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West Virginia Seniors Explain Dana Holgorsen's Importance To The Program

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In the immediate aftermath of an electric 43-42 victory over Arizona State in the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, emotions were running high inside the West Virginia University locker room.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU Seniors Explain Holgorsen’s Importance to Program | WV Illustrated
In the immediate aftermath of an electric 43-42 victory over Arizona State in the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl, emotions were running high inside the West Virginia University locker room.

Now 80, Nehlen offers a simple fix for football | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When the clock struck midnight a few days ago, it not only signaled a New Year, but a birthday for former WVU football coach Don Nehlen.

Basketball:

Gold & Blue Lunch: Turning a Paige on WVU’s sixth man | WV MetroNews
After Buddy Hield’s 46, Jaysean Paige faces statistically imperceptible odds of repeating as Big 12 Player of the Week. But neither is Paige repeating his mistakes of the past. Or at least he’s not compounding them.

Bench play helps WVU survive fouls, sweep 3-game road trip | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The final game of the three-game road trip was always going to be the hardest for West Virginia. Monday night’s visit to TCU came at the end of a seven-day spell the Mountaineers spent away from campus, and it was a little more than 48 hours after a double-overtime win against Kansas State.

Freshman Pardee a spark for Mountaineers | The Exponent Telegram
When West Virginia’s women’s basketball team take the floor in Manhattan, Kansas, at 8 p.m. today to face the Kansas State Wildcats, it will be doing so with a two-time national champion on the team.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 bowl season: The best and the worst | ESPN
It's hard to ignore TCU's comeback victory over Oregon for "best win" this Big 12 bowl season. Who else starred ... and stumbled?

10 reasons why Kansas-Oklahoma was the best college basketball game in recent memory | SBNation
College basketball fans may have seen the best game of the 2015-16 season, or any other recent season, Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Around The NCAA:

Bama vs. Clemson is the best trenches battle this season could've possibly delivered | SBNation
The National Championship will mostly be decided by what happens up front, and these two teams have the two best sets of lines in the country.

Former A&M QB Kyle Allen transferring to Houston, continuing UH's ridiculous year | SBNation
It's pretty great to be the Cougars right now.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: NICK SABAN IS RUINING COLLEGE FOOTBALL | SBNation
In the 20th episode of PAPN, Bill and Godfrey get riled up about Tennessee, Oklahoma and Nick Saban.

Bracketology: 28 new teams crash our latest NCAA Tournament projection | SBNation
The calendar has turned to 2016, and that means it's time for another projection of the NCAA Tournament. There's been plenty of movement since our preseason projection.

Maryland has the pieces to be the best team in the country. Can they get there? | SBNation
The Terps showed Northwestern what a great team really looks like this weekend, but Mark Turgeon's team knows it still has a long way to go.

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