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What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, October 15 - WV MetroNews
Garrett Cullen hosts another edition of Gold and Blue Now as Dana Holgorsen updates fans on his quarterbacks health entering this weekend’s game against Texas Tech.
Staten aiming to stay out of doghouse - Charleston Gazette
Bob Huggins never got into the details, but his displeasure with Staten was obvious.
VandePoel Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
Varsity Sport Report
Women's Soccer Up to 18 in TDS Poll - WVU Athletics
Riding a seven-game win streak, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team is up four spots to No. 18 in this week’s TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s Top 25 Poll.
News of Note:
Coach Holgorsen Speaks on Big 12 Coaches' Teleconference - WVillustrated
After a bye week, the Mountaineers return to action this Saturday afternoon when they take on the Red Raiders of Texas Tech.
Midseason report: West Virginia Mountaineers big 12 college football - ESPN
The West Virginia Mountaineers are still searching for continuity on offense seven weeks into the season.
Schedule has not been kind to Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
"You get used to it," Holgorsen said. "It won't catch us by surprise."
WVU hoping for a happy homecoming - Times West Virginian
One thing can be said for WVU, though. While some schools would try to line up patsies as Homecoming vict … eh, opponents, WVU for the most part played tough opponents.
Text From the Open Weekend - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
If ISU can put up 35 on TTU, WVU should be able to do SOMETHING offensively next week…maybe
Patterson Primed to Get WVU Defense Back on Track - WVillustrated
Mountaineers defensive coordinator gives his midseason progress report and talks philosophy when dealing with college athletes.
Back At It - BGN
Through the first six games of the 2013 season, there seems to be a recurring theme each week for the West Virginia football team.
A year of QB struggles in Big 12 - Charleston Gazette
"Until guys get established and healthy, that's just the reality of college football.''
HERTZEL COLUMN: West Virginia QB carrousel continues - Times West Virginian
This week is kind of a tie-breaker, considering that Paul Millard has started two games, Ford Childress has started two games and Clint Trickett has started two games.
Mountaineers have a shot at revenge - Register-Herald
Loss at Texas Tech started West Virginia’s 2012 collapse
Holgorsen vs. protégé short on nostalgia - WV MetroNews
Former roommates enduring vastly different seasons as WVU prepares to host No. 16 Texas Tech.
Your 2013 All-Camp team! - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Not necessarily stars and starters, but the people who came out of camp in a better situation than they were in when they entered it.
Red Raiders Ready for Raucous Crowd - EerSports
"I told them they're going to smell beer from the time we get off the plane to the time we hit the stadium," said Jackson.
Texas Tech's Kingsbury Talks on Big 12 Teleconference - WVillustrated
Last season, Texas Tech ended the season with an 8-5 record, finishing 4-5 in conference play. At the half way point this year, the Red Raiders are 6-0 with a 3-0 conference mark.
Underwhelming week for WVU Pros in NFL - ProsReport
Let's take a look into how our guys performed.
NBA suspends Ebanks 2 games for DUI - WV MetroNews
Ex-West Virginia standout signed non-guaranteed free-agent deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Wide Open - AP via BGN
There are some early surprises in the Big 12 Conference, which is still setting up as the expected wide-open race.
What's On Tap:
Men’s Soccer Hosts High Point - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University men’s soccer team will face non-conference foe High Point on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Thursday groundbreaking set for Monongalia stadium - Charleston Daily Mail
groundbreaking ceremony is set for 1 p.m. Thursday.
Video of Interest:
Safety Karl Joseph made an immediate impact in a Mountaineer uniform as a freshman. Now a sophomore, Karl is looked to as a leader and wants to do all he can to help his team.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
This is awesome, especially if you're old enough to remember the original:
Today's Miss Throwdown continues the tradition of Brazilian bombshells . CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Herika Noronha.
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