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West Virginia eyeing graduate transfers to finish filling needs

Last Wednesday, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen alluded to the fact that the Mountaineers may have signed 21 recruits for 2017, but he and his staff were far from done adding pieces to the puzzle for this fall.

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News Of Note

Football:

WVU's Dorchester Has Handle on Grid Roster | WVU Athletics
West Virginia’s Ryan Dorchester has the title of director of player personnel, which basically means he’s constantly counting and must be an exceptionally good planner.

Basketball:

WVU basketball up and down so far in Big 12 play | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Last week was a typical one for West Virginia in a season that’s produced ups and downs to accompany trips in and out of the top 10.

West Virginia Travels to Oklahoma on Tuesday | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team concludes its regular-season series with No. 19/22-ranked Oklahoma on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in an 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT contest at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

West Virginia Athletics:

Mountaineers Move Up in National Rankings | WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University gymnastics team moves up one spot to No. 24 in today’s Road to Nationals Rankings.

Recruiting

WVU football eyeing potential graduate transfers | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Last Wednesday, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen alluded to the fact that the Mountaineers may have signed 21 recruits for 2017, but he and his staff were far from done adding pieces to the puzzle for this fall.

Around The League

Around The NCAA:

2017’s projected 130-team college football rankings, from Bama through UAB | SBNation
Alabama, Ohio State, and Florida State lead the way in the 2017 S&P+ projections.

This is how much better college football coaches do on Signing Day in Year 2 than Year 1 | SBNation
It’s a matter of timing, and the numbers back it up.

Coastal Carolina joins FBS with the most interesting coach in college football | SBNation
2017’s 130-team preview series begins by welcoming the Chanticleers to the party.

Bill Belichick and Nick Saban are operated by the same computer program | SBNation
Just a process driven people at their finest.

Report: Brady Hoke heading to Tennessee as DL coach | SBNation
This actually might just work out.

Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are both NBA stars in the making | SBNation
The 2017 NBA draft's top two prospects each put on a show in their first head-to-head matchup.

Video Of Interest

Video Of (Dis)Interest

You've probably seen this by now, but it's worth another watch. Nice appearance by BRUUUUUCCCEEEEEE too

Miss Throwdown

Today's Miss Throwdowns are the rookies of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. You'll surely be seeing more of these girls on here in the future.