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The Smoking Musket 7 hours ago

Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (7/3/15) Edition

Just a couple football notes and West Virginia pros updates, a quick look at the Big 12 and NCAA, and we celebrate America's birthday in style. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Since this is Independence Day weekend, we salute the United States of America by being brought to you today by the most American beer ever brewed. Rifle Takes Top Spots at Championships | WVU AthleticsWVU rifle was well represented at two competitions. Volleyball Releases 2015 Schedule | WVU...
The Smoking Musket Jul 2, 2015

WVU Football 2015 Gold Rush, True Blue & Stripe The Stadium Dates Announced For Fans

The fans are encouraged to wear the appropriate color for the three special games again. As with years past, WVU is sponsoring special color coded games for the fans to participate in to color the stands specific colors and patterns again. The "Gold Rush" and "Stripe The Stadium" promotions of several years have been joined by the "True Blue" promotion that began last season. The 2015 Gold Rush game has been designated for the Maryland game on September 26. Fans are encouraged to wear as much gold as possible. The Big 12 home opener (also this year's Homecoming Game) against Oklahoma State...
The Smoking Musket Jul 2, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (7/2/15) Edition

A bunch of football news & notes, a look at the Big 12 and NCAA landscape, and does West Virginia have the best secondary in the nation? Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. It's now officially July, America's birth month, so to celebrate our patriotism we're being brought to you today by Homefront IPA, a special brew from Hops For Heroes. Mini-Packages & Single-Game FB Tickets on Sale | WVU AthleticsMini-Packages & Single-Game Football Tickets on Sale Tuesday Lyons Announces...
The Smoking Musket Jul 1, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (7/1/15) Edition

A bunch of football news & notes, an update from a WVU pro, a look at the Big 12 and NCAA landscape, and is a date with the Seminoles in our future? Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. It's now officially July, America's birth month, so to celebrate our patriotism we're being brought to you today by Brew Free! or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery. Women’s Swimming & Diving Garners Academic Honor | WVU AthleticsWVU women's swimming garner Scholar All-America team...
The Smoking Musket Jun 30, 2015

West Virginia Football: WVU The Real Wide Receiver U.

The last few drafts have cemented WVU Football as a legitimate producer of NFL talent at wide receiver.
The Smoking Musket Jun 30, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (6/30/15) Edition

A few football news & notes, some new WVU pros updates, a look at the Big 12, and what happens when you put Dana Holgorsen, Tony Gibson and Owen Schmitt together in the great West Virginia outdoors? Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Country Roots from Tennessee Brew Works. Year in Review: Ten Memorable Moments | WVU AthleticsThe 10 most memorable moments from another memorable year in WVU sports. Football: "Coach Barber" Back to...
The Smoking Musket Jun 29, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (6/29/15) Edition

A couple football and basketball news & notes, a WVU pros updates, a look around the Big 12, and that pesky conference expansion talk is still going on. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Momma Rye IPA from Bridge Brew Works. Howard, WVU on track to make a name for themselves | Times West VirginianCircle the date Oct. 17 on your calendar. Everyone else has. It’s circled here in Morgantown, and, for sure, it’s circled in Waco,...
The Smoking Musket Jun 28, 2015

Mountaineer Sunday Roundup: June 28 Edition

Part of the lawsuit settlement revealed, football news & notes, also some recruiting & pro updates. WVU to pay Radio Corp. almost $1M for some attorney fees - TheDPost.com WVU will pay West Virginia Radio Corp. (WVRC) nearly $1 million for partial reimbursement of attorney fees and costs related to the recently settled media rights lawsuit. Whispers, answers from WVU’s Lyons, etc. - Charleston GazetteYe olde Sunday buffet 2006 Sugar Bowl: Mike Lorello - WVU AthleticsMike Lorello was one of the key players on WVU's 2005 defense. New Basketball Season Tickets On Sale - WVU...
The Smoking Musket Jun 26, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (6/26/15) Edition

A bunch of football and basketball news & notes, a couple WVU pros updates, a look around the Big 12, and will the Backyard Brawl be resurrected? Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Almost Heaven Amber Ale from Mountain State Brewing Company. ▶ A Glimpse Into The Past: Mountaineer Field - YouTubeA short documentary on the old WVU football stadium once located in downtown Morgantown. Produced by Sheree Wentz and Lauren...
The Smoking Musket Jun 25, 2015

West Virginia Coach Holgorsen's Mid Summer Press Conference Video

Dana Holgorsen press conference on June 25th, 2015
The Smoking Musket Jun 25, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (6/25/15) Edition

More recruiting news, a few football and basketball news & notes, WVU pros updates, a look around the Big 12, and Oklahoma's David Boren sets the college football world on fire with his take on the current Big 12. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Agents of Chaos Belgian Style Special Dark Ale from Chaos Mountain Brewing. WVU announces settlement with West Virginia Radio over media rights lawsuit | WV MetroNewsWest Virginia University...
The Smoking Musket Jun 24, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (6/24/15) Edition

Huge recruiting news, a few football and basketball news & notes, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & Dan Rubenstein is sure to make some enemies. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Down To Earth Session IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery. Kiisk Earns Top Finish at European Games - WVU AthleticsKiisk finished eighth in the men's 50m prone at the 2015 European Games. Football: Take Two: Other Big 12 teams to rise or fall - ESPNWest...
The Smoking Musket Jun 23, 2015

Big 12 2014-15 Male Sportsperson Of The Year Nominees

The 2014-15 Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year Nominees have been announced.
The Smoking Musket Jun 23, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (6/23/15) Edition

Football and basketball news & notes, recruiting scorecard, WVU pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Cougar Bait from Country Boy Brewing. Remaining Football Season Tickets on Sale Tuesday - WVU AthleticsRemaining Football Season Tickets on Sale Tuesday Football: West Virginia Mountaineers' most indispensable player - ESPNSafety Karl Joseph has developed into an impact player the Mountaineers...
The Smoking Musket Jun 22, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (6/22/15) Edition

A couple football & hoops notes, recruiting notes, and the new guy takes the reins. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Devil Anse IPA from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company. In Case You Missed It: Men's Hoops Season Ticket Renewals Available - WVU AthleticsSeason ticket holders can now renew for 2015-16 at WVUGAME.com. News of Note: Football: WVU tight ends coach happy to be in Morgantown - Charleston Daily MailFormer NFL player, FCS assistant...
The Smoking Musket Jun 21, 2015

Mountaineer Sunday Morning Roundup: Father's Day Edition

Some hoops and football notes, scheduling Pitt again?, plus lots of WVU Pros updates. Happy Father's Day! News and Notes Hoops Men's Hoops Season Ticket Renewals Available - WVU AthleticsSeason ticket holders can now renew for 2015-16 at WVUGAME.com. August Trip A Bonding Time For WVU Hoops - BGNEvery four years, NCAA Basketball teams are permitted to travel outside the country and play games prior to their regular seasons. Conventional wisdom holds that the extra play and practice produces great on-court benefits for those teams in their regular seasons, but that's not the biggest plus,...
The Smoking Musket Jun 19, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (6/19/15) Edition

Football & hoops notes, recruiting notes, Big 12 roundup and WVUIE97 passes the S/T baton to someone new. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by my favorite, Guinness Draught, because today's my last official regular S/T (though, I'll still fill in from time to time). What You May Have Missed: Swords down - WVU Sports with Mike CasazzaWhat of the settlement? Impossible to know. Fun to speculate. Mountaineer Freshmen Honored by Big 12 - WVU Athletics36 WVU...
The Smoking Musket Jun 18, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (6/18/15) Edition

Football notes, more recruiting success, WVUPros updates, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Natty Boh's. What You May Have Missed: 238 Named to Spring Big 12 Honor Roll - WVU AthleticsOf the 238 WVU student-athletes recognized by the Big 12 for their academic excellence, 43 registered a GPA of 4.0 in the spring semester. West experiences ‘special moments’ in NBA title ride - Charleston GazetteWVU basketball coach Bob Huggins...
The Smoking Musket Jun 17, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (6/17/14) Edition

Football & soccer notes, lots of recruiting news with Kevin White's other brother committing to WVU, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Allagash Brewing Company's White Beer. What You May Have Missed: Mazey not believed to be candidate at Clemson - WV MetroNewsWVU coach has ties as player and assistant coach at his alma mater, but the Tigers reportedly are negotiating with College of Charleston's Monte Lee. Lawrence's Goal Helps...
The Smoking Musket Jun 16, 2015

Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (6/16/15) Edition

Football news & notes, recruiting scorecard, WVUPros updates, Big 12 roundup & more. Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Abita Brewing Company's Purple Haze. What You May Have Missed: A Letter from Bill Snyder is the Best Award in College Football - AthlonSports.comOne of the objectives for Trickett was more specific than wins and losses: Make Bill Snyder sit down at his desk in the Kansas State football office and write out his thoughts about the West...