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West Virginia center Tyler Orlosky has been named the best center in college football by USA Today. Orlosky is the Mountaineers' most veteran offensive lineman, and has been a cog in the middle since his arrival at WVU.
Freshmen have taken the Big 12 by storm the last few years. West Virginia receiver Marcus Simms and running back Kennedy McKoy could be next in line.
Around The Big 12:
Oklahoma rebounds from its first loss of the season by beating rival Texas, as the Big 12 race begins to take shape in Week 6 of ESPN's 2016 season predictions.
Around The NCAA:
More than 200 of Joe Paterno's faithful, former players want his name cleared in the Sandusky cases, despite evidence he looked the other way.
Once again, USC has hired a guy with USC experience, but the lack of creativity in hiring Clay Helton doesn't guarantee failure. Helton has plenty of talent and experience at his fingertips.
UCLA suffered major defensive injuries and regressed to 8-5 after back-to-back 10-win seasons. The Bruins are at least slightly favored in every game. Time for a Pac-12 title run?
The University of Tennessee has settled a lawsuit filed by eight woman who claimed the school mishandled complaints of sexual assaults against student-athletes.
I'm so hyped for this. Also: Hello, Clint Trickett!
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Danish model and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covergirl. CLICK HERE for Nina Agdal's Instagram.