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Belk’s paycutting move to Bama pays off with WVU job | WV MetroNews
Doug Belk landed a job as West Virginia’s cornerbacks coach Friday based on a gamble he made during the spring of 2014.
Instant impact recruit: West Virginia Mountaineers | ESPN
ESPN JC 50 prospect Kelby Wickline, an offensive tackle, will help West Virginia replace center Tyler Orlosky and left tackle Adam Pankey.
West Virginia men’s basketball heads to Lawrence looking for first win at Allen Fieldhouse | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Teyvon Myers is no different than anyone else in a blue uniform tonight. He doesn’t have fuzzy memories about his previous trips to Allen Field House. The famed home of Kansas basketball is the only Big 12 venue where West Virginia has not won, and the Mountaineers have played well, played poorly, played at full-strength and played through roster issues. But they’re still 0-4 here.
WVU Nails Record 17 Treys in Rout of Cowgirls | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team knocked down a school-record 17 three-pointers in a 79-53 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday evening in front of 4,024 fans at the WVU Coliseum for the annual Play 4Kay pink game.
West Virginia Athletics:
No. 2 WVU Wins GARC Regular-Season Title | WVU Athletics
The No. 2-ranked West Virginia University rifle team won its fourth straight Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) regular-season title with a 4718-4675 win at No. 6 Kentucky, Saturday, inside Buell Armory.
No. 2 Mountaineers Finish Season Undefeated | WVU Athletics
The No. 2-ranked West Virginia University rifle team capped its 2016-17 regular season with its top performance of the year, shooting a season best in a 4726-4713 victory over No. 3 Murray State inside Buell Armory, in Lexington, Kentucky.
Ngati’s Pin Leads WVU to First Big 12 Win | WVU Athletics
Freshman heavyweight Brandon Ngati pinned Joe Scanlan in the final bout of the day as the West Virginia University wrestling team claimed a thrilling comeback win over Iowa State, 22-20, for the first Big 12 win in program history on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum.
WVU football hosts several dozen regional prospects on first Junior Day | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Saturday marked the first Junior Day of the spring for West Virginia, with the Mountaineer coaching staff hosting several dozen elite prospects from around the region. More than forty recruits made their way around Morgantown, meeting with the coaching staff, scouring the football facilities, and even taking about the hoops win over Kansas State.
Around The Big 12:
Kansas State’s Bill Snyder reportedly undergoing medical treatment for undisclosed condition | SBNation
A source told The Wichita Eagle that he hopes to be back for spring practice.
Around The NCAA:
This is how a college football player gets 7 years of eligibility | SBNation
The NCAA has a process for letting players make up years lost to injury.
The 11 college football offenses that improved (or declined) most in 2016 | SBNation
Missouri and Kentucky made big strides, while UCLA and Indiana tanked.
College football defenses that made biggest jumps (and nosedives) in 2016 | SBNation
Colorado made a huge jump, and Missouri fell badly off course.
Athletes at ACC’s 4 North Carolina schools urge legislators to repeal anti-LGBTQ law | SBNation
North Carolina has lost events because of the law.
Why Willie Taggart’s Oregon offense could be really good, really quickly | SBNation
Willie Taggart’s already versed in a lot of what’s made Oregon’s offenses good. Now he can build on all of it.
The Solid Verbal: Scoring the Fantasy Things Draft | SBNation
Only we can decide who truly won (because we’re making the whole thing up as we go).