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Spencer Macke Steals the Show

West Virginia put on a show against Texas, and freshman walk-on Spencer Macke became the star in the final minutes.

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Spencer Macke living as king for a day after making first shot

West Virginia’s Spencer Macke took the spotlight at the end of the Mountaineers’ blowout win over Texas. ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt featured Macke’s first career field goal on Monday night’s “The Best Thing I Saw All Day” and SportsCenter also grabbed the story the following day.

”O” My – Tshiebwe Hammers Longhorns With Indescribable Dunk

Oscar Tshiebwe’s length-of-the-floor pursuit of the basketball and one-handed tomahawk dunk against Texas might become one of the most iconic displays of pure athleticism in Mountaineer basketball history.

Sudden show of offense adds a layer to Gabe Osabuohien’s game

Gabe Osabuohien has been putting in extra work to improve his offensive skillset. This improvement could add another layer to West Virginia’s offense and break up the double teams that opponents tend to put on Oscar Tshiebwe and Derek Culver.

How suspensions for Kansas-Kansas State brawl will affect WVU games

The Big 12’s suspensions of Kansas and Kansas State players in the aftermath of Tuesday night’s brawl between the two teams will carry over when each team faces West Virginia for the second time this season.

Three Guys Before The Game – Kansas State and Texas Review (Episode 173)

Tony Caridi and Brad Howe recap West Virginia’s upset loss to Kansas State and blowout win against Texas on this episode of Three Guys Before The Game.

West Virginia Edged by Oklahoma State

The #25 West Virginia women’s basketball team suffered its third straight loss on Wednesday night, as the Mountaineers were edged by Oklahoma State 57-55 in Morgantown. WVU is now 13-4.

West Virginia Athletics

Adams Earns Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

West Virginia’s Noah Adams has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week. Adams extended his winning stream to 24-straight matches after earning a pair of wins over ranked Big 12 foes.

Mountaineer Beam Lineup Nationally Ranked

The West Virginia gymnastics team will open its 2020 home season nationally ranked on one event. The Mountaineers’ balance beam lineup ranking at #22 in this week’s Road to Nationals Rankings.

Haimes, Smith Collect Big 12 Honors

Redshirt senior Austin Smith and freshman Emily Haimes of the West Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have earned Big 12 swimming and diving awards.

Mountaineers in the Pros: Conference Championships

In last week’s NFL conference championships, former Mountaineer David Long and the Tennessee Titans fall short of reaching the 2020 Super Bowl.

Around the Big 12

Big 12 Announces Basketball Suspensions

The Big 12 Conference announced four suspensions for the players involved in the altercation near the conclusion of Tuesday’s Kansas State at Kansas men’s basketball game.

A massive fight mars Kansas vs. Kansas State basketball game at buzzer

A fight broke out at the end of Kansas’ home victory over Kansas State Tuesday night, with a benches-clearing brawl creating a scary scene at Phog Allen Fieldhouse. What started with a block quickly became anarchy, involving both teams, law enforcement, cheerleaders and students.

The Kansas basketball fight gave us some of the greatest photographs of a sports fight

The bench-clearing, everyone-inciting melee between Kansas and Kansas State Tuesday night was one of the most impressively ludicrous sporting moments of the year.

Weekly Swimming and Diving Awards Announced

Jiayu Chen of Kansas, TCU’s Dusan Babic, and West Virginia’s Emily Haimes and Austin Smith have earned this week’s Big 12 swimming and diving honors.

Jumpers Garner Week Two Indoor T&F Honors

Baylor sophomore KC Lightfoot and Oklahoma junior Essence Thomas received Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors after their meet-winning performances.

Around the NCAA

Bracketology 2020: Awful week for top teams shakes up the NCAA tournament field

Two #1 seeds and a #2 managed to lose both of their games since last Tuesday’s projection. Not surprisingly, this edition of Bracketology looks very different.

Patrick Mahomes is built to rally the Chiefs from a Super Bowl deficit

Slow starts in the NFL playoffs are becoming Patrick Mahomes’ calling card. Mahomes is forgettable in the first quarter of playoff games, then a legend the final three.

Even James Harden’s worst games are showcases for his brilliance

This is why James Harden is so entertaining even when he is shooting bricks.

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