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The Shotgun/Throwdown (8/16/18): Will Grier and David Sills V Named All-Americans by Sports Illustrated

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The duo just keeps racking up the pre-season accolades.

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Football

2018 preseason All-America teams: Bryce Love, Nick Bosa and more | SI.com
Will Grier and David Sills V have been selected to Sports Illustrated's 2018 preseason All-American first-team offense.

Heisman hopeful Will Grier wants to lead WVU to 1st Big 12 title | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Will Grier is looking to lead the Mountaineers to their first Big 12 title, as well as being the team's first Heisman Trophy winner.

Mitch Vingle: WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson vows to improve | Mitch Vingle | wvgazettemail.com
There are many members of West Virginia football team that are looking to prove themselves this season and one of them is defensive coordinator Tony Gibson.

College football: West Virginia is No. 13 in preseason poll | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
West Virginia enters the 2018 season with high hopes behind quarterback Will Grier, who has a Heisman campaign. Coach Dana Holgorsen is looking for another double-digit win season.

Blackwell leads running backs with "cool" approach
WVU assistant coach Marquel Blackwell expects multiple running backs to help the Mountaineer offense this season.

The Dana Holgorsen Television Show Returns - West Virginia Athletics
Check out where you can watch the Dana Holgorsen Television Show this fall.

Basketball

West Virginia Athletics

Home Match Set for National TV - West Virginia Athletics
The #9 WVU women's soccer team will now have a nationally televised match this season when they take on #17 Texas in October.

Former Mountaineer soccer player Jack Elliott was selected by EA Sports FIFA to be on this week’s world team of the week. Elliott currently plays for the Philadelphia Union in the MLS.

Around the Big 12

Ranking the Big 12's 2018 Football Uniforms
Athlon Sports ranked the Big 12 football uniforms. See how the Mountaineers' gameday gear matched up against the other schools in the conference.

Big 12 Soccer television matchups announced | Sports | stwnewspress.com
The Big 12 Conference along with ESPN and FOX Sports have announced the conference’s TV schedule for the 2018 Big 12 women's soccer season.

Ross Blacklock of TCU Horned Frogs suffers season-ending Achilles injury in practice
TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock, who was last season's co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year, has suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.

Around the NCAA

Players across the nation look to fill the shoes of star talent
Imagine having to follow in the footsteps of a Heisman winner like Baker Mayfield, or be the next man up behind a running back like Saquon Barkley. The guys on this list won't have to wonder.

Clemson and LSU announce first-ever Death Valley Tigers series - SBNation.com
Clemson and LSU will play a home-and-home series in 2025 and 2026, and folks are already getting excited for the matchup.

Duke basketball’s Zion Williamson is the 285-pound dunking phenom. Watch highlights from his first game - SBNation.com
Zion Williamson is the first true high school superstar of the social media age and now his era at Duke begins.

College football bowl names: The 59 silliest of all time - SBNation.com
Check out SB Nation's list of the 59 silliest college football bowl names of all time.

The best and worst quarterbacks in the NFL, according to Jalen Ramsey - SBNation.com
Jalen Ramsey had a lot to say about his fellow NFL stars in a recent interview with GQ.

2018 NBA free agent grades: Every team’s offseason, explained by an emoji - SBNation.com
How do you feel about your favorite team’s offseason? Check out this emoji explanation of every NBA team's offseason.

Trae Young isn’t a unicorn. He’s normal. That’s what makes him special - SBNation.com
The Hawks’ rookie, and former Oklahoma Sooner, is hoping his success despite his unassuming stature can inspire other kids to keep working.

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West Virginia men’s basketball newcomer Jordan McCabe is excited for the upcoming season.

Check out Pat McAfee’s college basketball prediction that he posted with a video of Duke’s Zion Williamson dunking from the free throw line.

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