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What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Now: Friday, July 11 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins shares his thoughts on the new Mountaineers for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. We also hear from Sportsline’s Greg Hunter as he looks at the Big 12 conference arguments to have a team included in the first college football playoff.
Big XII Conference Logo Initiative Among Minimal Changes in 2014 - WVillustrated
The Big XII Conference launched a new branding initiative this summer, introducing a new logo that will be showcased during the upcoming academic year.
REAL SB NATION LOGOS: Branding the Big 12 - Cowboys Ride For Free
We had a little fun with our CRFF logo, but now we do some heavier lifting by re-envisioning our fellow Big 12 versions.
When Senate panel grills NCAA, it comes with a side of hypocrisy - WV MetroNews
Mark Emmert left D.C. with marching orders to pay players, revamp how colleges handle sexual-assault cases and keep college football games within driving distance.
From W.Va. to Oklahoma, Giardina living his dream - Times West Virginian
After nearly four years as a student manager for WVU and a year of unpaid coaching at Highland Community College in Kansas, Giardina is now entering his first season as a paid collegiate coach, coaching the running backs at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, an institution in the junior college system.
News of Note:
Spain Named to Outland Trophy Watch List - WVU Athletics
The Football Writers Association of America, today, announced that West Virginia University football redshirt senior offensive lineman Quinton Spain was named to the 2014 Outland Trophy watch list.
Oh (big) brother - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
The headline here, I just know, is going to be "Season ticket sales are down. Way down. Down like the Titanic." Whatever. It’s true, but it’s not the point.
WVU Sports Podcast - Jake Trotter - WVU Athletics (autoplay)
Jeff Culhane of the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG talks to ESPN.com Big 12 blogger Jake Trotter about the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Big 12 football race shaping up this fall.
West Virginia opponents, Game 3: Maryland - Charleston Gazette
Date with WVU: Saturday, Sept. 13, time TBA
Final three games pivotal for Mountaineers - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
WVU lost three straight to end 2013 season
Countdown #50: Alphonse Taylor - EerSports
The 2014 football season is almost here and EerSports is ready to begin our countdown. Each day, from now until the eve of kickoff, we will count down from 50 to 1, detailing the most important players, opponents, stats and more for 2014.
Freaks Week: Calvin, Peterson and the Top 10 'Freaks' of the last decade - FOX Sports on MSN
1. Owen Schmitt, FB, West Virginia (2006)
Jones impressive early in NBA Summer League - WVUPros
Kevin Jones is trying to make another run at the NBA and it seems he's right on track.
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
Single game tickets for the 2014 WVU football season are on sale now! Go to WVUGAME.COM or call 1-800-WVU GAME
Football Game Promotions Announced - WVU Athletics
Stripe the Stadium, Gold Rush and Family Day Promotions
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Tickets on Sale - WVU Athletics
Tickets for West Virginia’s appearance in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game are now on sale through the Mountaineer Ticket Office
WVU’s Countdown to Kickoff: Day 50 Dennis Fowlkes - WVUPros
Continuing on with our 100 day countdown to WVU’s season opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide, we have reached day 50, the number once worn by WVU linebacker, Dennis Fowlkes.
2014 WORLD CUP: Schedule and Standings - Cowboys Ride For Free
Complete schedule, standings, results, and highlights of the 2014 World Cup, updated daily.
Video of Interest:
Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski discusses off season workouts, and how hard the defense is working to prepare for the upcoming season.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE
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