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Imagining A Post-Big 12 Conference Future

What if the Big 12 went away? Now seems like a good time to imagine what that'd look like.

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News Of Note


Physical style fuels rise for West Virginia, bodes well in Big 12 | ESPN
West Virginia is off to a surprisingly fast start with a new defensive scheme that is working well against the Big 12's fast-paced finesse teams.

Football Notebook: The Frogs are Coming | WVU Athletics
The sweet taste of victory that West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen enjoyed after last Saturday’s 48-17 win at Texas Tech lasted about as long as it took for the team’s charter flight to return from Lubbock, Texas.

TCU football coach Gary Patterson impressed with WVU’s defense | Charleston Gazette-Mail
His team was off for the first time this season Saturday, and TCU coach Gary Patterson has spent some idle time getting to know West Virginia and developing an opinion that could change before kickoff Saturday and almost certainly will shift within the game at Mountaineer Field.

Defensive depth a big part of WVU's 5-0 start | The Exponent Telegram
One thing you can say about Dana Holgorsen. He’s a sensible sort caught up in the land of football coaching, where good sense doesn’t always prevail. He showed that side of himself on Monday in the Big 12 coaches conference call when he found himself doing something he rarely does, talking about the defense the Mountaineers have ridden to a 5-0 start and No. 12 ranking.

West Virginia Athletics:

A Foundation for Future Success | WVU Athletics
Behind every championship team is a loyal group of supporters willing the squad to success.   Such is the case for the West Virginia University rifle team. The four-time reigning NCAA National Champion Mountaineers rely on a group of dedicated backers to help sustain the level of success achieved by the program.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

What if the Big 12 went away? Now seems like a good time to imagine what that’d look like | SBNation
The Big 12 has once again elected not to expand, which means we’re all once again counting down the days to its demise.

Fifteen month expansion odyssey reveals more Big 12 issues | ESPN
Fifteen months ago, Oklahoma president David Boren provided a two-word diagnosis: Psychologically disadvantaged.That's how Boren felt about the state of the Big 12 when he told Oklahoma's student newspaper that the league, smaller than the other Power 5 conferences, needed to explore ways to grow.

Big 12 early look: West Virginia's rise adds new touch of intrigue | ESPN
Surprising West Virginia looked the part of legit Big 12 title contender with its dismantling of Texas Tech on the road.

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