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After Sneaking In As A Kid, West Virginia QB Returns To DKR As A Rival

On Skyler Howard’s second visit to Darrell K Royal Stadium two years ago, he was a bystander for West Virginia’s 33-16 loss. His first trip, many years earlier, wasn’t exactly sanctioned.

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News Of Note

Football:

Tough love makes right side of WVU’s offensive line tougher | Charleston Gazette-Mail
His time on campus and his superiority in the middle of West Virginia’s offense give Tyler Orlosky the freedom to think and speak on his own. He masks no meaning. He spares no feelings. If the fifth-year senior holds back his opinion, maybe he holds back the 11th-ranked Mountaineers.

After sneaking into DKR as a kid, Skyler Howard returns as rival | WV MetroNews
On Skyler Howard’s second visit to Darrell K Royal Stadium two years ago, he was a bystander for West Virginia’s 33-16 loss. His first trip, many years earlier, wasn’t exactly sanctioned.

Wellman tightens up hit zone, shows up in West Virginia’s run game | WV MetroNews
For three seasons Elijah Wellman fit West Virginia’s template of versatility. Fullback. Running back. Tight end. Slot receiver. For the last two weeks, his focus tightened, his role became clarified: Back to basics, back to blocking.

WVU must be ready to gang tackle Foreman, Swoopes | The Exponent Telegram
If West Virginia hopes to pull off a victory in Austin, Texas on Saturday, it will have to find a way to slow Texas running back D’Onta Foreman, who has rushed for more than 100 yards in 11 straight games.

WVU notebook: Demotion lit fire under Texas LB Malik Jefferson | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Texas sophomore Malik Jefferson was the nation’s best high school linebacker two years ago and the Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the year in July. Now he’s angry. Jefferson lost his starting spot two games ago but has been a terror ever since to lead the Longhorns to back-to-back wins entering Saturday’s noon Fox Sports 1 game against No. 11 West Virginia at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

WVU’s Tony Gibson crystallizes Boone County Christmas drive | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is hoping to make the Christmases of those around his hometown of Van a little brighter.

Basketball:

Coliseum Renovations Nearing Completion | WVU Athletics
Construction work continues at a frenetic pace as the finishing touches are being made to West Virginia University’s most iconic athletic structure - the WVU Coliseum.

Carey Inks Three for 2017-18 Class | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLIs) for the 2017-18 season on Wednesday.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 Week 11 game picks: Can OU add to Baylor's slide? | ESPN
Oklahoma looks to deal Baylor its third consecutive loss, all in conference play; West Virginia looks to keep pace with a tough game at Texas.

Kansas, Iowa State face similar challenges in bid to move up in Big 12 | ESPN
Kansas has lost 18 straight in the Big 12. Iowa State has 10 league losses in a row. When these 1-8 teams meet on Saturday, something has to give.

Around The NCAA:

The SEC East race is an unnecessary debacle that Florida will probably win | SBNation
It doesn’t have to be like this, you know.

Spraypainting the UNC-Duke football rivalry trophy is a tradition that will live on | SBNation
Here’s a quick history of one of football’s weirder traditions, which isn’t going away after all.

Jeff Tedford hired as Fresno State’s new head coach, per report | SBNation
Tim DeRuyter was fired as the Bulldogs’ head coach last month.

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4.51: ASS WEEK BEGINS | Every Day Should Be Saturday
CHRIS PETERSEN: "LOOK AT ALL THIS ASS. IT’S ASSY"

The Solid Verbal: Week 11 is the beginning of Secret November Chaos | SBNation
The season has been too uneventful for this month not to get seriously strange.

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