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Shell looking to go from good to great for WVU this season | Beckley Register-Herald
Rushel Shell has been a solid running back for West Virginia University since transferring from rival Pitt. In his first year on the field as a Mountaineer last fall, he was the team’s leading rusher. His performance was good. But the WVU staff believes that’s not enough for the 5-foot-11, 221-pound Hopewell, Pa., native. They believe the junior can be great.
WVU's Holgorsen tries to motivate Pa.'s all-time leading rusher Shell | TribLIVE
A day after Rushel Shell's position coach praised his receiving skills, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said Shell needs more consistency to develop into an every down running back.
Coming out of his Shell | The Exponent Telegram
WVU running back Rushel Shell looks to make a major impact in the passing attack as he tries to show an improved all-around game.
Perception of Shell far greater than reality | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A bruising and physically imposing force, West Virginia running back Rushel Shell has spent much of the past offseason focusing on becoming more of a receiving threat out of the backfield.
Seider helping Thomas-Williams find his place | Times West Virginian
Seider admits that developing Thomas-Williams and others like him across the country is more complicated than it once was, for this is the information age — sometimes, even, the misinformation age — and the effects of that detract rather than add to the job.
WVU’s Crest may not be Mr. Versatility after all | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Remember Dana Holgorsen’s plan to utilize William Crest in as many ways as possible on both offense and special teams? Well, it sounds now as if he might be rethinking that.
Crest’s position no longer in question | Times West Virginian
What wasn’t expected to be a very productive media meeting with West Virginia University head coach Dana Holgorsen turned into one of the preseason’s most informative as Holgorsen "deslashified" the status on wunderkind quarterback William Crest.
Mountaineers offense fails to get moving during 2-minute drill | WV MetroNews
West Virginia’s offense struggled during an abbreviated two-minute drill at the close of Thursday’s media viewing session. It was an admittedly brief sample size, with the first and second units hurrying through two possessions each. Further complicating matters, a couple of presumed offensive starters were limited or missing completely.
Back on staff, WVU’s Tall’s paying attention to details | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The thing about Bruce Tall that first falls out of the mouths of his pupils is not the defensive line coach’s booming voice or the faded team sweatshirts he wears that might be from his first stint at West Virginia University that ended almost eight years ago. It’s the minutiae.
WVU safety Joseph is durable, dependable and a punishing hitter | Tribune-Review
Safety Karl Joseph started all 38 games he has played at West Virginia. He received All-Big 12 recognition last season and twice has been named to the conference's preseason all-league team. Despite the accolades, Joseph believes he still hasn't played his best football as a leader on the Mountaineers' rising defense.
WVU Ends Tour With 20-Point Win | WVU Athletics
Devin Williams had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds and Jevon Carter led WVU with 18 points as the Mountaineers wrapped up their summer trip to the Bahamas with a 94-74 win over the CTG Knights in Nassau, Bahamas.
WVU Completes European Tour Sweep | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball overcame a power outage and slow first half to pick up a 67-42 win over CREF Hola! Madrid at the Canal arena.
West Virginia Athletics:
Three Earn Preseason All-Big 12 Honors | WVU Athletics
Three from the No. 12-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team.
Around The Big 12:
THE 2015 WORST-CASE SCENARIO BIG 12 PREVIEW | Every Day Should Be Saturday
Oklahoma destroys 25 of the letters in the alphabet but well that's not enough as it turns out.
BAYLOR USES TEAM PHOTO DAY TO TROLL THE HELL OUT OF TCU | Every Day Should Be Saturday
Art Briles' middle name must be morton because dude is so salty.
Around The NCAA:
College Football Playoff weekly rankings begin Nov. 3 | Sporting News
Attention, college football fans: The arguing will commence Nov. 3. That's the date the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release its first set of preliminary rankings, a practice that, every Tuesday, inspired some heated discussions and plenty of ire last year.
Vernon Adams passes math test, will report to Oregon practice | Sporting News
Vernon Adams passed his math test and will report to Oregon practice as soon as possible. Facing a pass-and-play or fail-and-go-home situation, Adams earned the necessary score Thursday.
Maryland loses projected starting LB Abner Logan for season with torn ACL | Sporting News
Maryland redshirt junior linebacker Abner Logan will miss the 2015 season after sustaining a torn ACL in fall camp, coach Randy Edsall announced Wednesday. The injury is a blow to a Terps defense, which was already trying to replace four starting linebackers from last season.
Barclay, Mundy, and Dreamius Smith make preseason debuts on Thursday night | College To Pro Sports
Several WVUPros began NFL Preseason action on Thursday and we look ahead to Friday's schedule.
Jets QB Geno Smith undergoes surgery for broken jaw | NY Daily News
Geno Smith had jaw surgery Thursday, two days after he was clocked in the face by IK Enemkpali, the Daily News first reported. The Jets quarterback was expected to remain in the hospital overnight. Smith had plates and screws inserted and did not have his jaw wired shut.
Bulked-up Bruce Irvin ready for contract season with Seattle Seahawks | ESPN
Scheduled to become a free agent after this season, Bruce Irvin enters a pivotal year with the Seattle Seahawks.
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