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No. 7 Women's Soccer Falls - WVU Athletics
The No. 7-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team lost 1-0 to No. 4-ranked and top-seeded Virginia Tech
WVU Captures Win Over Cavaliers - WVU Athletics
Three Mountaineers recorded scoring numbers in double figures, as the West Virginia women’s basketball team defeated Virginia.
WATCH: WVU Women's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
WVU Coach Mike Carey and his players talk to the media following the Mountaineers' win over Virginia.
Wearing the Jersey: Fall Classic - WVU Athletics
Today's Wearing the Jersey, presented by WVU Healthcare, provides an inside look at the gymnastics team's fall classic, held each year prior to Thanksgiving break.
News of Note:
Off week came at right time for banged-up Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
Some of the Mountaineers' best players are simply worn down at this point in the season, and doing nothing for a week might have been the best medicine of all.
Moutaineers' off week fixed on reps, recruits - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pardon Dana Holgorsen for his week's repose, but the focus of this West Virginia off week isn't Iowa State, it's the three R's: rest, reps and recruiting.
My Turn: For fans of WVU football, a new season starts - Charleston Daily Mail
Attention West Virginia Mountaineers fans: You might not think so with a losing season now guaranteed, but you're going to be itching to watch WVU football in just a few short months.
Offense has been a problem for Iowa State - Charleston Daily Mail
Iowa State is back at No. 97, as good a reason as any Rhoads is 2-9 overall and 1-7 in the Big 12 as he prepares for Saturday's game against West Virginia at Mountaineer Field.
Iowa State has had its own quarterback issues - Charleston Gazette
This is still a team that has won just twice, so there are obviously other deficiencies.
Scoring key to West Virginia's hot start - Charleston Daily Mail
How long they can continue like this - No. 26 nationally and second in the Big 12 in scoring, No. 32 overall and No. 4 in the conference in field goal percentage - is unknown, though answers should come this week in the Cancun Classic.
A "Business Trip" to Mexico - EerSports
For West Virginia, who travels to Playa del Carmen for the remainder of the Cancun Challenge this week, this trip is all about basketball.
HERTZEL COLUMN- Dibo brings new element for Huggins - Times West Virginian
He stands 6 feet, 7 inches and has a 3-point shot as smooth as the best French wine, a forward who hit four of eight 3-point attempts in WVU’s 88-55 victory over Presbyterian
WVU, Huggins need to strike - Charleston Gazette
The thought from here, though, is simple. WVU's coaches need to step up their recruiting games. In regard to Gill-Caesar, Huggins should do what he's always done to Calipari, at least on the court: beat him.
Following the future: Week 13 - WVSports.com
Weekly recap of the performances of West Virginia's football recruits in their most recent game.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Video of Interest:
Comments from women's basketball head coach Mike Carey, following the Mountaineers 68-58 win over the Virginia Cavaliers
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Brazilian bombshell. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Lais Ribeiro.
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