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The Shotgun/Throwdown (8/14/18): Mountaineers Receive Praise from Teammates

Groups including the running backs, wide receivers, and offensive line received praise from their teammates this week.

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Football

WVU football notebook: WR Marcus Simms, others receive ‘A’ grade | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
The Mountaineer wide receivers and running backs have been receiving praise from their teammates. The offensive line has also impressed WVU quarterback Will Grier.

Father and Son: Will Grier's father Chad a longtime driving force in his football career | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Will Grier’s family has played a large role in his success on and off the field. They have also influenced Grier to be the family man that he has become.

Chemistry Is More Than A Class For These Mountaineers - West Virginia Athletics

Experience and chemistry could make the difference for the Mountaineers this football season.

Basketball

Brandon Knapper medically cleared for WVU basketball season | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
West Virginia redshirt freshman guard Brandon Knapper has been medically cleared to play the 2018-2019 season for the Mountaineer men's basketball team.

West Virginia Athletics

2018 Preseason Notebook - West Virginia Athletics

The #9 WVU women’s soccer team takes on #4 Penn State this Friday in a top ten battle for the first game of the season.

Nike drops new college-themed Free Trainer V8 Week Zero collection - SBNation.com
Find out where you can get your own pair of WVU themed shoes from Nike’s latest line of college kicks.

2018-19 Swimming and Diving Schedule Revealed - West Virginia Athletics

Pitt, Penn State, and Villanova highlight the 2018-2019 schedules for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.

Tonight’s Gold-Blue Intrasquad Postponed - West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineer fans will have to wait to see the WVU men’s soccer team play in Morgantown after the Gold-Blue intrasquad scrimmage was postponed last night due to inclement weather.

Butler, Myers sign new pro contracts overseas
Two WVU men's basketball greats will continue their professional careers this season.

Around the Big 12

Five Defensive Ends Named to Ted Hendricks Award Watch List - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site
Five Big 12 players were named to the 2018 Ted Hendricks Watch List which honors the top defensive end in college football.

College Football Playoff: Sooners have sixth best odds to win title | Sports | oudaily.com
Oklahoma's chase for it's eighth national title will be cut short this season, at least according to the Las Vegas Super Book.

TCU football: Gary Patterson addresses QB competition | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The TCU quarterback competition between Shawn Robinson and Michael Collins continues. Coach Gary Patterson said neither has separated themselves quite yet.

Around the NCAA

Urban Meyer, DJ Durkin the latest major college coaches to be suspended - SBNation.com
Urban Meyer and DJ Durkin were both sidelined by school investigations in August. Here is a recent history of coaches who have been through the same.

This week in recruiting: Alabama returns to No. 1 in the rankings - SBNation.com
Oregon, USC, and Texas A&M make big moves, but the Crimson Tide remains at the top of the recruiting rankings.

College football running backs 2018: Myles Gaskin, JK Dobbins among best - Football Study Hall
Who are the best running backs in the country heading into this football season?

Houston Rockets’ free agent moves put them further away from the Warriors - SBNation.com
Houston came so close to winning the West last year, and now it seems they have gotten worse.

Tiger Woods’ Sunday heater at the PGA Championship was golf at its best - SBNation.com
There is nothing better in golf than when Tiger is playing at his best and the PGA Championship this weekend was an exhilarating reminder of that.

LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend attacked in home invasion at his house - SBNation.com
Police are investigating a home invasion at McCoy’s Georgia house where two women were attacked in a "targeted" incident.


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