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The Shotgun/Throwdown (3/7/19): WVU Rifle Team Prepares for National Championship

For the first time in school history, West Virginia University will host a national championship. The WVU team hosting is none other than the powerhouse Mountaineer rifle team.

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Football

College Football Rankings: Pre-Spring Top 130 Teams
Here's the way-too-early pre-spring top 130 college football rankings for 2019 from Athlon Sports. Check out where the Mountaineers are sitting, as of now.

Ranking the Big 12 College Football Coaching Jobs
Take a look at a complete breakdown and ranking of the best college football coaching jobs in the Big 12. Where does the WVU coaching position rank?

Basketball

West Virginia rolls over Iowa State in final home game of the season - The Smoking Musket
The Mountaineers closed out their home schedule with a dominating win over the Cyclones.

WVU women's basketball: Four Mountaineers honored by Big 12 | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
West Virginia freshman forward Kari Niblack has been named the Big 12’s Sixth Man of the Year, redshirt junior guard Tynice Martin and senior Naomi Davenport have been named to the All-Big 12 first team, and freshman guard Madison Smith has has been named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team.

WVU earns No. 4 seed at Big 12 Championship
WVU women's basketball will be the #4 seed at the Big 12 women's basketball tournament, which tips off Friday in Oklahoma City.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Aim for NCAA Title in WVU Coliseum - West Virginia University Athletics
The WVU rifle team has been here before. The team has a chance to win another national championship, but this time is different. The Mountaineers now have the opportunity to win a championship while staying in the Mountain State. With its nation's-best 20th title on the line, the #4 ranked West Virginia rifle team is set to compete at the 2019 NCAA Rifle Championships, March 8-9, at the WVU Coliseum.

Bullock Qualifies for NCAA Women’s Championships - West Virginia University Athletics
Junior Morgan Bullock of the West Virginia women's swimming and diving team has qualified for the 2019 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

Mountaineers Unveil Spring Slate - West Virginia University Athletics
West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons has unveiled the seven races that will headline the rowing schedule for the spring of 2019.

Memphis Grizzlies' Future In Good Hands At Point Guard With Delon Wright, Jevon Carter, Post Mike Conley Era
The Memphis Grizzlies are in good hands at the point guard spot once Mike Conley is gone. Jevon Carter and Delon Wright have shown they are capable of stepping up.

Around the Big 12

2018-19 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Awards Announced - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site
Five student-athletes from five different programs took home individual awards headlining the 2018-19 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Awards.

How Kansas' Big 12 supremacy unraveled
Kansas' streak of Big 12 titles has finally ended. These components led to the Jayhawks' fall from the top.

Around the NCAA

College Basketball Bracketology 2019: The Big East is starting to dominate the bubble - SBNation.com
With half of the conference’s membership hovering around the cut line, Madison Square Garden could very well be Bubble Central next week.

Men’s Division I College Basketball Conference Tournament Central 2019 - Blogging the Bracket
This is your one stop shop for all 32 conference tournament brackets, along with scores and updated matchup and TV information.

College basketball’s 2019 Championship Week guide - SBNation.com
A complete guide to college basketball’s 2019 Championship Week.

The 2019 Mock Draft Database | NFL Offseason Guide 2019
The NFL Draft is about as unpredictable as sports get. Last year, draft experts couldn’t even nail the first pick. In SB Nation's survey of 97 mock drafts ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft, the majority projected the Cleveland Browns would take Sam Darnold as the first selection in the draft.

NBA mock draft 2019: Zion Williamson is the only sure thing available - SBNation.com
The Duke sensation, Zion Williamson, remains the no-brainer first pick even after his knee injury. Williamson's Duke teammate R.J. Barrett and relentless Murray State point guard Ja Morant appear to have the inside track to round out the top three right now.

Antonio Brown trade rumors: Deal could be done by Friday, per report, with Raiders emerging as betting favorite - SBNation.com
The Pittsburgh Steelers are pushing teams to present their best offer for wide receiver Antonio Brown. The Oakland Raiders are currently the betting favorite to get Brown.


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