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After a little more than a year on the job, West Virginia’s athletic director has done something about the football program and its future direction. True, Shane Lyons chose not to do anything, and that direction is not clear, but inaction was nevertheless an action.

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Football:

Uncertain times for WVU football | Charleston Gazette-Mail
After a little more than a year on the job, West Virginia’s athletic director has done something about the football program and its future direction. True, Shane Lyons chose not to do anything, and that direction is not clear, but inaction was nevertheless an action.

Holgorsen’s uncertain contract situation already costing WVU | The Daily Athenaeum
Although he hasn’t surpassed the seven-win mark during the regular season in the Big 12 era and won only two bowl games, including a 43-42 thriller over Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl in January, the circumstances surrounding Holgorsen’s contract continue to raise questions about the state of the program.

Basketball:

Four Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team | WVU Athletics
Four West Virginia University men’s basketball players have been named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Team

WVU gets bounce back after heeding Huggins’ harsh message | The Daily Athenaeum
But Huggins’ candor after West Virginia’s 76-62 home loss to Oklahoma on Saturday was jarring; after the Mountaineers’ third loss in four games, Huggins expressed his frustration with his team’s desire and hinted at possible roster changes.

West Virginia reserves make assignment tough for opponents | Beckley Register-Herald
Six times this season, West Virginia has scored fewer than 69 points in a basketball game. During Monday’s win over No. 17 Iowa State, the Mountaineers found exactly 69 — from its bench.

Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Room for Paige on All-Big 12 team? | WV MetroNews
Jaysean Paige has made one start this season. Considering the nitrous bench-boost he provides West Virginia almost nightly, Paige might not make another.

Holmes Leads WVU Comeback Against TCU | WVU Athletics
Senior guard Bria Holmes tallied a season-high 30 points, as the West Virginia University women’s basketball team erased a 13-point third quarter deficit to engineer an 83-72 come-from-behind victory over TCU on Wednesday evening at the WVU Coliseum.

Holmes fuels West Virginia to 2nd-half comeback over TCU | WV MetroNews
Bria Holmes poured in a season-high 30 points, including 20 over the last 12:29 when West Virginia erased a 13-point deficit to overcome TCU 83-72 in women’s basketball Wednesday at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU battles back to beat TCU | Exponent Telegram
The idea was to light a fire in Bria Holmes, and with her a West Virginia team that was struggling badly against TCU that had fallen 13 points behind and was in danger of spitting away another game, just as it had against Texas.

Bria Holmes carries West Virginia to season sweep of TCU, 83-72 | The Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team has always found a way to win whenever facing the TCU Horned Frogs; the last and only time the Mountaineers lost to TCU was on Feb. 24, 2015. Exactly one year later, Bria Holmes was not going sit still and watch the same thing happen.

Around The League

Around The NCAA:

In a lawsuit filing, player alleges Butch Jones called him a 'traitor' for helping a rape victim | SBNation
Former Tennessee player Drae Bowles also alleges he was attacked by teammates.

The NCAA says schools can't use nicknames to subtweet unsigned recruits | SBNation
That was fun while it lasted.

When college football coaches use negative recruiting and why | SBNation
Coaches talk about the practice. Would an early signing period help?

Cat Barber is NC State's one-man army for every minute of every game | SBNation
The Wolfpack's junior point guard has put up incredible numbers on a mediocre team in America's toughest conference. And he's done it by never coming off the floor.

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