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The Big 12 Has Work To Do In The NCAA Tournament

This hasn’t been the best month for the Big 12 and its basketball coaches. This March and the three Marches before it.

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News Of Note

Football:

Veteran Aide Wickline Reunites With Holgorsen | WVU Athletics
When Joe Wickline became available after one year as Texas’ offensive coordinator, Dana Holgorsen wasted little time bringing the veteran offensive strategist on board.

Basketball:

Holmes Named WBCA All-Region | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University senior guard Bria Holmes was named Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 3, as announced by the organization on Wednesday.

Holmes was stellar, but how many noticed? | Exponent Telegram
You would think, looking back upon not only Bria Holmes’ accomplishments in coach Mike Carey’s women’s basketball program, but her growth both as a player and student in her four years at West Virginia, that nothing short of a day proclaimed in her honor would be sufficient. It didn’t happen that way, though.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Big 12 has work to do in NCAA tournament | Charleston Gazette-Mail
This hasn’t been the best month for the Big 12 and its basketball coaches. This March and the three Marches before it.

James Washington hopes to continue Oklahoma State's tradition of star receivers | ESPN
James Washington hopes to be the next great Oklahoma State receiver, following in the footsteps of Dez Bryant and Justin Blackmon.

Mitchell Meyers returns to Iowa State Cyclones | ESPN
Defensive end Mitchell Meyers hopes to return to play for Iowa State in the fall after missing the 2015 season with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Around The NCAA:

The Solid Verbal: Why Justin Fuente couldn't turn down Virginia Tech | SBNation
An extended conversation with the new man in charge in Blacksburg.

SHUTDOWN FULLCAST 4.8: THE GOOD TRILL HUNTING EPISODE | Every Day Should Be Saturday
THIS WEEK IT'S LONGHORN NETWORK DEMOLITION TIME (WITH WOOD GRAIN EVERYTHING)

How OG Anunoby went from an undiscovered recruit to a March Madness sensation | SBNation
Meet the breakout star of the NCAA Tournament, Indiana's OG Anunoby.

West Virginia Pros

Raiders plan to unleash Bruce Irvin on quarterbacks | San Jose Mercury News
Don't be surprised if Bruce Irvin's sack totals get a nice boost. The Raiders' newest linebacker had 22 sacks during his four years with the Seattle Seahawks, but Oakland plans to send him after the quarterback more often.

Bears GM Ryan Pace: Kevin White 100 percent healthy | NFL.com
Bears GM Ryan Pace revealed Tuesday that Kevin White is finally 100 percent recovered from a fractured shin that ruined the wide receiver's rookie season. When can we expect him back on the field?

NFL draft profile: West Virginia S Karl Joseph, big hitter on the mend | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects, and we arrive at hard-hitting West Virginia S Karl Joseph at No. 43.

Todd Bowles wants Fitz, but he'll take Geno Smith | 247 Sports
Todd Bowles, like the Jets organization as a whole, wants Ryan Fitzpatrick to come back next season. But that doesn’t mean he’s not preparing himself for a future without the veteran under center.

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Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdown is Playboy's Miss July 2015. CLICK HERE for Kayla Rae Reid's Instagram.