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The Shotgun/Throwdown (9/20/18): Who will challenge Oklahoma for the Big 12 Title?

Will West Virginia, TCU, or Texas knock the Sooners out of the top spot in the Big 12?

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Oklahoma Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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United Bank Playbook - Kansas State - West Virginia Athletics
Let's take a look at this weekend's Big 12 opener for the Mountaineers.

WVU football: Defense expects to throw changeups at Kansas State
The WVU defense will likely mix it up in this week's game against the Kansas State Wildcats.

WV MetroNews – Did Mississippi State give West Virginia simplest blueprint for beating K-State?
The Mountaineers' offense is not built like Mississippi State's, but holes could be plentiful Saturday against the nation's 106th-ranked rush defense.

WV MetroNews – K-State runs its quarterbacks like no other offense in the Big 12
Kansas State has become notorious for having their quarterbacks run the ball in recent years. How will WVU combat that threat?

Tom Bragg: Pat White, Steve Slaton defined a generation of WVU football | Tom Bragg |
The impression made by Pat White and Steve Slaton is still being felt by the West Virginia football program today.

West Virginia Athletics

Izzo-Brown leaning on veterans to challenge Big 12 | Sports |
Up to this point, the season has been a roller coaster for Nikki Izzo-Brown’s squad.

Pair Named Senior CLASS Candidates - West Virginia Athletics
The WVU women's soccer team has two senior defenders Easther Mayi Kith and Bianca St. Georges that are candidates for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award.

WVU to Make Five Appearances on FOX - West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia women's basketball team will have multiple games nationally televised this season.

Around the Big 12

Oklahoma Sooners' Big 12 bid faces tests in Texas, TCU, WVU |
The Sooners have been ticketed for a fourth-straight Big 12 title since the preseason, but now the strength of their challengers is becoming clear.

PFF releases Big 12 Team of the Week for Week 3
Check out this week's Pro Football Focus Big 12 Team of the Week.

Texas Tech Freshman Duo Lighting It Up
The Texas Tech offense is being led by two freshmen in the backfield this season.

Around the NCAA

2018’s college football champ near certain to be elite recruiter -
The College Football Playoff might be all blue-bloods again.

Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason tells Brian Kelly to move along or ‘come see me’ -
Derek Mason tells Brian Kelly to "move along" or "come see me" if he’s upset with how Vandy plays.

LSU QB Joe Burrow has been good, though his stats have been bad -
Burrow’s arm has opened things up for the LSU run game, and he has played better than the numbers show.

College basketball recruiting: Predictions for every 5-star prospect -
Which schools are poised to pull in the top recruits in the class of 2019?

The Steelers’ frustrations are boiling over. Is it the end of an era? -
Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t look quite right, Le’Veon Bell is still watching from home, and Antonio Brown is getting upset. Will the Steelers bounce back from this?

Jimmy Butler trade rumors: 3 teams he wants to join and 3 places he might land -
Jimmy Butler has his ideal landing spots, but the Wolves can move him anywhere.

Jon Gruden’s best quotes in his Raiders return, an updated ranking -
Jon Gruden’s return to coaching hasn’t been smooth, but he’s given us a few quotes to enjoy — especially about Khalil Mack.

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