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Former West Virginia stars Pat White and Steve Slaton side with Bruce Irvin over Twitter feud

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Of course this is still a thing.

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News Of Note

Football:

White, Slaton side with Irvin | The Exponent Telegram
After the inane Twitter rumblings over a generational difference within the ranks of the West Virginia University football alumni last week, Monday morning’s news was much needed if, for no other reason, than to show there is a great deal of pride remaining within the program.

Five WVU football players, Ryan Switzer invited to NFL Combine | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Five former West Virginia Mountaineer football players, along with a Charleston native fresh from the University of North Carolina’s football team, will get the chance to show their skills at the NFL Draft Combine.

Basketball:

WVU Absorbs Stinging Loss at No. 3 Kansas | WVU Athletics
No. 3 Kansas used a 21-7 run over the remaining 2:20 to send the game to overtime, and then outscored ninth-ranked West Virginia 13-9 in the extra session to pull out a near-miraculous 84-80 victory Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

‘Remarkable’ rally deals West Virginia another L in Lawrence | WV MetroNews
The third-ranked Jayhawks wiped out a 14-point deficit in the final 2:43 of regulation before emerging 84-80 winners in overtime against the No. 9 Mountaineers.

No. 9 WVU lets lead slip away in OT loss at No. 3 Kansas | Charleston Gazette-Mail
No. 9 West Virginia was outscored 21-7 in the final three minutes of regulation, retreated into an overtime period that should have never happened and was outscored 8-0 early in the extra five minutes to give away a win in the only Big 12 building where it’s never won.

West Virginia and K-State Square Off Wednesday | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team concludes the regular-season series with No. 24th-ranked Kansas State on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in a 7 p.m. tilt at the WVU Coliseum.

West Virginia Athletics:

Men’s Soccer Spring Schedule Released | WVU Athletics
Featuring five home matches in April, the West Virginia men’s soccer team has announced its 2017 spring schedule.

Smith Named Big 12 Co-Wrestler of the Week | WVU Athletics
After going 2-0 in Big 12 action this weekend, West Virginia University wrestling’s Jacob A. Smith has been named the Big 12 Co-Wrestler of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Former Arizona QB Anu Solomon aims to rediscover his touch at Baylor | ESPN
Anu Solomon set passing records at Arizona in a four-year stay that peaked early, then fizzled amid injuries. He's at Baylor now "to win games."

Big 12 pre-spring position rankings: Linebackers | ESPN
TCU heads the list thanks to the reliable All-Big 12 duo of Travin Howard and Ty Summers.

Big 12 pre-spring position rankings: DL | ESPN
Texas' defensive front has depth and talent. Kansas State loses Jordan Willis, but the Wildcats should be fine. They are 1-2 in our DL rankings.

Around The NCAA:

Brandon Harris transferring: Former LSU starting QB says he's free to go anywhere | SBNation
This may have been just a matter of time.

How bad was LSU's quarterback situation under Les Miles? Look at this list. | SBNation
Brandon Harris’ departure marks the continuation of an ugly trend.

Grading college football’s 27 first-year head coaches after 2016 | SBNation
Now that we have some evidence, let’s take another look at these new coaches.

Every year, the South Alabama Jaguars are both great and terrible | SBNation
The Jaguars are capable of absolutely anything, which they prove annually.

It takes almost 10 minutes to watch all of Randy Moss’ 40-plus-yard NFL touchdowns | SBNation
And let’s watch him do this stuff to even more overwhelmed college defenders, too.

Jim Harbaugh hired the father of an elite recruit, and that’s completely fine | SBNation
There’s no rule against it, and the coach seems qualified.

A second College Football Playoff just for mid-majors? What if it looked like this? | SBNation
The non-power Group of 5 conferences might be acknowledging that they have very little shot of winning the National Championship. What if they had a tournament they could definitely get into?

Bracketology: The Selection Committee reveals its roadmap to a 68-team field | SBNation
Saturday’s first-ever official bracket preview greatly influences today’s projection. As it should.

UConn women’s basketball wins its 100th straight game | SBNation
There is nothing in contemporary sports that compares to UConn’s dominance.

Video Of Interest

Let's relive the misery one more time.

Video Of (Dis)Interest

Miss Throwdown

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