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The Shotgun/Throwdown (7/17/18): Mountaineers March into Day Two of the Big 12 Media Days

Check out the highlights of day one, before the Mountaineers steal the show on day two of the Big 12 Media Days.

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A ranking of the 5 Greatest in WVU football, from positions to games to opponents | Sports |
Take a look at the five greatest quarterbacks, games, plays, and more in this look back at the history of Mountaineer football success.

West Virginia releases depth chart ahead of Big 12 Media Days - The Smoking Musket
Check out who the current starters are on the WVU depth chart that was released yesterday.

2018 Football Media Guide Released - West Virginia Athletics
The 2018 West Virginia University football media guide is now available.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Hostetler rallying WVU athletes to worthy cause | Sports |
Former Mountaineer quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Jeff Hostetler continues to display heroic acts off of the football field.


Memphis Grizzlies Ink Jevon Carter to Multi-Year Deal - The Smoking Musket
The Mountaineers will have a former in the NBA for years to come now that Jevon Carter has officially signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. Carter also had the third top play of the NBA Summer League, which can be seen in a video below!

Women's Hoops Unveils Nonconference Slate - West Virginia Athletics
The WVU women's basketball team announced its nonconference matchups yesterday. Some of the notable opponents for the Mountaineers include Pitt, Iowa, and potentially Florida State.

Around the Big 12

RECAP: Big 12 Media Days - Part 1
Big 12 Media Days kicked off Monday morning in Dallas. While Dana Holgorsen will wait to address the media on Tuesday, five Big 12 coaches shared their thoughts on the upcoming season.

Big 12 football Media Days: Sports betting to affect college landscape | WVU Gameday |
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby cannot yet give a definitive opinion on how sports betting will affect the college athletics landscape. Casinos around the Mountain State could be ready for sports betting this fall.

Bowlsby Kicks Off 2018 Season At Big 12 Media Days - West Virginia Athletics
Listen to what Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had to say at the opening day of the Big 12 Media Days on the Mountaineer Insider Podcast.

Big 12 Media Days notebook: Oklahoma not ready to crown QB Murray just yet | WVU Gameday |
People outside of the Oklahoma football program may see Kyler Murray as the man to take over the quarterback position for the Sooners, but OU coach Lincoln Riley has yet to announce that as the team's decision at this point.

WV MetroNews – Dozen-year national title drought has Big 12 fighting inferiority complex
It has been 12 years since a Big 12 team has won the national championship and the conference has not had a team compete in the national championship since 2009..

Around the NCAA

SEC football has 2018’s best quarterbacks, after years of jokes -
The SEC’s recent weakness now looks like a strength.

College football conference media days, very briefly explained -
This is everything you need to know as the major college football conferences begin their media days in mid-July.

NCAA Football Dynasty Mode: The funnest teams we missed out on -
The NCAA’s legal predicaments deprived us of some really fun video game dynasties.

A timeline of Ohio State’s Richard Strauss sexual abuse investigation -
Key dates relating to allegations of sexual misconduct against the former Buckeyes wrestling team physician, and the controversy around whether Jim Jordan was aware of them.

Chad Morris offense fits Arkansas’ roster better than you might think -
It’s a spread-friendly scheme, but this ain’t exactly an air raid offense, and Bielema’s team didn’t quite match its brand anyway.

France vs. Croatia result: Final score 4-2, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe fire Les Bleus to World Cup victory -
France has won its second World Cup, with the biggest French stars turning in huge performances against Croatia.

Why Le’Veon Bell will probably leave the Steelers after 2018 -
Bell will have to play another season another the franchise tag after the long-term deal deadline passed.

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ is making an episode about the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles’ Super Bowl victory is going to be featured on the newest season of the Philly-based sitcom: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

World Cup 2018: 20 best goals of the tournament, ranked -
From Ronaldo to Messi to Mbappé to Pogba, ranking the best goals of the 2018 World Cup.

Why The Open is the best major championship in golf -
There's nothing in golf like The Open. Here's why the 147th edition at Carnoustie will be special and worth watching again.

The NBA Summer League didn’t disappoint. #SCtop10

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