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Perceived Disrespect Keeps West Virginia Motivated

The Mountaineers don't believe they have gotten their due. West Virginia still feels slighted by the rest of the nation, and it's that sense of disrespect that has helped push them this season.


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News Of Note


Passing game shows promise ahead of spring practice | The Daily Athenaeum
Two months removed from a 532-yard performance through the air in a 43-42 Cactus Bowl victory over Arizona State, nearly all the Mountaineer passing attack returns for the beginning of spring practice.

Adams Named Cornerbacks Coach | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced that Danny "Blue" Adams will join the Mountaineer coaching staff as an assistant coach, handling the cornerbacks.

West Virginia fills CBs coach vacancy with ex-Dolphins assistant | WV MetroNews
From a second wave of candidates, West Virginia found its cornerbacks coach late Monday afternoon, hiring former Miami Dolphins assistant Blue Adams.

Football Priority Tickets Available For BYU Game | WVU Athletics
Tickets for the West Virginia-BYU contest at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, on Sept. 24, are now available on a priority basis for 2015 season ticket holders and Mountaineer Athletic Club members.


Perceived disrespect keeps Mountaineers motivated | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
By most metrics, it has been a banner year for the West Virginia men's basketball team.

Bob Huggins gets the most out of players | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
This isn’t one of the best teams Huggins has had in his coaching career but it is one of his favorites.

Can WVU earn No. 1 seed from committee? | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The Mountaineers could climb to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament with a strong showing in this week’s Big 12 basketball tournament.

No joy in Morgantown over league’s No. 2 seed | WV MetroNews
Players say it wasn't their goal to be the runner-up to Kansas, so Big 12 tournament offers another shot.

Carter's progression at point guard vital to WVU down the stretch | Exponent Telegram
There wasn’t much of a reason to doubt he could transfer to the point, but Carter soon would learn that while it was playing basketball and playing guard, it was as different a world as driving a cab and driving in NASCAR.

Sunday’s loss could impact WVU’s NCAA seeding | The Daily Athenaeum
Sunday’s 67-51 loss to the No. 6 Texas Longhorns was the final test for the West Virginia women’s basketball team before the squad heads into the 2016 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Top 10 Things Iowa State's Levi Peters Can Do After Football | Wide Right & Natty Lite
Iowa State fans' favorite linebacker is retiring from the game following a laundry list of injuries during his career. WRNL is here to help him figure out what to do next.

Swoopes, youngsters impress at first Texas Longhorns spring practice | Burnt Orange Nation
And there's already a rotation developing at the quarterback position.

Around The NCAA:

The 2017 College Football Playoff will still be on New Year’s Eve, but it’ll start earlier | SBNation
A slight tweak to the Playoff's controversial time slotting.

The best football recruits from the Miami Nike Opening Regional Camp and what schools they are interested in | SBNation
SB Nation's Bud Elliott with his observations and scoop on recruits from the Miami Nike Opening Camp.

2016 Sun Belt football previews, from ULM to Georgia Southern | SBNation
Bill Connelly's 128-team preview series moves on to the Sun Belt. Tune in every weekday!

Wisconsin basketball removes interim tag, hires Greg Gard as head coach | SBNation
The Badgers have been on a tear since Gard took control.

Akron basketball grew into a MAC powerhouse with a little help from LeBron James | SBNation
The revival of Akron basketball has been sparked by hometown kids, fueled by the most famous one of them all.

Why the Northern Iowa Panthers should be your NCAA Tournament upset pick | SBNation
Looking for an NCAA Tournament upset pick? How about the Northern Iowa Panthers, who should have top teams terrified.

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