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We might have seen this movie before. Perhaps. If, that is, the upcoming flick is true to its sneak preview. The reference is to WVU receiver Ka'Raun White. It's to his spring practice performance. And it's to his brother Kevin's path in Morgantown. The White family story could become pretty serious pretty fast — especially if another brother, Kyzir, indeed steps in and starts in WVU's defensive backfield this coming season.
While the Fourth of July break means a respite from summer football, Skyler Howard isn't jumping at the chance for some R&R
West Virginia DE Noble Nwachukwu is coming off a junior campaign that featured 47 tackles including 13 for loss, 8.5 sacks and six hurries. Is he West Virginia's most indispensable player?
With just over eight minutes remaining in the game, West Virginia still trailed Louisville 24-7 and Pat White was forced into action due to a leg injury to Bednarik. But as the sun went down and darkness fell on Milan Puskar Stadium, the nighttime magic of Mountaineer football came alive and the legend of running back Steve Slaton was born.
West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that redshirt senior safety Khairi Sharif and redshirt junior Jon Lewis have been awarded scholarships for their hard work, determination and performance on and off the field.
In nearly everyone's life around these parts, this has been the weekend for fireworks. Everyone, that is, except for Tony Gibson. His "fireworks" don't begin for another month when the West Virginia football team reports to camp and he lights the fuse on a rebuilt defense.
June was a big month for West Virginia football. The Mountaineers added six commitments to their 2017 class, a late addition to the 2016 crop and even an SEC transfer from Tennessee in offensive lineman Ray Raulerson. It will be hard to top that, but July could certainly give last month a run for its money.
John DePalma and Nick O'Toole face difficult odds in landing on an NFL regular season roster this year.
Around The Big 12:
TCU surprises Oklahoma to remain unbeaten, and Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and West Virginia keep pace atop the conference in Week 5 of ESPN's 2016 season predictions.
Since joining the Big 12, more than half of TCU's true freshmen played their first year. Here's a look at how the rest of the conference fared.
Around The NCAA:
Oregon is still one of the fastest teams in the country and boasts a level of depth and experience that it in no way had while going 9-4 last year. Mere competence at quarterback will make the Ducks a serious Pac-12 contender.
Can upstart programs with new coaches maintain recruiting momentum? SB Nation's College Football Recruiting Podcast discusses.
The squared circle has been the home of several college football standouts, including FSU's Ron Simmons, Georgia Tech's Roman Reigns, and Georgia's Bill Goldberg. Ric Flair played at Minnesota, and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin at North Texas. But the connection between America's favorite college sport and the world's premier form of sports entertainment goes deeper. The careers of some wrestlers reflect the storylines that unfold on chilly Saturdays.