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The Shotgun/Throwdown: West Virginia Rifle Team Ranks #1 in the Country

The #1 West Virginia rifle team is at the top of the national rankings and shooting for a national championship, after finishing in second last season.

2019 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Rifle Championship Photo by Kaitlyn Cole/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

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


Three Guys Before The Game – Iowa State Recap (Episode 147)

Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval recap West Virginia’s loss to Iowa State on this episode of Three Guys Before The Game. A key injury, an ejection, and the use of true freshmen were the keys points that the guys evaluated.

Austin Kendall is “Questionable” For Oklahoma

West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall is currently questionable for WVU’s upcoming game at #5 Oklahoma. The Mountaineers had Jack Allison step in at quarterback when Kendall left the Iowa State game, and Allison will likely start this week if Kendall is unavailable.


With a reloaded roster, WVU women’s hoops has sights on NCAA Tournament return

The West Virginia women’s basketball team is making improvements on the roster, adding six new players to the roster, both upperclassmen and underclassmen. This helps head coach Mike Carey and his team with their depth issues from last year, but the newcomers will need to get their experience the hard way.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Rank No. 1

The second College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll of the season is out, and the #1 West Virginia rifle team remains at the top. WVU is currently 1-0, after defeating #11 Nebraska in the season opener.

WVU Breaks from Conference Play

The West Virginia volleyball team is visiting Morehead State in a nonconference match that will be streamed on ESPN+. The Mountaineers are currently 9-8 overall, with a 1-4 record in Big 12 conference play.

Around the Big 12

Baylor, Iowa State and Oklahoma Honored in Week 7

The Big 12 weekly football awards have been announced. #5 Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb was named the Offensive Player of the Week and Kenneth Murray was named the Defensive Player of the Week. Special Teams Player of the Week went to Baylor kicker John Mayers. Iowa State’s Breece Hall and Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts shared Newcomer of the Week honors.

Dotson & Moretti Named Bob Cousy Award Candidates

Devon Dotson of Kansas and Texas Tech’s Davide Moretti have been selected as two of the 20 watch list candidates for the 2020 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. This season there will be fan voting for the award.

Big 12 Roundup & Recap: Oklahoma, Baylor and Everyone Else?

Is the Big 12 a two-team race already? Take a look at this week’s Big 12 Roundup and Recap.

Texas, Baylor and Texas Tech Earn Player of the Week Honors

The Big 12 weekly volleyball awards have been announced. Texas’ Brionne Butler was this week’s offensive player, the defensive player was Baylor’s Kara McGhee, and Texas Tech’s Caitlin Dugan was the rookie of the week.

Around the NCAA

College football conference power rankings

How would you rank all 14 teams in the SEC? Or all 10 in the Big 12? Here’s a full ranking of every team in every Power 5 conference.

College football midseason awards: The best players, teams and moments

We have officially reached the midway point of the 2019 college football regular season, and to commemorate the occasion, let’s look at some midseason awards and superlatives.

College football bowl projections

Here’s how ESPN’s experts see the bowl matchups after Week 7. Check back each week for their predictions.

3 possible ways to fix the NFL’s onside kick problem

Onside kicks in the NFL are a foregone conclusion now. Here are three much more interesting alternatives.

Our picks for the MLS awards, both real and made-up

Awards season is nearly upon us in MLS, with official voting for the league’s 2019 awards already over. To get ready for the real deal, SB Nation writers took their own vote and here are the results.

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