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The Shotgun/Throwdown: Battle for the Black Diamond trophy officially a sell-out

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WVU’s road clash at Virginia Tech sold out | Gold and Blue Nation
West Virginia will enter Lane Stadium to fight with Virginia Tech for possession of the Black Diamond Trophy on Sept. 22 for the first time since 2004. The Mountaineers are sure to face a raucous Hokie crowd, as the program announced that game will be a sellout.

WVU’s Brown Offers His Thoughts on Thursday’s Scrimmage | West Virginia University Athletics
Thursday's scrimmage went a little long, causing coach Neal Brown to push back his post-practice remarks about a half hour.

From Murray State to Morgantown, Floyd Continues His Move In Secondary | West Virginia University Athletics
Junior Marcis Floyd is one of the leading contenders to take over the cat safety position Sean Mahone handled last year.

Notebook: James hopes to provide spark to punt return unit | WV MetroNews
At this point, the responsibility appears to belong to Sam James, a veteran wide receiver with only one punt return to this point in his college career.

CJ Donaldson continues to earn praise; Backyard Brawl countdown hits 21 days | WV MetroNews
Entering Neal Brown’s fourth season at WVU, depth has been built up at seemingly all positions on the field. But there could still be opportunities for true freshmen to make an impact this season.

Sam James learning the ropes on special teams from former NFL returner | Gold and Blue Nation
Entering his redshirt junior season, James once again finds himself as a featured part of West Virginia’s special teams plan. This time around, though, there has been a recent NFL return man helping in his preparation for the upcoming season.

Ford-Wheaton, Jefferson make Feldman’s “Freaks list” | Gold and Blue Nation
It’s a topic fans could debate endlessly on message boards, and maybe one players argue about in the locker room: who are the best athletes on the WVU football roster?


Single-Match Tickets, Scarf Package Now Available | West Virginia University Athletics
Single-match tickets for the West Virginia University men's and women's soccer 2022 home season are now available.

Worley signs NFL deal, immediately makes an impact | EerSports
Just a few short days ago - Sunday to be exact - Daryl Worley was an NFL free agent. On Thursday night, he was making a big impact for the AFC North contender, shining on the national stage.

Hologram Harry Caray’s 7th inning stretch at Field of Dreams game was pure nightmare fuel |
No one asked for this.

NFL Trade Rumors: Does Jimmy Garoppolo to the Browns make sense? |
Another QB trade could be in Cleveland’s future, but that doesn’t mean it’s smart.

FIFA just realized they messed up the World Cup schedule |

The Seven ‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes to Rewatch Before ‘House of the Dragon’ | The Ringer
Before HBO’s epic prequel arrives, set the stage by revisiting several of the most relevant ‘Thrones’ episodes

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