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The Shotgun/Throwdown (9/13/18): Leddie Brown could be a star in the making

Freshman running back Leddie Brown has had a good start to what could be a great career as a Mountaineer.

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Brown shows worth early in WVU backfield
Leddie Brown is starting to become a household name for Mountaineer fans after a strong start to his first season in Morgantown.

College fantasy football 2018: 14 true freshmen worth a stash -
Check out which Mountaineer is looking like he could be one of the best freshmen in college fantasy football this season.

United Bank Playbook, Plus a New Ritual - West Virginia Athletics
Mountaineer fans now have a new pregame ritual to participate in with the WVU football team. Check out what WVU coach Dana Holgorsen had to say about how the new tradition was started.

PFF releases Big 12 Team of the Week for Week 2
Two Mountaineers made PFF's Big 12 Team of the Week and one of those two was the top graded offensive player on the list.

WV MetroNews – Double-covered Sills took quiet night in stride against Youngstown State
While West Virginia's preseason All-American receiver was held to two catches, his teammates enjoyed career games.

WV MetroNews – Sweet Spot: How could lost game impact West Virginia’s playoff hopes?
The podcast sends prayers to the East Coast and gives its way-too-early take on what the cancellation could mean later this season.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Prepped for Terriers - West Virginia Athletics
The WVU women's soccer team is taking on Boston in its final non-conference home game of the regular season tonight.

Around the Big 12

Ohio State-TCU match-up rose from 2010 'Little Sisters' comment | FOX Sports
West Virginia University President Gordon Gee's comments during his time as President of Ohio State University may have contributed to this week's Ohio State and TCU matchup.

Big 12 Power Rankings and Bowl Watch: Week Two - Witty Titles Were Canceled Edition - The Smoking Musket
The second week of college football proved to be kind of a snooze-fest in the Big 12, but there was a break through for Kansas.

Iowa State football finds 12th opponent in FCS Incarnate Word
Iowa State has found a replacement for their cancellation with South Dakota State.

Around the NCAA

Canceling football over weather is about more than just the game -
This is a must read for those who have questions about why college football games are being canceled this week.

2018 college football teams that’ve wowed the advanced stats -
The tops of the totem poles have not changed that much two weeks into 2018. But the middles have changed significantly. See if WVU's win projection has improved or declined since the start of the season.

Florida RB Adarius Lemons transferring after Gators’ loss to Kentucky -
The Florida Gators didn't just lose their game against Kentucky this past weekend. They also lost a running back shortly after the game concluded.

AAU basketball is the not the problem the NCAA says it is -
The people who depend on AAU basketball defend themselves from the NCAA.

10 NFL quarterback stats that actually mattered this week -
Here are 11 random observations about QB play during week one of the NFL season.

NFL picks 2018, Week 2: Will the Browns or Raiders pull off an upset? -
This panel of SB Nation experts isn’t buying in to big upsets this week. Here are their picks for all 16 NFL games.

Why hasn’t Le’Veon Bell rejoined the Steelers in time for the regular season? -
Le’Veon Bell is still holding out and it’s anyone’s guess when he’ll show up for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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