Morning Mashup - 12/28

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

On This Date:

- The football team has an all-time record of 1-2. In Don Nehlen's final game, West Virginia defeated Ole Miss, 49-38, in the 2000 Music City Bowl. Avon Cobourne ran for 125 yards, while Brad Lewis threw for 318 and five touchdowns. Antonio Brown (156 yards) and Khori Ivy (99 yards) each caught two of those scoring passes.

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 17-10. In 1973, West Virginia edged out Texas in the Far West Classic, 80-79. Jerome Anderson led the way with 22 points and was responsible for two free throws with ten seconds left to give the Mountaineers the victory.

- In 1970, former wideout and return man James Jett was born. During his career, Jett had 1,384 receiving yards, 1,620 return yards and 11 touchdowns, but he was also a seven-time All-American in track. He ran in the 1992 Olympics, winning a gold medal, then played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders for ten years.

In The News:

Mountaineers' Braun taking position switch in stride (Hickman - Gazette)

Syracuse QB just keeps getting better (Hickman - Gazette)

Game gives Geno a chance to better stock (McGill - Daily Mail)

Nassib key part of success for Orange (Casazza - Daily Mail)

Braun making move to center as easy as possible (Casazza - Daily Mail)

West Virginia Orange fans juiced for Pinstripe Bowl (Maunz - Daily Mail)

Orange will test WVU's new defense (Huffman - Register-Herald)

West Virginia's Braun center of attention in return to old position (Menendez - Post-Gazette)

Key for Mountaineers in Pinstripe Bowl will be stopping run (Menendez - Post-Gazette)

Pinstripe Bowl Report (Merinar - WVUSports)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (Antonik - WVUSports)

Bowl last stop before Smith hits NFL (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Nugget of The Day:

- Immokalee (FL) athlete Jacky Marcellus plans to take his official visit on January 18th.

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