CBSSports.com
A look back from the 2008 season to present day show some clear trends that have emerged in the Big 12.

Big 12 lags far behind other Power Five conferences on NFL Top 100 list
The NFL Network has counted down the top 100 players in the league and the Big 12 only had six players make the list.

OSU football: Mike Holder regrets public comments made about Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State recruiting | OSU Sports Extra | tulsaworld.com
National outlets picked up the quotes. Mike Gundy cryptically tweeted a couple emojis in response. Holder said he didn’t grasp that it would become that big a deal.

Around the NCAA

The No. 3 running back in the 2019 recruiting class is the No. 4 prep baseball prospect in the same year - SBNation.com
The No. 3 running back in the country (per the 247Sports Composite), Jerrion Ealy, is committed to Ole Miss in the 2019 recruiting class, but he might not be headed to Oxford.

Dead body found at the home of Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins - SBNation.com
New Jersey police continue to investigate, after a dead body was found at the home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

A tentative case for LeBron James to pick the Cavs over the Lakers or Sixers - SBNation.com
NBA teams, players, and fans around the country continue to make their cases for LeBron James to join their NBA teams next season.

World Cup 2018: Brazil and South Korea goals plus all Day 14 highlights - SBNation.com
Check out who’s moving on after day 14 of the World Cup.


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