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Morning Mashup - 11/23

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

On This Date:

- The football team has an all-time record of 6-7. In 1974, West Virginia scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter to defeat Virginia Tech, 22-21. Artie Owens ran for 156 yards and a TD and Marcus Mauney returned an interception 99 yards for a score, but it was a blocked VT field goal with 11 seconds left that preserved the win.

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 3-1. In 2006 - in the Old Spice Classic, no less - WVU topped Montana 73-56. The 'Eers were led by Frank Young (21 points) and Joe Alexander (18).

In The News:

Air of mystery surrounds WVU, Iowa State (Hickman - Gazette)

Mountaineers get boost of confidence, win vs Marist (Vingle - Gazette)

Huggins' contract, recruiting and Tavon (Vingle - Gazette)

Cold, windy conditions await Geno, WVU in Ames (Hickman - Gazette)

It's been a long, strange season for WVU (McGill - Daily Mail)

Staubach among players I want to see play again (Giardina - Daily Mail)

Iowa State's defense becomes stingy in red zone (Casazza - Daily Mail)

Iowa State concerned about Austin (Daily Mail)

WVU 'Ames' to end skid (Huffman - Register-Herald)

Secondary issues dog Mountaineers (Menendez - Post-Gazette)

West Virginia tries to salvage lost season (Harris - TribLive)

Rather than Brawl, Pitt and WVU go separate ways over Thanksgiving (Dipaola - TribLive)

It's far from perfect world (Hertzel - TimesWV)

WVU trying to end slump versus Cyclones (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Nugget of The Day:

- Running back commit Zaire Williams scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to help his Timber Creek (NJ) team to a 34-7 victory on Thanksgiving Day.

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