Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (10/26/12) Edition

Notes from around the WVU sports world, Big 12 roundup & viewing guide, BBQ recipe & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WVU's GSR, Berry Tramel and Mike Carey in the Friday edition of Gold and Blue Now.

Limited Number of TCU Tickets Available - WVU Athletics
A limited number of singles, no two seats together, for the TCU game on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Milan Puskar Stadium, are available for purchase at the Mountaineer Ticket Office.

WVU Posts Record Graduation Success Score - WVU Athletics
WVU's highest since NCAA began collecting data in 1995.

THE CYANIDE COOLER: NOW IN GRAPE! - TheSignalCaller.com
Brandon tries to make sense of the last 2 weeks of WVU football

Carey: Big 12 Will Be Learning Experience - WVU Athletics
Veteran coach says WVU going from one great league to another.

No. 14 WVU Closes Out Regular Season - WVU Athletics
The No. 14 West Virginia women’s soccer team closes out the regular season with a road trip to Texas on Friday, Oct. 26. Kickoff at Mike A. Myers Stadium is slated for 8:30 p.m. EDT and will be televised on the Longhorn Network.

Philip Maramba: I left in a time of loss - Charleston Daily Mail
I believe Mr. Kenny Rogers said it best when he sang, "You've got to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em."


News of Note:

Theories, answers in WVU debate - Charleston Gazette
There's been as much debate within the Mountain State over West Virginia's football team as there has over the presidential race.

Holgorsen doesn't want Smith to shoulder all the blame for losses - Charleston Gazette
He sees opponents scoring at will and tries to match them. If he doesn't, he tries even harder and it gets even worse.

WVU coaches, players share blame for losses - Register-Herald
Holgorsen repeated that this mess doesn’t fall on the senior signal-caller’s shoulders. It falls on “all of our shoulders.”

WVU Still Aiming High - WVMETRONEWS.COM
West Virginia's first season of Big 12 women's basketball began with an ominous turn — senior center Asya Bussie tearing her ACL on the second day of practice.

Champions Bowl site will be determined between New Orleans or Arlington - ESPN
The name of the "Champions Bowl" will be either the Sugar Bowl (if in New Orleans) or Cotton Bowl (if in Arlington). The "Champions Bowl" name was just a placeholder until a site was chosen.


Around the League (and Beyond):

Tracking the Big 12 award races: Week 9 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Baylor defenders under scrutiny for poor tackling - Waco Tribune

Hate Week. The Real One. - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Texas Tech becomes well-rounded opponent for Kansas State - Wichita Eagle

Early interest in technology pays big dividends for Cody Davis - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

KU football seeks improvement from sad-sack special teams - Lawrence Journal-World

Defensive Line Twists: A Cease And Desist Letter For Manny Diaz - Burnt Orange Nation

Oklahoma Presents Unique Challenge For Notre Dame Defense - Crimson And Cream Machine

63 little-known facts about OSU coach Mike Gundy - Tulsa World

Keys to the Game: TCU @ Oklahoma State - Frogs O' War

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 9 preview - ESPN


What's On Tap:

(23) Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks - ESPN
Noon Saturday from Memorial Stadium on FSN affiliates. Horns are giving 19.

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys - ESPN
3:30 pm Saturday from Boone Pickens Stadium on FSN affiliates. Pokes are giving 7.

(14) Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. (3) Kansas State Wildcats - Preview - ESPN
3:30 pm Saturday from Bill Snyder Stadium on Fox. Cats are giving 7.5.

Baylor Bears vs. Iowa State Cyclones - ESPN
7 pm Saturday from Jack Trice Stadium on FSN affiliates. Clones are giving 2.5.

(5) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. (8) Oklahoma Sooners - Preview - ESPN
8 pm Saturday from Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on ABC. Land Thieves are giving 11.5.

College Football TV Schedule
Complete television listings, all times listed inside are Central


Video of Interest:

The Buzz this week is around West Virginia's winter sports teams, about to get underway. We preview the wrestling team's first-ever season in the Big 12, along with a look at the 2013 women's basketball team as it participates in Big 12 media day today in Dallas. And we leave you with scenes from the WVU diving team taking on Penn State last weekend in Morgantown.


Recipe of the Week:

Tastes of Texas: A Discussion on Mop Sauce - Burnt Orange Nation
Shane takes readers through making their own mop sauce.


Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a SI Swimsuit (<+++BONUS LINK) model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Ariel Meredith.


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