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Shelton Gibson Refusing Anything But Greatness in 2015 | WV Illustrated
There was once upon a time when Shelton Gibson was buried on WVU’s depth chart. However, coming out of high school, he was at the top of a lot of team’s wish lists.
Milan Puskar Stadium Renovations Underway | WVU Athletics
An update on stadium renovations now underway.
Milan Puskar Stadium renovation will impact gamedays next 2 years | WV MetroNews
With cranes, bulldozers and construction gates slated to accent Milan Puskar Stadium for the next two seasons, West Virginia athletics officials are asking fans to be patient before the payoff.
Parts of stadium a construction zone during season | The Dominion Post
The sight of orange jersey walls on one side and temporary fences on the other will greet 30 to 45 percent of WVU fans who attend games at Milan Puskar Stadium this season.
West Virginia Athletics:
Buchanan ready to lead No. 12 Mountaineers | The Daily Athenaeum
While most of the team was using the summer to recoup and prepare for the upcoming 2015 season, Kadeisha Buchanan was busy.
WVU women’s soccer: Unprecedented talent means high hopes | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Nikki Izzo-Brown’s 20th season in charge of West Virginia’s women’s soccer program is shaping up like no other.
No. 10/12 WVU Opens 2015 Season | WVU Athletics
The No. 10/12 WVU women's soccer team opens the 2015 season this weekend.
West Virginia team rich with depth, experience | The Daily Athenaeum
After losing during extra time to Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference semifinals last season, the West Virginia University men’s soccer team is looking for an improved result in 2015.
Sunahara brings no-nonsense attitude to WVU | The Daily Athenaeum
With new head coach Reed Sunahara, the season looks toward promising success under the honorable coaching style he has now been known for in the NCAA sports community.
Golf prepares for first varsity season in 30 years | The Daily Athenaeum
It’s been about 30 years since West Virginia University had a varsity men’s golf team. This means most WVU students probably weren’t even born the last time they tee’d off a competitive match. Due to the transition to the Big 12 Conference and the additional funding and revenue it brings, the WVU athletic department is bringing back the men’s golf team.
Around The Big 12:
The Big 12's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2015 | AthlonSports.com
Recruiting in the Big 12 has declined in recent years, but that doesn't mean the conference lacks for fresh faces that will impact their teams' fortune this season.
Big 12's toughest players to replace | ESPN
A look at the five toughest players to replace in the Big 12 for the 2015 season.
Scout's Big 12 Power Rankings | Scout
ere's a look at the Scout Big 12 Power Rankings going into the 2015 season, spearheaded by programs TCU and Baylor. Will one go unbeaten and make the playoffs? Can Bob Stoops and Oklahoma bounce back after a five-loss season? Can Oklahoma State be the dark horse and contend? What happens in Austin with Charlie Strong changing offensive schemes and playing a bunch of true freshmen?
The rise of Boykin and TCU is remarkable | FOX Sports
Lightly recruited, from receiver to quarterback, back-up to Heisman candidate. The journey of Trevone Boykin is compelling and remarkable.
Success won't be measured in numbers for Oklahoma's Samaje Perine | ESPN
As the Okklahoma Sooners install the Air Raid offense, there is some concern for what the numbers of sophomore RB Samaje Perine will look like in 2015.
TCU replicates NCAA video game in recruiting mailer | ESPN
The TCU Horned Frogs made a big impression on commitment Trayveon Williams with a mailer that put him on the cover of a popular video game.
Baylor DE Sam Ukwuachu convicted of sexual assault | Sporting News
A Texas jury has found Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu guilty of sexually assaulting a former Baylor women's soccer player almost two years ago.
Around The NCAA:
The history of college football, explained in two minutes | SBNation
Let's talk about how we've gotten to this weird, amazing place with college football.
We asked high school athletes about their favorite smartphone apps. None said Facebook. | SBNation
Top college football recruits really like their smartphones. It’s just, none of them really like using Facebook on them.
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi moves into dorms during preseason | Sporting News
Pittsburgh's new head coach has an interesting way of monitoring his players. Pat Narduzzi was concerned about the team getting enough sleep during the preseason, so he and his assistant coaches moved into the dorms to ensure the players went to bed on time.
Paul Petrino yells at reporters, bans media from Idaho football practices | Sporting News
Paul Petrino has won just two games in his two seasons as the Idaho football coach. Angry that media members have produced negative stories about his program, Petrino banned the media Wednesday from future practices before berating a pair of reporters.
What to watch for from WVU Pros in Week 2 of the NFL Preseason | Blue Gold Sports
Week 1 on the NFL Preseason opened with Tavon Austin making the Raiders look silly and Mario Alford providing a few highlight plays for the Bengals in his first pro game. Now that NFL Training Camps are ending, here’s what to watch for this week, starting on Thursday night.
How Jets almost dumped Geno Smith for Kirk Cousins | NY Daily News
Geno Smith didn’t know it at the time, but his future with the Jets hung in the balance on that Tuesday afternoon eight months ago.
Why Jets' Geno Smith will not be on sideline against Atlanta Falcons | NJ.com
Geno Smith was at the Jets' facility Wednesday morning for meetings, head coach Todd Bowles said, but he was not at practice and he will not be on the sideline Friday night when the Jets host the Falcons in a preseason game.
Western Michigan went outside the box with this surprise scholarship reward.
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