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Does West Virginia Have A Shot At Texas A&M Transfer Kyle Allen?

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Given the general cynicism surrounding West Virginia’s quarterback situation, news of any talented arm hitting the transfer wire sparks interest. Even if that news occurs 1,300 miles away.

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News Of Note

Football:

Could WVU have a shot at Texas A&M transfer Kyle Allen? | WV MetroNews
Given the general cynicism surrounding West Virginia’s quarterback situation, news of any talented arm hitting the transfer wire sparks interest. Even if that news occurs 1,300 miles away.

Joseph Earns All-America Honors | WVU Athletics
Senior safety Karl Joseph was recently named to CBS Sports All-American Second Team as announced by the organization.

WVU’s Lyons now turns to contract, other issues | Charleston Gazette-Mail
It was a real trip for WVU athletic director Shane Lyons. A real interesting trip. He was in New York for the Mountaineers’ hoops game with Virginia. He was there to speak at a sports business symposium at the Marriott Times Square. All the while, questions swirled about football coach Dana Holgorsen. Would he stay or would he go?

West Virginia Athletics:

Pete Rose to Speak at WVU Baseball Leadoff Dinner | WVU Athletics
Featuring guest speaker Pete Rose, tickets are now on sale for the WVU baseball team’s Leadoff Dinner, presented by Lumos Networks, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

2015 Review: One for the Record Book | WVU Athletics
When a record-setting season abruptly ends just short of expectations, coaches, student-athletes, support staff and fans are left with questions that begin with "what if" and thoughts that follow a "maybe."

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Bowlsby open-minded on expansion, league title game | WV MetroNews
In a New York City version of the Gold & Blue Lunch Report, Allan Taylor catches up with the Big 12 commissioner.

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield's career epitomized by trip to Arkansas | ESPN
"To us at least, this really is the equal of the Heisman," said the mother of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, at the Burlsworth Trophy banquet.

Josh Doctson is hoping to play one more game with Trevone Boykin, TCU | ESPN
Injured TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson is hopeful his wrist will be healthy enough to play in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Big 12 roundtable: Breaking down our All-Big 12 team | ESPN
Our Big 12 writers take a closer look at ESPN.com's All-Big 12 team, including who should have made the cut but didn't.

Around The NCAA:

Alabama given 42 percent chance of winning College Football Playoff Championship | SBNation
S&P+ projections say Alabama has a 42% chance of winning the College Football Playoff, with Clemson (28%), Oklahoma (22%), and Michigan State (8%) trailing.

Presenting the 2015 Piesman Trophy finalists | SBNation
Our list of outstanding plays by college football linemen has been narrowed down to the top three.

College athletes don’t get paid because they’re not adults, real NCAA executive actually says | SBNation
Alright!

FCS playoffs 2015 schedule: Times, TV schedule and live stream for quarterfinals | SBNation
The original college football playoff is down to the final eight teams, and that number will be cut in half this weekend. Follow the action right here.

What's On Tap

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd
Sunday at 4:00PM from the Charleston Civic Center. Mike Carey's team is on a 4-game winning streak, and looks to continue it against that other in-state school.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Louisiana Monroe Warhawks vs. West Virginia Mountainers
Sunday at 5:00PM from the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers look to rebound from the loss against the Virginia Cavaliers and take out some agressions, and the Warhawks are in the crosshairs

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