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The Shotgun/Throwdown (3/5/19): Jordan McCabe Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

Freshman guard Jordan McCabe earned his first career Big 12 honor this week.

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New CB Coach Addae a Familiar Name to Mountaineer Fans - West Virginia University Athletics
Neal Brown recently had a meet and greet inside the team room at Milan Puskar Stadium for his new coaching staff. Among his new coaches, there is one who needs no introduction to Mountaineer fans – Jahmile Addae, a hard-hitting safety on West Virginia's 2005 Big East championship team that went on to upset Georgia in the 2006 Sugar Bowl.

Three-star receiver Reese Smith gives West Virginia their first commitment of the 2020 recruiting class - The Smoking Musket
West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Neal Brown has wasted no time jumping into the 2020 recruiting season with his first commitment.


McCabe claims first Big 12 honor
West Virginia freshman guard Jordan McCabe earned his first career Big 12 Conference weekly honor on Monday when he was named the conference Newcomer of the Week.

WVU Edged by No. 1 Baylor on Senior Night - West Virginia University Athletics
Despite senior Naomi Davenport's double-double, the West Virginia women's basketball team was edged by #1 Baylor, 63-57, on Monday night at senior night in the WVU Coliseum.

WV MetroNews Three Guys Before The Game - Vegemite (Episode 98) - WV MetroNews
A step backward against the Sooners leads to defeat, but positives continue to sprout. Jordan McCabe earns Newcomer of the Week honors from the Big 12 after his record setting week.

West Virginia’s struggles return in 92-80 loss in Oklahoma - The Smoking Musket
Down by as much as 23 points late in the game, the Mountaineers mounted a comeback that ultimately fell short.

WV MetroNews Jermaine Haley focused on turnovers not his career-high 23 points - WV MetroNews
West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley didn’t care about his stats, save for his four turnovers, which he blamed for fueling Oklahoma’s first-half surge on Saturday.

WVU basketball: Oklahoma applied lessons from first meeting to beat Mountaineers in rematch | WVU Gameday |
In the Big 12 Conference, every team plays twice in league play. The first time though the league gauntlet was rough on the West Virginia men’s basketball team, but there were some bright spots.

West Virginia Athletics

West Virginia Defeats No. 3 Oregon State 2-0 Behind Strowd’s Strong Pitching - The Smoking Musket
The junior right-hander Kade Strowd tamed the potent Beaver offense on Sunday afternoon, as the Mountaineers defeated #3 Oregon State.

WVU’s Dixon Wins Big 12 Title - West Virginia University Athletics
Sophomore David Dixon of the West Virginia men's swimming and diving team came from behind to win the men's 100 butterfly title at the 2019 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship.

Dixon Wins Second Title to Close Big 12s - West Virginia University Athletics
Sophomore David Dixon of the WVU men's swimming and diving team won his second Big 12 championship when he finished first in the men's 200 butterfly at the 2019 Big 12 Championship.

WV MetroNews Morgantown ready for NCAA rifle championships - WV MetroNews
It will be a historic weekend when West Virginia University hosts its first National Championship event in any sport.

No. 24 Mountaineers Dazzle on Road - West Virginia University Athletics
The #24 West Virginia gymnastics team tallied a season-best road score of 196.1 and finished second this evening inside St. John Arena. The #23 Ohio State Buckeyes placed first with a 196.85 total, while Temple finished third with a 194.0 score.

WVU Continues to Rank on Vault, Floor - West Virginia University Athletics
The WVU gymnastics team is nationally ranked on vault and floor exercise in this week's Road to Nationals Rankings.

Mountaineers set to begin Big 12 Tournament | Sports |
The Mountaineers finished the regular season with a dismal 4-14 record in duals in coach Tim Flynn’s first year.

Strowd Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week - West Virginia University Athletics
Mountaineer junior right-handed pitcher Kade Strowd has been named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week.

NCAA Qualifier Allocations Announced - West Virginia University Athletics
Five Mountaineers rank in the top 33 of their respective weights in the most recent NCAA coaches' panel rankings.

WVU Suffers Second Loss of the Season at VCU - West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia tennis team could not overcome six VCU wins and was defeated, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon in Richmond, Virginia.

Mountaineers Drop Hard-Fought Match vs. ODU - West Virginia University Athletics
The WVU tennis team battled back and forth, but could not overcome #29 Old Dominion, as the Mountaineers were defeated, 6-1, in Norfolk, Virginia, on Sunday afternoon.

Luke McCormick Joins 2019 Signing Class - West Virginia University Athletics
West Virginia men's soccer coach Marlon LeBlanc has announced that Luke McCormick has signed to join the program for the 2019 season.

Promotions and Giveaways Announced for 2019 Season - West Virginia University Athletics
An exciting schedule of promotions and giveaways have been announced for the 2019 West Virginia baseball home season.

Big 12 Pre-Seeds Announced - West Virginia University Athletics
The Mountaineers, who finished ninth at the 2018 Big 12 Championship, have a trio of wrestlers seeded inside the top five of their respective weight classes.

Memphis Grizzlies' Jevon Carter Uses Career Night to Prove Worth, Role
After being overlooked for minutes in three consecutive games and assigned to the G-League, the Memphis Grizzlies' Jevon Carter produced in Saturday's win.

Around the Big 12

Breaking down the Big 12 basketball race, each team's chances |
Kansas basketball has won 14 consecutive Big 12 titles, but it looks like this year could be the end of the streak.

Lady Bears finish Big 12 play undefeated for 4th time in program history |
The #1 Baylor Lady Bears closed out Big 12 play with an 18-0 record for the second straight season and fourth time overall. This marks just the sixth time in Big 12 history that a team has run the table in conference play.

College Sports: Texas guard Jase Febres named Big 12 Player of the Week following career performances | SportsDay
After arguably the best stretch of his college career thus far, Texas sophomore guard Jase Febres has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week.

Around the NCAA

NCAA Basketball rankings: Gonzaga, Virginia stay in top two, UNC climbing -
The #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs and #2 Virginia Cavaliers keep winning, holding their spots atop the latest AP Poll as a result. Meanwhile, the North Carolina Tar Heels are up to #3 this week.

15 college football recruits to know from a talented Los Angeles camp -
The Under Armour All-America regional camp tour rolled into Los Angeles, California, and many of the state’s best players showed up and showed out.

No. 1 QB recruit DJ Uiagalelei might go to Clemson at the perfect time -
It’s not just that the Tigers are atop the sport. And they could land DJ Uiagalelei just in time for Trevor Lawrence to turn pro.

NFL Combine results: 15 winners and 5 losers from Indianapolis -
Some players’ draft stock went up, and some went down.

NFL Scouting Combine 2019 recap: 4 things we learned from week in Indy -
Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz recaps combine weekend, from the workout warriors to trade rumors.

NFL Combine 2019: 4 most ridiculous parts of D.K. Metcalf’s performance -
Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf proved he belongs at receiver Saturday when he blew everyone’s mind at the NFL Combine. Here are the four most ridiculous things about his performance.

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