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The Shotgun/Throwdown (3/14/19): Sagaba Konate Could Play Tonight Against Texas Tech

West Virginia’s appearance in the Big 12 tournament features a wild finish already, but only now is it getting interesting.

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WV MetroNews Wesco will be gone, but West Virginia tight ends will not be forgotten - WV MetroNews
West Virginia is losing its best tight end in decades, but it sounds as if Neal Brown won't allow the position to fall into hibernation.


Sources: Konate could play for WVU tonight against Texas Tech | EerSports
West Virginia's appearance in the Big 12 tournament features a wild finish already, but only now is it getting interesting.

West Virginia Holds Off Oklahoma, Advances To Big 12 Quarterfinals - The Smoking Musket
For the second time in four seasons, the West Virginia Mountaineers will advance in the Big 12 Conference tournament with a win over the Oklahoma Sooners following a review after the buzzer.

WV MetroNews Culver on possibly playing with Sags next year? 'Watch out' - WV MetroNews
What if Derek Culver and Sagaba Konate play together next season? No official word has come from Konate on his future at WVU, although he has remain engaged with his teammates and has traveled with the team on the road. Culver said he has had several conversations with Konate about West Virginia’s potential if Konate does come back. It is also likely that incoming recruit Oscar Tshiebwe will contribute to the Mountaineers’ front court next year.

West Virginia Athletics

NCAA Wrestling Brackets Released - West Virginia University Athletics
Five members of the WVU wrestling team have been seeded for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

WVU Divers Conclude Zone Championships - West Virginia University Athletics
Six members of the West Virginia men's and women's swimming and diving teams finished competition at the 2019 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships. Freshman Nick Cover earned a seventh-place finish on men's platform. Two other Mountaineers competed in the event, as freshman PJ Lenz took ninth place, while redshirt freshman Jacob Cardinal Tremblay took 11th.

Kiussis Receives At-Large Bid to Nationals - West Virginia University Athletics
Sophomore Nick Kiussis of the West Virginia wrestling team was selected to receive an at-large bid to the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

Mountaineers Split Spring Break Series with Morehead State - The Smoking Musket
The Mountaineers offense begins to figure it out as they split a brief two game series with Morehead State.

Record-Setting Night for Koshinski - West Virginia University Athletics
Senior Kirah Koshinski broke and matched a pair of program records in the WVU gymnastics team's third place showing against #21 Arizona State and #14 BYU.

Eight Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team - West Virginia University Athletics
Eight West Virginia gymnasts have been named to the 2019 Academic All-Big 12 Gymnastics team.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 tournament 2019: Bracket, schedule, and scores -
Check out this updated schedule of the Big 12 Tournament to see today's quarterfinal matchups and TV schedule.

Big 12 Tournament: TCU 73, Oklahoma State 70 Big 12 Recap | The Kansas City Star
The TCU Horned Frogs defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys 73-70 in the opening game of the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at Sprint Center. The Kansas State Wildcats will face them in the quarterfinals.

K-State's Wade unlikely to play in Big 12 tourney
Kansas State senior forward Dean Wade is expected to miss the entire Big 12 tournament, coach Bruce Weber told media on Wednesday.

Around the NCAA

College Basketball Bracketology 2019: Saint Mary’s just created some bubble trouble -
The Gaels’ surprisingly dominant win over Gonzaga in Monday’s WCC tournament final didn’t just cost some unlucky bubble team a place in the NCAA tournament. It affected the top of the bracket as well.

College admissions bribery scandal illustrates how privilege works -
On Tuesday morning, the FBI announced charges against 33 wealthy parents who are being accused of using bribes to get their children into universities. The schools with NCAA coaches named in the indictment include coaches from Yale, USC, UCLA, Georgetown, Wake Forest, and Texas.

The Browns are going to be the most fun NFL team in 2019, win or lose -
The Browns won another offseason in 2019, after they completed a trade for Giants superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Tuesday evening.

Odell Beckham Jr. trade: 6 winners, 5 losers in Giants-Browns deal -
Like any deal, there are parties involved that go beyond the individual pieces in the trade itself. Here are the winners and losers from the mega deal between the Giants and the Browns.

The NFL’s best remaining free agents at every position in 2019 -
Many of the top names have already agreed to deals, but as free agency officially begins, these are the top names available.

NFL free agency 2018: Jaguars finally release Blake Bortles -
The Jaguars are swinging for the Super Bowl fences and will be a strong player in the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes.

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