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For West Virginia, Pitt and Penn State, finding time for rivals isn't that simple

Even with games against both Pitt and Penn State on future slates, the biggest victim of conference realignment has been natural rivalries.

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News Of Note


Gibson blasts WVU’s defensive effort against Youngstown State | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Through the years, WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson, aka "Gibby," has been kidded for being short. On Saturday, however, he was short in regard to his Mountaineer defense. And there was absolutely no kidding around.

Saturday's Result - Just as Holgorsen Expected | WVU Athletics
If you were paying attention, all week long Dana Holgorsen said yesterday’s Youngstown State game would very likely unfold just as it did. The fired-up Penguins, with a number of Power 5 conference transfers in the lineup, were equipped to hang with West Virginia for a while but eventually the Mountaineers’ depth was going to take over, which is exactly what happened.

Award Winners for the Youngstown State Game | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers 38-21 win against Youngstown State on Saturday, Sept. 10.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU to Open 2016-17 Season at Kiawah | WVU Athletics
Led by a pair of Mountain State natives and bolstered by talented youth, the West Virginia University golf team will tee off in their second Big 12 season on today when the Mountaineers compete at The Invitational at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in Johns Island, South Carolina.


Football, basketball prospects visit Morgantown | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia’s football visitor list for the weekend was rather light, as was expected, and those in town had some mixed reviews on what they saw (more on that in a minute). For basketball, though, coach Bob Huggins and his staff had quite a star-studded crew rolling around Milan Puskar Stadium with them on unofficial visits.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 Week 2 Power Rankings: More upsets mean more movement | ESPN
Another crazy weekend in the Big 12 -- including a controversial Hail Mary and a double-overtime thriller -- shook up the Power Rankings again.

Big 12 Week 2 bowl projections: Another shakeup, but Texas still tops | ESPN
Two weeks into the season, it feels like we know less about the Big 12 pecking order than we knew in August.

Big 12 Week 2 helmet stickers: Texas QB Shane Buechele strong again | ESPN
Shane Buechele and Shelton Gibson lead the way this week, and get a helmet sticker for their performances on Saturday.

Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns must deliver key wins for Big 12 | ESPN
Following a Saturday that featured a hail-and-lateral play that should’ve never been, Arkansas going hog wild in Fort Worth and Texas Tech surrendering infinity points in the desert, the Big 12’s playoff hopes have now taken multiple roundhouses to the face just two weeks into the season.

Around The NCAA:

For Pitt, Penn State, WVU, finding time for rivals not so simple | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Even with games against both on future slates, Pitt faces a precarious situation trying to balance Penn State and West Virginia rivalries.

Pat Narduzzi and James Franklin are perfect rivals for Pitt-Penn State | SBNation
The rivalry is back, and things are already hot.

College football odds and lines, Week 3: FSU, Ohio State among big-game favorites | SBNation
Florida State at Louisville and Ohio State at Oklahoma highlight a loaded Week 3 card of college football betting matchups at the sportsbooks.

Clemson's problem on offense isn't hard to spot. Can the Tigers fix it in time? | SBNation
After dominating in 2015, the Clemson offense has stumbled out of the gates in 2016, thanks mostly to a struggling run game.

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