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The West Virginia University football team looks to finish its regular season with a win over Kansas State. The Mountaineers have never beaten the Wildcats since joining the conference; with this goal in mind, they are also looking to finish with the best record West Virginia’s had in the Big 12.

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News Of Note

Football:

West Virginia looks to finish 8-4 record on the road at Kansas State | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University football team looks to finish its regular season with a win over Kansas State. The Mountaineers have never beaten the Wildcats since joining the conference; with this goal in mind, they are also looking to finish with the best record West Virginia’s had in the Big 12.

Defense out to slow KSU ground game again | The Exponent Telegram
Sometimes you get what you asked for … and wish you never asked for it. That was a lesson West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson learned last season when the Mountaineers squared off against Kansas State at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Resilient Mountaineers defense becomes one of the Big 12's best | ESPN
A dominant West Virginia defense, that faltered badly in October, rebounded nicely to lead the team to a bowl game and a chance at a 9-4 record.

WVU’s banged-up Howard has avoided fate of other Big 12 QBs | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia’s 2015 season has already produced a number of rare sights, from an unprecedented lean on the running game and a quarterback who’s more productive with his legs than his arm to more Big 12 wins this November than in all the previous Novembers combined.

Holgorsen holds high esteem for K-State's Snyder | The Exponent Telegram
Strange bedfellows, these two coaches who meet on Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Kansas.

Didn’t see that coming: Gibson stunned by Rose’s production | WV MetroNews
Nose guard projected to tie up blockers now stands second on the Mountaineers with four sacks. Maybe offensive coordinators are underestimating him.

Jarrod Harper - Next Man Up | WVU Athletics
For Jarrod Harper, it was more important for him to play like Jarrod Harper than it was to replace All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph.

Basketball:

WVU looks to keep momentum going against Kennesaw State | The Daily Athenaeum
After its smashing success in the Las Vegas Invitational, the West Virginia University men’s basketball team is back home for the first time in nearly two weeks, as the Mountaineers attempt to continue their undefeated start at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow against the 2-7 Kennesaw State Owls.

After record-breaking night, WVU looks to take out Fairleigh Dickinson | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia women’s basketball team will attempt to continue its home-court dominance on Sunday, as the team welcomes the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights to the WVU Coliseum.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU set to take on top foes at Cliff Keen Invitational | The Daily Athenaeum
After a two-week hiatus, the West Virginia University wrestling team is back in action. The Mountaineers head to Las Vegas, Nevada today for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. West Virginia will be one of 40 schools participating in the Invitational.

Five Named to NSCAA All-Region Teams | WVU Athletics
Five from the West Virginia University women’s soccer team earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region honors, as announced by the organization today.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Oklahoma State Cowboys rising, but recent losses show room to improve | ESPN
Oklahoma State has established itself as a rising program, but to reach the penthouse it will need to run the ball better and play better defense.

Around The NCAA:

The College Football Playoff Risk board, 2015 edition | SBNation
One turn remains before the Playoff. Here's how the game's armies stand.

The case for not changing a damn thing | SBNation
With college football's coaching carousel careening, Iowa and Washington State are reminders that sometimes the best thing a coach can do is also the most boring.

Iowa wants to force Michigan State to pass, which the Spartans should do more anyway | SBNation
Saturday's Big Ten Championship is a College Football Playoff play-in game for the No. 4 Hawkeyes and No. 5 Spartans. Michigan State might not like how Iowa wants this game to go, but it could be for MSU's own good.

Missouri replaces Gary Pinkel with former Tigers linebacker Barry Odom | SBNation
The Tigers have found the successor to Gary Pinkel from within the program.

What's On Tap

Kennesaw State Owls vs (20) West Virginia Mountaineers
Saturday at 12:30PM from the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. The Mountaineers look to remain undefeated as they take on the 2-7 Owls.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas State Wildcats
Saturday at 4:30PM on Fox Sports 1 from Manhattan, KS. West Virginia is 6 point favorites as they try to finish out the season 8-4.

Texas Longhorns vs (12) Baylor Bears
Saturday at 12:00PM on ESPN from Waco, TX. The Baylor Bears are playing for the spot in the Sugar Bowl and are 21 point favorites over the Longhorns.

College Football Championship Week Game Schedule & How To Watch | The Smoking Musket
There's still one more week of the regular season (with the exception of Army/Navy next week). Here's how to watch the last bits of college football before bowl season kicks in.

Video Of Interest

Tailgate Recipe Of The Week

Smothered Burgers

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2 cups vertically sliced onion
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 pound ground round
4 (1-ounce) slices Texas toast
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

Prepare grill.
Heat a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove onion from pan, and keep warm.
Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt; saute 5 minutes or until tender.
Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and beef. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
Preheat broiler.
Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Place bread on grill rack; grill 1 minute on each side or until toasted.
Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Top each bread slice with 1 patty, 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 cup mushrooms, and 2 tablespoons cheese; broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

Reprinted from MyRecipes.com

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