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Morning Mashup - 12/14

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

On This Date:

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 15-2. In 1991, Mike Boyd calmly knocked down two free throws with 4.7 seconds left to give West Virginia an 86-85 victory over Pitt in the Backyard Brawl. Boyd finished with 11, but it was Tracy Shelton that led six Mountaineers in double digits with 16 points.

- In 1972, former offensive tackle Joe DeLong was born. The Weirton native lettered for the Mountaineers from 1993 to 1995. After school, he went the political route and was a member of the West Virginia State House of Delegates from 2000 to 2008.

- In 2001, former defensive back Mike Lorello committed to West Virginia. In three years as a starter, Lorello registered 261 tackles, 31.5 for loss, 16 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles, six interceptions and six sacks.

- In 2004, former offensive tackle Selvish Capers committed to West Virginia. Beginning his career as a tight end, Capers moved to tackle and started there for 32 games in his career. He's currently a member of the New York Giants.

In The News:

You are what you are (Drenning - WVUSports)

Big East collapse, WVU notes and Austin (Vingle - Gazette)

Monongolia County OKs baseball stadium TIF districts (AP)

Beilein draws parallels from time with Mountaineers (Casazza - Daily Mail)

WVU, Marshall have big basketball weekend ahead (McGill - Daily Mail)

Former Mountaineers making impact on NFL (Huffman - Register-Herald)

WVU, Michigan to meet for first time (Messerly - WVUSports)

More brings less during bowl season (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Nugget of The Day:

- Lancaster (TX) receiver DeMarcus Ayers has officially decommitted from Washington State, but West Virginia is not an option at this time.

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