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The Shotgun/Throwdown (2/19/19): Could the Mountaineers Have Another Heisman Contender?

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West Virginia’s new transfer quarterback, Austin Kendall, is currently tied for the sixth best odds to win college football’s highest individual honor.

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Football

Early Heisman Trophy Picks for the 2019 College Football Season - Stadium
Check out the odds for WVU's new transfer quarterback, Austin Kendall, to win the Heisman Trophy.

VIDEO: WVU football coach Neal Brown introduces his new coaching staff
New WVU football coach Neal Brown spent a few minutes Monday morning introducing the members of his first Mountaineer coaching staff to the media.

WVU football: New assistant coaches assigned formal titles, recruiting areas
Check out where the new assistant coaches will be focusing their recruiting efforts.

WVU football: Travis Trickett returns to continue family legacy with Mountaineers | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Among the 10 coaches Neal Brown introduced yesterday were some new faces and some familiar ones, but of the group, perhaps none is more intimately acquainted with WVU as a school, football program and community as newly minted tight ends and inside receivers coach Travis Trickett.

Mountaineer Insider Podcast, presented by Segra - West Virginia University Athletics
Dan Zangrilli sits down with West Virginia assistant coaches Matt Moore and Xavier Dye in this week's Mountaineer Insider Podcast.

Basketball

WVU Runs Out of Gas in Second Half - West Virginia University Athletics
Kansas State used a 19-2 run over a seven-minute stretch in the second half to pull away from West Virginia 65-51 at the WVU Coliseum.

Smith Repeats as Big 12 Honoree - West Virginia University Athletics
For the second straight week, WVU's Madisen Smith has been named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week.

WVU hoops drops fourth straight
West Virginia battled #23 Kansas State for the first 28 minutes of their Monday night clash at the WVU Coliseum. In fact, it looked as if WVU had seized the momentum near the midway point of the second half.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Move Up in Rankings - West Virginia University Athletics
Following an impressing 49.5 showing on floor exercise on February 17, the WVU gymnastics team moves up one spot to #9 on floor in this week's Road to Nationals Rankings.

WVU Baseball To Play Home Opener Tomorrow vs. Canisius College - The Smoking Musket
A game added to the schedule less than 48 hours before first pitch will have the Mountaineers hosting Canisius.

Koshinski Earns Big 12 Weekly Honor - West Virginia University Athletics
Senior Kirah Koshinski of the West Virginia gymnastics team has been named the Big 12 Conference co-Event Specialist of the Week.

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

Izzo-Brown Unveils Spring Slate - West Virginia University Athletics
WVU women's soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown announced the Mountaineers' 2019 spring schedule.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 basketball rankings: Kansas still could win the title
Iowa State's victory in Manhattan keeps the Big 12 basketball race competitive.

TCU basketball: Frogs lose 68-61 at Oklahoma State, recap | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Playing short-handed and without one of its best players, Kouat Noi, TCU lost its third consecutive game in a 68-61 setback at Oklahoma State. The Frogs are back on the NCAA Tournament bubble.

Around the NCAA

NCAA Basketball Rankings: The Duke Blue Devils are No. 1 once again - SBNation.com
For the fourth time this season, the Blue Devils are atop the rankings.

15 college football recruits to know from a loaded South Florida camp - SBNation.com
The Nike Opening Regional Camp tour rolled into the Miami on Sunday, and many of the area’s best players showed up and showed out.

Steve Spurrier still zapping rivals in retirement from college football - SBNation.com
During a nearly 30-year head coaching career, Steve Spurrier became college football’s roast czar. Georgia and Tennessee remain squarely in his sights.

2019 NFL mock draft: Here are the biggest needs for teams in 1st round - SBNation.com
Here’s how teams can fix their roster early in the draft, including one team that could use help from a former Mountaineer standout.

AAF teams, mapped: Here’s which one you should support - SBNation.com
The new spring pro football league can mean a chance to support either a (somewhat) local team or some of your school’s former players.

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest doesn’t need to be saved - SBNation.com
Why it’s always misguided to say that the Slam Dunk Contest is boring.

4 most important changes in Mel Kiper’s 2nd 2019 NFL mock draft at ESPN - SBNation.com
Mel Kiper believes the entire top five of the NFL Draft could be defensive linemen for the first time ever.

AAF Week 2 recap: 7 players to know from league’s second weekend - SBNation.com
We’ve got NFL vets, college stars, and a couple guys you may not have heard of among Week 2’s standouts.


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