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Does West Virginia Have To Address "Skill Void" To Make Deeper NCAA Run?

Will Press Virginia return for a third year? Is the system even the problem? Or was loss to SFA the case of a good team having a bad night?


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News Of Note


Spring position battle: West Virginia | ESPN
West Virginia must replace 213 games spread between five different linebackers off the Mountaineers’ 2015 defense.


Must WVU address its ‘skill void’ to make deeper NCAA run? | WV MetroNews
Will Press Virginia return for a third year? Is the system even the problem? Or was loss to SFA the case of a good team having a bad night?

Campus Connection: Plenty of Motivation in '17 | WVU Athletics
Just like that, West Virginia’s outstanding 2016 men’s basketball season is over. And it happened in a New York minute.

Devin Williams says it’s too soon to make call on his senior year | WV MetroNews
Convinced West Virginia was primed to make a deep NCAA tournament run, Devin Williams didn’t plan on contemplating his college basketball future so soon.

WVU could return starting five if Williams stays | Charleston Gazette-Mail
So little made sense in the West Virginia locker room Friday night that it wasn’t a place to find explanations for what just happened, never mind what happens next.

WVU players: We overlooked Stephen F. Austin | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The worst thing to happen to Stephen F. Austin in its rather uncomplicated win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday was also the worst thing to happen to 10th-ranked West Virginia.

Huggins continues to be misunderstood | Exponent Telegram
Bob Huggins may be the most misunderstood man in college sports.

Best & worst: West Virginia’s basketball season in review | WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers made a fast climb into the top 10 and ultimately, an even faster exit from the NCAA tournament. Allan Taylor reflects on the highs and lows.

Holmes Reaches 2,000 Points in Loss to OSU | WVU Athletics
The No. 6-seed West Virginia University women’s basketball team fell short in a thrilling offensive contest with an 88-81 loss to No. 3-seed Ohio State on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Championship Second Round, inside Ohio State University’s St. John Arena.

Ohio State advances to Sweet 16 with win over West Virginia | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia struggled to stop Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell, who eclipsed the 40-point mark for the fourth time this year as the Buckeyes outlasted West Virginia to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.


Mountaineers Fall in Series Finale at No. 7 TCU | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team lost the series finale at No. 7 TCU, 14-2, on Sunday afternoon in a seven-inning contest.

Frogs roll 14-2 to finish weekend sweep | WV MetroNews
West Virginia's B.J. Myers lasted only one inning, the shortest start of his career, and No. 8 TCU kept pouring on the hits in a 14-2 win Sunday that completed a weekend sweep.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

VCU Comeback Bid Falls Short, Sooners Advance to Sweet 16 | Crimson And Cream Machine
After a first half that was mostly controlled by the Oklahoma Sooners, Virginia Commonwealth came back from a 14 point deficit and took a late second half lead.

Kansas - UConn Recap, Final Score, Stats | Rock Chalk Talk
Jayhawks sled past Huskies in snowy Des Moines.

Iowa State Downs Arkansas-Little Rock to Qualify for Sweet Sixteen | Wide Right & Natty Lite
For the second time in three years, Iowa State has qualified for the Sweet Sixteen!

Official: Oklahoma State, Travis Ford 'mutually agree to part ways' | Cowboys Ride For Free
The Ford era is over.

Around The NCAA:

2016 Mountain West football previews, from Hawaii to Boise State | SBNation
Bill Connelly's 128-team preview series moves on to the Mountain West. Tune in every weekday!

How Northern Iowa suffered the greatest collapse in NCAA Tournament history | SBNation
Depending on which probability calculator you ask, Northern Iowa had a 99.99 or 100 percent chance at winning with 40 seconds to go. They lost in double overtime.


WVU recruiting: Mountaineers wait for QB dominoes to fall | Charleston Gazette-Mail
In the world of recruiting, no position is as tied to other schools’ recruiting as quarterback.

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