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The Shotgun/Throwdown (2/14/19): Mountaineers Win Close One at Texas Tech

The WVU women’s basketball team pulled out a tough win on the road, in a 75-72 win in Lubbock.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

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Football

WV MetroNews Neal Brown talks quarterback competition, spring practice buildup - WV MetroNews
Neal Brown discussed why West Virginia's quarterback competition won't drag on, plus preparations for the start of spring practice.

Basketball

WV MetroNews Late surge lifts WVU women in Lubbock - WV MetroNews
West Virginia scored the game’s final eight points, including Naomi Davenport’s go-ahead jumper with 11 seconds left, during a 75-72 comeback win.

WV MetroNews Lyons confident in turnaround under Huggins: 'He's obviously very capable of fixing the team' - WV MetroNews
Athletics director Shane Lyons wouldn’t elaborate on what ended the WVU careers of Harris and Ahmad, but as for Bob Huggins’ career, Lyons presumes his head coach has plenty of victories left.

Baseball

2019 Season Preview - West Virginia University Athletics
The WVU baseball team officially opens the 2019 season on Friday, eager to prove itself against a challenging 53-game schedule in one of the nation's best baseball conferences.

WV MetroNews Zarbnisky out indefinitely, but Mountaineers have experience in lineup - WV MetroNews
Six positional starters return as West Virginia seeks to rebound from disappointing 2018.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers Return to No. 1 - West Virginia University Athletics
After sitting at #2 for the last 13 weeks, the West Virginia rifle team is back at #1 in the College Rifle Coaches Association Rankings.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 Basketball: Buy Or Sell Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma, and TCU
Big 12 Basketball is full of competitive teams. Here we take a look at teams on the bubble and predict their chances of making the NCAA Tournament.

Tom Bragg: Talent gap still makes Kansas the team to beat in the Big 12 | Tom Bragg | wvgazettemail.com
Could this be the year? The Jayhawks appear to be down, by their standards at least.

Bill Self's thoughts on KU's toughness, Big 12 race post-TCU
Here's what Self had to say after KU's win.

Around the NCAA

Signing Day rankings 2019: Teams that finished in key spots - SBNation.com
Here are a few familiar story lines we see every year and the teams that happen to inhabit them this time around.

Kentucky vs. LSU: Did Wildcats get screwed on game-winning tip-in? - SBNation.com
Kentucky and LSU staged a modern day SEC classic at Rupp Arena on Tuesday.

8 ways college football coaches whine about transfers - SBNation.com
Amateur athletes are increasingly allowed to play at different schools, and millionaire coaches are worried.

Ravens trading Joe Flacco to the Broncos. Yep, John Elway did it again - SBNation.com
The former Super Bowl MVP’s time in Baltimore is over.

The Lakers have no easy answers after the Anthony Davis non-trade - SBNation.com
The Lakers have to decide whether to keep chasing Anthony Davis.

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2019 personality quiz
Answer these six questions and find out which dunk you are.


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