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What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Now: Friday, Aug. 9 - WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen reports cornerback Nana Kyeremeh will miss the 2013 season, Lonnie Galloway discusses how his receivers must work hard every day against strong competition, and WVU releases its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule.
Affiliate Added to Radio Network - WVU Athletics
WZST-FM, a Hot Adult Contemporary formatted station, will air football and men’s basketball, along with the football and basketball coaches’ shows and a daily "Mountaineer Minute" report. Conference baseball will be carried on Fantasia’s WMMN-AM (920) or WRLF-FM (94.3), and women’s basketball will be carried by WZST-FM (100.9) or WRLF-FM (94.3).
Value of IMG deal is hard to pin down - Charleston Daily Mail
But if you cull through WVU financial reports and make a few educated projections, one can come up with a comparison that, while not exact, could be somewhere in the ballpark.
Clements: WVU can hang with big dogs - Charleston Gazette
Indeed, it's football season. Teams are practicing. Media guides are hitting the mailbox. Heisman Trophy campaigns are underway.
Summer Shootaround: Big 12 - ESPN
Catching up on the news and notes from the Big 12 halfway through the men's basketball offseason.
Five Named Preseason All-Big 12 - WVU Athletics
The program-best five Mountaineer selections were tops among the conference. WVU enters the 2013 campaign as the reigning Big 12 regular-season champions.
The value of an elite cornerback - Football Study Hall
How do collegiate defenses maximize the value of elite cornerbacks?
News of Note:
Dana Holgorsen - Practice Update 3 - WVU Athletics
Transcript and video here, video also embedded below
Video blog: Day seven - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
I had a feeling we’d have a weather issue today and that practice would either be in the rain or indoors and thus not conducive to a Tier 4 production. I pulled the Q&A mailbag out of the playbook and went 20 deep. It gets a little silly.
Rain Dance - BGN
A rainy Thursday afternoon couldn’t keep the West Virginia football team from continuing to get after it as the Mountaineers took the field inside the confines of the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility to kick off the second week of camp.
Holgorsen's Take: 8/8/13 - WVSports.com
Most of the discussion was pointed on one position during Dana Holgorsen's Thursday media briefing and it's the one spot that he likes to talk about the least at this stage of fall camp.
Kyeremeh will miss entire 2013 season - Charleston Daily Mail
The first bits of bad news trickled out of West Virginia football practice Thursday as tales of crisp workouts, inspiring effort and unprecedented depth were unseated by injury reports.
CB Kyeremeh lost for season with shoulder injury - WV MetroNews
The sophomore was among a group of six players competing to start at cornerback for WVU.
Quick Hits: Injuries Mar WVU Practice - WVillustrated
News, notes and video from Thursday evening's practice, plus a newcomer to the injury report.
A Difficult Decision to Make - WVU Athletics
Clint Trickett's arrival has made QB a three-player battle.
HERTZEL COLUMN: When will coach reveal WVU’s QB? - Times West Virginian
"It depends on how clear-cut it is. If it is really close, then we are going to keep it as close to the vest as we can. If it is clear-cut, then we will probably let you know."
Mountaineer QB battle ramps up - Charleston Gazette
On Tuesday, West Virginia held its first padded practice, Wednesday brought about the first two-practice day and Thursday was when the Mountaineers began transitioning from teaching to actual doing with situational drills.
Holgorsen tight-lipped about QBs - Register-Herald
Dana Holgorsen would prefer to talk about anything else.
WVU Looks To Replace Smith - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Holgorsen, whose offenses have produced 4,000-yard passers in eight straight seasons, has indicated he'll take his time in choosing a starter for the Aug. 31 season opener against William & Mary.
Holgorsen: No plans to rotate QBs - Inter-Mountain
"It does not mean that we cannot have two that are ready to play," he said. "Guys get hurt and go down all the time. That is a reality in college football, and that is one thing that the second-team guy always has to keep in mind. They are a play away from getting in and playing a lot of ball."
WR unit can shoulder some injuries - WV MetroNews
Lonnie Galloway has plenty of depth at his disposal as he charges up the competition angle.
Defensive line ready to show off depth - Charleston Daily Mail
The longest run in college football is not from one goal line to the other. Nor is it the pitiful path the lonesome kicker follows from the game-ending field-goal shank to an awkward locker room. It's not even the dash the referee makes from the spot of a blown call to the safety of the dressing room. It's the heaving, jiggling sprint a defensive lineman makes from the bottom of a pile to the sideline.
WVU loses Kyeremeh to injury - Times West Virginian
WVU opponents: Game 11, Kansas - Charleston Gazette
This is the 21st in a series of previews on West Virginia and Marshall football opponents.
NEW PHOTOS: Mountaineer Football Training Camp 2013 - WVillustrated
Get an inside look at practice as West Virginia prepares for the 2013 football season
Pat White impressive in return to the NFL - Pros Report
If the first night was any indication, he won't go that long without playing for a long, long time.
Former WVU Stars Begin NFL Preseason Action - WVillustrated
Stats updates as Mountaineers take the field in the NFL for first preseason action of 2013.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big 12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013 - AthlonSports.com
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.
What's On Tap:
Men's Soccer to Hold Tryouts - WVU Athletics
Monday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m., at the Men’s Soccer Practice Field
Videos of Interest:
A press conference from head coach Dana Holgorsen, in which he discusses WVU's quarterback race as well as injuries thus far through camp.
Wide Receiver Kevin White gives us a practice update, now that the team is practicing in full pads.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
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