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Huggins Hopes West Virginia Gets Its Edge Back

If you can stop laughing long enough when listening to Bob Huggins’ radio show as he and his comedic foil Jay Jacobs trade barbs, there are some interesting thoughts about the West Virginia team Huggins is coaching this year offered up every now and then.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU hoping for influx of midyear football enrollees | WV MetroNews
West Virginia is preparing for nine to 11 midyear football enrollees, which would be the largest influx during Dana Holgorsen’s tenure.

Basketball:

Huggins hopes WVU gets its edge back | The Exponent Telegram
If you can stop laughing long enough when listening to Bob Huggins’ radio show as he and his comedic foil Jay Jacobs trade barbs, there are some interesting thoughts about the West Virginia team Huggins is coaching this year offered up every now and then.

Basketball Notebook: That Time of Year Again | WVU Athletics
West Virginia rebounded nicely from last Tuesday night’s disappointing performance in the Jimmy V Classic in New York City with its convincing 100-58 victory over UL Monroe on Sunday.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Big 12 hoops shaping up to be another grind | WV MetroNews
The simplified strategy for making the NCAA tournament? Handle your winnable nonleague games and go .500 in the Big 12. Voila! You’re no worse than a No. 9 seed.

Way-too-early Big 12 hot seat index for 2016 | ESPN
There was only one coaching change in the Big 12 in November. But there could be more next year, and Dana Holgorsen is definitely under pressure.

Complementary pieces are critical for Oklahoma Sooners' offense | ESPN
Though Oklahoma has its share of star players, the complementary pieces have been equally important to the Sooners' offensive success.

Baker Mayfield: Texas Tech Red Raiders' actions 'quite ridiculous' | ESPN
Texas Tech's decision not to grant Baker Mayfield a full release to transfer to Oklahoma isn't sitting well with the former walk-on quarterback.

Around The NCAA:

College basketball power rankings: Oklahoma rises, North Carolina tumbles | SBNation
After a 23-point thrashing of Villanova, Oklahoma is the biggest riser in this week's college hoops power rankings.

NCAA basketball rankings 2015: Oklahoma and Purdue are moving on up | SBNation
The Sooners and Boilermakers are two of the eight remaining undefeated teams in the country.

Bo Ryan announces he will retire at Wisconsin effective immediately | SBNation
Bo Ryan's announcement came in the midst of rocky start for the reining NCAA Tournament runners-up.

Tuscaloosa taxpayers spend $500,000 a year to police Tide football because Bama doesn't have to | SBNation
Many big football schools use local city police on game days. Others actually pay for them, though.

UGA got the head coach it wanted and still kept the No. 1 QB recruit | SBNation
Even if Jacob Eason had decommitted upon Mark Richt's firing, that alone wouldn't have been reason to keep the head coach.

Arizona's arm and New Mexico's legs ensure bowl season's first game will be explosive | SBNation
The bowl season kicks off with a regional rivalry. Arizona heads one state to the east to play host New Mexico in the fifth annual New Mexico Bowl.

West Virginia Pros

Mountaineers in the Pros Update: Week 15 | WVU Athletics
Here's how our Mountaineers performed in the NFL this week.

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Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Russian model and Playboy Playmate. CLICK HERE for Irina Voronina's Instagram.