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The Shotgun/Throwdown (5/2/19): Who Will Lead the West Virginia Receiving Corps?

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With so many talented receivers leaving the program for the NFL and the NCAA transfer portal, who will step up for the Mountaineers at the wide receiver position this season?

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Football

WV MetroNews With Simms leaving, who will step up at receiver for West Virginia? - WV MetroNews
West Virginia will need multiple players to step up with its most experienced receiver leaving the program.

Slimmed-Down Brown Out to Make An Impact On Mountaineer Offensive Line - West Virginia University Athletics
New West Virginia offensive line coach Matt Moore could see immediately how well Michael Brown moved around for a man his size, which is why schools such as Alabama, Texas, Oregon and Georgia started calling him once they found out that he committed to West Virginia, but Moore needed to take some extra time to teach him what to do.

West Virginia defensive lineman Tyrese Allen enters the NCAA Transfer Portal - The Smoking Musket
Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Tyrese Allen opened himself up to potential suitors on Wednesday. While the move doesn’t officially mean Allen is leaving the Mountaineer program, it does signal to other universities that the redshirt freshman is open to transferring and allows other coaches to contact him without violating any NCAA tampering rules.

Basketball

WV MetroNews Three Guys Before The Game - WVU's Jordan McCabe - WV MetroNews
Tony Caridi and Brad Howe sit down with Jordan McCabe to discuss what drives him and why he thinks the Mountaineers are primed for a successful season in 2020.

WV MetroNews After Nadolny picks Texas Tech, what's next for Mountaineers? - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers still have three scholarships open after missing out on shooting guard Clarence Nadolny who committed to Texas Tech.

Baseball

WV MetroNews WVU lefty Nick Snyder one strike shy of no-hitter against Marshall - WV MetroNews
West Virginia pitcher Nick Snyder was one out away from a no-hitter before Marshall's Erik Rodriguez broke it up with an infield single.

Snyder Dominates Marshall as Mountaineers Win 2-0 - The Smoking Musket
Nick Snyder was absolutely dominant on the mound tonight as he completely shut down the Thundering Herd offense en route to a complete game shutout, and nearly a no-hitter.

WVU’s Snyder Flirts With History - West Virginia University Athletics
Junior, left-handed pitcher Nick Snyder was one pitch away from becoming only the third Mountaineer pitcher in school history to throw a nine inning no-hitter during his 2-0 victory against Marshall Tuesday night.

West Virginia Athletics

WVU Headed to Louisville Regional - West Virginia University Athletics
The West Virginia golf team will make its return to NCAA regionals next week when the Mountaineers head to the University of Louisville Golf Club.

Tun Named Team MVP - West Virginia University Athletics
Senior Jaquie Tun earned the West Virginia gymnastics team's Linda Burdette-Good Award as the team's Most Valuable Gymnast at the program's 2019 season banquet.

Panthers draft pick Grier says his role is to support Newton | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
As Will Grier launched his tee shot down the first fairway at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday, one overzealous fan shouted “Move over Cam!” Grier appreciates the support, but he knows that is not happening anytime soon.

Around the Big 12

Men’s NCAA regional fields: Oklahoma State, Arizona State among No. 1 seeds | Golf Channel
Three Big 12 men's golf teams are #1 seed for the NCAA regionals. Oklahoma State highlights a group of #1 seeds for the NCAA men's regionals that also include Texas, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, and Arizona State.

Top 20 Big 12 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch
The offense-heavy conference had 26 players selected in this year’s draft, an average of 2.6 players per team. The Big 12’s success in this year’s draft owes in large part to the Oklahoma Sooners, who have won the league title four years running.

Big 12 coaches discuss adding injury report
Big 12 coaches are discussing the implementation of a standardized conference-wide injury report, but they would prefer some type of national uniformity.

Around the NCAA

Dana Holgorsen: Houston coach explains return from WVU | SI.com
Leaving a Power 5 job for the top of the Group of Five doesn't happen every day, but this is Dana Holgorsen, and this is Houston.

2019 MWC power rankings: Deepest G5 conference still has a clear favorite - SBNation.com
Boise State is the preseason Mountain West Conference favorite each year for a reason.

Fresno State’s Jeff Tedford was the best hire of 2016’s coaching carousel - SBNation.com
Fresno State was 4-20 in the two years before Jeff Tedford arrived and is 22-6 since. The Bulldogs are due a reset year, but the ceiling is still high.

New Mexico State has no margin for error in 2019. As usual. - SBNation.com
Doug Martin spent five years pushing the proverbial boulder up a hill in Las Cruces. Last fall, it rolled back down to the bottom.

How each team earned one A+ grade in the 2019 NFL Draft - SBNation.com
All 32 teams made at least one smart draft decision this year. Some of them are straightforward like taking a great player in the first round. Some of them are more complicated.

8 NFL undrafted free agents who can stick with their new team in 2019 - SBNation.com
These players did not hear their names called during the draft, but they were signed soon after and they have a good chance to make the roster.

The winners of 5 blockbuster trades that the 2019 NFL Draft finalized - SBNation.com
But there were five blockbuster deals from the last couple seasons that got wrapped up during the 2019 NFL Draft. Here is what those trades turned into and who came out on top.

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