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The Shotgun/Throwdown: West Virginia’s Miles McBride Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

The Mountaineer guard gained his first conference award after leading WVU to a big win over Ohio State.

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Men’s Basketball

McBride Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

West Virginia’s Miles McBride has been selected Big 12 men’s basketball Newcomer of the Week. McBride scored a game-high and career-high 21 points in WVU’s win over #2 Ohio State.

West Virginia sends a message to rest of Big 12 heading into league play

In its final game before jumping into league play, West Virginia showed that will be a force to be reckoned with this season, knocking off #2 Ohio State 67-59 in an NCAA tournament-like atmosphere in Cleveland.

BELIEVELAND: West Virginia downs No. 2 Ohio State in the Cleveland Classic

The West Virginia men’s basketball team knocked off the second best team of the country, Ohio State, without its top two big men. Miles McBride led the Mountaineers with 21 points.

Harler’s play on both ends a big lift in win over Buckeyes

Miles McBride was unquestionably the best offensive player for West Virginia in Sunday’s 67-59 win over Ohio State. Senior guard Chase Harler also made the most of his minutes off the bench by scoring a season-high 10 points.

West Virginia Basketball Moves Up To 16 in Latest AP Poll

Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers have announced themselves to the world following their resume-building win over the Ohio State on Sunday. The college basketball world took notice and WVU, who was not ranked in the initial polls and just entered the polls last week at #22, has moved up to #16.

Tip off time announced for West Virginia’s Big 12 road opener at Kansas

The Big 12 Conference has announced that WVU’s conference opener against the #5 Kansas in Lawrence will tip off at 4:00PM ET on Saturday, January 4th. The game will also mark the first of five games for the Mountaineers that will be broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

Women’s Basketball

WVU women prepare for first Coliseum game in five weeks

Over five weeks have passed since the West Virginia women’s basketball team hosted a game at the Coliseum. That stretch will end when the Mountaineers host Cornell this afternoon.

WVU Remains No. 19 in AP Poll

The West Virginia women’s basketball team remains #19 in the latest Associated Press Top-25 Poll. The Mountaineers are currently 9-1.

Around the Big 12

Diarra & McBride Garner Men’s Basketball Awards

Kansas State’s Cartier Diarra has been named the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and Miles McBride of West Virginia was the conference Newcomer of the Week. Diarra scored a career-high 25 points against Tulsa.

Oklahoma Sooners Football: LSU blows out OU in Peach Bowl semifinal, 63-28

In the ugliest College Football Playoff defeat yet for the Oklahoma Sooners, who have lost in every CFP game they have played, the LSU Tigers thoroughly dismantled OU in the Peach Bowl semifinal, 63-28.

Gordon, Lee Collect Week 8 Awards

Texas Tech forward Lexi Gordon was named the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Kansas State freshman Ayoka Lee won her fifth Freshman of the Week award.

Around the NCAA

Clemson vs. Ohio State: Tigers Start Slow Against the Buckeyes But Come on Strong to Win 29-23

Ohio State starts strong, but Clemson catches fire and holds on for the win with great defense.

What the final NFL playoff picture looks like after Week 17

It all came down to the last Sunday of 2019. Now we know what the postseason schedule will be.

What you need to know about NFL head coach firings on Black Monday 2019

The 2019 offseason was a rough one for NFL head coaches. Eight teams, a quarter of the league, went looking for new play callers to replace inexperienced and veteran coaches alike.

Ranking all 12 NFL playoff teams by trustworthiness before the Wild Card Round

Now that the regular season is over, Geoff Schwartz surveys the whole playoff bracket heading into Wild Card Weekend.


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