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Freshman Running Back Martell Pettaway Impressing West Virginia Coaches In Summer Drills

With only limited access to the team this summer, JaJuan Seider likes what he’s seeing from the Detroit-MLK product.

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News Of Note

Football:

Freshman running back Martell Pettaway is showing West Virginia running backs coach JaJuan Seider more speed than he anticipated in summer drills.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

ESPN continues its Big 12 season prediction series with week 8 highlighted by TCU-West Virginia and Oklahoma-Texas Tech.

Jarrett Stidham, who started three games as a true freshman last season for Baylor, is leaving Waco. Stidham announced the decision early Wednesday evening on Twitter.

There was a time in the distant past in which the Kansas Jayhawks weren't crowned Big 12 regular season champions. At this point, it's something many would have to see to ever believe. The Jayhawks are chasing their 13th straight Big 12 title, something that hasn't been done since UCLA's heyday.

Around The NCAA:

Bill and Godfrey talk about conference media days (the Pac-12 and Big 12 are particularly well done), ignoring Oregon to our peril, Texas fans as a "borg-like collective," Playoff hypotheticals, and the insanity of wanting to fire Bob Stoops on this week's Podcast Ain't Played Nobody.

The story for LSU is a familiar one. A fantastic athlete who's been mediocre in the passing game is expected to lead a team loaded with talent at virtually every other position.

Stanford has the steadiest program and best player on the West Coast. The Cardinal also face a brutal schedule that could preclude a national title run. Regardless, they are probably the safest bet in what could become a five-way Pac-12 race.

Things are about to get unpleasant in Statesboro, GA after the NCAA uncovered evidence that team employees gave Georgia Southern football players "impermissible academic assistance."

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Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is a 2017 Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Edition hopeful. CLICK HERE for Elizabeth Turner's Instagram.