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Morning Mashup - 12/15

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

On This Date:

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 7-2. In 1956, Hot Rod Hundley scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds to lead West Virginia to an 83-82 victory over Duke to win the Birmingham Classic. The win vaulted the Mountaineers into the Top 10 and garnered them several first place votes in the next poll.

- In 1966, former guard Herbie Brooks was born. The Mullens native averaged 13 points, three rebounds and two assists over his final two years and was named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 his senior season.

- In 2004, Kent Richardson committed to West Virginia. Richardson played in 48 games, 43 of them as a reserve, and finished his career with 55 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception.

- In 2011, both Will Johnson and Karl Joseph committed to West Virginia. Johnson redshirted this season, but Joseph enrolled early, earned a starting safety spot and has been named to numerous Freshman All-American teams thanks to his 95 tackle, seven for loss, six pass breakup, three forced fumble, two interception season.

In The News:

Shirt captures Bill Stewart's finest hour (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Huggins, Beilein take similar paths to top (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Marquee mismatch? (Hickman - Gazette)

Mountaineers to face Michigan in Brooklyn (Huffman - Register-Herald)

WVU to battle No. 3 Michigan (Antonik - WVUSports)

Nugget of The Day:

- There was a Mike Carey sighting outside of Landover, Maryland last night. The women's basketball head coach was at Charles H. Flowers (MD) and witnessed 2013 G Kyah Proctor (26 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists) and 2015 C De'Janae Boykins (20 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks) put on a show in a blowout victory.

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