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What You May Have Missed:
Rifle No. 1 Before NCAA Championship - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University rifle team ranks No. 1 in the College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll before they defend its back-to-back and nation-best 16th national title at the NCAA Championships, March 13-14, at the E.F. Horton Rifle Range and Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Mountaineers Suffer Loss at K-State - WVU Athletics
59-55 on Tuesday evening at Bramlage Coliseum.
Different Coaching Tie Leads Sunahara To WVU - BGN
Professional connections are often the links that allow a coach to get a job at a new location. While that was a big factor in Reed Sunahara's hiring as West Virginia's volleyball coach, the tie itself was a bit unusual, as his initial reference didn't come from the volleyball world.
Seven Mountaineers Earn Dr. Gerald Lage Award - WVU Athletics
Those honored include Alexandra Basil (rowing), Ali Connelly (women’s soccer), Averee Fields (women’s basketball), David Palley (men’s swimming and diving), Haily VandePoel (women’s swimming and diving), Kelly Williams (cross country) and Jenelle Zee (women’s swimming and diving).
West Virginia sees promise in young pitching staff - Daily Athenaeum
With the departure of 18 players after the 2014 season, a rebuilding project is underway in Morgantown – and it’s centered around a brand new pitching staff
West Virginia prepares for Big 12 Championships - Daily Athenaeum
With the regular season officially in the books, the West Virginia University wrestling team will travel to Ames, Iowa Saturday for the Big 12 Championships.
Kyanko shoots for his home state of West Virginia - Daily Athenaeum
Senior rifle shooter Thomas Kyanko brings something to the West Virginia rifle team that no other member does. He brings his deep Mountaineer roots from the small town of Wellsburg in the northern panhandle of West Virginia.
News of Note:
NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
19 West Virginia
2015 Conference Tournament Central - Blogging the Bracket
I will be updating this table with scores and updated matchups throughout the Championship Fortnight.
Parity aplenty in Big 12 - Exponent Telegram
I believe a question can be asked here about whether or not we are mistaking parity for power.
Seider family stays strong in face of cancer - Charleston Daily Mail
No amount of Xs and Os could prepare JaJuan Seider the assistant football coach for what he’d hear as JaJuan Seider the parent.
Trickett named QB coach at East Mississippi - Charleston Gazette
Former WVU quarterback Clint Trickett has taken the position of quarterbacks coach at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi.
Kansas rallies to beat West Virginia in OT and win Big 12 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc
West Virginia blows lead late in loss to Kansas - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
includes photo gallery
Mountaineers made Kansas sweat for this coronation - WV MetroNews
includes photo gallery
POSTGAME VIDEO: WVU Coach Huggins and Players React to Tough Los - WVillustrated
Huggs, Holton & Miles
WVU Offers Randy Moss' Son - EerSports
West Virginia has offered Victory Christian School (NC) DE/TE Thaddeus Moss this morning.
Four-Star WR Names Top Four - EerSports
Clairton (PA) wide receiver Aaron Mathews has named a top four this morning of Boston College, Maryland, Pittsburgh and West Virginia - in no order.
WVU recruiting: Filling the lull with updates on Gallion, Moss - Charleston Gazette
For what is typically one of the slowest months of the year in recruiting, this March is already full of big news on the recruiting trail.
On the Hardwood Report: a trio of games in France from three WVUPros - WVUPros
This week’s WVUPros on the Hardwood Report features a trio of French games featuring three member of the Big East Championship team as well as updates from Israel, Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia.
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What's On Tap:
TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oklahoma St Cowboys - ESPN
9 pm tonight from Gallagher-Iba on ESPNU/3
Video of Interest:
A special trio of women's basketball seniors bid farewell to the WVU Coliseum on March 1st. Here we pay tribute to Averee, Crystal and Linda.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Hump Day Video of the Week:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely Brit. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Demi Rose.