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The name we’re hearing a lot this summer is Justin Crawford, last year’s junior college offensive player of the year. His list of accomplishments at Northwest Mississippi Community College is long enough to fill almost a third of a page in this year’s media guide, but sometimes accolades can be a little deceiving. Not Crawford’s.
In the span of a week, West Virginia football lost two defensive players to season-ending injuries. In the same amount of time, some fans lost their minds looking for someone or something to blame.
The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will retire football’s No. 77, in honor of consensus All-American and College Football Hall of Famer Bruce Bosley, at the season opener against Missouri on September 3.
West Virginia Athletics:
Rest assured that Ginny Thrasher, West Virginia’s Olympic 10-meter air rifle gold medal winner, was the only student on the first day of classes that had an entourage, including an ESPN crew, following her around campus.
Around The NCAA:
Les Miles made it through a booster coup, and now he boasts his most experienced, exciting team since 2011. Have the pass offense and run defense improved enough for a title run?
The fire code gets tossed out the window on this week’s episode of the SHUTDOWN FULLCAST, with special guests Bill Connelly (Podcast Ain't Played Nobody), Dan Rubenstein (The Solid Verbal), Bud Elliott (Tomahawk Nation), and Brian Floyd (Lost in the Upside Down).
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