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Morning Mashup - 12/9

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

On This Date:

- The basketball team has an all-time record of 17-5. In 1989, the hardcourt edition of the Backyard Brawl went into double overtime, with the Mountaineers emerging victorious, 97-93. Tracy Shelton scored 36 points and Charles Becton added 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead West Virginia.

- In 2007, current kicker Tyler Bitancurt committed to WVU. He connected on 13-of-15 field goals and 41-of-42 extra points his freshman season, earning numerous awards. However, his career has been more up and down since then. Still, he will finish his career in second place on the Mountaineers' all-time scoring list behind Pat McAfee.

- In 1979, former offensive lineman Brad Knell was born. A three-year letterwinner, the Poca native started on the interior of the line for the Mountaineers during Don Nehlen's last years in Morgantown.

In The News:

Staten's late shot helps sink Hokies (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Sweat turns sweet for WVU's Noreen (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Carey upset with fan turnout after win (Hertzel - TimesWV)

Crazy win for Mountaineers (Hickman - Gazette)

Hard work and 'Sweat' helps WVU pick up win (Vingle - Gazette)

Mountaineer cornerback coach fired (Hickman - Gazette)

West Virginia knocks off Virginia Tech, 68-67 (AP)

West Virginia hands Hokies 1st loss (Huffman - Register-Herald)

No reason for WVU, Virginia Tech not to play (Huffman - Register-Herald)

WVU's Huggins supports old rivalries (Furfari - Register-Herald)

Nugget of The Day:

- There's a new punter to watch in the 2014 class - Kiski (PA) standout Adam Mitcheson.

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