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Morning Mashup - 12/25

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

On This Date:

- The football team has an all-time record of 1-1. In 1987, West Virginia played Oklahoma State in the Sun Bowl and fell, 35-33. There were a lot of familiar names on the field that day. OSU was led by quarterback Mike Gundy and running backs Thurman Thomas and Barry Sanders. For the Mountaineers, Major Harris rushed for 103 yards, while A.B. Brown added 167 and two scores. WVU scored a touchdown with just over a minute left, and completed the pass on the two-point conversion attempt, but tight end Keith Winn was stopped just short of the goal line.

- In 1948, the basketball team lost their one and only Christmas Day game, 80-66 to Bradley University. Fred Schaus was the leading scorer for the 'Eers, putting in 22 points.

In The News:

WVU working hard to fix problems (Hertzel - TimesWV)

WVU's Millard not a shoo in next year at QB (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Former Oklahoma State star not kept down for long (Casazza - Daily Mail)

How to replace WVU's Big 3 (Hickman - Gazette)

Beyond the Bronx (Drenning - WVUSports)

Ten Unforgettable Moments from 2012 (Antonik - WVUSports)

Nugget of The Day:

- Gibbs (FL) junior Maurice Hall tells me that Erik Slaughter has been by to see him this fall and the Mountaineers like him on offense. "He said they would bring me in as an athlete and play me all over the field," Hall told me. "They are a pretty good team. I like them."

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