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The Shotgun/Throwdown (5/01/19): West Virginia Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule

The West Virginia men’s basketball team has announced a majority of the Mountaineers’ non-conference schedule for the upcoming season. Some of WVU’s more intriguing matchups include Pitt, Ohio State, and St. John’s.

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Football

WV MetroNews Departing WVU receiver Marcus Simms officially enters transfer portal - WV MetroNews
Wide receiver Marcus Simms moved forward with his plan to leave West Virginia on Monday afternoon, formally entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal.

WVU football recruiting: LB coach Al Pogue's Pittsburgh trip proves prosperous | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Over the last decade, West Virginia football has changed conferences and it has changed coaches. One thing that hasn't changed is WVU's ability to recruit in western Pennsylvania.

Marcus Simms Likely Leaving West Virginia Program - The Smoking Musket
The West Virginia Mountaineers will be without one of their fastest players next year, as Marcus Simms will be transferring from the program.

Basketball

Non-conference schedule announced for WVU hoops
The WVU men's basketball's 2019-2020 non-conference schedule has been released, and it includes many interesting matchups for the Mountaineers. Some of the notable games include road trips to Pitt and St. John's, as well as neutral site games against Ohio State and Northern Iowa. The annual Big 12/SEC Challenge matchup has yet to be determined.

WVU, Ohio State to Meet in Cleveland - West Virginia University Athletics
The first annual Cleveland Classic has announced the inaugural field for the non-conference showdown at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The West Virginia Mountaineers will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in December of this coming season.

West Virginia Athletics

No. 17 West Virginia Hosts In-State Foe Marshall - West Virginia University Athletics
The #17 West Virginia baseball team begins a week at home with the season's second meeting against Marshall tonight at Monongalia County Ballpark. The Mountaineers defeated the the Thundering Herd 15-3 in their first matchup this season.

Baseball remains in national rankings
After a fifth consecutive series victory, the WVU baseball team again appears in multiple national polls this week.

WVU Executes Big Finish at Mountaineer Showcase - West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia track and field team closed the State Farm Friends of Track and Field Mountaineer Showcase with six wins at the Track and Field Complex at Mylan Park this past weekend.

WVU Finishes Regular Season Against GW - West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia rowing team concluded its regular season against George Washington on Friday on the Potomac River. Check out the lineups and results from each race.

West Virginia Tops Maryland to Close Out Spring - West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia women's soccer team closed out its spring season on Saturday afternoon, as the Mountaineers defeated Maryland, 4-2, in Morgantown.

Tennis Announces Team Awards - West Virginia University Athletics
Four members of the West Virginia tennis team earned awards at the team's annual banquet last week. Following a 37-win season, sophomore Anne-Sophie Courteau received the team's Most Valuable Player award.

Mountaineers Awarded at Annual Banquet - West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia volleyball team celebrated the 2018 season with family and friends. At the event, fourth-year coach Reed Sunahara and staff honored this year's letter winners and handed out a number of yearly awards.

Meet the Mountaineers: Erin Slinde - West Virginia University Athletics
Throughout the spring semester, Mountaineer fans will have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the WVU volleyball team. Next up is Erin Slinde.

Big 12 men's golf tournament concludes at The Greenbrier
A top-15 finish from sophomore Matthew Sharpstene led the way for the West Virginia golf team on Sunday at the 2019 Big 12 Golf Championship on The Old White TPC at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

NFL

WV MetroNews See projected contracts for West Virginia's NFL draftees - WV MetroNews
Check out the projected salaries of the five Mountaineers that were selected in the 2019 NFL Draft.

4 reasons Gary Jennings Jr. is a potentially brilliant Seahawks draft pick - SBNation.com
Former West Virginia Mountaineer Gary Jennings few somewhat under the draft radar. Now he has a chance to become a quality pass-catcher for the Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks pick coached in hoops by Wilson as kid
Wide receiver Gary Jennings, who was drafted by the Seahawks in the fourth round, had Russell Wilson, then a high school quarterback, as his youth basketball coach.

West Virginia Football 2019 Undrafted Free Agent Tracker - The Smoking Musket
We’ll be keeping you updated with every former West Virginia football player that is hoping to continue their playing career at the next level.

MLS

Around the Big 12

Oklahoma State wins Big 12 golf championship - Dominion Post
Oklahoma State completed a dominant three days at The Greenbrier, winning the Big 12 golf championship by 11 strokes.

Post-spring prospectus: What each team in the Big 12 is facing at the end of camp - Dominion Post
Let's take a look at what each Big 12 team is facing, as they head into the summer.

College Sports: What did the NFL draft teach the Big 12? Oklahoma is the bell cow, Texas may have overachieved in 2018 and other takeaways | SportsDay
The Big 12 had 26 players taken in the draft, including top overall pick Kyler Murray. The league is trending in the right direction and Oklahoma's dominance has provided a large contribution to that upward trend.

Around the NCAA

Bill Connelly for college football commissioner
Take a look at the vision that SB Nation's Bill Connelly has for the future of college football.

The final 2019 NFL Draft grades, by team - SBNation.com
The Broncos, Jaguars, and Washington were big winners. The same can’t be said for the Giants and Raiders.

Bucks vs. Celtics: This is the real Playoff Kyrie Irving - SBNation.com
No, "Playoff Kyrie" isn’t the one that scores at will. The new "Playoff Kyrie" is one who dominates utterly and completely.

The Rockets are waging war against NBA officials. Will it really help them beat the Warriors? - SBNation.com
Houston’s investigation pointed blame at veteran NBA officials. But the league knew about this months ago, so now what?

2020 NFL mock draft: Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa goes No. 1. Sorry, Josh Rosen - SBNation.com
If 2019 was the year of the defensive lineman and 2018 the year of the quarterback, the 2020 NFL Draft could be the year of the wide receiver.

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