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Wickline enjoying first days at WVU | The Exponent Telegram
Despite the perils of a winter storm and the challenges of unpacking and settling in at a brand new location, new West Virginia offensive coordinator Joe Wickline said that he is “having a blast” in his first days on the job with the Mountaineer program.
Mountaineers run into a ditch versus UT | Charleston Gazette-Mail
There were a lot of wrecks around the Coliseum Wednesday on another snowy night. And make no mistake: No. 6 West Virginia was certainly in one.
Cold-Shooting Mountaineers Fall to Texas | WVU Athletics
Javan Felix scored 17 points to lead Texas to a 56-49 victory over sixth-ranked West Virginia on a snowy Wednesday night in Morgantown.
Poor shooting sinks No. 6 WVU at home against Texas | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When Bob Huggins recalled the recent history against Texas Tuesday, he didn’t mention that his West Virginia team swept the Longhorns in 2013 or that Texas took all three games from the Mountaineers the following season. He didn’t reference losing by 27 on the road last year or overcoming a mental hurdle with a win at home later on the schedule.
Felix delivers late as Longhorns pull stunner | WV MetroNews
Javan Felix scored nine of his 17 points in the final three minutes as Texas upended No. 6 West Virginia 56-49 on Wednesday night, dealing the Mountaineers their first home loss of the season.
Low-yield Press Virginia lacks usual fire | WV MetroNews
West Virginia’s full-court defense didn’t mess with Texas much, forcing only eight turnovers.
Mental sharpness missing as much as shooting | WV MetroNews
After his sixth-ranked West Virginia team was dusted by Texas, where else should Bob Huggins turn except a quote by a Texas pastor.
Texas outlasts WVU on night where shooting was as cold as the temperature | The Exponent Telegram
So much for that top 10 ranking for West Virginia.
Cold-shooting No. 6 West Virginia falls to Texas | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Mountaineers fell flat on Wednesday night as unranked Texas upset No. 6 West Virginia, 56-49.
Lack of intensity dooms West Virginia against Texas, 56-49 | The Daily Athenaeum
After reaching their highest ranking since 2010, the No. 6 Mountaineers recent rise came to a screeching halt.
Free throw shooting costs West Virginia yet again | The Daily Athenaeum
With three of the five teams ahead of No. 6 West Virginia in the polls losing over the past two days, the Mountaineers were better positioned than ever to make a run at the top.
Photo gallery: Texas hands No. 6 Mountaineers their third loss | WV MetroNews
Images from Wednesday night's Big 12 game at the WVU Coliseum.
Holton making most of chance at WVU | The Exponent Telegram
Jonathan Holton is well aware of the fact that there’s a chance he might not be getting to do what he’s doing now at West Virginia.
Around The NCAA:
College football's 2015 Full-Season All-America Team | SBNation
The only college football All-America team voted on after the season actually ended
The SEC vs. everyone else: Whose 2016 recruits make for a better roster? | SBNation
Can one conference assemble a more talented group than everybody else combined? We'll track this as we approach Signing Day 2016.
Ohio State could shatter its own NFL Draft record this year | SBNation
It's been more than a decade since the Buckeyes had 14 players drafted. 2016 could eclipse that.
Iowa’s Peter Jok went from superstar 8th grader to afterthought. Now he’s one of the Big Ten’s top players | SBNation
Jok's skill set is finally taking form at Iowa, who suddenly looks like one of the top teams in the country.
SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4.1: THE OFFSEASON ARRIVES EPISODE | Every Day Should Be Saturday
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