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Morning Mashup - 12/16

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

On This Date:

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 12-3. In 1961, WVU traveled to Penn State and beat the Nittany Lions, 79-67. Rod Thorn led the way with 17 points and 16 points. A young Gale Catlett - on the court instead of the sidelines - added on 11 points.

- In 2011, defensive tackle Christian Brown committed to West Virginia. He played in ten games as a true freshman, registering 10 tackles, two for loss and a forced fumble.

- In 2003, junior college corner Dee McCann committed to West Virginia. In two years, he played in 21 games (starting 10) and picked up 79 stops and seven interceptions.

In The News:

Michigan Too Much for WVU (Antonik - WVUSports)

No. 3 Michigan beats WVU to move to 11-0 (AP)

Furfari book signing set for Thursday (Nichols - TimesWV)

Mountaineers getting little from big men (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Constant change killing rivalries (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Michigan topples WVU, 81-66 (Casazza - Daily Mail)

WVU falls short against No. 3 Michigan (Hickman - Gazette)

Nugget of The Day:

- Four-star receiver Tyler Boyd says he plans to take his official visit to West Virginia in January, presumably on the 18th.

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