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The West Virginia men’s basketball team climbed three spots to be ranked #22 after defeating Youngstown State, 75-64. WVU is also #10 in the NET ranking, a key metric for NCAA Tournament selection.
West Virginia women beat Syracuse to win Florida Sunshine Classic
The West Virginia women’s basketball team won the 2019 Florida Sunshine Classic on Sunday afternoon, after defeating Syracuse, 71-69. WVU also got a 63-57 win over #19 Michigan State in the Florida Sunshine Classic.
WVU women’s basketball moves to No. 19 in AP Poll
The West Virginia women’s basketball team moved up three spots to #19 in the latest Associated Press Top-25 Poll. The Mountaineers are currently 9-1.
West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia Goes 3-0 at Mountaineer Quad
Six Mountaineers posted perfect records as the West Virginia wrestling team went 3-0 at the Mountaineer Quad on Sunday afternoon. WVU beat VMI, Hofstra, and Edinboro.
Will Grier’s NFL debut a rough introduction to professional life
Former West Virginia star, Will Grier, had a disappointing first career start for the Carolina Panthers, who were mauled 38-6 by the Indianapolis Colts. Grier finished the game 27 of 44 for 224 yards and had three interceptions.
Around the Big 12
Big 12 Football All-America Honors
Check out this list of Big 12 football All-America honors.
Doolittle and Clarke Receive Men’s Basketball Honors
Kristian Doolittle of Oklahoma gathered his second Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award while Texas Tech’s Chris Clarke earned his first Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. Clarke is the fourth Red Raider to receive the award in the first seven weeks of the season.
Pressley Named AVCA Player of the Year
Baylor volleyball junior Yossiana Pressley is the TeamSnap/AVCA Division I National Player of the Year.
Around the NCAA
College basketball rankings: Gonzaga becomes sixth No. 1 team this season
There’s another new #1 team in college basketball. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have claimed the top spot this week after the Kansas Jayhawks fell on the road to the Villanova Wildcats.
How Villanova upset Kansas to take down another college basketball No. 1 team
For the first time in college hoops history, five different #1 teams have lost before January.
3 points aren’t enough for this unreal South Carolina full-court shot
South Carolina’s Tyasha Harris threw a football-like Hail Mary from 70 feet and it went in.
The 15 best basketball shots of the decade
Ten years is a long time with lots of shots between the NBA, WNBA, and college basketball. These 15 shots stood out as particularly memorable.
Which NFL teams clinched a playoff spot and which were eliminated in Week 16?
Playoff berths were still on the line this week, but three teams also clinched their seeds.
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