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West Virginia Could Face Emotional Opponents Down The Stretch

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It seems strange to put in print, but it’s possible that West Virginia could finish the regular season 8-4 playing in the Big 12 Conference, and its best win could come against a Sun Belt Conference squad.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU could face emotional opponents down the stretch | Beckley Register-Herald
It seems strange to put in print, but it’s possible that West Virginia could finish the regular season 8-4 playing in the Big 12 Conference, and its best win could come against a Sun Belt Conference squad.

Slight style change has WVU ground game rolling | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The first play of the game Saturday was a running play, hardly a surprise given what West Virginia’s offense has turned into late this season. The footnote was the handoff went to fullback Elijah Wellman and not one of the three Mountaineers to top 100 yards rushing against Kansas.

Basketball:

Mountaineers Resume Play Monday Night | WVU Athletics
West Virginia continues play in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Monday night with a non-conference game against Bethune-Cookman at the WVU Coliseum.

Plenty of optimism around WVU’s hot hoops start | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The Mountaineers are off to a 3-0 start. Although the wins have come against Northern Kentucky, James Madison and Stetson there’s plenty to like about West Virginia’s undefeated start.

Watch the lineups in West Virginia’s next tuneup | WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers (3-0) host Bethune-Cookman (2-1) on Monday night in another prelim to the Las Vegas Invitational.

Ahmad making great early impression | The Exponent Telegram
Esa Ahmad is a hotshot athlete, a hotly recruited basketball star out of Cleveland.

Rally falls flat at end for WVU women in Spokane | WV MetroNews
After climbing out of a 17-point hole, the Mountaineers stumbled late in a 62-57 loss at Gonzaga.

West Virginia Athletics:

Utley Delivers NCAA Elite Eight Ticket | WVU Athletics
An electric second half from senior forward Kailey Utley helped push the No. 4-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team to the NCAA Elite Eight this afternoon, as the Mountaineers defeated Loyola Marymount 5-2 in the NCAA Tournament Third Round in front of 802 fans at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Utley’s brilliant 2nd half surges West Virginia into Elite Eight | WV MetroNews
Kailey Utley’s second-half hat trick pushed No. 4-ranked West Virginia past Loyola Marymount 5-2 and into the women’s soccer Elite Eight for the second time.

WVU ready to prove it belongs among elite | The Exponent Telegram
Prior to the start of the season, West Virginia women’s soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown was cautious about explicitly saying how special she thought this year’s Mountaineers could be.

Penn State, WVU women win in NCAAs, will meet in Elite Eight | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Penn State and West Virginia women's soccer teams will meet with a trip to the Final Four on the line.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Paul Rhoads fired as Iowa State head football coach | SBNation
The Cyclones are jumping into a crowded coaching market.

Early Potential Candidates for the Iowa State Football Head Coaching Position | Wide Right & Natty Lite
There's been a few names tossed around already for the now-vacant ISU head coaching job. We take a peek at the early candidates.

ESPN College GameDay headed to Oklahoma State for Bedlam game | ESPN
ESPN College GameDay will broadcast from Oklahoma State on Saturday for the annual Bedlam rivalry game between the Cowboys and Sooners.

Kansas suspends Brannen Greene 6 games after argument over playing time -- but he has a point | SBNation
No player is winning an argument with Bill Self, but we can see why KU's junior wing would be frustrated.

Around The NCAA:

College football rankings: Iowa jumps Notre Dame in AP Top 25 | SBNation
The Hawkeyes are in the top three ahead of a new Playoff committee rankings release.

Updated bowl projections, with Michigan State and Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff | SBNation
With two Saturdays to go, here's how college football's postseason picture is shaping up. What's your top four prediction?

Did Iowa play Charleston Southern? No? Then rank the Hawkeyes ahead of Alabama | SBNation
The Top Whatever is Spencer Hall's weekly ranking of exactly how many teams he feels should be ranked, whether those teams are Alabama or not.

LSU's horrific November got worse, and Les Miles might pay with his job | SBNation
Things are going very poorly for the team that was No. 2 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of 2015. Very, very poorly.

LSU donors reportedly want to replace Les Miles with Jimbo Fisher | SBNation
Les Miles' time at LSU "may be coming to an end," a report says.

Ezekiel Elliott blasts Ohio State play-calling, says there's 'no chance' he returns next year | SBNation
Strong words from the Buckeyes' star running back.

What's On Tap

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs. (22) West Virginia Mountaineers
Tonight at 7:00PM from the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers face the Wildcats in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.

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