Mountaineer Morning Links: Gonzaga Gameday (11/12/12) Edition

More OSU fallout, hoops tips tonight against Gonzaga, Women's Soccer ousted, Women's hoops and rifle in action, NFL updates & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
In Monday's Gold and Blue Now we preview the first game of the season for Bob Huggins basketball team and also take a look back at WVU's fourth loss in a row.

Princeton Prevails - WVU Athletics
A late rally from No. 16 West Virginia fell short as Princeton prevailed, 2-1, Saturday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

No. 1 Rifle Wins Seventh Straight - WVU Athletics
The No. 1 WVU rifle team earned its seventh straight win of the season.

Mountaineers Take Season Opener - WVU Athletics
West Virginia downs UNC Wilmington 76-47.

WVU’s Palmer looking to be consistent in 2012-13 - Times West Virginian
For West Virginia University shooting guard Taylor Palmer, Friday night’s season opening 76-41 victory over UNC Wilmington was a solid start for the new season.

Bruce Irvin Postgame Interview Following Seattle Win - WVillustrated
Former WVU defensive end chats with WVi following a two-sack performance for the Seahawks.

Irvin, Lankster Highlights from Seahawks Win Over Jets - WVillustrated
Two former WVU defenders go head to head on an NFL field as Seattle hosts New York.

VIDEOS: Pacman Jones With Two Highlight Plays for the Bengals - WVU Pros
Adam Pacman Jones had a huge game today in the Bengals blowout win over the New York Giants. Here are videos of his two big plays.


News of Note:

Hoops

Picking up where they left off - Charleston Gazette
WVU opens against Gonzaga, which ended Mountaineers' season in NCAA tournament

WVU set for revenge tonight vs. Gonzaga - Times West Virginian
The taste of the NCAA defeat was a bitter one and has lingered all through the offseason.

Gonzaga to give Huggins answers about team - Charleston Daily Mail
As the clock strikes midnight tonight in West Virginia, Coach Bob Huggins and his Mountaineers will be tipping off 24 hours of college basketball on ESPN.

WVU seeks answers at Gonzaga rematch - Register-Herald
Huggins, the nation’s fourth-winningest active coach, voiced several reasons for his unhappiness after last Tuesday’s 95-53 exhibition victory against Glenville State at the Coliseum.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Humphrey making most of his transfer - Times West Virginian
He is one of West Virginia University’s three key transfer players this season, joining point guard Juwan Staten out of Dayton and center Aaric Murray from LaSalle.

Football

Expectations change as questions pile up for West Virginia - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Today, after four consecutive Big 12 Conference losses, it is a team forced to dramatically redefine its goals.

As losses continue to mount, so does frustration for Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
The frustrations born of a four-game losing streak are beginning to take their toll on West Virginia's football team.

Losing skid changes outlook for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
Now, these Mountaineers would merely like a postseason opportunity.

Time to look in the mirror - Register-Herald
Mountaineers’ struggles are about more than Big 12

An ugly fall from the top - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
When the college football season started, West Virginia University was a top 10 team with the No. 1 candidate for the Heisman Trophy.

WVU Having Hard Time in New League - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
At this point, you're probably asking yourself, if not your neighbor: Is West Virginia in over its head with this move to the Big 12?

Special teams play was WVU’s downfall - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Monday Morning Quarterback

WVU still has long journey ahead - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
West Virginia football notebook

Bailey back in form after ankle injury - Charleston Daily Mail
"It helps," Coach Dana Holgorsen said. "I think we all understand that."

Monday Morning WVU Stock Report - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Examining the ups and downs, the dividends and downticks, from West Virginia's 55-34 loss at Oklahoma State

WVU predicted to play in Alamo Bowl - Times West Virginian
Jerry Palm, an expert in such matters, has just come out with his bowl projections


Around the League (and Beyond):

FULL RECAP: Oklahoma State 55, West Virginia 34 - Cowboys Ride For Free

K-State 23, Texas Christian 10: Now We Wait - Bring On The Cats

Offense gets blacked out: Kansas State 23, TCU 10 Postgame analysis - Frogs O' War

Final: Oklahoma 42, Baylor 34 - Our Daily Bears

Sooners Record Uninspiring Win Over Baylor, But A Win Nonetheless - Crimson And Cream Machine

Iowa State @ Texas Recap: Searching For Positives - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Postgame React: Texas- 33, Iowa St-7 - Barking Carnival

Kansas vs. Texas Tech: Jayhawks Come Up Short in Upset Bid - Rock Chalk Talk

Grades | Kansas Jayhawks 34, Texas Tech Red Raiders 41 - Viva The Matadors

What we learned in the Big 12: Week 11 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

College Football Overtime - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

College GameDay Final: Week 11 - ESPN


What's On Tap:

Mountaineers Take to The Road - WVU Athletics
The No. 17/22 West Virginia women’s basketball team enters its road-opening game on Monday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at Boston University.

Mountaineers Tip Season at Gonzaga - WVU Athletics
Just before midnight tonight on ESPN.


Video of Interest:

Senior wide receiver Tavon Austin may be one of the most electrifying Mountaineers to ever wear the jersey. MSN sat down with him to talk about some of his favorite plays and how he has changed over the years.


Video of (Dis)Interest:

We need some cuteness to help us cope:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American VS Angel. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Lily Aldridge.


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