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The Shotgun/Throwdown (2/21/19): Jevon Carter Returns to Morgantown During NBA All-Star Break

Former Mountaineer star and Memphis Grizzly, Jevon Carter, returned to Morgantown during the NBA All-Star break to present his donation to the Norma Mae Huggins Foundation.

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Football

WV MetroNews West Virginia adds FCS Towson to complete 2022 football schedule - WV MetroNews
West Virginia's football schedules are filled for the next five seasons after adding Baltimore-based FCS opponent.

WV MetroNews In move from K-State to WVU, Seiler goes from (very) old-school to new - WV MetroNews
Blake Seiler spent nearly a decade working at his alma mater for the venerable Bill Snyder. He is in a different world with Neal Brown at West Virginia.

Former Mountaineer WR Richardson Passes Away - West Virginia University Athletics
David Richardson, a wide receiver on West Virginia's 1996 Gator and 1997 Carquest bowl teams, passed away this week.

Tom Bragg: Football lifer Vic Koenning formed fast bond with new WVU coach Neal Brown | Tom Bragg | wvgazettemail.com
Vic Koenning was not 100 percent certain Neal Brown was going to bring him along to Brown’s new gig as the head coach of the WVU football team, but he had a hunch he would be tagging along to Morgantown.

WVU QBs Coach Reagan all in on Winning - West Virginia University Athletics
WVU quarterbacks coach Sean Reagan has a couple of empty chairs in his meeting room that he would like to see occupied in the near future.

Brown Announces Barnes on Football Administrative Staff - West Virginia University Athletics
WVU football coach Neal Brown has announced the hiring of Coleman Barnes as the associate athletics director for football external affairs.

WVU football: New assistant Blake Seiler's Big 12 roots run deep | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
When new West Virginia football coach Neal Brown went about assembling his first coaching staff, he was looking for coaches with a variety of traits — one of them being a familiarity with Power 5 football and, more specifically, the Big 12 Conference.

Basketball

Davenport, Martin Help WVU Top Oklahoma State - West Virginia University Athletics
A pair of 20-point performances led the WVU women's basketball team to a 77-54 win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater.

WV MetroNews Is Derek Culver the Big 12's top freshman? Check out the competition - WV MetroNews
Culver sat out the first 10 games, and he plays on a last-place team. Yet the West Virginia forward is becoming a double-double threat.

WVU's Smith earns national accolade
WVU guard Madisen Smith isn’t just the Big 12’s top freshman for the second week in a row. She has also been named national freshman of the week by the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association.

WV MetroNews Three Guys Before The Game - What's the Upside? (Episode 94) - WV MetroNews
Nathan Adrian, Brad Howe, and Tony Caridi share their thoughts on Monday's loss. They also discuss how much WVU can improve for next season.

Derek Redd: Pining for the good not-so-old days of Marshall, WVU basketball | Derek Redd | wvgazettemail.com
Once upon a time, the spotlight shined on Division I basketball in West Virginia.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Qualify for NCAA Championships - West Virginia University Athletics
The #4 West Virginia rifle team will compete for its nation-best 20th NCAA title at the 2019 NCAA National Championships here in Morgantown.

WVU Walks Off Canisius in Earliest Home Game in Program History - The Smoking Musket
A back-and-forth game in freezing temperatures ended on a high note, as the Mountaineers got their record back to .500.

Gardner Honored by Big 12 - West Virginia University Athletics
Redshirt senior Madelin Gardner of the WVU track and field team has been named the Big 12 Track and Field Women's Athlete of the Week.

WVU Places 29 on Academic All-Big 12 Team - West Virginia University Athletics
Twenty-nine members of the West Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been named to the 2019 Academic All-Big 12 Swimming and Diving Team.

Carter presents donation to Norma Mae Huggins Foundation
A former Mountaineer basketball star is giving back to WVU.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 pre-spring quarterback room rankings
When it comes to quarterback play in college football, no one does it better than the Big 12 Conference.

Brown making push for Big 12 POY consideration
The competition is stiff, but K-State senior Barry Brown works his way into the mix for the Big 12 Player of the Year award.

Lady Bears Win Ninth Straight Big XII Championship
Baylor Lady Bears continue to roll, win Big 12 for ninth straight time in career night for Kalani Brown.

Around the NCAA

North Carolina vs. Duke final score: UNC’s big win overshadowed by Zion Williamson’s injury - SBNation.com
The Tar Heels ran away with a blowout win, as Zion Williamson was injured in the opening minute.

Georgia lost a game because a fan threw a stuffed animal on the court - SBNation.com
Georgia fell to 1-12 in the SEC with a crushing loss, on a last-second technical foul after a fan threw a stuffed animal on to the court. The ensuing free throw gave Georgia a one-point loss to Mississippi State.

4 things about the Auburn vs. Georgia game moving out of November - SBNation.com
As these things go, a scheduling change in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry is pretty interesting.

All 31 NFL teams that could trade Steelers for Antonio Brown, ranked - SBNation.com
As Antonio Brown inches ever closer to a trade, SB Nation sorts through the teams that could offer the most for him.

The 9 biggest, and 3 weirdest sports contracts of all time - SBNation.com
What are the largest sports contracts in history, what were their terms, and is there a bigger contract we all might have forgotten?

Steve Spurrier’s Orlando AAF team is partially relocating to Georgia, which is weird - SBNation.com
Thanks to Florida’s workers’ comp laws, Steve Spurrier’s team will have to spend half its season practicing in Georgia, even as it bases itself in one Florida city and plays home games in another.


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