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WVU planning multiple position battles in preparation for N.C. State | WV MetroNews
Change is afoot for West Virginia’s offense this week, though fans will have to wait until Saturday to find out just what that entails.
Multiple Changes in REAL Updated WVU Depth Chart | EerSports
After some ominous comments during his Tuesday press conference, Head Coach Neal Brown released a new depth chart on Tuesday evening - and there were several new names on the two-deep.
Coaches, players agree status quo won’t cut it | Times West Virginian
There are many images one can conjure up thinking of West Virginia football. Major Harris’ run against Penn State. Pat White streaking down the field on a touchdown run. Will Grier throwing a touchdown fade to David Sills V. Pac Man Jones running a kickoff back. Marc Bulger’s precision passing. But the real image of WVU football over the years is the image that best reflects the state and its people – toughness.
WVU: No where to go but up | Times West Virginian
West Virginia football coach Neal Brown spent a good part of his time after he replaced Dana Holgorsen looking for the proverbial light at the end of the one lane tunnel into which he was heading. What he didn’t know was that light was actually a speeding truck coming at him.
West Virginia defensive end Taijh Alston out for season after surgery | WV MetroNews
Sophomore defensive end Taijh Alston’s season is done after only two games for West Virginia.
West Virginia Athletics
Mountaineers, Charlotte Draw in Top-25 Battle | West Virginia University Athletics
The No. 25-ranked West Virginia University men's soccer team settled for a 0-0 draw against No. 12/15 Charlotte on Tuesday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown.
Segalla to miss remainder of season with torn ACL | WV Illustrated
West Virginia women’s soccer will be without one of their top weapons as Lauren Segalla will need to sit out the the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, the team announced on Tuesday.
Thrasher Makes Top 30 in NCAA Woman of the Year Field | West Virginia University Athletics
Former West Virginia University rifle standout Ginny Thrasher has been selected as one of the top-30 nominees for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, announced by the NCAA on Tuesday.
Around the Big 12
Week 3 is the Most Important Week for the Big 12 Conference this Season | Heartland College Sports
After two so-so weeks in the Big 12, Week 3 is an absolute juggernaut for the conference. It’s the kind of Saturday where you sit down at 11 a.m. and won’t need to get up until about 2 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Explaining ¡El Assico!, the greatest Iowa-Iowa State rivalry of all | Banner Society
It’s going to be bad, and you’re going to have a great time.
'Why does Rice play Texas?' -- How JFK's speech defined a rivalry | ESPN
President Kennedy's speech about landing on the moon included a line that became famous to college football fans in Texas and beyond.
Around the NCAA
How the dark visor defined college football | Banner Society
Every era of football has a look.
Helton grateful for USC support after AD resigned | ESPN
USC football coach Clay Helton said he feels support from the school's administration following the resignation of athletic director Lynn Swann on Monday.
NFL picks 2019, Week 2: Can the Saints get revenge on the Rams? Experts say ... maybe? | SB Nation
This week, we couldn’t agree on Saints vs. Rams ... or Patriots vs. Dolphins?! Check out picks for all 16 games from our nine-human, one-dog panel.
NFL Panic Index 2019: The Texans are still doing Deshaun Watson dirty | SB Nation
Can the Texans stop squandering their QB? Is Baker Mayfield headed for a sophomore slump? Will the 49ers ever have healthy RBs? Let’s talk about it.
Lawsuit Says Antonio Brown Sexually Assaulted Former Trainer | The Ringer
The New England Patriots wide receiver denies assaulting the plaintiff and plans to countersue, according to reports
How Adam Sandler & Chris Farley Went From ‘SNL’ Bad Boys to Movie Stars | The Ringer
After Jim Carrey’s ascendance, Adam Sandler and Chris Farley emerged in the mid-’90s primed to take over the comedy world. Tragically, only one of them actually did.
‘Joker’ Is Getting Serious Buzz. Should You Take It Seriously? | The Ringer
Joaquin Phoenix does justice to the lineage of A-listers that have played the titular character. But how does Todd Phillips’s film fare?
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