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The Shotgun/Throwdown (7/19/18): Mountaineers Steal the Show at Big 12 Media Days

Check out all the videos from the Big 12 Media Days and more in today’s Shotgun/Throwdown!

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Askew-Henry the source for WVU safety play | WVU SPORTS |
The Mountaineers have someone who can potentially lead the defensive secondary group this fall and he is fifth-year senior Dravon Askew-Henry.

Holgorsen excited to start eighth season with Mountaineers | WVU SPORTS |
Now the fourth longest-tenured head coach in the Big 12, behind only Bill Snyder of Kansas State, Gary Patterson of TCU, Mike Gundy of Oklahoma State, Holgorsen took the podium in front of the gathered media on Tuesday.

WVU's Holgorsen Loves New Redshirt Rule - West Virginia Athletics
Check out why Dana Holgorsen is a fan of the new redshirt rule. Also, listen to the Mountaineer Sports Network's recap of day two of the Big 12 Media Days.


HERTZEL COLUMN: Carter’s NBA journey a testament to WVU coaches | Sports |
So much has been said about Jevon Carter’s work ethic and its influence on his rise from Big 12 star to a bright NBA future. Much of Carter's success is a testament to his coaches along the way.

WVU Athletics

Lyons Reveals 2018-19 Schedule - West Virginia Athletics
The nation-best 19-time NCAA Champion Mountaineers, the reigning National Champion runners-up, will face six of their seven opponents from the 2018 NCAA National Championships, including matches at Kentucky, the 2018 National Champion, and third-place finisher TCU.

Around the Big 12

Grier aside, Big 12 quarterbacks in a questionable situation | Sports |
In the Big 12 Conference known for quarterbacks, a conference that last year produced the Heisman Trophy winner in Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and was top heavy with the with the likes of Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph and Texas Tech’s Nic Shimonek breathing heavily down his back, there was much uncertainty at the Big 12 Media Day.

Everything You Need to Know From the 2018 Big 12 Media Days
Big 12 Football Media Days were held July 16-17 for the second consecutive year at The Star, the Dallas Cowboys training facility in Frisco, Texas. Here is everything you need to know from the event.

Around the NCAA

Alabama has a QB controversy. Nick Saban doesn’t see it that way. -
Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa? Alabama has a quarterback controversy, whether Nick Saban wants to call it that or not.

How Clemson’s terrifying 2018 defensive line includes 4 unique skillsets -
Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant, Dexter Lawrence, and Christian Wilkins form college football’s best unit. Here’s how each member stands apart.

Larry Fedora’s ACC media days: No proven CTE link, possible downfall of America -
Larry Fedora doesn’t see a proven link between football and CTE and worries about the national consequences off drastic changes to the sport.

Kristian Fulton’s NCAA suspension case, explained. Will LSU DB return? -
Kristian Fulton is slated to miss his second straight season because of a drug suspension enforced by the NCAA.

The 9 most impressive rookies in NBA summer league, ranked -
These were the rookie stars of Las Vegas Summer League. Check out where former opponents of the Mountaineers landed on this list of the NBA Summer League's most impressive rookies.

The Raptors trade for Kawhi Leonard: a risk worth taking -
The Raptors bet big on their culture when they traded DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard.

Which NFL team mascot would be the best at actual football? -
It’s time for an important investigation to determine which NFL mascot is the best at football.

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