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What You May Have Missed:
WVU WBB Remains No. 21 in Coaches Poll - WVU Athletics
West Virginia earned 136 votes in the poll, just 44 behind No. 20 Iowa.
Top 10 college hoops conferences in 2014 - Sporting News
Dude's on crack, listing ACC #1
Michael Richardson, Texas A&M Aggies student assistant, fired after striking West Virginia Mountaineers players - ESPN
Texas A&M Aggies student assistant coach Michael Richardson issued an apology for his actions on the sideline Monday in which he struck two West Virginia players in the first half of the Aggies' 45-37 win over the Mountaineers in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl
News of Note:
Liberty Bowl Notebook - WVU Athletics
2014 Liberty Bowl leftovers.
Mountaineers face several questions as offseason begins - Charleston Daily Mail
"We’ve just got to keep getting better. I’ve got a lot of guys coming back, so we should be a little bit better next year."
Mountaineers have big holes to fill on offense - Charleston Gazette
In the aftermath of yet another disappointing end to a season, Dana Holgorsen and his returning players managed to look forward.
West Virginia kicker’s success is offense’s problem - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lambert’s numbers, though, are the perfect illustration of West Virginia’s offensive problems this season.
WVU's next AD faces tough call on Holgorsen - Exponent Telegram
As a first move, the AD has to decide whether he or she wants Dana Holgorsen to continue as football coach.
Some good, some bad for Howard in Liberty Bowl - Exponent Telegram
Is Skyler Howard West Virginia’s quarterback of the future?
Mountaineers took two steps forward, one step back in 2014 - Register Herald
Fans and coaches alike weren’t really talking bowl games, win totals or national rankings when the 2014 football season began for West Virginia University. The buzzword used by almost everyone discussing the program was simple — improvement.
WVU Defense Built for Special, Memorable 2015 Season - WVillustrated
The WVU defense will return nearly all of its starters next season, creating a level of optimism unmatched in several years.
Holgorsen reflects upon WVU's 'competitive' year - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
On Monday, West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen was eager to express hope for a brighter future in light of the Mountaineers' 45-37 loss to Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl.
No. 17 West Virginia routs Virginia Tech 82-51 - ESPN
Recap, stats, video, photos, etc
Mountaineers Roll Over Tech - WVU Athletics
Recap, photos, stats, etc
Big second half lifts Mountaineer men past Virginia Tech - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU blasts Virginia Tech with big second half, 82-51 - Charleston Gazette
‘Press Virginia’ now ready for next phase - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers rout Hokies 82-51 to cap nonleague slate - WV MetroNews
WVU closes nonconference slate with win over Tech - Times West Virginian
No. 17 West Virginia routs Virginia Tech, 82-51 - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Recap & photos
WVU’s Scoring Surge Outlasts VT - BGN
WVU does what it needed to do in win over VT - BGN
West Virginia, Staten Embarrass Hokies - EerSports
Huggins, Players Credit Strong Second Half For Blowout Win - EerSports
#17 Mountaineers destroy rival Virginia Tech in an afternoon matinee in Morgantown - WVUPros
WVU Gets 82-51 Win Over Hokies - WVillustrated
Staten, Browne break down WVU win - BGN
WATCH: WVU Basketball Postgame Video Interviews - WVillustrated
Huggs, Staten, Browne, Miles, Williams & Adrian
Photo Gallery: WVU vs Virginia Tech - BGN
Coaching changes could push recruits back toward Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
For months now, West Virginia’s recruiting board for 2015 has gotten smaller.
Top 5 WVUPros moments of 2014 - WVUPros
2014 provided some great moments for many WVUPros in many sports. A few won championships, a few made heroic comebacks and some are just glad the year is about over.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Royce rolls in 3-pointers, leads Baylor men to win over Norfolk State, 92-51 - Waco Tribune
Cyclones keeping pace - Ames Tribune
Kansas pulls away in the second half, wins 78-62 - Rock Chalk Talk
Men's Hoops Preview - Kansas State vs. Georgia Bulldogs - Bring On The Cats
Oklahoma Linebacker Eric Striker Will Return For Senior Season - "I Don't Want To Go Out Like This" - Crimson And Cream Machine
Le'Bryan Nash comes to life after halftime talk, leads OSU to win over Missouri - Oklahoman
Will Texas DT Malcolm Brown leave for NFL? - Burnt Orange Nation
Keys to Victory - And Then There Was One - Frogs O' War
Ready or not: Big 12 is here - Lubbock Avalanche Journal
What's On Tap:
(9) Ole Miss Rebels vs. (6) TCU Horned Frogs - Preview - ESPN
Peach Bowl, 12:30 pm today from the Georgia Dome on ESPN/ESPN3. Frogs are giving 3.5.
Video of Interest:
Huggs Presser courtesy of BGN
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Hump Day Video of the Week:
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