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The Shotgun/Throwdown (9/25/18): Holgorsen and Kingsbury Will Put Friendship Aside This Saturday In Lubbock

WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen helped Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury begin his coaching career. Now Holgorsen looks to continue his winning streak against Kingsbury.

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Friendship on hold for Holgorsen, Texas Tech's Kingsbury ahead of clash | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen and Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury are certainly no strangers to one another.

Friendships change view for Big 12 coaching matchups | WV News
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was happy for Kliff Kingsbury in the aftermath of Texas Tech’s 41-17 win at Oklahoma State this past Saturday, but noted that facing people who are longtime friends is a difficult assignment

Holgorsen has gotten better of Kingsbury in last 4 meetings | WV MetroNews
Dana Holgorsen and #12 West Virginia prepare to take on #25 Texas Tech.

Football Notebook | West Virginia Athletics
Listen to what WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen had to say as the Mountaineers head into the second week of Big 12 play.

Three Guys Before The Game – Post Kansas State (Episode 52) | WV MetroNews
Tony Caridi and the crew wrap up the Kansas State weekend, as the Mountaineers look ahead to their trip to Texas Tech.

Start time, broadcast announced for West Virginia vs. Kansas | The Smoking Musket
The Homecoming game in Morgantown will be an early one.


‘Press Virginia’ has waves of bodies but inexperienced backcourt | WV MetroNews
The West Virginia men's basketball team begins practice this week, and the Mountaineers are looking to continue building off of previous success.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Open Season at No. 1 | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia rifle team will start this season in the top spot in the national rankings. The Mountaineers finished second in the NCAA National Championships last season.

Homestand Begins Tuesday vs. Radford | West Virginia Athletics
The WVU men's soccer team will look to continue a three game winning streak tonight at home against the Radford Highlanders.

WVU Caps Day One at Old Town Club | West Virginia Athletics
A freshman making his collegiate debut led the way for the West Virginia golf team through two rounds of season-opening play in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at The Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational.

John Means Earns First MLB Call-Up | West Virginia Athletics
Former Mountaineer pitcher John Means has been called up to the Major Leagues by the Baltimore Orioles.

Around the Big 12

College Sports: OU almost lost and Texas may actually be back, but Tech reset Big 12 conventional wisdom more than any team Saturday | SportsDay
On a Saturday when Army almost beat Oklahoma and when Texas may finally be turning a mocking internet meme into reality, Texas Tech may have provided the biggest surprise of the weekend in the Big 12.

Big XII Power Rankings Week 4: Well, that uh escalated. | The Smoking Musket
After three fairly consistent weeks, the first full week of Big 12 play yielded some surprises and a big shake up in the power rankings.

Around the NCAA

Power 5 conference power rankings Week 4 | ESPN
Find out how every Power 5 team stacks up against conference foes after four weeks of competition.

College football rankings: Top-25 schedule/scores tracker, Week 5 | SBNation
Keeping track of all the ranked games, Playoff committee-style.

NCAA’s new redshirt rule could change in-season position battles | SBNation
Some of these roster announcements could have been coincidences, but players and teams have interesting options now.

NFL Week 3: The 8 best and 7 worst moments from a bizarre Sunday | SBNation
Here are the best and worst moments from the third week of NFL games.

Explaining the Ryder Cup, the most intense event in golf | SBNation
Every two years, the usual format and staid nature of golf is thrown out the window at the Ryder Cup.

The Dolphins demand our respect and 7 more lessons from NFL Week 3 | SBNation
The Dolphins are not 3-0 because of a fluke. Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz breaks down a wild week in pro football.

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