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Holgorsen likes spring position battles | Beckley Register-Herald
Defense was clearly the strength of the West Virginia University football team a year ago, so much so that head coach Dana Holgorsen got a little tired of his offensive unit getting handled time after time in practice against Tony Gibson’s defense. When spring practice begins on March 13, the head coach hopes the tables are turned.
Pendulum swings: Holgorsen ready for offense to win spring battles | WV MetroNews
This time the experience edge rests with the offense, so the play-caller jokes that he's ready for to give his defensive coordinator some payback.
WVU eyes coaches for vacancy; Florida transfer Grier visits | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia begins spring football March 13 and plans to have a cornerbacks coach by then. Defensive coordinator Tony Gibson said Wednesday afternoon the Mountaineers have already interviewed some possibilities while two more are scheduled, and a hire should be made by Monday.
Standing up to Holgorsen at OSU cemented respect for Wickline | WV MetroNews
New offensive coordinator praises Holgorsen's penchant for listening and the work done by O-line coach Ron Crook.
Ovations all around after seniors’ big sendoff | WV MetroNews
The most diverse rotation in the Big 12 leveled Texas Tech 90-68 and showed rich chemistry in the process.
Seniors get perfect send-off in win over Tech | The Daily Athenaeum
For West Virginia’s three seniors, Wednesday night’s home send-off couldn’t have been more magical.
WVU's Seniors Go Out in Style | WVU Athletics
Tenth-ranked West Virginia shot 50 percent from the floor for the first since defeating Texas Tech back on January 23 in Lubbock, and 10 different players got into the scoring column as the Mountaineers rolled to a 90-68 victory over the Red Raiders on Senior Night at the WVU Coliseum for Jonathon Holton, Jaysean Paige and Richard Romeo III.
Holton and Paige developed into some of WVU’s best | The Daily Athenaeum
As the Mountaineer seniors walked out of the Coliseum Wednesday and saw the fans sing "Country Roads" one last time, they reflected on the memories they endured during their careers in Morgantown.
Red Raiders swallow heavy dose of 'Press Virginia' | Beckley Register-Herald
Texas Tech came to the WVU Coliseum Wednesday night looking for a signature win to punch its NCAA Tournament ticket. It left with a new appreciation for "Press Virginia," and a spot on the tournament bubble.
West Virginia routs Red Raiders in home finale, 90-68 | WV MetroNews
Jaysean Paige delivered 15 points and five assists on Senior Night and No. 10 West Virginia’s rebounding prowess was on full display in Wednesday’s 90-68 romp over Texas Tech.
West Virginia pounds Texas Tech, 90-68 | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The 10th-ranked Mountaineers stockpiled extra possessions from turnovers and offensive rebounds and overwhelmed the opposition with a massive shot margin to blow away Texas Tech 90-68.
Photo gallery: Mountaineers top Texas Tech 90-68 on senior night | WV MetroNews
Photo coverage from No. 10 West Virginia’s 90-68 senior night win over Texas Tech on Wednesday at the WVU Coliseum.
No. 10 Mountaineers dominate Texas Tech on senior night | Exponent Telegram
No. 10 West Virginia bid adieu to the Coliseum for the 2015-16 men’s basketball season with a colossal senior night performance, bullying a Texas Tech team playing for its NCAA life, 90-68, before 12,680 fans who were given a spectacular show.
Four Mountaineers Earn Big 12 Honors | WVU Athletics
Four West Virginia University players were honored with 2015-16 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Awards, as selected by the league’s coaches on Wednesday.
Baseball Concludes 11-Day Roadtrip at Hawaii | WVU Athletics
Coming off a sweep at UNLV and an exhibition contest against MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, the West Virginia University baseball team wraps up an 11-day, three-city roadtrip with a four-game series at Hawai’i from March 3-6.
WVU caps road trip with series at Hawaii | Exponent Telegram
Coming off a sweep at UNLV and an exhibition loss to Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks, the West Virginia baseball team wraps up an 11-day, three-city road trip with a four-game series at Hawaii from today through March 6.
West Virginia Athletics:
Clemons named new WVU Mountaineer Mascot | WVU Today
Greenbrier County native Troy Clemons has been named West Virginia University’s 64th Mountaineer Mascot and will serve during the 2016-17 school year.
Around The Big XII:
Big 12 most iconic plays of the past decade: Nos. 11-15 | ESPN
We continue a countdown of the most iconic Big 12 plays of the past decade with a Baylor run, an Oklahoma flip, a memorable Texas kick and more.
Around The NCAA:
College basketball's Championship Week is America's only perfect sports tradition | SBNation
The madness before the madness is upon us, which means it's time for a full rundown of what and who to be on the watch for over the course of the next two weeks.
The 23 most perfect offenses in the history of college football | SBNation
From 1902 Michigan to 2005 USC, these are the best offensive units of all time.
The 20 best college football matchups of all-time | SBNation
The 20 college football games that featured the best combination of teams.
Dave Aranda's defense excelled with Wisconsin walk-ons. Yeah, it'll work at LSU | SBNation
The Badgers' scheme with the Tigers' talent? Watch out, SEC.
The Solid Verbal: Interviewing Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia's new coach | SBNation
Bronco Mendenhall was at BYU for more than a decade. Now he moves east for a new challenge.
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