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What Will It Take For West Virginia To Dethrone The Sooners As Big 12 Champion In 2017?

West Virginia is 0-5 against Oklahoma since joining the Big 12, including a disappointing home loss in 2016.

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News Of Note

Football:

Chasing Oklahoma: How can West Virginia take down conference champ? | ESPN
West Virginia is 0-5 against Oklahoma since joining the Big 12, including a disappointing home loss in 2016.

Basketball:

WVU finishes Texas swing tonight | Beckley Register-Herald
West Virginia’s No. 12-ranked mens basketball team has its Big 12 Conference destiny in its own hands with two games remaining in the regular season.

WVU to face Baylor in key Big 12 clash | The Exponent Telegram
No. 12 West Virginia will look to remain in second place in the Big 12 Conference when the Mountaineers invade Waco, Texas, to face No. 9 Baylor in a crucial contest for both teams.

WVU men’s basketball utilizing more 1-3-1 zone as it heads to Baylor | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The regular season is racing toward the finish, but the most frenzied defense in the country is changing directions. No. 12 West Virginia has undone opponents in the past three games not with a relentless press but with a throwback zone defense.

Baylor’s Drew: ‘Hopefully we have a better feel’ for Press Virginia | WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor's Gold & Blue Lunch Report offers a final-score pick for West Virginia vs. Baylor.

Ready for the Next Chapter | WVU Athletics
West Virginia will honor seniors Lanay Montgomery and Desiree Rhodes before Monday’s 7 p.m. contest against Kansas at the WVU Coliseum.

West Virginia Athletics:

WVU Wins Eighth Straight GARC Championship | WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers’ (12-0, 8-0) earned their conference-best 12th GARC Championship title with a season-best effort in air rifle, matching a mark they previously shot in a win against Navy on Jan. 20, at the WVU Rifle Range. WVU has now shot an aggregate score of 4724 or better in four of its last six matches.

WVU Men Place Second, Women Take Fourth at Big12s | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University swimming and diving team closed out the 2017 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship strong on Saturday, as the men finished second in the conference for the second straight year and the women placed fourth at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.

Recruiting

Jake Spavital wasting no time reshuffling WVU’s QB board after returning to Mountaineers | Charleston Gazette-Mail
During his first go around in Morgantown, offensive coordinator Jake Spavital was known as a key recruiter in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas for the Mountaineers. Now that he’s back, he’s taken over those same stomping grounds, but his biggest impact has been a nearly complete reshuffling of the quarterback board for West Virginia.

Around The League

Around The Big 12:

Must-win and trap games of 2017: Oklahoma Sooners | ESPN
The Sooners want to avoid another shootout with Texas Tech, while an October matchup with Kansas State will be difficult.

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield arrested, charged with public drunkenness and fleeing | SBNation
The former Heisman finalist has been a favorite for the award in 2017.

Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey on criticism of school's safety: 'Knock them right in the face' | SBNation
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Around The NCAA:

How does college football's spring practice work? Here are 5 quick things to know | SBNation
There are rules, but probably not as many as you'd think. Still, everything ends up about the same everywhere.

No. 1 Gonzaga’s perfect season ends in shocking loss to BYU | SBNation
There will be no team chasing perfection in this year’s NCAA tournament.

Marcus Keene is the 5'9, 0-star recruit who became college basketball's leading scorer | SBNation
The nation’s leading scorer is becoming the greatest show in college basketball.

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