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The Shotgun/Throwdown (7/31/18): Dravon Askew-Henry Could Provide Leadership for the WVU Defense

If senior safety Dravon Askew-Henry can lead the Mountaineer defense, it could make the difference for WVU’s success this season.

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Football

Askew-Henry: New Position, Same Goal - West Virginia Athletics
Listen to WVU's Dravon Askew-Henry at the Big 12 Media Days and learn more about his position change on the Mountaineer defense.

Grier and Sills V Named to Player of the Year Watch List - West Virginia Athletics
WVU football's Heisman Trophy Award candidate quarterback Will Grier, and All-American wide receiver and 2017 Biletnikoff Award finalist David Sills V have been named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation's Player of the Year Award Watch List.

College Football: College Football Preview: West Virginia vs Tennessee - Video - CBSSports.com
Watch as CBS analyists preview their network's marquee Week 1 game between the Mountaineers and Volunteers.

Athlon's top fantasy football players in college football
Which Mountaineers are going to blow up box scores this fall?

Basketball

Knapper's health still issue; more News, Notes and Rumors | WVU SPORTS | wvnews.com
It’s been a busy summer for the medical staff of the Mountaineer men’s basketball team. Mountaineer guard Brandon Knapper has been dealing with a serious blood clot issue in his lung.

West Virginia Athletics

Ten Earn Academic Award - West Virginia Athletics
For the second straight season and the fourth time since 1987, a program-best ten West Virginia gymnasts were named Scholastic All-Americans, as the 2017-2018 honors were announced recently by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women.

WVU's Tammy Cavender prepares, moves the Mountaineers | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
A lot of planning and preparation goes into the away trips for Mountaineer teams, and WVU travel coordinator Tammy Cavender has been handling that responsibilty since 1992.

Several Mountaineers Ink Pro Contracts - West Virginia Athletics
Several former West Virginia men's basketball players have signed professional contracts for the 2018-2019 season. Check out where these Mountaineers are continuing their basketball careers.

Kyzir White Earns Highest Possible Praise from Coach Lynn
The more you watch the fourth-round pick at camp, the more you can see exactly why Lynn is so excited about the young linebacker.

Mountaineers in the Pros – July 27, 2018 - West Virginia Athletics
15 former West Virginia baseball players are currently playing professional baseball, including Major Leaguers Jedd Gyorko and Harrison Musgrave.

Around the Big 12
ESPN's BPI Has Big 12 Ranked as Strongest Conference - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site
With 100 days until the season opens, ESPN's Basketball Power Index (BPI) preseason projections has the Big 12 ranked as the strongest conference with Kansas leading the way as the best team.

KU Jayhawks Q&A: Basketball, football, recruiting, 7/30/18 | The Kansas City Star
This Kansas Jayhawks Q&A features these topics: KU’s most likely All-American, football’s best-case scenario in 2018, the Jayhawks’ second-best three-pointer ever, recruiting and the best transfers that have left the program.

Scheduling outlook: TCU still Oklahoma's primary problem in the Big 12 | All OU Sports | normantranscript.com
Some familiar Big 12 names seem equipped to make a run at Oklahoma.

Around the NCAA

Athlon's top fantasy football players in college football
Which Mountaineers are going to blow up box scores this fall?

The MAC’s new pirate flag tradition, explained by Jon Steinbrecher - SBNation.com
The underdog conference has an awesome new tradition.

Georgia recruiting: Look at this dominance over the SEC East - SBNation.com
The Dawgs are lapping their division yet again.

Arizona Cardinals’ adopt ‘brick by brick’ slogan, unfortunately for Tennessee fans - SBNation.com
Maybe the Cardinals should have thought this one through.


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