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  • The Shotgun/Throwdown: The Doege Dilemma

    The Shotgun/Throwdown: The Doege Dilemma

    Nov 21, 2019 3:00pm

    Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images With the possibility of a bowl game still on the table, the Mountaineers could win out and be heading into the postseason without their new starting quarterback. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football Brown not worried about…
  • Bob Huggins Gets Good News:  Osabuohien Eligible Immediately

    Bob Huggins Gets Good News: Osabuohien Eligible Immediately

    Nov 21, 2019 1:16am

    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Osabuohien, the Arkansas transfer, can play Friday The seemingly deep Mountaineers got good news on Wednesday, learning that Arkansas transfer Gabe Osabuohien has been ruled immediately eligible. The junior from Canada has been practicing with the program for several months, waiting on his waiver to be approved. A quick look at…
  • The Shotgun/Throwdown: Neal Brown has his Signature Win of the 2019 Season

    The Shotgun/Throwdown: Neal Brown has his Signature Win of the 2019 Season

    Nov 19, 2019 5:21pm

    Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images With the Mountaineers’ upset win over Kansas State, head coach Neal Brown now has a signature win in his first season at WVU. Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. Football With signature win, Neal Brown gets supporters back…
  • WVU Survives Cancun Classic Opener, defeats Northern Colorado

    WVU Survives Cancun Classic Opener, defeats Northern Colorado

    Nov 19, 2019 2:41am

    Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports The Mountaineers survived a late surge by the Bears to win the game 69-61. West Virginia started strong in the Cancun challenge, faltered down the stretch but were able to pull out the win against Northern Colorado thanks to a great night by Jermaine Haley. Back-to-back three pointers from Emmitt Matthews…
  • GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Northern Colorado Bears — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

    GAME THREAD: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Northern Colorado Bears — Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

    Nov 18, 2019 11:30pm

    Come hang out with us in the comments section as West Virginia kicks off the Cancun Challenge with a visit from Norther Colorado Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here but, for the uninitiated, we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically…
  • WVU Football 2019 Season Finale at TCU Will Kick at 4:15

    WVU Football 2019 Season Finale at TCU Will Kick at 4:15

    Nov 18, 2019 9:05pm

    Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Fans can watch the Mountaineers on ESPN on Thanksgiving Friday The Big 12 Conference announced today that the West Virginia versus TCU game on Friday, Nov. 29, will kickoff at 4:15 EST and broadcast on ESPN from Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The game…
  • Tshiebwe Wins Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

    Tshiebwe Wins Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

    Nov 18, 2019 8:01pm

    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Big O reminded us all that Pitt still sucks. The Big 12 Conference named West Virginia men’s basketball freshman forward Oscar Tshiebwe Newcomer of the Week on Monday. WVU downed rival Pitt 68-53 last Friday in Pittsburgh. Tshiebwe Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week https://t.co/euLoiy5s2f— WVU Basketball (@WVUhoops) November 18,…
  • Doege Wins Conference Newcomer of the Week Following First Start

    Doege Wins Conference Newcomer of the Week Following First Start

    Nov 18, 2019 7:05pm

    Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports The new QB1 was honored in the conference weekly performance awards. The Monday after his first start for West Virginia football, quarterback Jarrett Doege was named Newcomer of the Week by the Big 12 Conference. Jarret Doege has been named the @Big12Conference Newcomer of the Week➡️ https://t.co/uvPITvbu2K#HailWV pic.twitter.com/1wtTrkCGVu— West Virginia Football…

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Penguins Yahoo Sports

  • Blackhawks receive Joseph Cramarossa from the Penguins in minor league trade

    Blackhawks receive Joseph Cramarossa from the Penguins in minor league trade

    Nov 20, 2019 11:42pm

    The Blackhawks have acquired forward Joseph Cramarossa from the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Graham Knott in a minor league trade. Cramarossa will report to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Cramarossa was the alternate captain during the 2018-19 in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, playing 56 regular-season games, scoring four goals.
  • One-line Maple Leafs drop sixth straight while searching for winning formula

    One-line Maple Leafs drop sixth straight while searching for winning formula

    Nov 20, 2019 2:11pm

    Despite cleaning up many of the defensive issues that plagued them Saturday in their embarrassing loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Toronto Maple Leafs remained without a winning formula for a sixth consecutive outing, losing 4-2 to the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night. The Maple Leafs submitted a decent effort in desperation down the…
  • Nelson’s OT goal lifts streaking Islanders over Penguins 5-4

    Nelson’s OT goal lifts streaking Islanders over Penguins 5-4

    Nov 20, 2019 4:02am

    New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz insists his team isn't keeping track of its torrid start, even as the weeks pass and the victories pile up. Brock Nelson's second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped another frantic comeback to lift the Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night…

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  • Pirates unfazed by pitch clock in Spring Training

    Major League Baseball will use pitch clocks during Spring Training games, Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Sunday, which possibly paves the way for the introduction of a pitch clock during the regular season. The Pirates don't seem too worried about the idea.
  • Bucs challenge Bell to get back to basics in '19

    Josh Bell stepped to the plate on Field 1 at Pirate City late Tuesday morning and assumed his left-handed stance.
  • Bell reunited with 'Million Dollar Arm' pal Singh

    Bell reunited with 'Million Dollar Arm' pal Singh
  • The Pirates' Spring Training battle to watch

    The next five weeks will see lots of shuffling on Major League rosters. Here are the most intriguing positional battles on each of the 30 MLB clubs.
  • Eckstein, Cruz work to fuel Pirates' bats

    The Pirates hired hitting coach Rick Eckstein and assistant hitting coach Jacob Cruz this winter to get more out of their bats, and their work begins in earnest this week. Eckstein and Cruz have set out to extract more power and consistency from a lineup in need of improvement.
  • Hurdle urges Pirates to 'sharpen each other'

    Before the Pirates took to the back fields of Pirate City for their first full-squad workout on Monday morning, manager Clint Hurdle addressed the team. He finished his speech with a call to action.
  • Reasons for optimism for each MLB club

    On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them.
  • Melky grateful for his opportunity with the Bucs

    This season is already off to a better start than 2018 for Melky Cabrera. At this time a year ago, he was still waiting to sign. He kept waiting until late April before finding a match with the Indians on a Minor League contract. So the veteran outfielder felt like he was arriving early when…
  • Archer 'can't wait to experience' home opener

    Chris Archer is scheduled to start the Pirates' home opener against the Cardinals. When manager Clint Hurdle announced Pittsburgh's opening series rotation on Saturday, he also gave Archer the nod for the season's first game at PNC Park.
  • Frazier prepares to thrive as everyday 2B

    Adam Frazier is set to be the Pirates' starting second baseman this season. So unless there's an unexpected development, he doesn't have to worry about following his work at second with fly balls in the outfield or grounders at another position. The Bucs hope that kind of consistency will bring out the best in him.