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Plenty Of Disrespect To Go Around In West Virginia's Matchup With Stephen F. Austin

During the 48 hours since Stephen F. Austin surfaced as the first-round opponent, West Virginia has heard about the Lumberjacks’ extensive winning streak and their upset potential.


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News Of Note


WVU hiring process and a football snapshot | Charleston Gazette-Mail
A few spring football notes before a headfirst dive into the NCAA basketball tournament:

WVU's proximity to home a 'bonus' for Baldwin grad Caponi | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The fact that Matt Caponi's new job is roughly 2,000 miles closer to home than his previous gig was not a driving factor in his decision to take the new position. But it sure is a nice bonus feature.


Plenty of disrespect to go around in West Virginia-Lumberjacks matchup | WV MetroNews
During the 48 hours since Stephen F. Austin surfaced as the first-round opponent, West Virginia has heard about the Lumberjacks’ extensive winning streak and their upset potential.

Mountaineers hungry for deep NCAA Tournament run this time around | The Daily Athenaeum
Fresh off a loss to No. 1 Kansas in their first-ever Big 12 championship appearance, the No. 3 seed Mountaineers are ready to prove their worth once again.

For Huggins, the key to NCAA success is simple | Beckley Register-Herald
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins knows March Madness as well as anybody, having taken three different teams to the NCAA Tournament. He’s made 22 overall appearances in "The Big Dance," including two Final Fours, two other Elite Eights and three more Sweet 16s. So what’s his secret formula? It’s simple.

Last year's Sweet 16 run proves pivotal for No. 3 seed West Virginia | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Heading into Friday's NCAA Tournament opener with Stephen F. Austin, West Virginia is considered a contender — and unlike last year, the Mountaineers have previous March Madness experience to draw from.

Everhart's scouting crucial come March | Exponent Telegram
The ink was hardly dry on the NCAA brackets that had just been drawn when West Virginia’s coaching staff gathered in the film room to begin figuring out who their first-round opponent, Stephen F. Austin, is, and what it does and doesn’t like to do.

WVU Signee Named JUCO National Player of the Year | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University women’s basketball signee Kristina King of Gulf Coast State College was named the 2016 WBCA Junior/Community College Player of the Year and All-American


Corso, Campbell Lead WVU to Season’s 10th Win | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team concluded its opening homestand with a 6-2 victory over Radford on Tuesday afternoon at Monongalia County Ballpark.

Corso’s 4 RBIs lift WVU over Radford in runup to Big 12 play | WV MetroNews
Sean Corso drove in a career-high four RBIs on a pair of two-run singles and West Virginia beat Radford 6-2 in college baseball action Tuesday.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Baylor to tap players' potential using their DNA
In an attempt to produce the best student-athletes possible, Baylor is attempting to go where no school has gone before — inside their DNA.

NCAA Tournament 2016: Breaking Down Iowa State vs. Iona | Wide Right & Natty Lite
How the Cyclones and Gaels match up.

Texas Longhorns QB Tyrone Swoopes is once again a changed man | Burnt Orange Nation
This all sounds a little bit too familiar.

No Run Rule Here; Frogs Get Come From Behind W vs Rice | Frogs O' War
After smacking the Owls just a few weeks ago, Tuesday night TCU found a different way to get the same result, with a 6-4 come from behind victory in Houston.

Texas Tech Will Reach the Final Four. Here's How... | Viva The Matadors
A plausible path to the Final Four for Tubby Smith and the Red Raiders.

Around The NCAA:

Wichita State pulls away late to beat Vanderbilt in First Four |
Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker and Wichita State used a late second-half run to pull away from Vanderbilt on Tuesday and win their First Four matchup. The Shockers advance to take on No. 6 seed Arizona in the first round on Thursday.

FGCU throttles Fairleigh Dickinson in opener of NCAA tournament |
Florida Gulf Coast kicked off the NCAA tournament in style Tuesday night, throttling Fairleigh Dickinson in their First Four matchup. The Eagles advance to play No. 1 seed North Carolina in Raleigh on Thursday.

Picking the 2016 March Madness bracket as if each school's football team is playing | SBNation
Family, we need to spend more time thinking about the sport Kansas is bad at.

North Dakota State vs. Charleston Southern tabbed as Division I opener |
FCS national champion North Dakota State will open the 2016 season on Aug. 27 against Big South Conference champion Charleston Southern for the first Division I game of the year, the university announced.

68 reasons why the 2016 NCAA Tournament is going to be fantastic | SBNation
Every March is great, but this March is shaping up to be extra special. Let's take a look at a bunch of reasons (68!) why.

The return of college football video games could hinge on Supreme Court decision

Report: Average payout in EA/NCAA lawsuit around $1,200 |
The average payout for the more than 29,000 athletes who made claims against EA Sports for using their names and likenesses in video games will be around $1,200, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.

PODCAST AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY: Hawaii to the Pac-12! and other dreams | SBNation
In the 30th episode of PAPN, Bill & Godfrey talk about how to succeed in awful jobs, a coaching job that shows you the world, the Big Ten's middle class, and heat maps.

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