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Why should West Virginia root for Big 12 expansion?

The Big 12 itches, and it’s not only trying to figure out where, when and how to scratch, but it’s not sure if it’s even a good idea to scratch. Still, after four years in its current configuration and two years of the College Football Playoff, the idea to add some teams is again on the docket.

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News Of Note

Baseball:

WVU Earns No. 4 Seed at Big 12 Championship | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team has earned the No. 4 seed at the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship and will face fifth-seeded Oklahoma in the opening round on Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT.

WVU Upsets No. 5 Texas Tech in Roller Coaster | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team concluded the regular season with an 8-7, upset victory at No. 5 Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon.

Mountaineers Fall at No. 5 Texas Tech, 4-2 | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team lost the middle game of a three-game series at No. 5 Texas Tech, 4-2, on Friday afternoon.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Why would WVU root for Big 12 expansion? | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The Big 12 itches, and it’s not only trying to figure out where, when and how to scratch, but it’s not sure if it’s even a good idea to scratch. Still, after four years in its current configuration and two years of the College Football Playoff, the idea to add some teams is again on the docket.

A re-set of the Big 12 expansion situation | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Much in Big 12 Expansion Land has quieted since Oklahoma president David Boren recently tapped the brakes on the talk. The whirlwind of daily reports from all parts has subsided a bit. But when the league’s presidents and chancellors next meet in Irving, Texas, expect a decision to be reached.

Big 12 Expansion: Why NOT Tulane | Bring On The Cats
Tulane: You've got the academics, but this ain't the Ivy League.

Big 12 Expansion Q&A: The Case for Tulane | Bring On The Cats
Jon asks the hard questions of SB Nation's AAC writer.

The full Baylor report isn't out yet, but pressure's rising on Art Briles' job status | SBNation
Baylor's scandal could force the university to make a move that would've been shocking just a year or so ago.

Texas Tech's offense is amazing, and the defense is totally wasting it | SBNation
Texas Tech almost had the best offense in the country, but on two occasions the Red Raiders scored 50 points and lost because of a miserable defense. Can Kliff Kingsbury figure out how to play defense before his time in Lubbock runs out?

Matt Campbell was a great hire for Iowa State, but a brutal schedule will define his debut | SBNation
The Big 12's hardest place to win tries another new approach.

Around The NCAA:

Miami, Maryland off to hot recruiting starts under new head coaches | SBNation
New coaches have some schools off to hot recruiting starts.

Recruiting

WVU recruiting: Mountaineer coaches not ignoring ‘304 Core’ | Charleston Gazette-Mail
While the West Virginia coaches have gone south to Florida, north to New York and west to California, the staff have paid as much attention as possible to the homegrown talent during this six-week stretch.

Video Of Interest

Video Of (Dis)Interest

Miss Throwdown

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