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West Virginia Continued To Grow During Holton's Absence

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In Jonathan Holton’s absence, the Mountaineers continued to develop into one of the Big 12’s top teams. They found a way into first place despite missing the critical energizing presence Holton brings every night.

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News Of Note

Football:

Six Invited to the NFL Combine | WVU Athletics
Six former West Virginia football players are among the 300-plus players invited to the 2016 NFL Combine, Feb. 23-29, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the National Football League announced Thursday afternoon.

Basketball:

Mountaineers continued to grow during Holton’s absence from team | The Daily Athenaeum
Senior Jonathan Holton has been reinstated after serving a four-game suspension for a violation of team rules and is scheduled to return for Saturday’s game against TCU.

No. 10 WVU mixes and matches lineups | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia has used four different starting lineups this season, and each change has come in the last 10 games. Every alteration was a matter of necessity and not ingenuity as each was prompted by injury or suspension and never by performance.

WVU reinstates Jonathan Holton from suspension | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia senior forward Jonathan Holton has been reinstated, men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins announced Thursday afternoon. Holton had missed four games because of a suspension.

Jonathan Holton reinstated after 4-game suspension | WV MetroNews
Senior forward Jonathan Holton rejoined the West Virginia basketball team Thursday, following a suspension in which the Mountaineers split four games against top-30 RPI teams.

WVU looking to extend Big 12 winning streak at No. 20 Cowgirls | The Daily Athenaeum
Undefeated thus far in February, the West Virginia women’s basketball team will strive for a fourth-consecutive conference win on Saturday when the team travels to take on No. 20 Oklahoma State, in Stillwater.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU set to start memorable baseball season | The Exponent Telegram
What better time, now that we’ve had our temperatures fall into single digits and snow at least once this winter reach double digits, than to turn our thoughts to West Virginia baseball which, as difficult as it is to image at the moment, opens its season a week from today.

WVU Captures GARC Regular-Season Title | WVU Athletics
Earning its third straight Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) regular-season title, the No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team improved to 12-0 on the season with a 4714-4636 victory over No. 14 Navy, today, at the Bancroft Hall Rifle Range.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

69 schools have more NFL Combine players than Texas does, including 5 in the FCS | SBNation
Nice.

Around The NCAA:

The big 2016 C-USA football guide, from North Texas to WKU | SBNation
From now through August, Bill C. will preview one college football team in great detail per weekday, working his way through all of FBS. Follow along!

What's On Tap

TCU Horned Frogs vs. (10) West Virginia Mountaineers
Saturday at Noon on ESPNU from Morgantown. West Virginia looks to sweep the Horned Frogs, and will have the help from the returning Jonathan Holton.

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Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is yet another rookies that will appear in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. CLICK HERE for Tanya Mityushina's Instagram.