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Women vs Duquesne tonight, Liberty Bowl notes, varsity notes, recruiting updates, WVUPros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Wednesday, Dec. 10 - WV MetroNews
Jake Spavital Teas A&M offensive coordinator joins us to discuss his reaction when he first heard the Aggies would be playing WVU.

Monongalia County Ballpark Construction Update - WVU Athletics
Work has continued on the new WVU baseball ballpark.

Anderson, Attea Named AVCA All-Region - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University volleyball outside hitter Jordan Anderson and opposite Nikki Attea have been named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region team as announced by the organization on Tuesday.

Stoia Earns NSCAA Regional Honor - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University women’s soccer associate head coach Lisa Stoia has been named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Henson to be Inducted into NWHOF - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University head wrestling coach Sammie Henson has been selected for induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Member of the class of 2015

FURFARI: Damian Owens among all-time WVU leaders in scoring, rebounds, steals - Times West Virginian
Damian Owens, who now resides in Silver Springs, Maryland, was an All-American men’s basketball player at West Virginia University from the 1994-95 season through 1997-98.

News of Note:

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
24 West Virginia

Women's Hoops

No. 20 Mountaineers Meet Duquesne for 46th Time - WVU Athletics
7 p.m. tilt at the WVU Coliseum

WATCH: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated
Watch full video interviews with West Virginia Women's Basketball Head Coach Mike Carey and player, Bria Holmes, prior to the Mountaineers' game against Duquesne.

Pesky Duquesne visits Mountaineers - Exponent Telegram
the women, get a tough home test tonight when Duquesne brings a five-game winning streak into the Coliseum.

Holmes' defensive prowess presents Carey with a dilemma - Exponent Telegram
You would think that having a player like Bria Holmes would present anything but a problem for West Virginia women’s basketball coach Mike Carey.


WVU recruiting: Juco signing period nears - Charleston Gazette
While most recruitniks associate National Signing Day with the first Wednesday in February — and rightfully so — there is another equally important signing period that begins next week.

Austin Signs with the Mountaineers - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team has announced the signing of Cole Austin.

Pro News:

Garin Justice and Ryan Stanchek help coach their respective teams to titles - WVUPros
Two who played on the offensive line under Rodriguez are making names for themselves in the coaching ranks by helping to lead their current teams to milestones for their schools.

WVUPros on the Hardwood Report: Alexander keeps rolling - WVUPros
This week, we tell you about two Mountaineer big men who share the same court together in South America

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big 12 options: What are league's choices after playoff snub? -

FINAL: Baylor 77, Texas A&M 63 - Our Daily Bears

ISU Jumps Kangaroos [73-56] - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Examining Beaty: A Q&A with Good Bull Hunting - Rock Chalk Talk

Postgame Recap: Kansas State 50-Bradley Braves 47 - Bring On The Cats

Conference Awards Show That Building Blocks For A Bright Future Are There - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Gundy sees lessons in Bedlam - Oklahoman (autoplay)

A quick guide to Texas’ postseason, including how the Longhorns’ bowl fate may rest solely on Tyrone Swoopes - Dallas Morning News

Anderson Leads TCU to 80-69 Victory Over Furman - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech MBB working on free throws and turnovers - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Duquesne Dukes vs. (23) West Virginia Mountaineers - Preview - ESPN
NCAA Women's Basketball 7 pm tonight from the Oliver Garden on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Tickets Now Available - WVU Athletics
Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Mountaineer Ticket Office at 1-800-WVU GAME. All tickets in West Virginia’s allotment are priced at $85 each with seating in the West side sections of Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Follow The Mountaineers To Memphis - Scout and PrimeSport have teamed up to give Mountaineer fans access to a prime travel package for the Liberty Bowl match-up with Texas A&M!

Video of Interest:

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Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a South African beauty. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Rosette Mogomotsi.