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With Jonathan Holton Back, Full-Strength West Virginia Rolls

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TCU certainly looked spooked Saturday, both by Holton’s re-emergence and West Virginia’s frightening defensive assault on the notion of Big 12 parity.

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News Of Note

Football:

Redshirt to watch: West Virginia | ESPN
Linebacker David Long created a buzz on the Mountaineers' scout team before earning defensive scout team player of the year honors.

Recruiting wrap: West Virginia Mountaineers | ESPN
How do you replace a stellar cornerback duo? You go out and sign five cornerbacks just as West Virginia did during this latest signing period.

2015 game of the year, one to watch in 2016: West Virginia | ESPN
The Mountaineers had lost four straight ahead of the game against Texas Tech. They won that one, plus four of the last five to end the season strong.

Basketball:

Full-strength WVU rolls big even if it’s not fully functional | WV MetroNews
TCU certainly looked spooked Saturday, both by Holton’s re-emergence and West Virginia’s frightening defensive assault on the notion of Big 12 parity.

Williams Has Earned His Points ... And Rebounds | WVU Athletics
One, two, five, 100, 500, 1,000 … those numbers hold little value to West Virginia’s Devin Williams, that is unless you are talking about rebounds.

Williams gets to 1,000 points with his usual effort | The Exponent Telegram
Devin Williams, the man of a thousand bruises, now has 1,000 points to go with them.

Holton, Ahmad drive WVU to blowout win over TCU | The Daily Athenaeum
With Jonathan Holton back on the court, Press Virginia ramped up to new heights on Saturday afternoon.

Ahmad plays with confidence to help contribute | The Exponent Telegram
We forget sometimes just how young and fragile freshmen can be in big-time collegiate athletics. This has been all too evident with WVU freshman Esa Ahmad’s introduction to the next level.

WVU freshman Ahmad settling into role | Charleston Gazette-Mail
This deep into his first college basketball season, freshman forward Esa Ahmad knows the difference between the things he could do as the two-time Ohio player of the year and the things he must do as a starter on the 10th-ranked team in the country.

'Press Virginia' flattens frogs | Beckley Register-Herald
Jonathan Holton returned from a suspension and after leading No. 10 West Virginia to an easy victory he seemed to understand why he was away from the team for four games.

Mountaineers Roll Over TCU | WVU Athletics
Press Virginia caused 26 TCU turnovers and limited the Horned Frogs to a season-low 42 points during today’s 73-42 victory at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia.

No. 10 WVU blows out TCU | Charleston Gazette-Mail
At the 16:29 mark of the first half Saturday, Jon Holton made his first appearance for West Virginia in 18 days, coming off the bench for the first time in his Mountaineer career and receiving a welcoming ovation as he replaced Nathan Adrian.

West Virginia is frenetic, and Bob Huggins is the engine | Washington Post
The Mountaineers are on a roll thanks to the synergy between their head coach and his players.

Cold-shooting Mountaineers women fall 63-51 at Oklahoma State | WV MetroNews
No. 24 West Virginia couldn’t overcome its worst half of the season and fell 63-51 to No. 20 Oklahoma State on Saturday at the Gallagher-Iba Arena.

West Virginia goes cold early, struggles at Oklahoma State | The Daily Athenaeum
The Mountaineers opened the game a step behind Oklahoma State, as the Cowgirls jumped out to a 19-8 first quarter lead, holding WVU to only four points in the first seven and a half minutes of the game.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU prepares for President’s Day Challenge against Rice, Houston | The Daily Athenaeum
After a fall that marked its first competitive season in more than 30 years, the West Virginia University men’s golf team tees off its spring season today with the President’s Day Challenge at Shadow Hawk Golf Course in Houston. Along with the Mountaineers and host Rice, Houston will also be participating in the one-day tournament.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Oklahoma president supports Cincinnati's hopes for a Big 12 bid | SBNation
Could Cincinnati be a top Big 12 candidate?

Report shows Cincinnati could move to Big 12 | The Exponent Telegram
The University of Cincinnati’s chances of joining West Virginia in the Big 12 Conference may be stronger than anyone imagined, according to a story in Sunday’s Cincinnati Enquirer.

Big 12 spring dates | ESPN
A list of when every Big 12 team will start spring ball, and the date of every Big 12 spring game.

Around The NCAA:

Bracketology: With a month left, things are about to get wild | SBNation
Alabama and Saint Joseph's are suddenly in better shape with a little more than four weeks left before the field of 68 is revealed.

College basketball weekend schedule and results: The nightmare continues for ranked teams | SBNation
The rematch of college basketball's game of the year is the unquestioned headliner of what promises to be another insane weekend of conference play.

Recruiting

WVU recruiting: Mountaineers could benefit from smaller Junior Day event | Charleston Gazette-Mail
When West Virginia holds one of its Junior Day events, the majority of the prospects in question come from the surrounding areas — Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. With a winter storm sweeping through the region last weekend, though, snow and ice made for dangerous roads and plenty of cancellations.

Video Of Interest

Video Of (Dis)Interest

Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl. CLICK HERE for Hailey Clauson's Instagram.