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West Virginia and Florida State To Open 2019 Season?

Florida State's Athletic Director confirmed that the Seminoles are interested in scheduling a non-conference game held in Jacksonville during the 2019 season, and have reached out to the Mountaineers to be that opposing team.

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News Of Note


FSU looking to play 2019 game in Jacksonville | 247Sports
Florida State Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox confirmed to Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post that the University is interested in a non-conference game held in Jacksonville, Fla. during the 2019 season

WVU’s Petteway where he always pictured he’d be | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The memories Shaq Petteway will hold onto forever after crafting them during a senior season might never be as powerful as the memories that came first and that he clings to today.

Shell’s evolution continues | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Rushel Shell is in some way related to Tony Dorsett. Just how not even he is certain. For most of Shell’s football career, Dorsett has been in more than the family tree. He’s been in Shell’s DNA as a running back, as well.

Ranking the Toughest Games on West Virginia's College Football Schedule in 2015 |
West Virginia will have its hands full in the first half of the 2015 season. Early games, which normally should be considered "tune-ups," instead will be against opponents that have the potential to produce upsets.

High school coach notes Steven Smothers ‘can do so many things’ | WV MetroNews
Steven Smothers’ high school coach says the standout receiver "probably had 15 offers as freshman," but West Virginia ultimately won out because of proximity and its history of developing skill players.


Mountaineers enjoy another exhibition romp, 109-62 over Atlantis All-Stars | WV MetroNews
Behind Jevon Carter’s 25 points and freshman point guard James Bolden’s 16 off the bench, West Virginia beat the Atlantis All-Stars 109-62 for a second straight exhibition win in Nassau, Bahamas.

Carter Scores 25 in WVU Win | WVU Athletics
Jevon Carter scored 25 points and West Virginia forced 47 turnovers as the Mountaineers won their second game in the Bahamas, 109-62, over the Atlantis All-Stars Wednesday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau, Bahamas.

West Virginia Athletics:

LeBlanc Likes His '15 Squad | WVU Athletics
The veteran coach has taken four teams to the NCAA tournament, including one to the Sweet 16 back in 2007, and he believes this year’s collection of players can stack up to any he’s had at WVU.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Freshman receivers rising in Big 12 camps | ESPN
The early reviews are in on the Big 12's newest wide receivers, and they sure are promising.

TCU, Baylor know how Big 12 can avoid another playoff snub | FOX Sports
TCU coach Gary Patterson and Baylor's Art Briles know a way for their teams and the Big 12 Conference to avoid being left out of the College Football Playoff again -- go 12-0.

Cecil Cherry to transfer from Texas after three practices | Sporting News
Three practices was all it took for Texas linebacker Cecil Cherry to decide to transfer from the Longhorns.

Ex-KSU QB Klein helping this year's candidates | FOX Sports
Collin Klein led Kansas State into the national title picture in 2012. Now the former Kansas State quarterback is behind the scenes as a graduate assistant with the Wildcats helping the four quarterback candidates through August.

Baker Mayfield dances, competes his way to Oklahoma Sooners' QB job | ESPN
The Texas Tech transfer has bucked all odds to position himself as the favorite to win OU's starting quarterback competition.

How Strong is Samaje? | Sooner Sports
Sophomore running back Samaje Perine just might be the strongest player on the 2015 OU football team. He's also one of the quietest.

Oklahoma State QB Walsh adjusts to backup role | FOX Sports
J.W. Walsh was at an all-time high 11 months ago. After winning a three-way quarterback race last year, Oklahoma State's leader nearly engineered an upset of No. 1 Florida State in the season opener. Things were going as planned the next week against Missouri State when Walsh suffered a season-ending right foot injury.

Texas Tech Red Raiders' defensive line bonding with beards | ESPN
You knew Mike Smith was going to toughen up Texas Tech's defensive line. He's off to a fine start so far.

Around The NCAA:

2015 college football coaches hot seat rankings |
This fall several coaches could face make-or-break seasons on the field. But whose jobs are really on the line? filters through a number of names to determine the hottest seats in college football.

Michigan State loses linebacker Ed Davis to season-ending knee injury | Sporting News
Michigan State's defense will be without one of its leaders this season. MSU linebacker Ed Davis will miss the entire 2015 campaign after suffering a season-ending knee injury during practice Wednesday.

West Virginia Pros

WVU’s Cogdell spoke with Geno Smith after sucker punch | WV MetroNews
West Virginia assistant Damon Cogdell, having kept contact with Geno Smith since coaching him at Miramar (Fla.) High, spoke with the injured Jets quarterback after Tuesday’s bizarre locker room incident in New York.

Smith not first to be attacked by teammate | The Exponent Telegram
The locker room altercation between former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and his New York Jets’ teammate IK Enemkpali, which apparently began and ended with a sucker punch to Smith’s once unbroken jaw, is not as unusual occurrence as the media coverage would have you believe.

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