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The Shotgun/Throwdown (1/17/19): Vote for Coach Huggins in the 2019 Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge

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You can help coach Huggins win!

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Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions.

Football

Austin Kendall Transferring To West Virginia, Will Enroll On Thursday - The Smoking Musket
The Oklahoma Sooners have allowed quarterback Austin Kendall to transfer to the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Five Mountaineers Accept Invite to Reese’s Senior Bowl - The Smoking Musket
Will Grier, David Sills V, Yodney Cajuste, Tevon Wesco, and David Long, Jr. have accepted invitations to play in the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl on Saturday.

NCAA Bestows 2018 Senior CLASS Award on West Virginia’s Will Grier - The Smoking Musket
The quarterback, husband, and father was chosen for the most prestigious off-field award in college football.

Campus Connection: Midweek WVU Sports Notes - West Virginia University Athletics
As Neal Brown's Mountaineer football staff continues to take shape, it is becoming clear that he is building an organization very similar to the one Don Nehlen first constructed here at WVU.

Basketball

Huggins in 2019 Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge - West Virginia University Athletics
Mountaineer fans, you can help coach Huggins win this season! Vote for coach Huggins in the 2019 Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge.

Tom Bragg: Leaders nowhere to be found on this WVU basketball team | Tom Bragg | wvgazettemail.com
Bob Huggins didn’t hold back on Tuesday, after his West Virginia men’s basketball team got smoked by TCU.

West Virginia Athletics

Lisi, Early Enrollees Join Mountaineers - West Virginia University Athletics
West Virginia women's soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown announced the addition of transfer Jessica Lisi for the 2019 season. Lisi was a three-year starter at Memphis. Additionally, five players who signed with the Mountaineers in November have enrolled early.

Around the Big 12

Jalen Hurts transfers to Oklahoma: 5 things to consider - SBNation.com
He is likely to become OU’s third straight transfer starter, following Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

College Sports: The 5 best Big 12 WRs for 2019: Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Texas have players vying for top spot | SportsDay
The Big 12 is losing some elite wide receivers to the NFL Draft in 2019, including West Virginia's David Sills V and Gary Jennings Jr., Texas Tech's Antoine Wesley, Oklahoma's Marquise Brown, Texas' Lil'Jordan Humphrey, Iowa State's Hakeem Butler, and Baylor's Jalen Hurd. But the conference is also returning talented and productive players at the position who, this time next year, will be on their way to the NFL, as well.

3 teams who have a chance to dethrone Kansas for the Big 12 title this year | NCAA.com
Texas Tech, Iowa State, and Oklahoma are the three teams with a shot at ending Kansas' near-lock on the Big 12 regular season title. The Jayhawks have won it 14 consecutive seasons.

Around the NCAA

College Football Playoff committee members lack non-power representation - SBNation.com
Whether G5 teams should be making the field or not, it would be nice to have a committee that better resembles all of FBS.

Alabama coaches leaving: 2016/2017 staffs almost all gone - SBNation.com
Alabama coaches leaving has been a steady story for years, but this is another level.

Jayson Tatum and Nike are making 'lacing up' a thing of the past with the HyperAdapt BB
Celtics forward Jayson Tatum debuted Nike's self-lacing basketball shoe on Wednesday night, bringing to fruition a vision that started 30 years ago with a movie prop.

NFL picks 2019: Experts pick Chiefs, Saints as conference champs - SBNation.com
Which two teams are going to make it to the Super Bowl?

Turkey seeking warrant for Enes Kanter of New York Knicks
Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.

Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid are back to their petty selves after Wolves blowout - SBNation.com
The Sixers stars weren’t quiet online about their big win against Jimmy Butler's former team.

2019 NBA second-half preview: The 10 questions that’ll define the season - SBNation.com
Who’s winning MVP? Can the Warriors be stopped? Are the Lakers really going to miss the playoffs?


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