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Despite Loss At Kansas, West Virginia Is Still Well-Positioned

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While West Virginia came up short in its effort to end Kansas’ vaunted home winning streak – which now stands at 38 games – they have nothing to hang their heads low about.

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News Of Note

Football:

Holgorsen has wish list for rule changes | Beckley Register-Herald
West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen would like to see a few rules regarding player eligibility changed for future seasons.

Newcomers could factor into position battles right away | The Daily Athenaeum
With the losses of nine defensive starters and star running back Wendell Smallwood, head coach Dana Holgorsen and the West Virginia University football team had work to do on Signing Day.

Basketball:

Despite loss at Kansas, WVU still well-positioned | The Daily Athenaeum
The No. 10 West Virginia University men’s basketball team went into Lawrence, Kansas last night hoping to accomplish a nearly impossible feat: trying to knock off the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks at Phog Allen Fieldhouse.

West Virginia falls to Kansas, 75-65, creates three-way tie for first | The Daily Athenaeum
Nobody wins in Phog Allen Fieldhouse no matter their ranking. No. 10 West Virginia learned that lesson the hard way, suffering a 75-65 defeat at the hands of the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday evening and extending the Jayhawks home winning streak to 37 games.

Kansas Too Much For West Virginia | WVU Athletics
Perry Ellis scored 21 points and Frank Mason III added 14 to lead sixth-ranked Kansas to a 75-65 victory over 10th-ranked West Virginia in Big 12 Conference men’s basketball action at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

No. 10 WVU falls at No. 6 Kansas | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Eleven months ago, Kansas trailed by 18 points at home and rallied to beat West Virginia in overtime to clinch its 11th straight regular-season Big 12 championship.

Ellis’ buckets, Lucas’ boards doom West Virginia at The Phog, 75-65 | WV MetroNews
Perry Ellis finished off his trademark low-post spins, flushed an alley-oop and buried a corner 3, and No. 6 Kansas finally buried No. 10 West Virginia 75-65.

Jayhawks take care of business at home, down WVU, 75-65 | The Exponent Telegram
West Virginia learned once again what everyone who comes into the visiting locker room at Allen Fieldhouse has learned during the Bill Self Era at Kansas — this is not a basketball arena, it’s an execution chamber.

Kansas turns on the toughness to earn season split | WV MetroNews
West Virginia flexes its toughness. Kansas kills with skill.

Huggins: Too many missed opportunities vs. Kansas | WV MetroNews
Hear Bob Huggins’ postgame comments after No. 10 West Virginia’s 75-65 loss at No. 6 Kansas on Tuesday night.

Photo gallery: West Virginia-Kansas stage marquee matchup | WV MetroNews
Check out the photos from West Virginia’s top-10 matchup at Kansas on Tuesday night at Phog Allen Fieldhouse.

No. 24 WVU women set to face Iowa State | The Exponent Telegram
The No. 24 West Virginia women’s basketball team concludes a two-game homestand against Iowa State with a 7 p.m. matchup at the WVU Coliseum tonight.

No. 24 WVU tries to keep conference winning streak alive vs. Iowa State | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia women’s basketball team will close out a two-game home stretch tonight versus Iowa State, as the Mountaineers look to capture another conference win.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU Ranks No. 1 in CRCA Poll | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University rifle team ranks No. 1 in this week’s College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll.

West Virginia Pros

Stedman Bailey of Los Angeles Rams confirms hope for NFL return in YouTube video | ESPN
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey's recovery from the two gunshot wounds to the head he suffered in late November has been mostly tracked via social media.

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