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Playing at Oklahoma, with nearly 90,000 people clad in red, with the Sooner Schooner rushing across the field, with the history of one of the great programs in college football can be intimidating. WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday, however, he’s eager to get going.

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Football:

Holgorsen fired up about early start vs. OU | The Exponent Telegram
Playing at Oklahoma, with nearly 90,000 people clad in red, with the Sooner Schooner rushing across the field, with the history of one of the great programs in college football can be intimidating. WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said Monday, however, he’s eager to get going.

WVU looks to avenge losses to Oklahoma | Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Three tough losses against Oklahoma each year since joining the Big 12 offers motivation for West Virginia entering Saturday's noon matchup between the Top 25 opponents.

Holgorsen, Riley meet again Saturday in Norman | Beckley Register-Herald
When West Virginia flies halfway across the country to meet Oklahoma (3-0) Saturday to open up Big 12 play, the Mountaineers (3-0) will face a Sooner team that looks a little different than the one that came to Morgantown and beat WVU 45-33 last September.

West Virginia forcing turnovers at prodigious rate | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University football team has been quiet on the national stage this season despite a 3-0 start and a No. 23 ranking in the AP Top 25.

Chestnut shows how WVU defense is trained to contain, recover | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Every time West Virginia practices, defensive coordinator Tony Gibson asks his defense to line up between the cones surrounding his 3-3-5. Six sets dot the backfield, the line of scrimmage and up the field, and they serve as destinations for different players once the ball is snapped.

West Virginia Athletics:

Mountaineers Up to No. 3 Ranking | WVU Athletics
Following a win Friday evening in its Big 12 Conference season opener, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team moved up one spot to No. 3 in today’s TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 25 Poll.

WVU remains unbeaten at home, hits No. 3 in TDS rankings this week | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team (10-1, 1-0) opened conference play with a 2-0 win over Texas (3-3-3, 0-1), Friday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

NCAA assist leader Piatczyc is center of WVU offense | The Daily Athenaeum
The 3-5 record may not indicate it, but West Virginia sophomore midfielder Joey Piatczyc is off to a blazing start, and the best could be yet to come.

Williams Paces WVU at Graeme McDowell | WVU Athletics
Chris Williams is tied for eighth place overall, leading the West Virginia University golf team after two rounds of action at the Shoal Creek Invitational hosted by Graeme McDowell at Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, on Monday.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 Football Roundup: Week 4 Scores, Rankings, Reactions | Campus Insiders
This can all turnaround in a heartbeat with a win over Oklahoma up next, but at the moment, West Virginia is flying under the radar.

Why every other Big 12 fan thinks it's hilarious Texas fans are mad about the refs | SBNation
Texas got the butt end of some awful calls Saturday, after years of everybody else getting the butt end of awful calls that helped Texas.

TCU's good fortune turned bad, and now its College Football Playoff run is in danger | SBNation
The Horned Frogs have one of the best teams in the country, but so many key pieces from last year are either gone or hurt.

TCU's Ty Slanina out for season with broken collarbone | Sporting News
TCU hit a bump on its way to the College Football Playoff Saturday when Ty Slanina was forced to exit a wild game against Texas Tech. Slanina, listed as the starting Y-receiver for the Horned Frogs, will likely miss the remainder of the season with a broken collarbone, coach Gary Patterson announced Monday.

Around The NCAA:

What the hell happened to the Oregon Ducks? | SBNation
One of the country's true elites over the last seven years looks like nothing special after losing by 42 at home. Can it rebound?

How did Auburn football get worse? | SBNation
SB Nation's Bud Elliott and Steven Godfrey are trying to figure out the 2-2 Auburn Tigers, formerly the favorite to win the SEC in 2015.

Fresno State takes another hit at QB, loses second one for the season | Sporting News
Fresno State's upheaval at quarterback continued Sunday, when the school announced that junior Ford Childress will likely miss the remainder of the season.

Scooby Wright suffers sprained foot, likely out for several weeks | Sporting News
Scooby Wright will once again patrol the Arizona sidelines with an injury, this time to his right foot.

West Virginia Pros

Mountaineers in the Pros Update: Week 4 | WVU Athletics
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