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Football Blog: Cactus Bowl Ties | WVU Athletics
There will be plenty of interesting ties when West Virginia faces Arizona State in the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl on Saturday, January 2, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
Updated Motel 6 Cactus Bowl Ticket Information | WVU Athletics
Additional tickets for West Virginia's appearance in the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl on Saturday, January 2, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, will go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m., Wednesday, through the Mountaineer Ticket Office.
WVU crumbles as Cavaliers comeback | WV MetroNews
A 12-point first-half lead evaporated as the Mountaineers fell 70-54 at Madison Square Garden.
Virginia shakes off deficit, downs WVU 70-54 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
In the end, it was just Virginia. Prolonged scoring stretches in the second half Tuesday prevented West Virginia from being Press Virginia and kept the Mountaineers in the crosshairs of the better team.
UVa Uses Strong 2nd Half to Defeat WVU | WVU Athletics
Virginia used a suffocating second-half defensive performance to defeat 14th-ranked West Virginia, 70-54, Tuesday night in the first game of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Carter benched in a flash after failed panache | WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor's column highlights why Bob Huggins sought to prove a point even as his team couldn't score any.
Photo gallery: West Virginia falls to 7-1 with 70-54 loss to Virginia | WV MetroNews
Photo coverage from West Virginia’s first loss of the season, 70-54 at the hands of No. 10 Virginia.
Around The Big 12:
New Big 12 scheduling rule means your Baylor jokes won't work forever | SBNation
The Bears, and the rest of the league, will have to start scheduling power conference teams every year.
Big 12 Tuesday mailbag: New rules, bowl matchups | ESPN
In the mailbag, we chat about the Big 12's new scheduling rule, bowl matchups and Baylor's quarterback quandry.
Trevone Boykin, Josh Doctson hope to connect one final time | ESPN
Receiver Josh Doctson and quarterback Trevone Boykin are hopeful that they can play together in one more game during the Valero Alamo Bowl.
Around The NCAA:
The ACC won the coaching carousel by being open to new ideas | SBNation
Compared to the Big Ten and SEC, ACC programs collectively have less money with which to lure coaches. They did not let that disadvantage get in the way during hiring season.
Derrick Henry is awesome, but 3 other players deserve the Heisman more | SBNation
The excellent Alabama back is favored over the other two finalists, Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and Clemson's Deshaun Watson, despite both of those and another at his own position being better.
Mountaineers in the Pros Update: Week 14 | WVU Athletics
A few Mountaineers had a big week in the NFL.
Jedd Gyorko dealt to Cardinals for Jon Jay | WV MetroNews
The Padres dealt infielder Jedd Gyorko to the Cardinals on Tuesday, giving the former West Virginia star a chance to relaunch a career that soured since signing a six-year, $35 million contract in 2014.
Gyorko could shine in St. Louis | The Exponent Telegram
Jedd Gyorko went from being a starting second baseman to a utility infielder on Tuesday and it might have been the best thing that could have happened to his career.
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