Pinstripe Bowl: Madsen ineligible, Geno's redemption, Cuse players out, hoops notes, Big 12 roundup & more
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What You May Have Missed:
Ten Unforgettable Moments From 2012 - WVU Athletics
Ten moments we won't soon forget from the inaugural Big 12 season.
Time for reflection for WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Most of that reflection revolves around the old gold and blue's move from the Big East
Is glass half-full or empty? - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
When it comes to West Virginia University athletics, I can't make up my mind.
NFL Draft prospects to watch in bowl games: Part 2 - Tony Pauline - SI.com
Breaking down the players to watch in the season's first batch of bowl games, as well as a projection as to where they'll be drafted.
Pro Football Update - WVU Athletics
Fifteen former West Virginia University football players are currently on NFL rosters.
News of Note:
Center Madsen to miss Pinstripe Bowl - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia arrived here Tuesday for Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl with all but one player.
New York State of Mind - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers have arrived in New York City.
Bowl check-in day in the Big Apple - WV MetroNews
Snow, rain and temps in the low-30s are forecast for Saturday afternoon’s kickoff.
WVU quarterback Smith happy for one last shot at Syracuse - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
West Virginia senior quarterback Geno Smith chuckled when he discovered he will oppose Syracuse in his final college football game.
West Virginia's Smith hopes to finally pin a loss on the Orange - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For quarterback Geno Smith, his swan song in the Pinstripe Bowl Saturday will offer an almost serendipitous crack at a team that has beguiled him in his West Virginia career.
Smith ready for last game with Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
If there was a criticism of Geno Smith this season - and that presumes such a thing is possible when he again set so many records while so much of West Virginia's trouble was tethered to its defense - it has been handled and molded into a compliment.
Former Oklahoma State star not kept down for long - Charleston Daily Mail
McGee knows his position and can teach the craft, but he knows that's not nearly enough.
Patterson took unlikely route to new job - Charleston Daily Mail
Keith Patterson could be the defensive coordinator today at Arizona State or at Auburn. He could be the head coach at a high school in Texas or Oklahoma.
Hickman: 8-5 vs. 7-6: No small matter - Charleston Gazette
It may seem only one small number. And in reality it is.
How to replace WVU's Big 3? - Charleston Gazette
Assistant confident that Mountaineers will fill the shoes of Austin, Smith, Bailey
Defensive switch was helpful vs. Radford - Charleston Daily Mail
When WVU (6-5) switched from man-to-man to a 1-3-1 zone, it caused havoc for Radford (5-7), which scored just 13 points in the final 9 minutes of the game and made just four shots from the field.
1-3-1 Zone Causes Headaches For WVU Opponents - WVillustrated
WVU uses its size and athleticism to make the 1-3-1 zone a game-changing type of defense
Huggins Looking For A Spark Off The Bench - WVillustrated
Forward Dom Rutledge is one of the players trying to grab hold of that role
WVU working hard to fix problems - Times West Virginian
Great coaches aren’t made happy by victory.
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What's On Tap:
Pinstripe Bowl Festivities Set To Begin - WVillustrated
Both teams will spend four days in New York City.
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