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West Virginia Looks To Overcome Recent History Against Kansas State

The Mountaineers are winless against Kansas State since the conference switch in 2012, and they’ll need to correct that if they intend on reaching their best record as members of the Big 12.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU looks to overcome recent history against K-State | The Daily Athenaeum
The Mountaineers are winless against Kansas State since the conference switch in 2012, and they’ll need to correct that if they intend on reaching their best record as members of the Big 12.

Tough QBs set the tone for WVU, K-State | The Exponent Telegram
It’s a tough world out there for quarterbacks and this week’s game between West Virginia and Kansas is further proof of it as a pair of tough guy QBs go at it eyeball to eyeball.

WVU to Conclude Regular Season at K-State | WVU Athletics
At the conclusion of the opening remarks to his weekly news conference on Tuesday afternoon, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen let it be known that Kansas State is one of those red-letter games that has been stuck in the back of his mind since the beginning of the season.

WVU's defensive linemen improving as pass rushers | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
West Virginia will visit Kansas State at 4:30 p.m. Saturday with a defensive front that has grown disruptive since its late-October lull. The Mountaineers' pass pressure in the past two games moved them from 85th to 42nd in FBS in sacks. And they are up to 28th in tackles for loss.

WVU D-line looking to limit K-State run game | The Exponent Telegram
It’s no secret the power-run game has been what makes Kansas State’s offense go this season, and West Virginia’s defensive line is spending this week trying to find a way to stop it.

Mountaineers bowl destinations? Let’s evaluate (Liberty leads) | WV MetroNews
With the college football bowl lineup falling into place Sunday, here are the top destinations for West Virginia.

Tyler’s error-free play a boost for WVU defense | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Make no mistake, West Virginia’s defense has figured out how to play without Karl Joseph. One reason? Jeremy Tyler isn’t making mistakes.

Safeties Harper, Tyler primed for larger roles in 2016 | WV MetroNews
Jarrod Harper closed fast on the throw and belted a receiver into the Iowa State bench. Jeremy Tyler shed a 6-foot-5 blocker and simultaneously stripped the ballcarrier.

The Lunch tackles WVU’s blitz trickery, OU’s nightmare scenario | WV MetroNews
West Virginia, which sacrificed some of its blitz verve in the aftermath of secondary injuries, is back to pressuring and gambling again. Opponents have noted this, and Tony Gibson believes that is why Texas Tech, Iowa State and Kansas didn’t take their typical deep shots against the Mountaineers.

Patience pays off for Underwood | The Exponent Telegram
Stone Underwood was born to play offensive line. The name Stone says it all.

Basketball:

Special Men’s Basketball Dates Announced | WVU Athletics
Tickets for all games are available by visiting WVUGAME.com or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME.

West Virginia among teams struggling to adjust to new NCAA rules | The Daily Athenaeum
This season, fouls appear to be called with the slightest contact. Teams are reaching all-time highs in fouls called per game, and West Virginia is one of them.

Carey Nets WVU All-Time Wins Record | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team overcame a sluggish first quarter to knock off Morehead State, 94-56, on Wednesday evening, at the WVU Coliseum. The win gave coach Mike Carey his 302nd victory at WVU, as he surpassed legendary coach Kittie Blakemore as WVU women’s basketball’s all-time wins leader.

WVU overcomes slow start to get Carey's milestone win | The Exponent Telegram
The celebration, or what Mike Carey would allow of it, was in place. All West Virginia’s women’s basketball team had to do was win this one game and he would pass Kittie Blakemore as the winningest coach in the program’s history.

Carey sets record with win No. 302, honors coach he surpassed | WV MetroNews
Mike Carey’s record-setting 302nd victory was minutes old when he complimented Kittie Blakemore, the coach who started the West Virginia women’s basketball program 42 years ago.

West Virginia Athletics:

Baseball Season Tickets on Sale Thursday | WVU Athletics
Season tickets for the 2016 West Virginia University baseball season will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 3. Fans can join the excitement of WVU baseball and contribute to the home field advantage at Monongalia County Ballpark by calling 1-800-WVU GAME or visiting the Mountaineer Ticket Office at the WVU Coliseum.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Oklahoma Sooners, Alabama Crimson Tide could be set for a rematch | ESPN
It appears likely that Oklahoma and Alabama will meet in this year's College Football Playoff semifinals -- a rematch of the 2014 Sugar Bowl.

Here are the things Oklahoma changed to make itself a Playoff team | SBNation
Smart offseason moves + crucial in-season adjustments? That's a winning formula for the Sooners.

Around The NCAA:

Mark Richt coming to Miami as head coach of his alma mater | SBNation
The former Georgia coach takes over in South Florida after being let go in Athens.

Will Muschamp would bring a different offensive philosophy to South Carolina than at Florida | SBNation
The Auburn defensive coordinator and former Florida head coach is connected to another SEC East job, and he's open to different ideas.

Maryland hires Michigan DC D.J. Durkin, which is not what it first had in mind | SBNation
The Terps wanted to hire a coach that could bring an "exciting, wide-open offense" to College Park. Never mind!

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 3.37: PLAYOFFS, RANKINGS, AND STOP RUINING TOMATOES | Every Day Should Be Saturday
WE TAKE NOTHING BUT LADIES QUESTIONS THIS WEEK, REGISTERED SEXHAVERS TAKE NOTE

West Virginia Pros

Rookie receiver Kevin White rejoins Bears individual drills | Chicago Tribune
Wednesday proved to be something of a milestone day for Chicago Bears rookie Kevin White. When practice opened inside the Walter Payton Center in Lake Forest, the 23-year-old receiver was finally back in the mix of individual drills, running routes, making cuts and catching passe

Stedman Bailey of St. Louis Rams progressing in recovery from gunshot wounds | ESPN
Stedman Bailey remains in the intensive care unit of a South Florida hospital but is progressing in his recovery from two gunshot wounds to the head, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.

12 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Seahawks Linebacker Bruce Irvin | Seattle Seahawks
How many of these things did you know about the Seahawks linebacker?

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