Mountaineer Morning Links: Kansas Gameday (1/28/13) Edition

Kansas previews, White's comeback, Big 12 honor roll, Martinsburg recruit, expansion or alignment?, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday - WV MetroNews
In today's edition, we hear from Kansas coach Bill Self as the No. 2 Jayhawks prepare to visit WVU.

Several Mountaineers named to Big 12 Honor Roll - WVU Athletics
The Big 12 Conference released its 2012 Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll with a total of 239 West Virginia University student-athletes making the list.

Did Madsen get Senior Bowl bump? - WV MetroNews
Mike Herndon of the Mobile Press-Register recaps the week for Madsen and other Big 12 players.

White's Comeback Bid May Include Baseball - WVillustrated
White was spotted at the Senior Bowl this week letting NFL teams know he is ready to return to the league. He also has an offer to attend spring training with the Miami Marlins.


News of Note:

West Virginia and Kansas Meet on ESPN’s Big Monday - WVU Athletics
The Jayhawks make their first appearance at the Coliseum.

Preview: WVU vs Kansas - BGN
Kansas brings an unblemished Big 12 record to the Coliseum for West Virginia's first-ever Big Monday appearance as a member of the league.

5 keys: Kansas at West Virginia - WV MetroNews
Can beleaguered WVU rise to the occasion on Big Monday and stun Kansas?

In need of win - Times West Virginian
WVU hopes to turn season around against legendary powerhouse

WVU Men's Basketball: Kansas Preview - WVillustrated
West Virginia will host one of the nation's best teams on Monday when No.3 Kansas comes to town.

Here Come the Jayhawks - WVU Athletics
Kansas is one of five programs with three or more titles to play at Coliseum.

Jayhawks riding winning streak - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Mountaineers are under .500

West Virginia to host possible No. 1 Kansas on Big Monday - Register-Herald
The Jayhawks, whose only loss came to No. 21 Michigan State on Nov. 13, were No. 3 in the AP Top 25 and No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll last week, but the action on the court is sure to change those positions when the new polls come out today.

How Bad Is Bad For WVU? - WVillustrated
Take a look at shooting percentages on this team. WVU is in the bottom half in the nation in most offensive categories.

Despite Deficiencies, Deniz Getting Time - WVillustrated
Senior season falling apart, Kilicli reinserted into starting lineup as Mountaineers search for any spark.

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles


Recruiting:

The Courtship of Donte Grantham - Martinsburg Journal
When Huggs talks, people listen. When Huggs walks, people follow. Especially coaches.

NCAA rule changes could spur chaos in college football recruiting - Stewart Mandel - SI.com


Around the League (and Beyond):

50 Best #KUBoobs On The Internet - BustedCoverage
Best new trend on the Twitter. There is a similar Twitter account dedicated to WVU too.

Sooners Cannot Get It Done In Lawrence - Crimson And Cream Machine

Austin-led charge sparks Bears over TCU, 82-56 - Waco Tribune

‘Will to win’ leads ISU past No. 11 K-State - Ames Tribune

Longhorns basketball breaks losing streak; beats Texas Tech, 73-56 - Burnt Orange Nation

Oklahoma State basketball notebook: Phil Forte returns the favor - Oklahoman (autoplay video)

Big 12 exploring alliances with ACC, two other leagues - Austin All American Statesman

If others make push for ‘super conferences,’ Big 12 could be forced to act in a hurry - Dallas Morning News


What's On Tap:

Limited Coliseum Parking Monday - WVU Athletics
Coliseum parking on Monday will be extremely limited as WVU hosts Kansas.

Stripe the Coliseum - WVU Athletics
Fans are asked to wear either gold or blue depending on which section their seats are located.

(3) Kansas Jayhawks vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Preview - ESPN
9 pm tonight from the Oliver Garden on ESPN.


Video of Interest:



Video of (Dis)Interest:

Lance + Radiohead = Gold


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is best known for her work in the SI Swimsuit Edition. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Jarah Mariano.


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