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Redshirt freshman Colton McKivitz the next man up for West Virginia's offensive line

With the loss of Yodny Cajuste to an ACL injury, the good news is that McKivitz is already ahead of the curve.

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News Of Note


WVU moves on with Colton McKivitz on offensive line | Charleston Gazette-Mail
As WVU attempts to move on after losing starting left tackle Yodny Cajuste to a torn right ACL by asking Colton McKivitz to be ready sooner than anyone anticipated, there is one morsel of good news. McKivitz is already ahead of the curve.

WVU defense better than expected vs. Tigers | The Exponent Telegram
It is normally difficult one game into any football season to make assessments upon any element of a team’s game with a sense of certainty, but in the case of the West Virginia defense it is fair to assume that this group will carry on in the tradition of defense that has been established at WVU.

West Virginia Athletics:

Mountaineers Maintain No. 4 Ranking | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team remains steady at No. 4 in the Women’s Top 25 Poll for the second straight week.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

POWER RANKING the Big 12 expansion candidates by nothing but their 2016 seasons | SBNation
I'll keep this up until the conference adds teams, which could be any day now or 2021.

Texas hired Sterlin Gilbert to save its offense. So far, so good. | SBNation
After years of sputtering on offense, the Longhorns look like they've taken a big step forward on that side of the ball.

Big 12 Week 1 Power Rankings: Texas rises while Oklahoma, TCU falter | ESPN
It was a tumultuous opening week in the Big 12, and ESPN's first set of in-season Power Rankings reflects that.

Big 12 Week 1 bowl projections: Texas to Sugar Bowl after huge win | ESPN
Texas' impressive win against Notre Dame puts the Longhorns in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in's Week 1 bowl projections.

Big 12 helmet stickers: Texas Longhorns quarterbacks share honors | ESPN
Shane Buechele and Tyrone Swoopes both delivered to give Texas a big opening win over Notre Dame.

Around The NCAA:

Ranking the SEC's 9 saddest showings from a rough 2016 opening weekend | SBNation
You probably won't be hearing S-E-C chants this week.

5 big things we learned from Florida State's comeback win over Ole Miss | SBNation
In a game of wild runs, FSU’s maturity and adjustments allowed the Seminoles to best a fun, athletic, and volatile Ole Miss squad.

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