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What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Now: Monday, Feb. 10 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins and Juwan Staten discuss the 83-69 loss to the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks.
WVU’s Luck has full plate - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Imagine you are the Director of Athletics at an NCAA Division I school with dozens of teams and hundreds of athletes depending on your every decision.
News of Note:
Mountaineers, No. 16 Cyclones to Meet Monday - WVU Athletics
Game to be televised nationally on ESPNU.
Ejim, Iowa State visit West Virginia after record-setting day - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia attempted a season-low 48 shots in Saturday's loss to No. 8 Kansas. Melvin Ejim scored a Big 12-record 48 points in Iowa State's win the same day against TCU.
No rest for Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
WVU faces another quick turnaround as No. 16 Iowa St. visits
After 48-point game, electric Ejim brings a buzz to Morgantown - WV MetroNews
Iowa State is the first of five RPI top-50 teams West Virginia will face during the next 27 days.
Huggins: We Ain't Dead Yet - WVillustrated
Mountaineers positive following road defeat, look forward to more opportunities ahead in Big 12 action.
Former Mountaineers assistant Tall being considered for Holgorsen's staff - Charleston Daily Mail
Sources said Bruce Tall, now the defensive coordinator at Charlotte, is a favorite among the options, but that the Mountaineers will look into a few other possibilities.
Glut of backs a plus for WVU - Charleston Gazette
We bring that up today because, while the Mountaineers are just three weeks away from the start of spring practice and don't have a quarterback or even a full complement of coaches, boy do they seem to have some running backs.
My apologies for the abbreviated version, I'm still out of town. Here's the usual sources for stories though:
Dorchester: ‘Good to have some closure’ on 2014 class - WV MetroNews
West Virginia came away with a promising list of players in the 2014 class and did it without much drama.
Recruiting Crest: WVU coaches careful not to over-leverage Tavon connection - WV MetroNews
"You try not to put anyone of that stuff on a kid, because for him (the experience) might be different," Galloway said.
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
(16) Iowa State Cyclones vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Preview - ESPN
7 pm tonight from the Oliver Garden on ESPNU/3
(8) Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kansas State Wildcats - Preview - ESPN
9 pm tonight from Bramlage on ESPN/ESPN3
Video of Interest:
Junior Averee Fields goes one on one with Amanda Mazey. Averee talks about the balance between athletics and academics and what it means to be a Mountaineer.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown was the PMOY for 2012. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Jaclyn Swedberg.
- Mountaineer Sunday Post-Game Roundup: Kansas Jayhawks Edition - Recaps, Photos, Videos, Etc.
- West Virginia Battles But Loses To #8 Kansas, 83-69
- WVU - #8 Kansas Preview: Phoggy Country
- Smoking Musket Podcast: Patterson Out, Bball In, and NSD [1h 09min]
- Mountaineer Retweet: In Which Everything Is Fun Again