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Dana Holgorsen Explains His Response To Pitt's Narduzzi Discarding The Backyard Brawl

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Dana Holgorsen explained the timeline of events leading up to his now viral tweet at an appearance in the Kanawha Valley on Tuesday evening.

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News Of Note

Football:

Twitter battle with Pitt coach highlights Holgorsen visit | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Dana Holgorsen made an appearance in the Kanawha Valley on Tuesday evening, and was asked about his tweet from earlier in the evening. Holgorsen explained the timeline of events to the crowd, which performed a familiar three-word chant during his answer.

WVU Veteran Defenders Ready for Redemption | WV Illustrated
Karl Joseph and Nick Kwiatkoski remember the bad days. After pushing through failures, the seniors are ready to prove how much progress has been made.

Huggins tells football team what it means to be a WVU fan | The Exponent Telegram
A couple of weeks back, West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen invited the school’s basketball coach Bob Huggins in to address his football team.

WVU recruiting: Top prospects show up for final camp | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Leading into each of the summer camps and recruiting events over the years, there are always changes to the visitor list. Many big-time prospects set overly ambitious visit plans and never show up, their rides fall through, or something else comes up — we are talking about teenagers after all.

Basketball:

Charleston’s Goard continues windy road at WVU | Charleston Gazette-Mail
To say TyQuane Goard has been around the block a few times would be an understatement. He's played for 3 different programs, and has traveled a rough road that has now landed him with the Mountaineers.

Tarik Phillip on point as Mountaineers seek to replace Staten | WV MetroNews
Committing fewer turnovers and fouls part of Phillip's progress with WVU prepping for exhibition trip to the Bahamas.

Scarred Adrian hopes to regain touch after wrist rehab | WV MetroNews
The Junior forward kept injury to himself for much of last season, when his 3-point shooting dipped to 17 percent.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

How Nick Saban & Texas Nearly Changed the College Football Landscape | Heartland College Sports
Recently, reports have surfaced on how close Texas was to actually signing Nick Saban as their new Head Coach in 2013. If you are unfamiliar with what transpired in late 2012 and 2013 here’s an overview.

Around The NCAA:

Introducing the Piesman Trophy | SBNation
SB Nation unveils college football's first award for linemen who do crazy, awesome, unlineman-like things.

Plaintiffs ask court to reject NCAA's motion for a stay in O'Bannon case | USA Today
Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the Ed O’Bannon antitrust case on Monday colorfully and combatively urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the NCAA’s request for a stay of an injunction.

A recent history of college coaches complaining about Notre Dame | SBNation
The Irish don't have a football conference, don't have to win a conference championship to make the Playoff, and benefit from partial ACC membership.

Five-star TE Isaac Nauta decommits from FSU, seeks school that will help him 'become a man' | Sporting News
Florida State's less-than-stellar reputation off the field might be starting to cost it where it counts most — on the recruiting trail.

West Virginia Pros

Mario Alford working to earn spot | Cincy Jungle
Determining the primary kickoff and punt returners will be among the top battles to watch for during training camp. Gio Bernard and Mario Alford are two new names joining the competition at KR this year.

Video Of Interest

Head basketball coach Bob Huggins addressed members of the media Tuesday afternoon as the team leaves for the Bahamas next week.

Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Mexican-American actress, model and a runner up on a popular Univision reality competition.  CLICK HERE for Zuleyka Silver's Instagram.