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Gabe Osabuohien was meant to be a Mountaineer

The West Virginia newcomer fits right in on Bob Huggins’ team.

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Osabuohien’s effort energizing everyone around him for WVU

Gabe Osabuohien was an Arkansas Razorback for the first two years of his career. But just half a season into his West Virginia career, he is making it difficult to conceive of him as anything but a Mountaineer.

Mountaineers squash Frogs 81-49

#12 West Virginia had its most dominant performance of the season against Big 12 foe TCU on Tuesday. The Mountaineers are now 14-2 overall and have a 3-1 record in conference play.

Women’s hoops moves up to No. 18 in Coaches Poll

The West Virginia women’s basketball team has moved up two positions to rank #18 in the latest USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Mountaineers are now 13-2, with a 3-1 Big 12 record.

Sooners Hand WVU First Conference Loss

The #17/18 WVU women’s basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season, as Oklahoma toppled the Mountaineers, 73-49, on Wednesday.

West Virginia Athletics

AT&T SportsNet to Air April 3 Baseball Game

The West Virginia baseball team’s game against Texas on April 3 will be televised regionally on AT&T SportsNet.

Mountaineers Take in Tokyo

The spring semester at West Virginia University officially kicked off on Monday, with students heading to their first day of class. However, members of the #2 WVU rifle team were traveling back from Tokyo, Japan, where the Mountaineers trained earlier this month.

Mountaineers in the Pros: Divisional Playoffs

In the NFL Divisional Playoffs, David Long recorded his first start and helped the Tennessee Titans reach the AFC Conference Championship. Long also had six tackles.

Around the Big 12

Baylor Honored as NABC Team of the Week

The NABC has selected Baylor as the NCAA Division I Team of the Week. The Bears won the award after defeating #22 Texas Tech and #3 Kansas.

Butler Named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association selected Baylor guard Jared Butler as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week. Butler scored a game-high 22 points in Baylor’s 67-55 win at Kansas.

Pohlmeyer Claims Weekly Honor

South Dakota State’s Henry Pohlmeyer has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week. This is the first conference honor of the season for the senior.

Around the NCAA

Bracketology 2020: Baylor basketball would be No. 1 overall NCAA tournament seed today

While the Baylor Bears couldn’t crash college football’s Final Four, Saturday’s impressive win at Kansas shows that they are a serious threat to make it to Atlanta for college basketball’s Final Four. Check out where the Mountaineers land in the Bracketology.

How North Carolina became college basketball’s biggest disappointment

UNC is likely to miss the NCAA tournament. Roy Williams said he should be fired. Here is how the Tar Heels got here.

NFL picks 2020, Conference Championships: Experts think a Chiefs-49ers Super Bowl is coming

The Kansas City Chiefs looked like an offensive juggernaut in the Divisional Round, and the San Francisco 49ers defense looked like a brick wall. Four teams will dwindle to two Sunday, and this expert panel mostly agrees on what that Super Bowl matchup will be in 2020.

MLB’s Astros punishment was extraordinary, and still not harsh enough

This Houston Astros discipline somehow achieved the opposing feats of being unprecedented in scope, yet also not punitive enough. Let’s make sense of the fallout from the Astros cheating scandal.

2020 NFL mock draft: Here’s what could happen if Tua Tagovailoa falls

After Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa officially declared for the NFL Draft, one report said he got positive news following a serious hip injury that ended his season. Here is how the draft could play out if there are injury concerns about Tagovailoa.

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