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The Shotgun/Throwdown (6/7/18): Mountaineers Drafted in MLB Draft

Multiple WVU baseball players have been drafted in the 2018 MLB Draft this week.

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Football

The perfect, creative non-college football venues for Big 12 football games
How would Mountaineer fans feel about playing a nonconference game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh?

Basketball

Newest WVU PG Jordan McCabe Gets Advice From Tarik Phillips - The Smoking Musket
Check out the new Mountaineer, Jordan McCabe, learning from former WVU guard Tarik Phillips.

Baseball

WV MetroNews – Mending from Tommy John surgery, Grove picked by Dodgers in 2nd
The Wheeling Park High School product who hasn't pitched in 13 months was selected with the 68th overall pick on Monday night.

WV MetroNews – Double-play draft duo: WVU’s Gray, Galusky selected Wednesday
Second baseman Kyle Gray was selected in the 14th round by the Yankees and shortstop Jimmy Galusky was chosen in Round 20 by the White Sox.

Around the Big 12

Texas Motor Speedway president still hoping to host Texas-Texas A&M rivalry game
The president of Texas Motor Speedway would still be open to hosting the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry game at his racetrack whenever the series comes back. College football recently saw a game played at a NASCAR track when Tennessee and Virginia Tech faced off at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Big 12 signees Quentin Grimes, Kamaka Hepa make USA U18 national team
Two Big 12 signees were named to the roster for the U18 national team in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. They are Quentin Grimes of Kansas and Kamaka Hepa of Texas.

Around the NCAA

Michigan, head coach John Beilein reportedly agree on contract extension - SBNation.com
Michigan basketball coach, and former West Virginia coach, John Beilein interviewed with the Detroit Pistons, but will be returning to coach the Wolverines.

How Alabama’s Druid City Brewing chalk art captures college football - SBNation.com
Druid City Brewing in Tuscaloos has become known for its chalk art murals.

Ole Miss scandal: Discussing Steven Godfrey’s video series - SBNation.com
A special edition of PAPN talking about Steven Godfrey’s dual Mississippi project — the Foul Play video series on go90 and the corresponding written opus, Crooked Letters.

NFL penalized the Ravens for practice violations for the 3rd time - SBNation.com
The Baltimore Ravens have been penalized by the NFL for violating offseason practice rules, which is surprisingly not bad news for Ravens fans.

Stanley Cup: 4 reasons Golden Knights can still beat Capitals after Game 4 - SBNation.com
After losing Game 4, things are not looking good for the Golden Knights, but they still believe that they can win the Stanley Cup in their first year of existence.


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