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May 21, 2018
SKYSHIELD3: Skyler Howard leads Obic Seagulls to huge win over Fujitsu Frontiers

SKYSHIELD3: Skyler Howard leads Obic Seagulls to huge win over Fujitsu Frontiers

Howard had another strong showing in Glorious Nippon If, for some reason, you didn’t catch our introduction to SKYSHIELD3, Skyler Howard has found a new home in Japan and is continuing his football career in the X-League. Howard led the Obic Seagulls to a 59-0 win over the Meiji Yasuda Penta Ocean Pirates earlier this month to open the group stage of the Pearl Bowl tournament. Howard was back in action on Sunday, as the Seagulls took on the rival Fujitsu Frontiers - the best team in Japan for each of the last five seasons - in Fujitsu Stadium in Kawasaki. Howard set the...
May 21, 2018
Is A West Virginia/Big East Series On The Horizon?

Is A West Virginia/Big East Series On The Horizon?

West Virginia could be on the verge of basketball throwback games against Villanova, Georgetown, St, John’s and Providence. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football WVU football takes field trip with great expectations afoot | Charleston Gazette-MailCollege football followers will be subjected to more projections the rest of this spring and summer than Wall Street brokers at a convention. Preseason rankings are pouring forth. Preseason all-league teams...
May 18, 2018
Has West Virginia Found The Key To Success With The Transfer Market?

Has West Virginia Found The Key To Success With The Transfer Market?

Football Study Hall dived into the Mountaineers’ recent string of success using transfers to strengthen their decent recruiting classes. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football West Virginia and market inefficiencies in modern recruiting | Football Study HallThe Mountaineers don’t recruit at a high level in February but they have a lot of talent on their roster in key positions. Predicting the Top 10 Offenses in College Football in 2018 | Bleacher...
May 16, 2018
West Virginia Mountaineers Football Scholarship Distribution Chart

West Virginia Mountaineers Football Scholarship Distribution Chart

Given the recent departures from the Mountaineer football program, we thought it best to keep a running chart to see what we’re working with Last updated: May 15, 2018 @ 9:00PM ET
May 16, 2018
West Virginia In The Mix For Another Grad Transfer

West Virginia In The Mix For Another Grad Transfer

The Mountaineers will host a cornerback from another college football blue blood this week Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Notre Dame grad transfer cornerback Nick Watkins considering West Virginia, TCU | DiehardsTwo Big 12 schools are on the list for Notre Dame cornerback Nick Watkins, who announced his decision to seek a graduate transfer earlier this year. Big 12 Football Mailbag: Can West Virginia Challenge Oklahoma This Fall? | Heartland...
May 12, 2018
Emmitt Matthews Jr Rounds Out West Virginia’s 2018 Recruiting Class

Emmitt Matthews Jr Rounds Out West Virginia’s 2018 Recruiting Class

Bob Huggins has put together a monster of a recruiting class, and the Mountaineers should be in great shape for the next few years West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins just picked up the final piece to what could be a National Championship worthy puzzle, as Emmitt Matthews Jr. has announced his plans to join his friends Jordan McCabe and Trey Doomes in Morgantown. The 6’7” forward from Tacoma, Washington had previously signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the UConn Huskies and former head coach Kevin Ollie. However, after Ollie was fired “for cause” due to an...
May 9, 2018
Tight Ends The Key For Will Grier And West Virginia In 2018

Tight Ends The Key For Will Grier And West Virginia In 2018

I think we’ve heard this before, but West Virginia wants to make their tight ends into receiving threats instead of just trick play targets. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Tight ends key to bigger year for Grier | The Times WVThis coming season, WVU promises to infuse its offense with a pass-catching threat from the tight end. Ka'Raun White Waived by Seattle, Picked up by Cincinnati | EerSportsFormer West Virginia wide receiver Ka'Raun White has...
May 7, 2018
Vegas Predicts Another Seven Win Season For West Virginia

Vegas Predicts Another Seven Win Season For West Virginia

Oddsmakers were spot-on in 2017 by forecasting West Virginia’s regular-season win total at seven. Now BetDSI unveiled the same projection for the Mountaineers in 2018. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Sportsbook projects WVU’s 2018 win total same as last season | WV MetroNewsOddsmakers were spot-on in 2017 by forecasting West Virginia’s regular-season win total at seven. Now BetDSI unveiled the same projection for the Mountaineers in 2018. WVU...
May 3, 2018
West Virginia Wide Receiver Reggie Roberson Announces Plans To Transfer

West Virginia Wide Receiver Reggie Roberson Announces Plans To Transfer

It’s been a minute since we had a transfer. The West Virginia Mountaineers have been dealt another blow this evening, as sophomore wide receiver Reggie Roberson announced via Twitter that he’ll be transferring out of the program. Same Goal Different Path... pic.twitter.com/hHqGHgMqCS— Reggie Roberson (@TheKingReggie) May 3, 2018 Roberson saw action in 11 games as a true freshman in 2017, with his most significant playing time coming in the first three games of the season. Roberson caught 6 passes for 30 yards and a touchdown. Roberson has been granted his release by the...
May 3, 2018
SKYSHIELD 3: Skyler Howard Leads Obic Seagulls In Pearl Bowl Opener

SKYSHIELD 3: Skyler Howard Leads Obic Seagulls In Pearl Bowl Opener

The former Mountaineer quarterback is doing big things in the Land of the Rising Sun, and we’re here to follow him. As we mentioned earlier this week, former West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Skyler Howard has found a new home in Japan and has signed on to play this upcoming season with the X-League’s Obic Seagulls. We’d be completely remiss if we didn’t jump on this opportunity to follow the 10-game winning signal caller on his journeys in Glorious Nippon. Folks, welcome to SKYSHIELD 3 Before I dive into the recap, I need to make sure everyone understands how...
May 2, 2018
Maybe West Virginia’s Defense Isn’t Going To Be As Bad As We Think

Maybe West Virginia’s Defense Isn’t Going To Be As Bad As We Think

Despite the transfers out of the program, and the plague of injuries, Dana Holgorsen sees serious potential in the Mountaineer defense Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football WVU defense on the brink of a breakout | The Times WVOK, you’ve heard it before.We all have. It goes something like this: As West Virginia goes into the 2018 season next fall the big question is whether or not the defense is good enough to win. Nothing new there, right? Holgorsen...
Apr 30, 2018
Should Sagaba Konate Stay, Or Should He Go?

Should Sagaba Konate Stay, Or Should He Go?

The tenacious shot blocker is at a crossroads after working out for the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football WVU on the hunt for 2020 quarterbacks | Charleston Gazette-MailWest Virginia has not quite finished its pursuit of a 2019 quarterback, yet.The board has narrowed — Connor Bazelak from Ohio and Brian Maurer from Florida are the two front-runners — but the battle could take days, or months. That uncertainty...
Apr 28, 2018
West Virginia Football 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

West Virginia Football 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

Just because you didn’t hear your name called in the NFL Draft, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams. The 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone and, while Kyzir White heard his named called in the fourth round, there’s still several Mountaineers that are in that weird spot between being a former college football star and following their dreams to the next level. There’s still some hope for these guys, though, through the wonderful world of undrafted free agency. We’ll be keeping you updated with every former West Virginia football player that is hoping to continue their...
Apr 28, 2018
Kyzir White taken No. 119 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2018 NFL Draft

Kyzir White taken No. 119 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2018 NFL Draft

The hard-hitting safety is the first Mountaineer to hear his name called this year. Former West Virginia Mountaineer safety Kyzir White will join his brother, Kevin White, in the National Football League after being selected 119th overall by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Kyzir was a team-captain in 2017 for the Mountaineers, and follows the mold of recent West Virginia safeties with strong run support and hard hits while defending the intermediate passing routes. Kyzir has shown a willingness to stick his nose in run defense and punishes wide receivers who...
Apr 26, 2018
Good news, everyone! There’s only 364 days until Will Grier gets selected No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft

Good news, everyone! There’s only 364 days until Will Grier gets selected No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft

The Mountaineer signal caller is PFF’s top rated player in the 2019 NFL Draft class, and will most assuredly be the number one overall pick. Don’t @ me. Earlier this evening, Baker Mayfield - a noted thorn in the side of all Mountaineers - was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Of course, the Big 12 Conference didn’t waste any time to congratulate the former walkon via Twitter. YOU KNEW. #Boomer pic.twitter.com/TcdEmF3xn1— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) April 27, 2018 Even better for the Big 12 is that next year they’re...

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