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Coach Huggins Shares Thoughts on College Basketball’s Rule Changes and Television Broadcasts

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins shares his insights into why the college basketball game is changing and why it seems like less people are watching.

West Virginia vs St. John’s Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images

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Men’s Basketball Notebook

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins thinks that college basketball viewing numbers are down because there are always multiple games televised at the same time. Coach Huggins also thinks that rule changes are forcing the college game to be more like professional play.

Three Guys Before The Game – Oklahoma Review and Kansas Preview (Episode 179)

On this episode of Three Guys Before The Game, Tony Caridi and Brad Howe try to help Hoppy Kercheval through his fears about the future of this year’s West Virginia men’s basketball team after losing to Oklahoma. The guys also look ahead to WVU ‘s rematch with #3 Kansas.

Kansas Game Sold Out

The Mountaineer Ticket Office has announced that the men’s basketball game against Kansas tomorrow is a sellout. The upcoming Oklahoma and Baylor games for WVU are also sold out.

Mountaineers Host Wildcats Tuesday Night

The West Virginia women’s basketball team returns to Morgantown tonight, as the Mountaineers host Kansas State at the WVU Coliseum. WVU is 14-7 overall, with a 4-6 Big 12 record, coming into tonight’s game with a 10-11 Wildcat team.

Mountaineers fall one spot in AP Poll

The West Virginia men’s basketball team fell to #14 in this week’s AP Top 25 Poll after losing to Oklahoma, but the Mountaineers will have two opportunities to move back up this week. First, WVU will face #3 Kansas in Morgantown, then the Mountaineers will travel to face #1 Baylor.

Around the Big 12

Conference Leaders Claim Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards

Udoka Azubuike of #3 Kansas and #1 Baylor’s MaCio Teague led their teams to sweeps in conference play to earn Big 12 Men’s Basketball weekly accolades. Azubuike garnered his second Player of the Week, while Teague claimed his second Newcomer award, as Baylor tops the league standings with Kansas one game back.

ISU’s Joens, K-State’s Lee Earn Week 14 Awards

Iowa State’s Ashley Joens collected her fifth Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award. Kansas State’s Ayoka Lee won her fourth-straight and ninth overall Freshman of the Week honor.

Denver and Iowa State Earn Weekly Gymnastics Honors

Denver’s Lynnzee Brown has been named this week’s Big 12 Conference Gymnast of the Week. Iowa State’s Ros Vaquer won her first Event Specialist of the Week award of the season this week, and her teammate Andrea Maldonado was named the conference Newcomer of the Week.

Around the NCAA

The first college basketball weekend after the Super Bowl lived up to the hype

As is usually the case, the first college basketball weekend after the Super Bowl was loaded with high-profile matchups, rivalry showdowns, and some ridiculous finishes. Here are the 10 things that you need to know from the most jam-packed weekend of the college hoops season to date.

How to watch the best individual performers in women’s college basketball right now

A handful of women’s college basketball players have stood out above the rest, so far this season. Which players are leading their teams, and the nation, statistically this season?

Jones, Goldwire help No. 7 Duke beat No. 8 FSU 70-65

T re Jones had 13 points to help #7 Duke overcome a turnover-heavy performance to beat #8 Florida State 70-65 on Monday night. The Blue Devils were coming off a wild and emotionally draining overtime win against rival North Carolina on Saturday.

Three transported to hospital after boulder strikes car, PRT

Three people were taken to the hospital after a boulder struck a car on Monongahela Boulevard and a PRT car on the tracks late Monday afternoon. Two of the people that were taken to the hospital were students that were in the PRT car. The pictures of the incident are shocking!

6 XFL features the NFL could adopt, ranked from most to least likely

The XFL has some interesting new features, from gambling elements to replay review transparency. Here is what the NFL might want to incorporate in the future.

The XFL’s best moments so far

The XFL has made a comeback, and after one week in the books, the league gave us a lot of exciting football. Sure, it’s not the NFL, but having live football on TV less than a week after the Super Bowl was a real treat, and the games were pretty fun to watch.

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