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West Virginia looks to stay hot this week in Big 12 Conference tournament

West Virginia comes into the tournament riding a month-long hot streak during which it won 14 of its last 17 games to finish the regular season at 33-21 as it pushes to land a spot in an NCAA regional.

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News Of Note

Baseball:

Mountaineers look to stay hot this week in Big 12 Tournament | Beckley Register-Herald
West Virginia takes the No. 4 seed into the Big 12 baseball tournament and will battle fifth-seeded Oklahoma today at 10 a.m. Eastern at Chichasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Postseason Begins Wednesday Morning at Big 12s | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team begins postseason play at the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship on Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT.

WVU starts Big 12 tournament vs. Sooners | Exponent Telegram
West Virginia comes into the tournament riding a month-long hot streak during which it won 14 of its last 17 games to finish the regular season at 33-21 as it pushes to land a spot in an NCAA regional.

Eight Mountaineers Garner All-Big 12 Honors | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University baseball team collected a program-record 10 All-Big 12 honors, the conference office announced on Tuesday.

Donato Makes All-Big 12 First Team | WVU Athletics
West Virginia University junior pitcher Chad Donato was named to the All-Big 12 First Team, announced Tuesday by the Big 12 Conference.

Big 12 strikeouts leader Donato nabs all-league honor | WV MetroNews
West Virginia right-hander Chad Donato, who topped the conference in strikeouts, earned first-team All-Big 12 honors Tuesday in a vote of coaches

WVU catcher Guerrini at center of team’s success | Charleston Gazette-Mail
On the eve of the Big 12 tournament, the baseball coaches revealed their all-conference teams and were kind enough to reward fourth-place West Virginia with 10 spots for eight players.

Smith comfortable in closing role | Exponent Telegram
The other day, when West Virginia’s pitchers gathered for their daily meeting, the subject came down to closing games, which just happens to be Blake Smith’s specialty.

Basketball:

Texas A&M will be restocking when it visits WVU for SEC/Big 12 Challenge | WV MetroNews
West Virginia shares a commonality with its opponent in next year’s SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the Texas A&M Aggies. Both are defensive-driven teams who must replace their two top scorers.

Around The League

Around The Big XII:

Streaming could be the answer to Big 12's woes | ESPN
The creation of a conference network has skyrocketed to the list of priorities for the Big 12 during this offseason. With the SEC printing money and the Big Ten right on its heels, the Big 12 is hungry for its piece of the pie.

A billionaire Texas booster says the Big 12 should've added Houston 2 years ago | SBNation
Red McCombs is one of the most influential voices around the Texas program. Is he just trying to prove a point? Maybe.

Big 12 Expansion Q&A: The Case for Central Florida | Bring On The Cats
Theme parks! Mini-golf! Football!

Big 12 Expansion: Why NOT Central Florida | Bring On The Cats
Jon asks why a team which finished 0-12 last year should get rewarded.

Is Oklahoma State still a top-15 program? We'll find out in 2016. | SBNation
One of the country's most dangerous passing games can help demonstrate OSU's back on track.

Good start for new Iowa State Cyclones coach Matt Campbell | ESPN
The first six months of the Matt Campbell era at Iowa State have been satisfying for athletic director Jamie Pollard.

Around The NCAA:

Who'll join this list of September Heisman Trophy legends next? | SBNation
Let's remember those players who jumped out to resounding early Heisman Trophy leads, whether they won it or not. Fun while it lasted!

UCLA's QB points out 1 thing about the Bruins' record-breaking $280M apparel deal | SBNation
Josh Rosen isn't exactly wrong, either.

FRANK BEAMER STUNTS ON YOU WITHOUT BREAKING A SWEAT | Every Day Should Be Saturday
AND MAKING IT LOOK EASY

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