Mountaineer Morning Links: TCU Game Day (1/23/13) Edition

TCU previews, women's loss to Texas Tech, draft notes, WVUPros update on Pat White, KJ recalled, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Mountaineers Fall to Texas Tech in Heartbreaker - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team suffered a 77-73 overtime loss to Texas Tech, Tuesday, at the WVU Coliseum.

West Virginia falls 77-73 to Texas Tech - Daily Athenaeum
"It’s a shame we gave that one away," said head coach Mike Carey.

VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Coach Carey, Averee Fields, Bria Holmes & Christal Caldwell

Can WVU women get a date to the dance? - Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia has gotten a date to the big dance in five of the past six seasons – three consecutively, which is the longest streak in school history.

Geno Smith tops NFL quarterback prospects list - NFL.com
After four quarterbacks went in the first round a year ago, it's anyone's guess where we'll be in April. In January, Daniel Jeremiah sees only one certain first-round signal-caller.

Pat White wants back into the NFL - WVU Pros
All it could take for White to get back in is for one coach to invite him in for a tryout or to OTA’s.

Cleveland recalls KJ back to NBA - WV MetroNews
Former Mountaineer back with Cavs after only one day in the D-League.


News of Note:

Causality Or Correlation? - BGN
Bob Huggins is hammering consistency and lack of effort as West Virginia drowns in the vicious chicken-or-egg cycle of both.

Two Key Stats to Keep an Eye On - WVU Athletics
These two stats will likely tell the tale of the 2013 season.

5 keys: TCU at WVU - WV MetroNews
Wednesday's game will provide some relief to one of the Big 12's struggling newcomers.

COLUMN: Huggins tries to right path - Times West Virginian
“He really wasn’t in our faces yelling,” Noreen said Tuesday as the Mountaineers prepared to host TCU at 7:30 tonight. “He was ashamed at how we played. Embarrassed. I feel sorry for him, but I can’t blame him. We have to play better.”

Preview: WVU vs TCU - BGN
TCU is trying to escape the Big 12 cellar. West Virginia is heading in that direction. Unfortunately, that's about all there is to play for (or avoid) as the two teams meet in Morgantown on Wednesday evening.

Reeling WVU returns home - Times West Virginian
Stingy TCU up next for Mountaineers

Winning only concern for Mountaineers against TCU - Register-Herald
The concerns that came about during an up-and-down run through November that saw the Mountaineers go 7-5 through the first 12 nonconference games have come to fruition in recent weeks.

Mountaineer defense looks for redemption - Inter-Mountain
WVU to host Horned Frogs in Big 12 tilt

WVU endures its share of struggles in Big 12 - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
The hangover experienced by West Virginia‘s football team during its inaugural Big 12 season has extended to basketball.

Video: Basketball Interviews 1/22 - BGN
Big Sweat, Browne and Huggs

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated
Huggs, Browne & Sweat

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles


Recruiting:

2013 West Virginia Commitments - Rivals.com


Around the League (and Beyond):

TCU, West Virginia men's basketball missing mark in Big 12 debuts - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Sealed with a kiss: Travis Releford's 'unbelievable' game lifts KU over K-State - Lawrence Journal World

Today I Fell in Love With Baylor - Rant Sports

Can This Year's Team Half-Ass It? - Wide Right & Natty Lite

"Just Like Football" Chant Breaks Out In LNC As Sooners Take Down Texas - Crimson And Cream Machine

The complicated mess that is Oklahoma State basketball - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers, Week 11 - Burnt Orange Nation

Tech aiming to keep positive outlook amid disappointment of four-game losing streak - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Alabama, Texas A&M top 2013 college football Way-Too-Early Top 25 - Andy Staples - SI.com
take a guess


What's On Tap:

Limited Coliseum Parking Wednesday - WVU Athletics
Coliseum parking on Wednesday will be extremely limited as WVU hosts TCU.

TCU Horned Frogs vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
7:30 pm tonight from the Oliver Garden on ESPN2/3

Iowa State Cyclones vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - ESPN
9 pm tonight from the United Spirit Arena on ESPNU


Video of Interest:

Coach Huggins shares his thoughts on WVU's contest with the TCU Horned Frogs.


Video of (Dis)Interest:


Hump Day Video of the Week:

God Bless the Czech Republic:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a SI Swimsuit model and apparently on the SHORT LIST to make this year's cover. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Nina Agdal.


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