Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor, and daily distractions.
McCabe, Matthews and Haley find the best way to shut skeptics up | WV MetroNews
A trio of once-struggling Mountaineers combined to quiet their very noisy critics.
Mountaineers Drop Two Spots in AP Poll
The West Virginia men’s basketball fell two spots to #14 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25, and two spots to #15 in this week’s coaches’ poll.
Mountaineers take Longhorns to the Slaughterhouse, beating Texas 97-59
The #14 West Virginia men’s basketball out-rebounded Texas 53-25 on their way to a welcomed lop-sided win in Morgantown.
The #17/18 West Virginia women’s basketball team suffered a 91-51 defeat at #2/1 Baylor, on Saturday evening. The Mountaineers are now 13-3 and have a 3-2 Big 12 record.
A pair of tough losses for the West Virginia women’s basketball team has the team on the edge of the Associated Press Top 25 rankings as the squad fell to #25 this week.
West Virginia Athletics
Stratford Named WVU Men’s Soccer Head Coach
West Virginia alumnus, Dan Stratford, is coming back to Morgantown to take over for his former coach.
WVU Picks Up Big 12 Wins in Fort Worth
The West Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams collected a pair of conference wins over TCU on Saturday afternoon.
No. 24 Mountaineers Edged by No. 12 Iowa State
In its first Big 12 Conference meet of the season, the #24 West Virginia gymnastics team came up short in a tight battle against #12 Iowa State on Friday evening, falling 195.800-194.500.
WVU Drops Hard-Fought Battle at Oklahoma
Sophomore Caleb Rea and junior Nick Kiussis registered a pin each as the West Virginia wrestling team fell to Oklahoma, 22-18.
Around the Big 12
Edwards and Moss Earn Their First Weekly Awards
Big 12 men’s basketball awards were earned by two first time honorees. Texas Tech’s Kyler Edwards was recognized as the conference Player of the Week, while Isaiah Moss of Kansas was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.
Jones, Lee and Taylor Honored for Week 11 Performances
Iowa State guard Ashley Joens won her third Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award this season. Kansas State’s Ayoka Lee and Texas’ Celeste Taylor shared Freshman of the Week honors.
Senior CLASS Award Names Five Conference Candidates
Big 12 men’s basketball representatives include Iowa State’s Michael Jacobsen and Udoka Azubuike of Kansas. Baylor’s Lauren Cox, Kansas State’s Peyton Williams, and Sug Sutton Texas women’s basketball for the conference.
Around the NCAA
NCAA men’s basketball rankings: Baylor takes over No. 1
The craziness of the 2020 NCAA basketball season continues. Baylor, which upset Kansas and held on against Oklahoma State on the road, becomes the seventh team to become #1 this season.
15 teams that can get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament
The 2019-20 season has been wild so far. And that means there are some unexpected names in the crowded race for the top four spots in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Why the Chiefs can win Super Bowl 54, and why the 49ers can
The Super Bowl matchup is set, and Geoff Schwartz identifies one reason to believe in each team.
4 questions that will define a Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl 54
Can the Kansas City Chiefs protect Patrick Mahomes? Will the San Francisco 49ers finally have to throw the ball?
The Super Bowl history of the Chiefs and 49ers, at a glance
Kansas City has not won the Super Bowl in 50 years, and it has been 25 for San Francisco.
Have any tips, suggestions or requests for what you want to see in The Shotgun/Throwdown? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or contact us on social media.
Facebook: The Smoking Musket