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Today we have more fallout from the JMU game, including ever increasing publicity on Geno Smith and finally some national love for Stedman Bailey to go along with Tavon. Yes, with Barkley's loss, Heisman talk will only get louder and louder for the Mountaineer quarterback. We also have several notebooks and a couple of WVU Olympic sports updates and Caleb checks in with an update from yesterday's NFL action. All of this, the usual Big 12 roundup and much more...
What You May Have Missed:
James Madison Award Winners - WVUsports.com
The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performance in the Mountaineers’ 42-12 win against James Madison on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Week 3 Heisman Watch: Geno Smith leads wide-open race as Matt Barkley falters - CBSSports.com
New faces emerging in the Heisman Trophy race in the season's early going.
Volleyball Wins Gold and Blue Classic - WVUsports.com
For the first time since 2002, the West Virginia University volleyball team won two five-set matches in a row by defeating Murray State 3-2 (26-28, 25-23, 25-22, 26-28, 15-8), Sunday, at the WVU Coliseum.
Schwindel Shines For Women's Soccer - WVUsports.com
Forward Kate Schwindel tied two school records and Frances Silva netted a pair of goals in leading West Virginia past High Point, 6-0, Sunday afternoon at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
Will WVU baseball be big? - Martinsburg Journal
Except for certain spells, baseball has not fared as well as other collegiate teams at WVU. It was rare when West Virginia earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Week 2 Recap: Bruce Irvin Gets His First NFL Sack - WVU Pros
We recap an eventful NFL Week 2 involving Mountaineers including a career first from Bruce Irvin and Adam Pacman Jones does something for the fifth time in his.
News of Note:
Coaches welcomed small taste of adversity - Charleston Gazette
"We haven't faced adversity going back to last year, obviously,'' Holgorsen said.
West Virginia football notebook: Players pass adversity test - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Defensively, the Mountaineers stopped James Madison on two drives inside the 10-yard line in the third quarter.
Smith brushes off some big hits - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mountaineers QB, offense tuning up for rigors of Big 12
Proud, but humble - Register-Herald
Mountaineers’ Smith not caught up in record books
WVU’s Smith has big performance vs. JMU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
QB passed for 411 yards and five touchdowns
Steady Stedman - Martinsburg Journal
WR a constant in WVU’s offense
Checkdown: Notre Dame, not Stanford, notched the best win of the weekend - Sporting News
Stedman and Tavon get mention in the This and That section
Defense 'stepped up' for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
"If you look at what the stats say, once you cross midfield, you're supposed to go for it more often than you'd not go for it," he said.
Mountaineers still have issues - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Monday Morning Quarterback
HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU defense shows signs of improvement - Times West Virginian
“It wasn’t as good a game as we can play, certainly, but we’re getting closer,” linebacker Doug Rigg said.
WVU Stock Report - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Examining the ups and downs, the dividends and downticks, from West Virginia's 42-12 win over James Madison
Around the League (and Beyond):
Video of Interest:
Amanda Mazey and Jed Drenning break down West Virginia's 42-12 victory over James Madison Saturday night at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Sept. 15, 2012
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Perfect mashup for this past Saturday's game:
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