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Morning Mashup - 12/31

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

On This Date:

- The football team has an all-time record of 3-0. In 1981, the Mountaineers dominated Florida, 26-6, in the Peach Bowl. Mickey Walczak had 110 total yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns. Darryl Talley, Steve Newberry and Defensive MVP Don Stemple led the WVU defense to a dominating performance where they had nine tackles for loss and forced five turnovers.

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 6-2. In 1965, West Virginia defeated North Carolina, 102-97, in a wild game in Raleigh. Carl Head and Ron "Fritz" Williams each had 25 points, while John Lesher added in 22 to bring WVU back in the final minutes for a come-from-behind victory.

In The News:

Mountaineers outlast Eastern Kentucky (Hickman - Gazette)

Bowl was perfect storm for WVU (Hickman - Gazette)

Mountaineers survive Eastern Kentucky scare (Redd - Daily Mail)

Bad plays make difference in WVU season (Casazza - Daily Mail)

Mountaineers hold off Colonels in final nonconference game (Laise - AP)

Mountaineers offense due for a major retooling (Menendez - Post-Gazette)

Back on track (Hertzel - TimesWV)

WVU's future looks bleak after loss (Nichols - TimesWV)

Nugget of The Day:

- Three-star WR Malique Belfort took in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday.

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