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WVU football trying to keep one loss from becoming several | Charleston Gazette-Mail
WVU has had a losing streak of at least three games in conference play in every year it has been in the Big 12. It began in 2012, which was the last time the program was in the top 10. The Mountaineers started 5-0 and were ranked No. 5 after winning their first two Big 12 games by a combined score of 118-108. They lost five in a row and six out of eight to end the season.
Dana Holgorsen still confident following WVU loss to Oklahoma State | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Maybe it’s the fact he’s spent 71 games as the head coach and he knows the league and the program well enough to be so bold, but following Saturday’s loss at Oklahoma State, Dana Holgorsen was a football field away from worried.
Ticket news good for WVU in football, basketball | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Monday was Halloween. And when Wells checked the final season ticket sales totals and, especially, the overall attendance so far in 2016, he found the results scary good.
West Virginia Athletics:
Trio Takes Top Big 12 Honors | WVU Athletics
For the fourth straight year, the West Virginia University women’s soccer program earned more than half of the Big 12 Conference yearly honors, as coach Nikki Izzo-Brown was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year, senior Kadeisha Buchanan was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and junior Michaela Abam was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.
Around The Big XII:
Big 12 Week 9 Power Rankings: Oklahoma Sooners back at the top | ESPN
The Big 12's last two undefeated teams are no longer undefeated, which means more rearranging at the top of this week's Big 12 Power Rankings.
Big 12 early look: November focus turns to race for conference title | ESPN
Oklahoma sits atop the Big 12 standings at 5-0 in league play, but Oklahoma State, Baylor and West Virginia lurk with one loss apiece.
Big 12 Week 9 helmet stickers: Foreman brothers spearhead Texas upset | ESPN
D'Onta and Armanti Foreman proved to be difference-makers in Texas' big win over Baylor. Who else stood out in Week 9?
Oklahoma State surging at the right time | ESPN
Unlike last year, when they crumbled late in the season, the Cowboys appear to be picking up steam just in time to make a run at the Big 12 crown.
Thanks to improved footwork, Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph having big year | ESPN
Cowboys QB Mason Rudolph made an offseason commitment to better mechanics and conditioning, and is seeing the benefits on the field this season.
Around The NCAA:
November is here. Now the college football season has really begun. | SBNation
August is for arguing. September is for dreaming. October is for bargaining. November is for everything.
The SEC East is again the worst Power 5 college football division | SBNation
The gap between the SEC's two divisions might be as wide as ever.
Economists think 5-star college football recruits could be worth $500K annually | SBNation
You probably knew recruiting mattered. Now you have the data.
What is ‘MACtion?’ Let’s define it by its 10 greatest games ever | SBNation
MACtion: Mid-week Mid-American Conference football in November. Expect fun and nothing else.
2016's edition of the 'Nick Saban almost left for another job' rumor is here | SBNation
A tradition unlike any other.
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