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OK, so we self reported another infraction yesterday. It's minor in nature, but because of the timing and ongoing investigation/response to the previous violations...it looks completely BAD. Is it? Time will tell. I do think this: Win this year and this one is likely mostly forgotten (at least by the fans). FACT: WVU is under a microscope right now and has no room for the slightest slip. I'm reserving my judgment until all the facts are out (if they are ever) and penalties are handed down. My head is spinning and just wish the games would start. All the news on the new infraction and Camp Day 4 awaits inside. If you have any tips, suggestions or requests, you can send them to me by email or Tweet me. See you after the jump...
What You May Have Missed:
WVU Declares Secondary NCAA Violation - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Stewart Mum on New Violation - BGN
"Separately, the athletic department announced that the NCAA would hear WVU's case in regards to allegations of five major violations and one other secondary violation on Feb. 11-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla."
Big East power rankings - ESPN
Oh, Brian...just when I thought you were smarter than average
College football countdown: No. 24 West Virginia - Sporting News
OK...this guys take on the QB situation is as far from fact that I've read yet.
NCAA College Football Power Rankings Preseason - ESPN
First out, receiving votes
Women's Soccer: WVU Drops Exhibition Match - MSNsportsNET.Com
3-1 against Indiana
News of Note:
Jeff Mullen: Please With The Effort - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video with the T-1000
Defense Evolves On Day Four - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Article, gallery and video
WVU Football Videos - WVillustrated.com
Several practice reports and player interviews to choose from
Punters shine at practice - Times West Virginian
Quick impact - Martinsburg Journal
Mickey's Column on Bruce Irvin (who has me giddy about the possibilities, BTW)
Coley White: Moving To Slot - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Blurb and video link
Will to win - Times West Virginian
"Johnson and Clarke share more than just a name"
Tommie McCune Profile - BGN
Here's the profile page on WVU's latest BB commit
Around the League (and Beyond):
Football Training Camp: August 9th Update - The Nova Blog
Nova plays FB too...just at the FCS (Formerly 1AA) level
What's On Tap:
Chances are, more conjecture, over-reaction...all without all of the facts
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
It's Mötley Lüe!!
Must See Movie Gallery of the Week:
There are others that deserve to be on this list, but it's a good start.
Red Head Gallery of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown was Playboy's 2008 Model of the Year. Here's Jillian Beyor.
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