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Morning Mashup - 11/16

Your morning look back, around the headlines and into the future.

On This Date:

- The football team has an all-time record of 7-5-1. The most recent game was a 45-27 victory over Pitt in 2006. In that game, Steve Slaton ran for 215 yards and two scores and caught 130 yards and two scores. Not to be outdone, Pat White ran for 220 yards and two TDs and threw for 204 yards and two more. He also did this.

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 2-0. In 2007, four players scored in double digits to push the Mountaineers to an 81-53 victory over Arkansas-Monticello. Alex Ruoff led the way with 17 points and Da'Sean Butler added 14 points and nine rebounds.

- In 1982, Miquelle Henderson was born. In four years, the Alabama native caught 80 passes for 897 yards and six touchdowns.

- In 2001, former center Dan Mozes committed to WVU. Mozes was a four-year starter, a three-year All-Big East First Team member (2004-2006), a Consensus All-American (2006) and the Rimington Trophy Winner (2006).

In The News:

Two walk-ons in new trio providing WR depth at West Virginia (Menendez - Post-Gazette)

Conversion rate is dropping (Hickman - Gazette)

Huggins' sighing period and State's opening (Vingle - Gazette)

Challenge awaits Smith, Mountaineers (Casazza - Daily Mail)

WVU's win over Sooners in '82 altered program (McGill - Daily Mail)

How well do you know the Big 12 Conference? (Giardina - Daily Mail)

WVU still out to prove it belongs in the Big 12 (Casazza - Daily Mail)

WVU's Buie hopes to run well vs Oklahoma (Furfari - Register-Herald)

WVU gets help from in-state talent (Hertzel - TimesWV)

WVU has to gamble on 4th down (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Mountaineers looking to end four-game skid against No. 12 Sooners Saturday night (Walp - Daily Athenaeum)

OU game will show what WVU is made of (Carvelli - Daily Athenaeum)

No. 2 Mountaineers travel to No. 4 Alaska-Fairbanks (Kreis - Daily Athenaeum)

Forget the Other Stuff, It's Oklahoma! (Antonik - WVUSports)

Nugget of The Day:

- Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh has recently been in touch with four-star safety Darius West out of Lima Central Catholic (OH).

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