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What You May Have Missed:
Gold & Blue Now: Tuesday, Dec. 23 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins talks Elijah Macon and how he has overcome adversity this season. We also hear from Macon who scored in double figures for the first time in his career in last nights 77-44 win over Wofford.
WVU President Gee hopes to hire new AD early next month - Exponent Telegram
Gee said the university has been looking into replacements since Luck gave them notice he would go about a month ago, giving them a good head start before the matter became public, which allowed them to operate in secrecy.
With new AD, changes may come for WVU football - Times West Virginian
We might not be right on this, but it could be that Dana Holgorsen will be facing a major task coming up when West Virginia University signs a new athletic director to replace Oliver Luck, who is headed to the NCAA.
Staten Big 12 Player of the Week - WVU Athletics
Guard Juwan Staten honored by Big 12 Conference.
Men's Hoop Notebook - WVU Athletics
West Virginia is one of a record seven Big 12 teams in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll
No. 18 West Virginia Falls at Ohio State - WVU Athletics
The No. 21/18-ranked West Virginia University women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome the hot perimeter play of Ohio State,
Furfari: Karwoski was two-sport standout at WVU in the 1960s - Register Herald
Jim Karwoski of Beaver, Pa., was team captain in both football and men’s track and field at West Virginia University in the early 1960’s.
Staten leads No. 18 West Virginia over Wofford - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc
WVSports.com TV: Basketball Interviews - WVSports.com
Huggs, Staten & Macon
Wofford Postgame: Player Reaction - BGN
Macon, Paige & Carter
WATCH: WVU Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Staten, Macon & Browne
News of Note:
Bellringer Newsletter - 2014 Autozone Liberty Bowl
News and notes for the bowl game, including events surrounding the game
No set formula for bowl success - Charleston Gazette
"It’s a very interesting dichotomy, how you go about it,’’ Bradley said of preparing for a bowl game. "Everyone has a different philosophy.’’
Bowl Breakdown: WVU RBs vs Texas A&M LBs - EerSports
taking a look at the matchup between West Virginia's running backs and Texas A&M's linebackers.
Smith, Lee among Big 12 players to watch - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
West Virginia WR Daikiel Shorts
Big 12 recruiting scorecard - ESPN
Here's what happened last week on the recruiting trail in the Big 12
Vaughn Rivers inducted into Pittsburgh Public School Hall of Fame - WVUPros
Rivers was a hard-hitting defensive back for the Mountaineers from 2003-07 who tallied 66 tackles and three interceptions over his collegiate career as well as returning punts and kickoffs.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Big 12 The Top Men's Hoops Conference In The Nation - Big 12 Conference
Big 12 men's basketball has the nation's best record, having posted a 90-15 mark to start the year for an .857 winning percentage.
What's On Tap:
Ticket Office Holiday Hours - WVU Athletics
Fans can purchase tickets on WVUGAME.com 24 hours a day.
Video of Interest:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a British model & actress. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Amy Willerton.