The Shotgun/Throwdown (1/15/19): How Potential Transfer Quarterbacks Tate Martell and Austin Kendall Stack Up

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Football

WV MetroNews – How potential WVU QB transfers Austin Kendall, Tate Martell stack up
A pair of highly touted quarterbacks reportedly have their eyes on West Virginia as a potential transfer destination.

WVU’s Koenning Ready To Take on The Big 12 – West Virginia University Athletics
The 3-3-5 defense West Virginia football fans have watched for the better part of the last 17 years is being retired.

WV MetroNews – 3 more Troy assistants, former Mountaineer to join Brown’s WVU staff
Former West Virginia defensive back Jahmile Addae will join the Mountaineers coaching staff along with more of Neal Brown’s Troy assistants.

Basketball

Huggins competes in 2019 Infinity Coaches’ Charity Challenge
West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins is once again competing in the 2019 Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. Make sure to vote for coach Huggins!

WV MetroNews – Three Guys Before the Game: Now What? (Episode 84)
The WVU basketball team is entering a zone where no other Bob Huggins team has gone before. As the veteran coach continues to push buttons, the result remains the same.

WVU Looks to End 4-Game Skid at TCU – West Virginia University Athletics
Bob Huggins thinks his young West Virginia men’s basketball team is better than its 0-4 record in Big 12 play might indicate.

Martin Earns Share of Big 12 Honor – West Virginia University Athletics
Redshirt junior guard Tynice Martin of the WVU women’s basketball team has been named the Co-Big 12 Player of the Week.

WVU basketball: Struggling Mountaineers hit the road for TCU | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
The West Virginia men’s basketball team is off to a winless, 0-4 start to Big 12 Conference play, which is the worst start to the conference portion of the schedule veteran WVU coach Bob Huggins has overseen.

West Virginia Athletics

WVU Floor Lineup No. 5 Nationally – West Virginia University Athletics
The WVU gymnastics team moves into the third week of the 2019 season nationally ranked on two events in the Road to Nationals Rankings.


NBA

James Harden lights up Grizzlies for 57 points as Rockets win 112-94 – The Daily Memphian
Jevon Carter’s first game in a starting role did not go well for his Grizzlies team.

MLS

Piatczyc taken by Red Bulls in MLS Super Draft
Former WVU men’s soccer star Joey Piatczyc has been selected in the fourth round of the MLS Super Draft by the New York Red Bulls.


Around the Big 12

College Sports: The top 5 Big 12 QBs for 2019: Can anyone challenge Texas’ Sam Ehlinger? | SportsDay
The Big 12’s two best quarterbacks from 2018, Kyler Murray and Will Grier, are turning pro, but the conference is still in great shape under center for the 2019 season.

KU Jayhawks vs Texas basketball game recap, score, 1/14/19 | The Kansas City Star
Marcus Garrett scored a career-high 20 points and the Kansas Jayhawks survived against Texas.

Is Kyler Murray a first-round NFL Draft pick? – SBNation.com
There is a lot to digest when it comes to the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.

Around the NCAA

NCAA Basketball Rankings: AP Poll features shakeup everywhere but the top – SBNation.com
No change to the top ten as the ACC continues to lead the way with six teams.

How the entire college football offseason works – SBNation.com
Here’s your itinerary for the confusing span of time between the title game and the next season.

Everything you need to know from Syracuse’s stunning upset of No. 1 Duke – SBNation.com
The most surprising result of the ACC season went down Monday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


NFL playoffs 2019: Why the Chiefs are going to be tough to beat – SBNation.com
The home team won all four of the weekend’s Divisional Round games. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz says that’s going to make for some exciting conference championships.

Steph Curry was so spectacular, Kevin Durant let him have his moment – SBNation.com
When Steph Curry gets going, the Warriors have to let him be him. KD knows it.

2019 NFL mock draft: Where does Kyler Murray fit in the 1st round? – SBNation.com
The Heisman Trophy winner could change the draft.



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