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The Shotgun/Throwdown (8/2/18): Grier and Sills Named Top NFL Prospects Among Big 12 Seniors

Will Grier and David Sills were recently named the top NFL prospects out of the Big 12’s current senior class.

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Football

College Sports: 10 Big 12 senior prospects to watch for the 2019 NFL draft: TCU pass rusher and Texas newcomers make the list | SportsDay
The Big 12 produced only one first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but two Mountaineer stars could double that total in the 2019 NFL Draft.

CB Fisher will not join WVU | WVU SPORTS | wvnews.com
West Virginia’s cornerback situation took a hit as UCLA graduate transfer Denzel Fisher has not signed his letter of intent and is not expected in camp.

Basketball

WVU hoops getting love from ESPN’s BPI | Sports | wvnews.com
The Mountaineers’ 2018-19 men’s basketball team is getting high acclaim, as ESPN recently released its Basketball Power Index (BPI) and WVU is currently ranked fifth on that list.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Open 2018 Preseason - West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia women's soccer team officially opened its 2018 preseason with a training session on Wednesday morning. Six starters return to the Mountaineers this season.

Around the Big 12

Mitch Vingle: Many around Big 12 seeking QB starters | Charleston Gazette-Mail
WVU’s football team reports for duty Thursday in Morgantown, but there is other news around the Big 12 that Mountaineer fans should learn about.

Jeff Long, new KU AD, studying KU fundraising campaign | The Kansas City Star
New KU athletic director Jeff Long will be taking a look at the school’s $350 fundraising campaign, which is focused on football, before deciding specifics on specifics of how to proceed. Check out renderings for renovations to KU's Memorial Stadium and Allen FIeldhouse.

Why Caleb Grill chose South Dakota State over big schools
Schools from the Pac-12, Big Ten and Big 12 were recruiting shooting guard Caleb Grill, but he preferred the program where he felt most wanted.

Around the NCAA

Urban Meyer on administrative leave at Ohio State: Coach out for now | SBNation
Meyer fired a longtime assistant in July after allegations of domestic abuse against the assistant came to light.

What Ohio State would have to defend in order to keep Urban Meyer | SBNation
For nine years, a since-fired assistant coach was accused repeatedly of domestic abuse, all of which is now becoming public.

What we know about Urban Meyer’s handling of Zach Smith’s abuse allegations | SBNation
The Ohio State head coach recently fired a longtime assistant coach after multiple claims of domestic violence became public knowledge. In question now is what Meyer knew, and when.

2018 college football bowl game tie-ins by conference: Who goes where? | SBNation
These things start with a broad outline, before much of it goes all sideways on Selection Sunday. Here are the conference tie-ins for 2018’s 39 FBS college football bowls before the Playoff national title game.

Zion Williamson is comically large as he enters Duke as a super freshman | SBNation
Zion Williamson has arrived at Duke and he is projected to be one of the top freshmen in college basketball this season. He is also a likely lottery pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

TODAY’S FBS TEAM PREVIEW BY BILL C

As always, SB Nation’s Bill Connelly is working his way through every Division I FBS football team, from Georgia State to Alabama. Check out the teams Bill has already previewed by clicking HERE.

Chad Morris’ first Arkansas offense should be fun and prolific. Now, about that defense ... | SBNation
The Hogs have a chance at a bowl run. But let’s just say both sides of the scoreboard will be active.

Which are the best NFL teams to never win a Super Bowl? | SBNation.com
There have been plenty of good teams forced to watch the Lombardi Trophy fall just outside their grasp. There have been far fewer great ones. These are the best teams to never win a Super Bowl.

The winners and losers of the 2018 MLB trade deadline | SBNation.com
Let's evaluate the last minute trades that took place before the MLB trade deadline.

What the heck happened in the Draymond Green and Tristan Thompson fight? | SBNation.com
If you haven't heard, Draymond Green and Tristan Thompson have not been getting along lately. This is how the two reached the current point in their heated dispute.

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