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Neal Brown not thrilled with his Mountaineers after first full scrimmage

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Mountaineer Training Camp Report #10 | West Virginia University Athletics
West Virginia football players used to wear a plain, drab, gray t-shirt with the word TEAM in navy blue emblazoned across the front. It symbolized the importance of a greater good - a cause much more important than one's self.

Brown still seeking that edge | Times West Virginian
It’s easy to look at a football as a collection of individuals, 120 or so of them each as individual parts, and certainly there are some teams that are just that. They usually aren’t good that way, though.

With the band back together, Brown not pleased with first full squad practice | WV MetroNews
Although Neal Brown was pleased to have his entire squad on the practice field at the same time for the first time in over five months, the head coach wasn’t pleased about much else during the team’s ninth workout of preseason camp.

WVU holds first full-squad scrimmage in a quiet Milan Puskar Stadium | WV Illustrated
West Virginia conducted an 88-play, two-hour, officiated scrimmage this morning inside the stadium under sunny skies and reasonably cool temperatures for mid-August.

WVU Football Innovators – Don Nehlen | West Virginia University Athletics
When Don Nehlen got his first good look at the football team he was inheriting after he took the West Virginia University job in 1979, he was appalled. There are no photos to be found of West Virginia’s weight room at old Mountaineer Field because no coach in his right mind would ever let anybody see it.The place was beyond abysmal.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 Fans Can Get a Laugh at the Big Ten and Pac-12 | Heartland College Sports
Big 12 fans are allowed to get a laugh at the Big Ten and Pac-12 who are not playing college football this fall.

Around the NCAA

The NCAA froze eligibility to solve one problem, but there’s plenty more | Banner Society
Adjusting for COVID-19’s impact on scholarships and rosters will take a lot more work

Will Luka Doncic ever wake us up from this dream? | Mavs Moneyball
The legend of the Mavericks young superstar has already started and the end isn’t in sight.

What It’s Like to be a Virtual Fan in the NBA Bubble | Blazer's Edge
Our Portland Trailblazers blog interviewed fans who sat in the virtual arena for the Trail Blazers and Nets. Here’s what it’s like to be on screen.

How the Lakers constructed a game plan to slow down the Blazers | Silver Screen and Roll
The Lakers are showing their defensive prowess against the Trail Blazers.

NBA mock draft 2020: Instant picks after lottery order set | SB Nation
The Minnesota Timberwolves are officially on the clock.

LaMelo Ball: A Scouting Report | The Ringer
This video breaks down LaMelo’s unique skill set and big-league potential

The Teen Movie Bracket | The Ringer
It’s time to debate the ins and outs of one of Hollywood’s best, most enjoyable genres


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