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Is Beetle Bolden West Virginia's Missing Puzzle Piece?

Perhaps West Virginia's NCAA tournament run ended long before it started. Perhaps it ended before the season started, on that day when freshman point guard James “Beetle” Bolden blew out his knee during workouts.


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Bolden could be missing piece to WVU's puzzle | Exponent Telegram
It ended, West Virginia’s NCAA tournament run — if you can call one and done a “run” — before it started. Long before it started. In fact, it ended before the season started, on that day when freshman point guard James “Beetle” Bolden blew out his knee during workouts.

The Way-Too-Early Preview of 2016-17 WVU Men’s Hoops | WV Illustrated
The sting of the lopsided loss to the Lumberjacks still has a bite to it, especially since it remains fresh in the minds of all Mountaineer fans. But it’s officially in the past. What’s done is done. There’s no turning back. It’s time to focus on the future.


WVU Travels to Penn State Tuesday | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team continues a seven game roadtrip with a midweek contest at Penn State on Tuesday, March 22.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Seth Russell returns to field in Baylor's second spring scrimmage | ESPN
Bears quarterback Seth Russell saw his first scrimmage action of the spring in a closed doors scrimmage on Friday night.

Oklahoma State hires Brad Underwood as its new basketball coach | Cowboys Ride For Free
Oklahoma State has hired Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood as its new head men's basketball coach, the university announced Monday.

Oklahoma State hires Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood as coach | FOX Sports
One day after his upstart Stephen F. Austin squad nearly knocked off Notre Dame, Brad Underwood has a new job.

BREAKING: TCU Hires Jamie Dixon | Frogs O' War
Former Frog Jamie Dixon accepts an offer to become the 22nd head coach in TCU Men's Basketball history.

Report: Jamie Dixon is leaving Pitt to coach his alma mater TCU | FOX Sports
After 13 seasons coaching Pitt's men's basketball team, Jamie Dixon is heading back to his alma mater to fill TCU's head coaching vacancy.

Patience, support, steep odds await Dixon at TCU | WV MetroNews
The Frogs' favorite son Jamie Dixon is leaving Pitt to attack the worst job in the Big 12.

Around The NCAA:

The 10 craziest things from the opening week of the NCAA Tournament | SBNation
March Madness delivered once again, and we're still catching our breath.

How Dino Babers will build Syracuse's new offense on the Baylor model | SBNation
Watch out, ACC. The Orange are here and ready to drop bombs.

Realignment can boost conference recruiting, especially if the team you add is as bad as Rutgers | SBNation
Four top recruiting states opened to new Power 5 conferences in the last wave of realignment, and the Big Ten and SEC might've improved their talent bases the most.

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