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West Virginia aims to reach eight wins in season finale at Kansas State | The Daily Athenaeum
With one remaining regular season game at Kansas State this weekend, head coach Dana Holgorsen knows where the team stands and what a win this week means.
Holgorsen circled K-State game even while picking up tips from Snyder | WV MetroNews
West Virginia has been mimicking the Wildcats' running game this season, creating a matchup of similar offenses.
WVU's Holgorsen proud of his team, ignoring the critics | Beckley Register-Herald
Determining the ultimate success of the 2015 West Virginia University football team may come down to whether the judge is a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty type of person.
WVU offense looks a lot like Kansas State’s | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia and Kansas State have plenty in common, and not merely a pair of winning streaks around long losing streaks this season. The Mountaineers have adjusted their offense to mimic what the Wildcats do.
QB Skyler Howard behind only Pat White in rushing yards | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Few, if any, would ever confuse Skyler Howard, West Virginia’s erratic quarterback who has been booed at multiple home games this season, for Pat White, arguably the greatest and most impactful player in school history.
WVU's Cogdell knows what Bailey is going through | The Exponent Telegram
Everyone empathizes with former West Virginia wide receiver Stedman Bailey, who was shot twice in the head last week while back home in Miami, but none quite like the Mountaineers’ defensive line coach Damon Cogdell.
Williams Named to NABC Good Works Team | WVU Athletics
Williams nominated for dedication to community service
Carey goes for all-time wins record tonight against Morehead St. | The Daily Athenaeum
Carey earned his 301st career win in Sunday’s matchup against Yale, which placed the Clarksburg native in a tie for first place in career wins at WVU. He is one win away from passing Kittie Blakemore from the all-time wins record.
Blakemore's impact left lasting impact on WVU | The Exponent Telegram
Somewhere around 9 p.m. today, Mike Carey figures to erase Kittie Blakemore’s name from the West Virginia University women’s basketball record book as the school’s winningest coach, going for No. 302 against Morehead State.
West Virginia Athletics:
Sturges draws from past experience as WVU coach | The Daily Athenaeum
Despite his youth, Sturges’ strong hockey background has provided him with a number of mentors and coaches who have showed him the ropes during his years on the ice.
Hammond signs three promising commits for next season | The Daily Athenaeum
The No. 1 West Virginia University rifle team signed three incoming freshmen for next season’s team last week, just as the team concluded the first half of the season with a decisive win over No. 8 Ohio State.
Around The Big 12:
Big 12 bowl projections: Is Baylor Sugar Bowl-bound? | ESPN
Oklahoma remains in playoff position, which means the most bowl drama may surround whether Baylor or TCU heads to the Sugar Bowl.
Gold & Blue Lunch: Snyder keeps mum on retirement until after season | WV MetroNews
It’s "Wizard Watch 2015" … will he or won’t he retire? He is the very model of the modern major venerable, and Bill Snyder seems unbothered with being 76 and more concerned with his team becoming 6-6, which it can Saturday with a mild upset of West Virginia.
Only playoff rankings drama left for Oklahoma is who it will face in semifinal | ESPN
The drama is over after the Sooners took care of business in the Big 12. The only anticipation remaining is who their opponent will be in the playoff.
Recruiting will be critical for Matt Campbell at Iowa State | ESPN
New Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is taking a large contingent of his Toledo coaching staff with him to Ames, Iowa, the Des Moines Register reported.
Around The NCAA:
Georgia expected to hire Kirby Smart, who would jump into a job with big expectations | SBNation
The Alabama defensive coordinator would be heading back to his alma mater.
UNC would spark a Playoff debate by beating Clemson, and the Heels have improved rapidly | SBNation
If both ACC Championship teams play like their full-season selves, the Tigers should win. But if recent trends are telling us something, the Heels might have the upper hand.
Los Angeles, the college football town | SBNation
USC vs. UCLA and the battle to star in the country's second biggest city.
London Perrantes undergoes appendectomy, out vs. Ohio State - Streaking The Lawn
With London out, expect Devon Hall and Darius Thompson to take on some added responsibility running the point. The team's next three games are against Ohio State, William and Mary, and West Virginia.
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