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The Shotgun/Throwdown (8/28/18): Dana Holgorsen Recalls His First Game as Head Coach at WVU

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Dana Holgorsen had a very memorable first game as WVU’s head coach.

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Football

Mountaineer Football Notebook - West Virginia Athletics
Dana Holgorsen recalls his memorable first game as a head coach here at WVU in this week's Mountaineer Football Notebook.

WV MetroNews – Three Guys Before The Game – Tennessee edition
With the season opener on Saturday, Tony Caridi, Brad Howe, and Hoppy Kercheval dive into West Virginia’s intriguing matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers.

WVU releases depth chart for season opener
WVU has released the depth chart for its season opener. Check out who is starting and who will be providing depth for the Mountaineers.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Welcome to the first week of football season | Sports | timeswv.com
Mountaineer fans are reading up on Tennessee and watching hype videos to prepare for the first game of the season, but what is the Mountaineer team doing to prepare? Take a look at this week's schedule for WVU.

It's Game Week! - West Virginia Athletics
Check out all the ways you can prepare for Saturday's season opener with this schedule of WVU promotional shows this game week.

As opener nears, coaches focus on rule changes
WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is not a fan of some of the rule changes that he is seeing in the NFL.

Secrecy a part of WVU-UT game, Pruitt's debut | WVU Gameday | wvgazettemail.com
Secrecy has been a common theme leading up to the season opener in Charlotte.

West Virginia Athletics

Men’s Soccer Promotion Schedule Unveiled - West Virginia Athletics
Mountaineer fans and students love Happy Hour and free giveaways. The WVU men's soccer team has that and more on its promotional schedule for the 2018 home games.

Former Mountaineer Jones signs with Broncos
Former WVU cornerback Adam "Pac Man" Jones has signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos.

Congratulations to #WVUSoccer alum @ray_gaddis

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Around the Big 12

2018 Big 12 college football power rankings
Which team can stop Oklahoma from winning its fourth consecutive Big 12 championship? Check out who is behind them, and who is further back in the pack, in the Yahoo! Sports Big 12 Power Rankings.

College Sports: 5 questions about the Big 12 before the season: Can anyone stop Oklahoma and is Texas actually back? | SportsDay
There are a lot of questions that will be answered this season, but here is a list of five of the biggest questions concerning the Big 12 this season.

10 Things I learned About the Big 12 by Picking Every Big 12 Game
1340 The Fan projected the game outcomes for every Big 12 team, and here is what they learned in the process.

Around the NCAA

Fake Civil ConFLiCT trophy didn’t fool UConn fans - SBNation.com
If you haven't heard about Civil ConFLiCT, you are missing out on college football's interesting new rivalry game.

Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald suspension: Keyaton Thompson to start vs. Stephen F. Austin - SBNation.com
The Bulldogs will be without their starter under center in their season opener.

25 times Florida’s NCAA-record scoring streak was in peril - SBNation.com
The Gators’ achievement has been on thin ice for several years now, but when was their NCAA record scoring streak almost broken?

5 ways the NBA Draft age minimum could end - SBNation.com
The rule is probably going to be changed at some point. We just don’t know how yet.

Manu Ginobili retires: Highlights and moments from a Hall of Fame Spurs career - SBNation.com
A Spurs great called it quits on Monday. His career was full of incredible highlights from start to finish.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s monster contract explained by 5 of his best plays - SBNation.com
Why did the Giants make OBJ the highest-paid receiver in the NFL? Let’s go to the film room to find out.

rim check

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