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WVU players agree best team didn't win last week | The Exponent Telegram
Considering that Oklahoma has beaten West Virginia every time the two teams have played since the Mountaineers left the Big East to join a conference they perceived as the "Bigger 12," one probably can make the assumption that the Sooners are the better team. Just don’t make it around the Milan Puskar Center this week.
Holgorsen adamant 2016 season has been successful | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia may have lost its biggest game of the decade last Saturday, but coach Dana Holgorsen is not about to let anyone lose sight of what his football team has accomplished this year.
Holgorsen won’t let players get ‘their dang dauber down’ | WV MetroNews
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen doesn’t want players stewing over a loss to Oklahoma that eliminated the Mountaineers from Big 12 championship contention.
WVU football prepares for suddenly-hot Iowa State | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Iowa State and West Virginia have virtually nothing in common this season, including the momentum they take into this weekend’s game. The Mountaineers were just rocked. The Cyclones are suddenly rolling.
No break for WVU football during Thanksgiving week | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The university is on a week-long recess for fall break, but No. 19 West Virginia is still at work near the finish of the season. The Mountaineers are in the midst of an ordinary game week as they prepare for Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1 game at Iowa State.
Martin’s Nets 28 Points in Return to Georgia | WVU Athletics
Atlanta native Tynice Martin excelled in her return home to Georgia, scoring a career-high 28 points in the No. 19/23-ranked West Virginia University women’s basketball team’s, 80-64, win over North Carolina A&T on day one of the Savannah Invitational on Tuesday evening at the Savannah Civic Center.
Stedman Bailey Isn't Giving Up | The Ringer
Last Thanksgiving, Stedman Bailey was in a hospital bed after being shot twice in the head. One year later, the former Ram and West Virginia legend is determined to complete an improbable return to the NFL.
Around The Big XII:
Big 12 Week 12 bowl projections: League may not fill its 7 bowl slots | ESPN
Not only could the Big 12 miss out on a playoff berth, the league could fail to fill its seven bowl slots, with TCU and Texas each needing a sixth win.
Big 12 early look: Black Friday, indeed, in the state of Texas | ESPN
Who would have thought TCU and Texas would arrive at this Friday-after-Thanksgiving clash both in need of a victory to extend their seasons?
Baylor sports’ media-relations admin charged with assaulting a reporter on the field | SBNation
The alleged assault happened after the TCU-Baylor game earlier this month.
Baylor is reportedly ‘zeroing in’ on SMU’s Chad Morris as potential head coach | SBNation
The Texas native is in his second year at SMU.
Either Charlie Strong has a chance to pull a Les Miles or Texas is doing him wrong | SBNation
The head coach went from losing to Kansas to having his players rally around him for one last game.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State one small step closer to College Football Playoff | ESPN
Oklahoma State is No. 10 in the current rankings while rival Oklahoma is two spots above them at No. 8 with Bedlam on Dec. 3.
No easy answers for Texas Tech Red Raiders after embarrassing loss | ESPN
Texas Tech's humiliating loss at Iowa State calls many things into question, not the least of which is the program's progress under Kliff Kingsbury.
Around The NCAA:
College football picks: FSU, Texas, a Michigan-OSU slugfest, and 33 more Rivalry Week bets | SBNation
A loaded weekend of college football also produces a loaded weekend of picks.
Explaining all of college football’s 2016 standings races, with just 2 weekends left | SBNation
Here’s how every conference race stacks up, with Rivalry Weekend and Championship Weekend to go.
NCAA wants Notre Dame to vacate 2012 and 2013 wins because of academic violations | SBNation
Nine players received academics help that went beyond the rules, per the NCAA.
Indiana losing to Fort Wayne stunned just about everyone | SBNation
The Mastodons (MASTODONS!) just notched the biggest win in school history with their upset of No. 3 Indiana.
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