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West Virginia and Virginia Tech fans excited to rekindle fierce rivalry

The Mountaineers and the Hokies have a long and storied rivalry that will renew this season in the opener for both teams.

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Things have changed at WVU, but fans excited for old rivalry | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia and Virginia Tech have a long and storied rivalry that will renew this season in the opener for both teams.

Unknown and intriguing describes WVU D-Line | The Exponent Telegram
Heading into the 2017 football season, West Virginia’s defensive line is about as predictable as a spring day in the Mountain State — sunny one moment, cloudy the next.

West Virginia football prepares to host throngs of campers | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It’s a big week for the future of West Virginia football, and the Mountaineers are changing things up. For the first time in recent memory, the coaching staff is holding all of their June camps during one week, spread out throughout the course of six days.

Fairmont to host bigger, better WVU alumni hoops weekend | The Exponent Telegram
John Flowers has big plans for West Virginia’s annual alumni basketball game. This time, in its third incarnation, Flowers has taken the July 29 contest on the road, choosing to play it 20 miles south in Fairmont, home to Fairmont State University and new head coach Joe Mazzulla.

After finally turning a corner, Eagles' Shelton Gibson hopes to keep it going | CSN Philly
It was something Eagles wide receiver Shelton Gibson started doing while in college at West Virginia. It was a little way for him to keep his focus.

Why Philadelphia Eagles CB Rasul Douglas' long arms are a blessing and a curse | PennLive.com
Cory Undlin chimes in on Eagles rookie Rasul Douglas' tantalizing potential, steep challenges.

Rams can ‘easily part ways’ with Tavon Austin if he doesn’t fit system | Rams Wire
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay thinks Tavon Austin will be a 'big part' of their offense. But if he isn't, it's not the end of the world.

Recovering WR Tavon Austin facing uncertain role with Los Angeles Rams | ESPN
Wrist surgery kept Tavon Austin from full participation in Rams minicamp, and while the receiver is itching to go, his fit in the offense isn't clear.

Quick Hits:
Who will be the Big 12's 3,000-yard passers in 2017? | ESPN
Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph should blow past the 3,000-yard mark this season. Who else will join him?

How will other coaches top Tom Herman getting RKO’d into a pool? | SB Nation
Please let the new recruiting thing be coaches taking pro wrestling moves.

75 of the greatest college football GIFs ever | SB Nation
Sad fans! Weird dancing! Mascots rasslin’! Steve Spurrier’s visor emotions!

West Virginia offered another 2018 quarterback prospect last week, and this one may have just moved to the top of my want list.

Carter Bradley is the son of former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley. He received rave review for his performance at the Elite 11 regional camp earlier this year, and his recruiting is just now starting to pick up some steam.

Today’s Miss Throwdown is an actress and model that is tangentially connected to the state of West Virginia. Jena Sims is the girlfriend of US Open Champion Brooks Koepka, whose father, Bob Koepka, was born and raised in Bridgeport.

Check out Jena’s Instagram for more.