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Hoops & football notes, Women in action tonight vs K-State, recruiting updates, WVUPros news, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Fresh Off Win, WVU Hosts K-State Wednesday - WVU Athletics
WVU women's basketball hosts Kansas State on Wednesday, January 21.

WVU women at home against Kansas State - Exponent Telegram
“This is a different team,” Carey said, referring to his 30-win team from a season ago. “It’s a team that does not know how to win, yet.”

WATCH: WVU Women Rebound at OSU, Host K-State on Wednesday - WVillustrated
WVU women's basketball head coach Mike Carey, along with select players, spoke with the media on Tuesday in preparation for Wednesday's home game against Kansas State.

WVU Baseball's Rebuild: By The Numbers - BGN
It’s a given that West Virginia’s baseball team faces a significant rebuilding effort for the upcoming season. But exactly how significant? Let’s take a look.

Cottrell Added to Wrestling Roster - WVU Athletics
West Virginia native Dylan Cottrell has transferred to WVU from App. State.

Bevin Drafted by Seattle Sounders FC - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University men’s soccer forward Andy Bevin was drafted in the fourth round (80th overall) of the 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft Tuesday afternoon by the Seattle Sounders FC.

News of Note:

Mountaineers need to bounce back with a win against the Horned Frogs this weekend - Daily Athenaeum
In sports, it’s not always about how you win, but often how you can respond to losing. It’s about how you’re able to get knocked down, and get right back up.

Staten’s scoring lull not yet cause for concern - Daily Athenaeum
For the second straight game, West Virginia’s top offensive threat was held to single digits in points, going just 1-for-7 from the field against the Longhorns.

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
19 West Virginia

Is this year's Big 12 the best college basketball league ever? - FOX Sports
The ACC boasts four teams in the top 10, but the league's bottom six teams are all hovering around .500 for the season. It also has 15 members. Top to bottom, the Big 12 doesn't have a rival.

FURFARI: A variety of sports items that may be of interest to you - Times West Virginian
Stringing together some odds and ends about various sports items that may be of interest to you

Football

It’s Kevin White’s time - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Kevin White, who initially accepted an invitation, thought better of it

The Big 12's top 15 players in 2014 - FOX Sports
4. Kevin White, WR, West Virginia.

White, ‘American Sniper’ and Pennington - Charleston Gazette
Ye olde notebook

Underclassmen to watch in the Big 12 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
West Virginia QB William Crest Jr.

Big 12 best players: Nos. 16 through 20 - ESPN
17. Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia

Early Big 12 Football Predictions for 2015 | AthlonSports.com
7. West Virginia

Top 100 college football games of 2014: Main menu - SBNation.com
3 WVU games make the cut, surprisingly the Baylor game isn't one of them

Recruiting:

Mountaineers have recruiting choices but not much time or space - Charleston Gazette
Limited space. Limited time. Plenty of options.

Pro News:

Mock draft has Marcus Mariota to the Jets, what this could mean for Geno Smith - WVUPros
While this is a way, way early prediction, it’s not an unlikely assumption that gang green could draft the Heisman winning quarterback, and that leaves a lot of question marks surrounding current Jets’ quarterback, Geno Smith.

Former WVU Stars Summers, Gansey Talk Life After Hoops - WVillustrated
Former WVU Basketball standouts Rob Summers and Mike Gansey recently caught up with WVi to talk about how their lives have progressed after their playing careers ended.

Bruce Irvin Interview vs Packers - Seahawks.com
Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin talks to Tony Ventrella about heading to the Super Bowl for the second time in a row.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Parity leads to close games for Baylor men, Big 12 - Waco Tribune

Iowa State vs Kansas State Recap: Late Run Fuels Cyclones - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Why isn't it 'Wayne's World'? - Rock Chalk Talk

Men's Hoops Recap-Kansas State 71, (9/12) Iowa State 77 - Bring On The Cats

Lincoln Riley does not have all the answers — but that's OK - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Oklahoma State basketball: Leyton Hammonds bids for playing time, again - Oklahoman

Updating the Texas Longhorns transfer quarterback candidates - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU Basketball's Poor Free Throw Shooting Is Costing Them Opportunities To Compete - Frogs O' War

Patrick Mahomes to split time between football, baseball - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Kansas St Wildcats vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
NCAA Women's Basketball 7 pm tonight from the Lyons Den

Videos of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

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