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The Shotgun/Throwdown (8/9/18): Will Grier and the Spotlight

Check out ESPN’s story on Will Grier’s personal life that will be feautured in ESPN The Magazine’s College Football 2018 Issue.

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Football

Almost Unfamous - Why West Virginia QB Will Grier is scrambling to duck the social media spotlight that shines on his celebrity siblings
Unlike his Instagram-famous siblings, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier is scrambling to duck the spotlight and focusing instead on football and fatherhood.

Mountaineer D-Line Packed With Size and Depth Heading Into ‘18 - West Virginia Athletics
It looks like the Mountaineers have finally put together a defensive front that is big enough and strong enough to compete with other Power Five football teams.

Mitch Vingle: WVU still waiting on that electric running back | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
The Mountaineers have had plenty of good running backs. Will a great one emerge from this group?

Mountaineers relying on state natives to deliver defensively | Sports | wvnews.com
Since Dana Holgorsen came to West Virginia, the image of football within the state has been offensive. Now the Mountaineers will rely on West Virginia natives to lead the way for the WVU defense.

Stills has the look on line | WVU SPORTS | wvnews.com
Despite being a freshman, WVU defensive lineman Dante Stills looks like one of the biggest and strongest players on the team.

West Virginia Athletics

Four Mountaineers Named Preseason All-Big 12 - West Virginia Athletics
A conference-best four members of the West Virginia women's soccer team were named to the 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team on Wednesday. The Mountaineers are also ranked ninth in the nation.

Around the Big 12

How do Big 12 home schedules stack up vs. SEC?
Is the Big 12 falling short with the home games that fans get to see? Take a look at how Big 12 home schedules compare to those in the SEC.

Rapper Lil Wayne's sports agency is suing former Kansas star Frank Mason
Sacramento Kings guard, and former Kansas Jayhawk, Frank Mason III is facing a lawsuit against rapper Lil Wayne’s Young Money APAA Sports Group.

Around the NCAA

12 FBS college football teams that could lose FCS upsets in 2018 - SBNation.com
Which FBS teams are on upset alert heading into their matchups against FCS teams this season?

The NCAA wants to control college basketball recruiting. Here’s the plan - SBNation.com
The biggest story this summer in college basketball has been how different the sport’s offseason regimen is going to look this time next year.

Jalen Hurts disappointed at Alabama coaches for QB’s offseason treatment - SBNation.com
Alabama has a quarterback controversy ahead of the 2018 season. The contenders for the starting job are junior Jalen Hurts and sophomore Tua Tagovailoa.

NBA schedule 2018-19: Every important date for the upcoming season - SBNation.com
Here are the big games to watch in the NBA regular season and why you should watch them.

Could you eat the Arizona Cardinals’ 7-pound burger challenge? - SBNation.com
The Arizona Cardinals have the “Gridiron Burger Challenge," which gives fans an opportunity to win a free jersey if they can eat the overwhelming burger in less than an hour.

PGA Championship picks, predictions 2018: Can Tiger Woods win at Bellerive? - SBNation.com
Tiger is back at the PGA for the first time in three years and facing a wave of young talent that all seem tailored for this Bellerive test.

David Long Jr. returns to Mountaineer Field this fall to impose his will.

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