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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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 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 bench-clearing, everyone-inciting melee between Kansas and Kansas State Tuesday night was one of the most impressively ludicrous sporting moments of the year.
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.
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
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.
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.
This is why James Harden is so entertaining even when he is shooting bricks.
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