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The Shotgun/Throwdown (4/19/19): Austin Kendall and Jack Allison Continue Competing for Starting Role

The two West Virginia quarterbacks are heading into the summer knowing that the starting position at quarterback is still up for grabs. Which Mountaineer will start under center when August rolls around?

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Kendall, Allison Hunting And Fishing For Starting QB Job - West Virginia University Athletics
Austin Kendall and Jack Allison have a lot in common, and the biggest similarity is that they both want to be the starting quarterback for the Mountaineers this fall.

WV MetroNews Austin Kendall and Jack Allison head into offseason seeking same goal - WV MetroNews
Austin Kendall and Jack Allison transferred to West Virginia looking to start at quarterback. Ultimately, only one will get that chance.

Allison: "I came here to start, I came here to win games"
Right now, there is no clear-cut starting quarterback for the season opener against JMU. Jack Allison had considerable playing time at the Gold-Blue game. Now he is looking ahead to the summer and the opportunity to earn the starting role.

Kendall on WVU transfer: "Doing what I want to do this time"
Austin Kendall is no stranger to Mountaineer Field, but now he is preparing to suit up for the home team in Milan Puskar Stadium. Check out what Kendall had to say about the transfer process and what he has enjoyed during his short time at WVU.

Transfer quarterback likely to lead WVU once again | Sports |
West Virginia is exiting spring without a clear decision on who will start at quarterback, but its recent trend of having a transfer behind center is likely to continue.

BREAKING: 4-star Defensive End Aaron Lewis Commits To WVU Over Michigan, Ohio State - The Smoking Musket
Head coach Neal Brown secures his first big commitment for the Mountaineers. Defensive end Aaron Lewis chose WVU over Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Tennessee.

WV MetroNews Morgantown offensive lineman Nick Malone to walk on for Mountaineers - WV MetroNews
After having his scholarship offer to Pitt pulled, Morgantown High's Nick Malone will stay home as a walk on at West Virginia. The former WVU coaching staff did not show must interest Malone, which made him look elsewhere, but now the Morgantown native has decided to stay in his hometown.

New leadership transforms dynamic of offensive line | Sports |
In his first season at the helm of the offensive line of the West Virginia football team, Matt Moore has his work cut out for him. Despite losing three starters from last season, Moore will work to retain the progress of an offensive line that helped to lead the Mountaineers to the second-ranked offense in the Big 12 Conference last season.

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BREAKING: JUCO Taz Sherman Commits to WVU - The Smoking Musket
Bob Huggins gets another piece to the puzzle for the 2019-20 Mountaineers. Taz Sherman has committed to the Mountaineers. Sherman, the 4th leading scorer in junior college, was choosing between WVU, Utah, and SMU.

Patterson Signs with Mountaineers - West Virginia University Athletics
Guard Dekeriya Patterson has signed a National Letter of Intent with the West Virginia women's basketball team and will join the Mountaineers for the 2019-20 season.

West Virginia Athletics

WVU Set for First-Round Matchup vs. Kansas State - West Virginia University Athletics
The 10th-seeded West Virginia tennis team travels to Lawrence, Kansas, on Thursday to square off against Kansas State in the first round of the 2019 Big 12 Women's Tennis Tournament.

Mazey’s Mountaineers Playing Must-See Baseball - West Virginia University Athletics
It's been a long time since people outside of West Virginia have really paid attention to Mountaineer baseball. Now WVU is nationally ranked and the Mountaineers are continuing to climb, as their season continues.

Mountaineers’ youth is bright spot for future | Sports |
The WVU tennis team may be losing three seniors, but there is plenty of reason for optimism with the positive showing from its underclassmen.

Gardner Earns Second Big 12 Weekly Honor - West Virginia University Athletics
Redshirt senior, and three-time All-American, Madelin Gardner of the West Virginia track and field team has been named the Big 12 Track and Field Women's Athlete of the Week. The West Virginia native is ranked #10 in the nation in pole vault this season.

Non-conference game vs. Penn State canceled
WVU baseball’s midweek game against Penn State has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Matchup at Maryland Set for Saturday - West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia men's soccer team will play its final road match of the spring season on Saturday when the Mountaineers travel to Maryland.

WVU cricket team wins national championship after six years of falling just short | Arts & Entertainment |
For the first time in six years, the West Virginia club cricket team attended the American College Cricket national championship, defeating the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Seven Score Academic Award - West Virginia University Athletics
Seven members of the West Virginia rifle team were named to the College Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Team. Ginny Thrasher, Will Anti, Milly Babic, Morgan Phillips, Sarah Osborn, David Koenders, and Noah Barker were all recognized by the CRCA.

Around the Big 12

Bears on the road for big series with Texas Tech
The Baylor baseball team rides into Lubbock this week in first place in the Big 12 and ready to face the preseason conference favorite.

4-Star Safety Bryson Washington Down To Texas vs. Oklahoma
Texas vs. Oklahoma is one of the fiercest rivalries in college sports. The two are facing off for four-star safety Bryson Washington.

K-State basketball: Chester Frazier heading to Virginia Tech | The Kansas City Star
The Kansas State Wildcats are losing assistant coach Chester Frazier from their men’s basketball staff. He is taking a job with the Virginia Tech Hokies. Bruce Weber hired Frazier in 2012, Weber's first year in Manhattan.

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Around the NCAA

Money is great, but good leadership would help the Pac-12 more -
It’s been a rough few years for the Pac-12. To address this, commissioner Larry Scott is trying to sell an equity stake in the league’s media rights for $750 million.

Hawaii football preview 2019: Expect more chaos -
Nick Rolovich’s Warriors dramatically overachieved last fall, they return a lot, and the schedule gets tougher.

How De’Andre Hunter went from a redshirt to an NBA lottery stud at Virginia -
De'Andre Hunter is ready for his next step after winning a national championship. Hunter has already accomplished a lot, as he enters the NBA draft. If this really is just the start of his great basketball career, one lucky NBA team could be getting a productive, two-way wing.

2019 NFL mock draft: Nasir Adderley could be Raiders’ own Earl Thomas -
The Delaware standout finishes off Oakland’s trio of picks in the SB Nation NFL writers’ mock draft. Nasir Adderley was a standout at UD, but really burst onto the scene at the Senior Bowl, where he was coached by Jon Gruden and the Raiders’ staff.

6 things NFL players care about when a new season schedule is released -
Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz says there’s a difference between what the players look for, and what the fans do.

Tracking the latest 2019 NFL Draft rumors with a BS detector -
With the draft coming up fast, rumors are really starting to fly around. Let's analyzed a few to see what’s worth believing in.

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