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West Virginia Continues To Churn Out Wide Receivers

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The Mountaineers under coach Dana Holgorsen have sent four wide receivers to the NFL Draft since 2012, the most of any school in the country over that span. Welcome to Wide Receiver U.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU continues to churn out wide receivers | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Freshman Jovon Durante scored a touchdown the first time he touched the ball in his first collegiate game at West Virginia. Rising high school senior and incoming WVU recruit Steven Smothers said he believes he'll have the same opportunity next season. And with good reason.

Holgorsen impressed with Terps against South Florida | Beckley Register-Herald
West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen made no secret of the fact that he liked having an off week after just two games about as much has he enjoys watching perfectly good Red Bull being poured down the drain. But one of the advantages of the early bye, he admitted last week, was getting the opportunity to sit down and watch his next opponent, Maryland, take on South Florida on Saturday. Especially with the Terrapins starting a new quarterback, junior Caleb Rowe, against the Bulls, Holgorsen felt that a little extra time to study that film would be valuable.

Simplified offense sparks Terps | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia plays traditional rival Maryland this Saturday in a game many assume the Mountaineers will win easily. In Week 2, the Terrapins lost to Bowling Green, a team that runs a similar offense to WVU’s. But WVU coach Dana Holgorsen warns that it might not be that easy.

Maryland in search of identity ahead of visit to WVU | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Now that Dana Holgorsen has taken a look at the Maryland Terrapins, the West Virginia coach might need a second glance at Saturday’s opponent. The Mountaineers were off Saturday. Maryland was not. The Terrapins might have figured out their quarterback dilemma in a win against South Florida, or there might be more of the same concern under center.

Howard’s efficiency leads WVU to 2-0 record | The Daily Athenaeum
With three weeks of college football in the books, West Virginia holds a 2-0 record after its bye week this past weekend. A major force in their early season success has been the play of redshirt junior quarterback Skyler Howard.

West Virginia Athletics:

Mountaineers Retain No. 4 Ranking | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team continues to sit at No. 4 in today’s TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 25 Poll.

No. 4 WVU reels off eight straight shutout wins | The Daily Athenaeum
Heading into 2015 Big 12 Conference play, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team may very well be at the peak of its powers.

Sean Covich works to rebuild golf program | The Daily Athenaeum
When West Virginia University men’s golf coach Sean Covich was first hired by former athletic director Oliver Luck in 2014, Covich was fully aware of the daunting task that lay ahead of him.

Haydon Bennett rises from injury to regain starting spot for WVU | The Daily Athenaeum
Following his excellent 2013 campaign, Haydon Bennett was poised to follow up his career year at West Virginia University with another impressive showing. However, his junior season was abruptly cut short due to an injury.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 Football Roundup: Week 3 Scores, Rankings, Reactions | Campus Insiders
Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield set the school record for total yards completing 32-of-38 passes for 487 yards and four score, and ran 13 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Tulsa.

Two TCU players suspended from the team after their arrests on charges of robbery-bodily injury | FOX Sports
TCU senior defensive end Mike Tuaua and freshman receiver Andre Petties-Wilson have been suspended from the team after their arrests on charges of robbery-bodily injury.

Baylor Assistant Caught on Sideline of Tulsa-Oklahoma Game | ESPN
Baylor passing game coordinator Jeff Lebby was on Tulsa's sideline during the Golden Hurricane's game with Oklahoma on Saturday, a violation of NCAA rules since the Sooners and Bears will meet later this season.

Art Briles apologizes for Baylor assistant on sideline at Tulsa vs. Oklahoma | SBNation
This is a potential rules violation by a former Sooner who happens to be the Baylor head coach's son-in-law.

Arkansas Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema jabs back at Kliff Kingsbury | ESPN
Arkansas Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema -- seemingly taken aback by Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury's choice words on Saturday night -- responded with a few subtle verbal jabs of his own Monday.

Bret Bielema's long history of clashes, or why Kliff Kingsbury is so popular right now | SBNation
The Arkansas coach has been barking since his Wisconsin days, but now he's gotten embarrassed two weeks in a row.

Around The NCAA:

Is this the end of Alabama's dynasty? Here's the 2015 edition of my column on this | SBNation
Is this the end of the Alabama dynasty? I don't know, man.

Leonard Fournette doesn't have to put up video game numbers. He's the final boss. | SBNation
The LSU star put 228 yards and endless humiliation on Auburn on Saturday. What he can do against better defenses is the part to get excited about.

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