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This game has seemed like a cakewalk when WVU joined the Big 12 in 2012, but one year later the Mountaineers lost to Kansas on the road. The last time these teams met, West Virginia took a win at home, and this is the first time Kansas has hosted since 2013.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU travels to winless Kansas to keep run alive | The Daily Athenaeum
This game has seemed like a cakewalk when WVU joined the Big 12 in 2012, but one year later the Mountaineers lost to Kansas on the road. The last time these teams met, West Virginia took a win at home, and this is the first time Kansas has hosted since 2013.

Shorts as good as it gets as possession receiver | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Jovon Durante caught a pass last week against Texas, and it was a really big deal for West Virginia. The freshman receiver had only caught two passes the previous three games while dropping twice as many but a 53-yard touchdown made new memories. Daikiel Shorts also caught a pass in the win against the Longhorns, and it might have been an even bigger deal. It was a 2-yard gain, and it preceded a punt.

West Virginia gets serious about kick coverage units | Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Sean Walters sat in the West Virginia meeting room Tuesday afternoon and paused for a couple of seconds to ponder why he developed into an effective kick coverage specialist.

Concussions Ended His Football Dreams. Now, at 24, He Helps Others Achieve Theirs. - The New York Times
Clint Trickett, a former West Virginia quarterback, had to stop playing college football, but he still loves the game, coaching at a community college in Mississippi.

Basketball:

Mountaineers aim to keep rolling against winless Stetson | WV MetroNews
Friday night’s game against Stetson in a prelim to the Las Vegas Invitational may have the makings of a blowout, but West Virginia coach Bob Huggins insists his team has a list of "things to get cleaned up" after a 2-0 start.

West Virginia to open Las Vegas Invitational tonight at home | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University men’s basketball team has a chance to produce some real fireworks tonight at the WVU Coliseum.

Miles keeps WVU's philosophy simple | The Exponent Telegram
Sometimes we who earn a living off sports — no matter how far off on the fringe we sportswriting sorts might be — put more into the job than really is called for.

Mountaineers look to elevate game vs. Gonzaga | The Daily Athenaeum
The Mountaineers are coming off a win against Coppin State Monday night, but Gonzaga and USC, who are also in the Hall of Fame Challenge, will pose a higher level of competition. They are both more dynamic on the offensive end.

West Virginia Athletics:

From The AD's Desk: A Busy Time of Year | WVU Athletics
Making the transition from fall to winter sports.

WVU hopes to advance against Northwestern | The Daily Athenaeum
Fresh off one of the biggest wins of the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team will play host to Northwestern on Friday night. The No. 4 Mountaineers (17-1-2, 6-0-1) are eagerly awaiting the second round matchup.

No. 1 WVU takes on another top 10 opponent, OSU | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University rifle team concludes the first half of the 2015-16 slate this weekend with a home match against Ohio State. The No. 1 Mountaineers (6-0, 4-0) are looking to finish the fall semester undefeated.

Henson returns to hometown in Joe Parisi Open | The Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia is coming off a one win, two loss weekend. At the North East Duals on November 15th, the Mountaineers defeated unranked Buffalo University, but lost against No. 3 Michigan and No. 20 Oregon State.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Oklahoma State megabooster thinks a 12-0 Big 12 champ would pass Notre Dame, and he's probably right | SBNation
The Cowboys probably control their own destiny, says a man who gives them lots of money. And he's probably correct.

Emmanuel Ogbah of Oklahoma State turns into Superman on Saturdays | ESPN
A Clark Kent-type off the field, Oklahoma State's Emmanuel Ogbah has used his super powers to stop opposing offenses.

Mason Rudolph's first start helped lay a foundation for Oklahoma State's title run | ESPN
The origin of Oklahoma State's success this season can be traced back to Mason Rudolph's first collegiate start -- a loss to Baylor last season.

Big 12 roundtable: X-factors in Oklahoma State-Baylor, Oklahoma-TCU | ESPN
ESPN.com's Big 12 bloggers break down the key players in the Week 12 matchups between Oklahoma State-Baylor and Oklahoma-TCU.

Baylor Bears keep finding kryptonite in visits to Stillwater | ESPN
Baylor coach Art Briles is 0-4 in games at Oklahoma State, and they've been ugly losses, too. The pressure is on the Bears this weekend.

Around The NCAA:

The 2015 college football coaching rumors tracker, with news for 11 open jobs and more | SBNation
Charlie Strong to Miami chatter continues despite the coach's denial, and is Les Miles coaching for his job?

If Charlie Strong does leave Texas for Miami, it could be good for all 3 parties | SBNation
It's a rumor that sounds bizarre, but it makes sense for everyone involved.

Dabo Swinney on the idea of leaving Clemson for Alabama: 'You don't ever say never' | SBNation
The Tigers head coach is refreshingly honest when talking about his alma mater.

Taking Tom Herman from Houston would likely cost more than $3 million a year | SBNation
Houston is trying to more than double Herman's salary after only 10 games in charge.

Bret Bielema wants an SEC-Big Ten Challenge, and so do we. Here's how it could work. | SBNation
Fans should get to see college football's two biggest conferences battle from top to bottom every year. It would not be that difficult to pull off.

Unless Michigan State's been holding something in reserve, expect Ohio State to roll | SBNation
The No. 9 Spartans have very rarely looked like a top-10 team this year. This Saturday, even looking the part might not be good enough.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING: Michigan, Ohio State and Week 12's other 12 best bets | SBNation
It's time to pick only the best wagers from the weekend schedule. This is our college football gambling column. It's called COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMBLING.

Recruiting

Junior college secondary options aplenty | Charleston Gazette-Mail
In this piece three weeks ago, we detailed a rash of new quarterback offers in the 2017 class. However, that was nothing compared to last week’s binge of offers extended to junior college defensive backs.

What's On Tap

Northwestern Wildcats vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Tonight at 6:00PM from Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown. The women's soccer team looks to continue rolling in the NCAA tournament as they face the Wildcats in the second round.

Stetson Hatters vs West Virginia Mountaineers
Tonight at 7:00PM at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. West Virginia begins the first of four games in this year's Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational against Stetson.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas Jayhawks
Saturday at 12:00PM on ROOT Sports from Lawrence. West Virginia is 28 point favorites over the Jayhawks as they look for bowl eligibility.

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Kansas State Wildcats
Saturday at 12:00PM on Fox Sports 1 from Manhattan. The Snydercats are looking for their first Big 12 Conference win of the season, and are 6 point favorites over the Cyclones.

(10) Baylor Bears vs. (6) Oklahoma State Cowboys
Saturday at 7:30PM on Fox from Stillwater. The Cowboys are 1 point favorites over the Bears as they try to remain unbeaten and move up the College Football Playoff poll.

(18) TCU Horned Frogs vs. (7) Oklahoma Sooners
Saturday at 8:00PM on ABC from Norman. Baker Mayfield and the Sooners have a good chance of vaulting themselves into playoff contention with a win over the Horned Frogs. There is no line set because the injury status of Trevone Boykin is in question.

College Football Week 12 Game Schedule & How To Watch | The Smoking Musket
Here's the complete rundown of all of this week's college football games, their television coverage and online streaming.

Video Of Interest

Tailgate Recipe Of The Week

Kansas City Barbecued Chicken

Ingredients

4 cups hickory wood chips
8 (10-ounce) bone-in chicken leg-thigh quarters
1/4 cup Kansas City Dry Rub
2 cups water
Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

Directions

Soak wood chips in water 1 hour; drain well.
Loosen skin from thighs and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Rub Kansas City Dry Rub evenly under loosened skin; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Remove grill rack; set aside. Prepare grill for indirect grilling, heating one side to medium-high and leaving one side with no heat.
Pierce bottom of a disposable aluminum foil pan several times with the tip of a knife. Place pan on heated side of grill; add half of wood chips to pan. Place another disposable aluminum foil pan (do not pierce pan) on unheated side of grill. Pour 2 cups water in pan. Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place grill rack on grill.
Place chicken on grill rack over foil pan on unheated side. Close lid; cook 1 1/2 hours. Add additional wood chips halfway during cooking time. Turn chicken over; cover and cook 30 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Remove chicken from grill; let stand 10 minutes. Remove and discard skin.
Bring sauce to a simmer in a small saucepan. Brush chicken with 1/2 cup sauce. Serve chicken with remaining sauce.

Reprinted from MyRecipes.com

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