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The Shotgun/Throwdown (1/29/19): Neal Brown is Getting to Know His New Players

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West Virginia’s new head football coach has spent the first part of his tenure getting to know his players.

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Football

WVU football: New coach Neal Brown getting to know his roster | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
West Virginia's new head football coach Neal Brown has spent the first part of his tenure getting a deeper understanding of his players.

West Virginia Players Shine In Reese’s Senior Bowl - The Smoking Musket
Will Grier, Gary Jennings, David Sills, and David Long all made plays and hopefully helped their draft stocks this weekend.

WVU football: Neal Brown all in during first month as coach | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
New West Virginia football coach Neal Brown spoke to prep basketball players at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center on Sunday, and Brown showed his fun side at the event.

Basketball

WV MetroNews Three Guys Before The Game - 1 To Forget - WV MetroNews
An early big lead turned into a late big loss for the WVU basketball team on Saturday against top-rated Tennessee. The Mountaineers have now lost six of their last seven games. Listen to what Nate Adrian and Tony Caridi had to say about Saturday’s loss and the season moving forward, as well as which fan base Adrian had the worst experiences with in the Big 12.

Tom Bragg: Players not listening, so WVU's Bob Huggins turns up the volume | Tom Bragg | wvgazettemail.com
Bob Huggins has been pretty calm this season, all things considered. Then Saturday happened.

West Virginia Athletics

Two Event Lineups Continue to Pull Rank - West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia gymnastics team continues to rank in the top 20 of the Road to Nationals Rankings on vault and floor exercise.

Manoah Tabbed to Preseason All-America Team - West Virginia University Athletics
West Virginia baseball junior, right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah has been named to the Baseball America Preseason All-America Second Team.

Meet the Mountaineers: Gabrielle Cuckovich - West Virginia University Athletics
Throughout the spring semester, Mountaineer fans will have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the WVU volleyball team. Next up is junior Gabrielle Cuckovich.

Around the Big 12

Breaking down the SEC-Big 12 Challenge results
The SEC-Big 12 Challenge brought plenty of drama, as it always does.

Kansas vs. Texas: 2018-19 college basketball preview, TV schedule
The Kansas Jayhawks aim to move closer to yet another Big 12 title as they take on the an underrated Texas team tonight.

Why I’m psyched about new Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson - SBNation.com
OSU head coach Mike Gundy does not mind thinking outside of the FBS box when it comes to hiring offensive coordinators. It will possibly pay off for him again.

Around the NCAA

College football’s 2018 season: The greatest teams from all 50 states - SBNation.com
College football doesn't have state championships, but SB Nations still picked the teams with the best seasons in every state.

NCAA Basketball Rankings: Tennessee stays No. 1 in AP Poll - SBNation.com
The ACC has seven ranked teams and Purdue makes a big jump after their upset of Michigan State.

Kentucky vs. Kansas recap: 3 things we learned from the Wildcats’ big win - SBNation.com
The Wildcats took home victory in Lexington on Saturday, but the Big 12 came out on top in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

Super Bowl 2019: New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams, from A to Z - SBNation.com
From Aaron Donald to Greg Zuerlein, all the best and worst things about Super Bowl 53.

Anthony Davis trade rumors: Pelicans star requests a trade - SBNation.com
Anthony Davis’ representatives have informed the Pelicans he will not sign an extension this summer and would like to be traded.

Jared Goff can’t be ignored anymore now that he’s in Super Bowl 2019 - SBNation.com
The Rams’ quarterback has the credentials of an NFL star, but not much of the name recognition that usually comes with it.


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