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Morning Mashup - 12/27

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

On This Date:

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 7-7. In 2008, the unranked Mountaineers dominated No. 15 Ohio State in Columbus, 76-48. Alex Ruoff led the team with 17 points while Da'Sean Butler (16), Truck Bryant (11) and Devin Ebanks (10) were all in double figures for West Virginia.

- In 2008, West Virginia defeated North Carolina, 31-30, in the Car Care Bowl. Pat White, in his final game in a Mountaineer uniform, threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns while also running for another 55 yards.

- In 2010, defensive lineman Shaq Rowell committed to West Virginia. Starting at nose tackle this season, the junior college transfer registered 36 tackles, two for loss.

In The News:

Bad weather in NYC? What a surprise (Hickman - Gazette)

Substantial void to fill at center (Hickman - Gazette)

Syracuse tight ends are ready for WVU (Casazza - Daily Mail)

Ballroom practice making perfect? (Casazza - Daily Mail)

Mountaineers coach Holgorsen "disappointed" in Madsen (Casazza - Daily Mail)

West Virginia center Madsen ineligible due to academics (Menendez - Post-Gazette)

West Virginia players have a ball at practice (Menendez - Post-Gazette)

Day One in the Books for WVU (Antonik - WVUSports)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Pediatric Cancer Center (Antonik - WVUSports)

Pinstripe Bowl Report (Merinar - WVUSports)

Nugget of The Day:

- There's a new 2014 target to keep an eye on: safety Dameon Willis from St. Igantius (OH). You can see his highlight video HERE.

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