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West Virginia Cornerbacks Coach Leaving For Virginia Tech

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West Virginia is 23 days away from the start of spring practice and is now looking for a cornerbacks coach as Brian Mitchell is leaving his position with the Mountaineers to join the new staff at Virginia Tech.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU assistant coach Mitchell leaves for Virginia Tech | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia is 23 days away from the start of spring practice and is now looking for a cornerbacks coach. A source told the Charleston Gazette-Mail Thursday Brian Mitchell is leaving his position with the Mountaineers to join the new staff at Virginia Tech.

Security compels Mitchell’s move to Virginia Tech | WV MetroNews
Along with trying to replace its top three cornerbacks, West Virginia must also replace its cornerbacks coach.

Basketball:

Hield, No. 3 Oklahoma try to knock off No. 10 West Virginia tomorrow | The Daily Athenaeum
Get ready, Mountaineer fans. The nation’s best player is coming to Morgantown tomorrow afternoon, as Buddy Hield and the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners will try to make it two wins in two against the West Virginia University men’s basketball team.

Paige provides pop for West Virginia men's basketball team | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
When the going gets tough for West Virginia, it has a player to turn to.

Hundley Statue Dedication Saturday | WVU Athletics
A life-sized statue of Mountaineer basketball great "Hot Rod" Hundley will be unveiled prior to the West Virginia-Oklahoma basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.

Campus Connection: Hot Rod Hundley - Forever Young | WVU Athletics
The bronze statue depicting Hot Rod Hundley’s likeness is now mounted and sitting outside the WVU Coliseum for everyone to enjoy when the official unveiling takes place before Saturday afternoon’s game against Oklahoma.

Baseball:

It’s Opening Day as WVU faces Charleston Southern | The Daily Athenaeum
Today marks the start of a new season for the West Virginia University baseball team as the Mountaineers open up their regular season against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at 11 a.m. It will be the first game of a three-game series in South Carolina.

Mountaineers Open Season at Charleston Southern | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team opens the 2016 season with a weekend series at Charleston Southern from Feb. 19-21.

WVU opens baseball season against Charleston Southern | The Exponent Telegram
No one is comparing Randy Mazey to Connie Mack as he begins his third season as West Virginia baseball coach this afternoon, opening a three-game series against Charleston Southern in Charleston, S.C., but he certainly is a disciple of Mack’s philosophy.

Davis Points to Team Chemistry as Key to Season | WVU Athletics
Kyle Davis believes improved chemistry will aid 2016 baseball team.

West Virginia Athletics:

Buchanan Named to Women's World XI | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University women’s soccer defender Kadeisha Buchanan was named to the first-ever FIFPro Women’s World XI Team.

No. 1 Mountaineers preparing for NCAA qualifying match | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University rifle team maintains the No. 1 ranking this week, making it 14 straight weeks as the top team in the country. They will host an NCAA qualifying match on Saturday at the WVU Rifle Range.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 roundtable: A glimpse of spring ball storylines | ESPN
New quarterbacks, offensive line help and fresh running backs are just a few of the storylines to watch in the Big 12 this spring.

Around The NCAA:

Between Nick Saban and Bear Bryant, has Bama had the 2 best 7-year runs ever? | SBNation
Nick Saban and Bear Bryant were two of the very few coaches to enter this select club, and there's an argument that nobody else has topped either of them.

Maryland vs. Minnesota final score, with 3 things to know from the Terps' 68-63 loss | Testudo Times
The Terps suffer an inexplicable loss to one of the worst power conference teams in the country.

What's On Tap

(3) Oklahoma Sooners vs (10) West Virginia Mountaineers
Saturday at 4PM on ESPN from Morgantown. The Mountaineers look to avoid getting swept by Buddy Hield and the Sooners.

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