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The Shotgun/Throwdown (8/21/18): The NFL Path to the Draft Sees Pro Potential on Mountaineer Roster

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The Path to the Draft 18 for ‘18 series discussed WVU’s pro potential on the “Top Heisman Trophy candidates for 2018,” “Offensive Prospects who will be NFL stars,” and “College football games with most NFL talent” rankings.

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Football

18 for '18: Top Heisman Trophy candidates for 2018 | NFL.com
Path to the Draft is counting down college football's best in a variety of categories. The first list is the top Heisman Trophy candidates for 2018. See where WVU quarterback Will Grier lands on the list.

18 for '18: Offensive prospects who will be NFL stars | NFL.com
The NFL Path to the Draft 18 for '18 series continues with a look at 18 offensive prospects who have star potential at the pro level. See where Mountaineers Will Grier and David Sills V landed on the list.

18 for '18: College football games with most NFL talent | NFL.com
The highly anticipated game between West Virginia and Oklahoma is considered to be one of the top 18 games with NFL talent during this college football season.

WV MetroNews – Job one for West Virginia defense was building chemistry
Tony Gibson thought his defense needed an attitude adjustment after 2017, and it appears the offseason was a success in that regard.

WVU LB Dylan Tonkery gets straight to the point -- and the ball | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com

WVU linebacker and West Virginia native Dylan Tonkery is looking to step up for the Mountaineer defense this season.

Robinson a difference-maker on defense | Sports | wvnews.com
WVU safety Kenny Robinson is looking to make a positive difference for the Mountaineer defense this season.

Roundup: 1988 WVU football team to be honored at home-opener | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com

The 1988 Mountaineer football team will be honored at the home opener against Youngstown State on September 8.

Josh Sills: Blond Chaos - West Virginia Athletics

West Virginia sophomore offensive lineman Josh Sills has a very notable hairstyle that is becoming a favorite amongst the Mountaineers.

WV MetroNews – Three Guys Before The Game – Taylor Lile WVU Football Nutritionist
The new sports nutritionist for West Virginia joins this edition of Three Guys Before The Game with Tony Caridi and Brad Howe.

West Virginia Athletics

2018 Season Outlook - West Virginia Athletics

The West Virginia volleyball is looking to make another postseason appearance this season. The Mountaineers have also scheduled seven teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season.

Around the Big 12

18 for '18: College football's most freakish athletes | NFL.com
Path to the Draft listed the top 18 "freakish athletes" in college football and five of the 18 came from the Big 12 conference.

18 for '18: College football's fastest players | NFL.com
Path to the Draft selected two TCU players, one Oklahoma wide receiver, and one Texas wide receiver in the list of college football's fastest players.

18 for '18: College football players with NFL fathers | NFL.com
See which three Big 12 football players have fathers that played in the NFL.

Around the NCAA

AP Preseason Poll 2018: UCF’s treatment not anything new - SBNation.com
The self-proclaimed national champions of the 2017-2018 season come in at 21st in the preseason AP Poll.

Duke’s Zion Williamson is college basketball’s next mega star - SBNation.com
The Duke freshman showed why he is special during three games in Canada.

Arizona’s Cactus Bowl announces it’s been renamed to Cheez-It Bowl - SBNation.com
The Cheez-It Bowl will make its debut this postseason, as it replaces the Cactus Bowl, and check out the amazing logo created for the game.

College football coaches believe weird things about food - SBNation.com
Jim Harbaugh was far from the first, and he might not even be the weirdest.

Adrian Peterson will try to resurrect his career again with Washington - SBNation.com
Adrian Peterson may be getting his 100th career touchdown as a Washington Redskin.

NFL preseason 2018: Steelers have the best backup quarterback battle - SBNation.com
Ben Roethlisberger is still the starting quarterback for Pittsburgh, but who is next in line if he gets hurt?

WVU men’s soccer senior Joey Piatczyc looks to be better than ever, after missing last season due to injury. Piatczyc scored off of this free kick in Sunday’s exhibition against Mount St. Mary’s. WVU won the game 3-0.

Video Credit: George Alexander Photography (Alex Aiello)


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