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West Virginia's Winning Streak Snapped In 2-1 Loss To Texas Tech

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West Virginia made one more mistake than Texas Tech on Thursday evening, and that narrow difference snapped the Mountaineers’ 10-game winning streak in a 2-1 loss to the Red Raiders,

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Baseball:

WVU's win streak snapped in 2-1 loss to Texas Tech | Exponent Telegram
West Virginia made one more mistake than Texas Tech on Thursday evening, and that narrow difference snapped the Mountaineers’ 10-game winning streak in a 2-1 loss to the Red Raiders,

WVU Edged in Pitcher’s Duel at No. 5 Texas Tech | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team lost a pitcher’s duel, 2-1, at No. 5 Texas Tech in the series-opener in Lubbock, Texas, on Thursday evening.

Grove’s effort not enough, WVU falls to Texas Tech in opener | WV MetroNews
West Virginia’s nation-best 10-game winning streak came to a halt on Thursday night as the Mountaineers lost on the road to No. 5 Texas Tech 2-1.

WVU Reels in a Good One in Freshman Vera | WVU Athletics
Fishing for good Texas players like Ivan Vera is enough for West Virginia baseball coaches to keep casting their line down in the Longhorn State.

West Virginia Athletics:

Covich learned a lot in WVU's first year | Exponent Telegram
Sean Covich’s head was spinning, as you might understand. Within the past few weeks, he had completed his first full season as head coach of West Virginia University’s reborn varsity golf program and been inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments during a decade at Meridian Community College.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Can Texas' Charlie Strong pull off a long-term rebuild in a short-term world? | SBNation
At a normal school, this would already look like an encouraging rebuild. Texas is not a normal school.

Big 12 Expansion Q&A: The Case for Connecticut | Bring On The Cats
Bring On The Cats' series continues as Jon chats with The UConn Blog about their selling points.

Big 12 Expansion: Why NOT Connecticut? | Bring On The Cats
UConn needs the Big 12, but what's the Big 12 supposed to do with UConn?

Around The NCAA:

Ohio State-Oklahoma leads 2016's 25 best non-conference games | SBNation
At the end of a long offseason lies a treasure of wonderful games between strange teams.

The Solid Verbal: A Baylor, QB transfer, Big 12 expansion, top 25, and Parisian proposal Q&A | SBNation
We've got a lot to discuss.

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