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What You May Have Missed:
Big 12 Announces Concussion Policy - WVU Athletics
A comprehensive concussion policy is adopted by the Big 12.
West Virginia Unable to Overcome Slow Start - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a low-scoring first half in a 52-46 loss to Oklahoma State on Wednesday evening at the WVU Coliseum.
WVU suffers embarrassing loss - Exponent Telegram
"You know what it says to me, next year it’s going to be a whole new game, a whole new team," Carey said
WATCH: WVU Women Fall to Oklahoma State in Morgantown 52-46 - WVillustrated
WVU women's basketball coaches and player spoke with the media following their 52-46 home loss to Oklahoma State on Wednesday in Morgantown.
Mr. Wizard - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
coach Randy Mazey said. "I couldn’t feel better about this team right now."
News of Note:
Bill Self praises Staten’s winning drive - Lawrence Journal World
"It was one of the best winning plays that you’ll ever see an opposing team make," KU coach Bill Self said
Win against Kansas a reminder of what WVU ought to be - Charleston Daily Mail
The most talented team on the basketball court Monday night was not the better team, and that’s been true for some of West Virginia’s other 19 wins this season.
On a 'Chase' for glory - Beckley Register-Herald
Chase Connor was on the floor for exactly 8 seconds in No. 23 West Virginia’s dramatic win over No. 8 Kansas Monday night at the WVU Coliseum. He didn’t score a pint, pull down a rebound, dish out an assist or record a steal.
Field of 68 update: Final few at-large bids up for grabs - Sporting News
No. 6 seeds: Arkansas, West Virginia, VCU (Atlantic 10), SMU (AAC)
WVU receives probation for ‘significant breaches of conduct’ - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU coaches attributed some phone calls to "pocket dials." Others said they didn’t remember placing the calls or may have returned a call made by an individual whom the coach did not recognize as a recruit. The infraction report accounted for text messages in part by saying some coaches couldn’t differentiate between sending an email and a text from their cell phones.
Violations a black eye, but ... - Charleston Gazette
More than 100 were from one assistant gymnastics coach, Travis Doak, to a coach. That’s permissible. The trouble is, the coach also happened to be a parent of a prospective recruit. That’s not.
Tom Bradley Leading Candidate for DC - Scout
It appears that Jim Mora and UCLA are on the verge of hiring Tom Bradley, the proven veteran coach, as UCLA's new defensive coordinator. Bradley was known for being one of the best DCs in college football while at Penn State...
College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2015 | AthlonSports.com
Other Quarterbacks to Watch in 2015
William Crest/Skyler Howard, West Virginia
Big 12 pre-spring position rankings: Defensive backs - ESPN
1. West Virginia
Guest Post: Who are WVU's NFL prospects and where could Kevin White land? - WVUPros
WVU has produced their fair-share of coveted prospects in the NFL Draft.
The NFL Combine Bump: 10 freakish athletes to watch this weekend - 247sports.com
Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
Kevin White, Bryce Petty among Big 12 players to watch at NFL combine - ESPN
Needs to run well in the 40: Kevin White, receiver, West Virginia.
Quick Hit: Mark Glowinski’s NFL Combine measurements - WVUPros
Currently, he could get drafted in the last couple rounds of the draft.
College Football’s Top 25 Best Helmets - Lost Lettermen
14. West Virginia
West Virginia: Top 5 2016 Prospects - Scout
A look at the top prospects in the state of West Virginia in the 2016 class.
Quick Hit – Mayock: ‘Issues’ could make Jets choose more Geno over Mariota - WVUPros
The Jets’ new regime begins their rebuilding job this week at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Marcus Mariota? Jameis Winston? Geno Smith? Mike Mayock says Jets' quarterback decision not so simple - NJ.com
Draft night. The Jets have the No. 6 pick.
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
Baseball Weekend Time Changes - WVU Athletics
All three games this weekend have time changes.
Video of Interest:
WVUsportsBuzz with Amanda Mazey