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The Shotgun/Throwdown (7/10/18): WVU Will Be Sending a Star Studded Group to Big 12 Media Days

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Football

WVU football: Who's representing the Mountaineers at media days?
WVU is bringing the big names to the Big 12's media days. Dana Holgorsen will be joined by Will Grier, David Sills V, David Long, Dravon Askew-Henry, and Yodny Cajuste in Frisco, Texas next week.

Will to Win - ESPN
ESPN's Marty Smith chats with WVU QB and Heisman hopeful Will Grier about staying at WVU for another year, learning from what happened at UF and his family. Plus, how long should jorts be?

WVU football: Mountaineers not swept up by summertime spotlight
The Mountaineers have received a lot of attention this offseason, including Heisman and Big 12 title talks. While the WVU players have been honored by these preseason accolades, they remain unchanged by the praise.

Avery Expected to Help Lead WVU’s Experienced Defense in ‘18 - West Virginia Athletics
The Mountaineers will put safety Toyous Avery's skill and experience to use this season. Avery is one of nine returning players with notable experience on the defensive side for WVU.

WV MetroNews – WVU commit Winston Wright embraces ‘scat-like’ role
The 5-foot-10 athlete from Savannah, Ga., becomes the Mountaineers' seventh pledge for 2019.

Basketball

Grizzlies' Jevon Carter: Solid in Sunday's summer league loss - CBSSports.com
Former Mountaineer Jevon Carter continues to impress in the NBA Summer League despite the Memphis Grizzlies taking a loss in their first game in Las Vegas.

Baseball

WV MetroNews – Dodgers give Wheeling Park’s Grove $1.2 million signing bonus
Former Wheeling Park and WVU pitcher Michael Grove signed a contract with the Dodgers' organization last week.

Around the Big 12

Big 12, SEC tops for NCAA conference deals with Nike, Adidas, UA - Portland Business Journal
The Big 12 has the most lucrative apparel deals in college athletics, according to a new paper by DePaul University economist Stacey Brook.

Oklahoma football: Changes, updates to Sooners' uniforms with switch to Jordan Brand | Sports | oudaily.com
Oklahoma unveiled its new Jordan Brand uniforms Monday morning.

Is this Kansas football era the worst in history?
The Jayhawks might not be the worst ever, but they're working on it

Around the NCAA

EA Sports’ NCAA Football last came out 5 years ago. What’s next? - SBNation.com
It’s the five-year anniversary of the beloved game hitting stores for the last time. Its legacy lives on, and maybe some day, it can return.

How old are college football’s national title coaches? - SBNation.com
If you haven’t won one by your mid-50s, you’re almost certainly not going to. And in case you were wondering, Dana Holgorsen still has a few years before he reaches his 50s.

Virginia Tech football: 2018 defense has now suffered 10 losses - SBNation.com
Things are falling apart in Blacksburg, as Bud Foster continues to lose players on his defense. The Hokie's co-defensive coordinator also resigned after the misuse of recruiting trips became public in the spring.

College basketball FBI investigation: Maryland subpoenaed over player who landed at Kansas - SBNation.com
The FBI investigation into college basketball continues to evolve.

Former top-100 recruit LB VanDarius Cowan dismissed from Alabama - SBNation.com
Nick Saban said in a statement it was due to a "violation of team rules."

World Cup 2018: Potential World Cup Finals, ranked by how much we want to see them - SBNation.com
Evaluating every possible matchup with England, France, Belgium and Croatia left in the 2018 World Cup.

NBA free agent signings 2018: Keeping track of every deal - SBNation.com
Check out the latest news and updates on NBA free agency.

2018 MLB All-Star Game rosters, snubs, and surprises - SBNation.com
If you’re looking for All-Star snubs and surprises, we have them for you.

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