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What You May Have Missed:
WVU Baseball Weekly Update (2/16) - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers went 2-1 for the series victory at No. 24 Clemson.
Win over Clemson shouldn't be ignored - Beckley Register-Herald
Just how big was West Virginia’s series win over Clemson to open the 2015 baseball campaign? Let’s just say if this type of upset had occurred on the football field, it would have been all over televisions and newspapers around the country this morning.
Despite cold, baseball alive and well at WVU - Exponent Telegram
Baseball, at last.
WVU’s young pitching staff passes first test - Daily Athenaeum
"It’s a huge boost for us; a huge boost of confidence. We’re ready to go now. We know that we can come in and compete against a ranked team, and we can win."
West Virginia guard Bria Holmes going through midseason slump - Daily Athenaeum
Shooting slumps can strike even the best scorers at any time. You’re doing everything exactly the way you’ve always done it, but the ball just isn’t going in the net. For a lot of players, the only solution is to just keep shooting and hope the problem resolves itself.
Play 4Kay Game and Alumni Day Set for Saturday - WVU Athletics
WVU women's hoops hosts its annual Play 4Kay game and Alumni Day Saturday.
Stainbrook Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
Varsity Sports Report
FURFARI: WVUâ€ˆHall of Famer saved woman from drowning in 1961 - Times West Virginian
Lee Patrone, a native of Bellaire, Ohio, excelled as a standout on the West Virginia basketball teams of 1958-59, 59-50 and 60-61.
No. 23 WVU upends No. 8 Kansas as Perry Ellis' layin at buzzer rims out - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, videos, etc
Juwan is On; WVU Downs No. 8 Kansas - WVU Athletics
Recap, stats, video, audio
Staten’s drive lifts WVU over No. 8 Kansas - Charleston Daily Mail
Staten goes ‘Edney’ to lift Mountaineers over Kansas - Charleston Gazette
WVU stuns No. 8 Kansas at the buzzer, 62-61 - Charleston Gazette
WVU stuns Kansas - Exponent Telegram
West Virginia Rebounds Against Kansas In Upset - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Breaking down West Virginia’s last-gasp game-winning play - WV MetroNews
From end-to-end in a flash, Staten carries West Virginia to stunner - WV MetroNews
Recap & photos
Notebook: Carter’s timely 3s, Irvin’s timely visit, BillyDee says it’s about time - WV MetroNews
Kansas loses to West Virginia on missed layup at the buzzer - SBNation.com
Jayhawks Fail in Morgantown, Lose 62-61 - Rock Chalk Talk
WVU stuns Kansas for second straight year, 62-61 - Times West Virginian
Staten's layup lifts WVU past KU - BGN
WVU tops Kansas 62-61 in a Big 12 classic - WVSports.com
Staten Comes Up Big - WVSports.com
WVU, Staten Knock Off No. 8 Kansas - EerSports
Huggins Talks Last Play, Big Win - EerSports
Staten, Mountaineers stun No. 8 Kansas with last second lay-in - WVUPros
WVU Upsets No. 8 Kansas 62-61 - WVillustrated
Staten Grabs the Wheel, Steers WVU Back to Winning Ways - WVillustrated
Watch: West Virginia beats Kansas on Juwan Staten's layup - SI.com
Gold & Blue Now: Tuesday, Feb. 17 - WV MetroNews
Staten, Williams Talk Last Play, WVU Upset - BGN
WVSports.com TV: Basketball Player Interviews - WVSports.com
Huggs, Staten, Carter, both Williams, & Holton
WATCH: WVU Coach Huggins and Players React to Upset Over No. 8 Kansas - WVillustrated
Huggs, D. Williams, Staten & Carter
Staten Exhausted After Game-Winning Layup - ESPN Video - ESPN
Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Kansas - BGN
WVU-Kansas Photo Gallery - EerSports
PHOTO GALLERY: Relive the Night WVU Upset No.8 Kansas - WVillustrated
News of Note:
NCAA College Basketball Polls - ESPN
AP 23, Coaches 22
Huggins Advances in Coaches' Challenge - WVU Athletics
Coach Bob Huggins is one of 16 Division I basketball coaches to advance to the third round of the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.
Connor deserves chance to start for WVU - Times West Virginian
Here’s what we would like to see happen with the West Virginia University men’s basketball team.
Notebook: Big 12 travel tough on Mountaineers - Lawrence Journal World
"You think about it ... we go there (to Morgantown, West Virginia) once, they come here nine times," Kansas coach Bill Self said
Offensive efficiency sparks Baylor, K-State and Oklahoma - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
5 (tie). West Virginia 2.07
Mike Mayock: WVU's Kevin White ranked ahead of Amari Cooper - WVUPros
NFL Draft expert Mike Mayock's pre-NFL Combine conference calls are loaded with delicious tidbits on the qualities and expectations of where draft-eligible prospects stand.
Big 12 recruiting scorecard - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Here's what's been cooking on the recruiting trail around the Big 12:
WVUPros on the Hardwood Report: Big games from big men on the international circuit - WVUPros
This week’s edition of the WVUPros on the Hardwood Report features updates from Poland, France, Israel, the Czech Republic, Russia, Mexico and Germany as WVUPros hit the hardwood worldwide.
Kevin Jones close to signing overseas - WVUPros
Kevin Jones told us last month in an interview that he was headed overseas to explore his options. Now, according to Sportando, he is close to signing a deal with Cholet in France.
Around the League (and Beyond):
Monday Shootaround: A Rebound Opportunity Awaits - Our Daily Bears
Iowa State forward Georges Niang interview - SI.com
Buzzer-beaten: Perry Ellis, Jayhawks take last-second loss hard - Lawrence Journal World
Report: Kansas State forward could miss the rest of the season - CollegeBasketballTalk
TaShawn Thomas Earns Big XII Newcomer Of The Week Honors - Crimson And Cream Machine
Nerdalicious Numbers: Entering the Home Stretch - Cowboys Ride For Free
How Texas can successfully save their season - Burnt Orange Nation
Johnson, TCU can see what went right in upset of Oklahoma State - Star Telegram
Preview: Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - Viva The Matadors
What's On Tap:
(20) Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - ESPN
7 pm from the Shopping Cart on ESPN2/3
Texas Longhorns vs. (17) Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
9 pm from the Noble Center on ESPN2/3
Tweet of Interest:
Construction of WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, ca. 1969 (via @WestVirginiaU archives). @WVUhoops @SmokingMusket pic.twitter.com/Yz4PgMogga— StadiumPix (@stadiumpix) February 16, 2015
Video of Interest:
Presser courtesy of BGN
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a Polish beauty. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Monika Pietrasinska.