Holgorsen happy David Long finally gets the recognition he deserves

Dana Holgorsen was outspoken this season about a perceived lack of respect for linebacker David Long. That respect finally came when Long was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

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Football

WVU football notebook: Holgorsen happy David Long finally gets his due | Charleston Gazette-Mail
West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen was outspoken this season about a perceived lack of respect for WVU standout linebacker David Long Jr.

Basketball

Gators Too Much For Mountaineers in NYC | West Virginia Athletics
KeVaughn Allen’s 19 points led Florida to a 66-56 victory over cold-shooting West Virginia in the nightcap of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night in New York City.

Gators chomp Mountaineers in Jimmy V Classic, 66-56 | WV News
If West Virginia’s performance in Madison Square Garden in a 66-56 loss to Florida in the Jimmy V Classic were a Broadway play it would have closed after the first act.

Mountaineers no match for Gators in second half | WV MetroNews
Whatever momentum West Virginia built during its four-game winning streak evaporated Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

3 points to ponder after the Mountaineers’ MSG meltdown | WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor’s instant analysis after Florida downed West Virginia 66-56 in the Jimmy V Classic.

Baseball

Mazey Announces Signing Class | West Virginia Athletics
West Virginia University baseball coach Randy Mazey has announced that 17 student-athletes have signed to join the Mountaineers for the 2020 season.

West Virginia Athletics

Mountaineers End Season Ranked No. 14 | West Virginia Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s soccer team ranks No. 14 in the final 2018 United Soccer Coaches Poll.

Around the NCAA

Ohio State Stood By Urban Meyer So He Could Walk Away | The Ringer
In August, the university suspended Meyer for mishandling accounts of domestic abuse involving a longtime staffer. That decision was disappointing at the time—and may now be even more puzzling in retrospect.

The Urban Meyer cycle continues | SBNation
The three-time national champion has retired again.

Urban Meyer’s the rare Buckeye coach to not get fired, but it’s not that simple | SBNation
Not many Ohio State head coaches leave on their own terms, though there’s a bit more to it than that.

How Ryan Day’s modernization of Ohio State’s offense is scary for the Big Ten | SBNation
Expect the future Buckeye head coach to add even more of an air raid touch to one of the country’s most talented rosters.

Maryland hires Bama’s Mike Locksley, 3 years after passing him up | SBNation
Locksley’s first job is to move the team past a painful chapter.

3 ways Kelly Bryant’s Mizzou transfer could work out well for everyone | SBNation
Columbia looks like a good landing spot for the ex-Clemson QB.

How high school football provided an escape from Camp Fire | SBNation
The flames brought destruction to their town. Just weeks later, they played in a title game.

NFL Panic Index 2018: The Saints can be stopped after all | SBNation
Now that the favorites have revealed a weakness, is it open season in the NFC? Are the Giants too good now? What if McCarthy wasn’t the problem in Green Bay? Panic!

Markelle Fultz’s shoulder has *some* nerve | SBNation
We have that and more in Wednesday’s NBA newsletter.

Atlanta United embracing MLS Cup expectations | Dirty South Soccer
Unburdened by the city’s past sporting failure, Atlanta United is poised for greatness ahead of MLS Cup.

The Best Songs of 2018 | The Ringer
It’s been an odd, intoxicating year in singles. Before we say thank you, next—here are our 10 favorites.

The Beautiful, Inspirational Disaster of ‘Cabin Boy,’ 25 Years Later | The Ringer
How the film turned Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick into Hollywood pariahs … and comedy legends


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