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"What's Wrong With The West Virginia Mountaineers?"

Last week the question was "Could West Virginia be No. 1 if they beat Oklahoma?" A week later, it has chaged to "What's wrong with the Mountaineers?" after dropping a 56-49 decision to the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday.


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News Of Note


Chestnut Earns Curtis Jones Jr. Achievement Award | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that redshirt-senior cornerback Terrell Chestnut is the recipient of the 2015 Curtis Jones, Jr., Achievement Award, named in honor of the late Curtis Jones Jr., an associate athletic director for academic support at WVU who died suddenly in September 2013.


What's wrong with the Mountaineers? | Beckley Register-Herald
Last week the question I heard over and over was, “Could West Virginia be No. 1 if it beats Oklahoma?” A week later, the query has changed to, “What’s wrong with the Mountaineers?” after West Virginia dropped a 56-49 decision to Texas Wednesday.

No. 6 West Virginia needs to right the ship tomorrow at Texas Tech | The Daily Athenaeum
Then the Mountaineers scored a season-low 49 points, forced just eight turnovers and made 14 percent from three-point range in Wednesday’s 56-49 loss to Texas. Only two players reached double-figures in scoring, highlighting a team that wasn’t prepared to add to its vaunted start.

WVU’s Williams tries to adjust to how defenders play him | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia’s Devin Williams is averaging 10.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in the Mountaineers’ Big 12 games so far this season.

Campus Connection: Pregame Traditions | WVU Athletics
Earlier this week the NCAA website counted down college basketball’s top five pregame traditions and No. 4 on that list is the carpet West Virginia players run out on during pregame introductions.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Top Big 12 players: Nos. 6-10 | ESPN
With the 2015 season in the books, and after careful consideration, we’ve ranked the top 25 players of 2015 in the Big 12.

Around The NCAA:

The Top 100 College Football Games of 2015 | SBNation
The 2015 season's 100 best college football games, and somehow the Alamo Bowl isn't No. 1!

The 100 best players in the 2016 NFL Draft | SBNation
Ohio State defensive end is the top player in this year's draft, but Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and UCLA linebacker Myles Jack are right behind him.

Iowa fans got so mad about Stanford's band, they emailed to say it should be shut down | SBNation
The Cardinal's band finds a way to offend somebody pretty much every year, but Hawkeyes fans might have set a new record. Here are the emails to school officials.

Playoff committee adds Lloyd Carr and some much-needed mid-major experience | SBNation
Two power conference veterans and a pair of longtime mid-major coaches will help decide the nation's top four teams in 2016 and beyond.

Gary Payton trash talked his son into college basketball stardom | SBNation
It took some especially tough love, but Gary Payton II found an identity that fit him better than The Glove's.

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Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is Playboy's Miss September 2014. CLICK HERE for Stephanie Branton's Instagram.