Draft notes, hoops notes, ND schadenfreude, WVUPros with Bruce update, Big 12 roundup & more
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What You May Have Missed:
Final Big 12 Stat Leaders - WVU Athletics
Several WVU players among league stat leaders.
From the Bench: A ESPN, NCAA Hit Job on WVU's Pat White - Connect Bridgeport
This is a vintage hatchet job. One gleefully started by the Worldwide Leader in Sports and followed with equal joy by the governing body of collegiate sports.
NCAA record just isn’t a big deal - Charleston Gazette
Bruce Irvin will start for the Seahawks vs. the Falcons - WVU Pros
When the Seattle Seahawks selected WVU DE Bruce Irvin in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, they did so with a vision of him becoming an every down player.
2013 NFL Mock Draft: Geno Smith is still the pick for Chiefs - SB Nation Kansas City
The quarterback out of West Virginia is a no-brainer for rebuilding Kansas City.
2013 NFL Mock Draft: Will Texans draft WR Tavon Austin? - SB Nation Houston
In the latest SB Nation mock draft, Houston drafts the versatile Tavon Austin out of West Virginia.
News of Note:
AUDIO: Huggins, Texas' Barnes On Big 12 Call - WVillustrated
Bob Huggins and Rick Barnes will lead their respective teams against each other facing similar situations at this point of the season.
Simple Problems Need Solving - BGN
Time to study what occurred in Saturday’s late letdown against Oklahoma didn’t change Bob Huggins’ opinion of what happened in that loss -- or the entire season thus far
Loss drives home shortcomings - Charleston Gazette
Will it ever change? Huggins doesn't sound quite sure.
WVU struggling at both ends - WV MetroNews
The shooting has been lacking all season, but WVU's defense isn't picking up the slack.
WVU Lacks Killer Instinct - WVillustrated
WVU can get a lead on its opponent, but fails to put that team away.
The waiting is the hardest part - Register-Herald
Mountaineer fans still longing for a turnaround in Big 12 debut
Rigorous travel schedule ahead for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
"I was in Kansas. We were basically an hour (flight) from everybody. I've never been through this before, this kind of travel on a day-to-day basis."
WVU recruit hopes to make impact - Charleston Daily Mail
Montverde Academy senior Devin Williams, who is ranked the 22nd-best power forward in the class of 2013, is headed to WVU.
Around the League (and Beyond):
This Week in Schadenfreude:
What's On Tap:
Men's Basketball Reunion Saturday - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University Varsity Club Director Dale Wolfley is expecting close to 100 former basketball players on campus for the annual Mountaineer basketball reunion taking place on Saturday, Jan. 12 as part of WVU’s 1:30 p.m. game against Kansas State at the WVU Coliseum.
Video of Interest:
Jabarie Hinds, Richard Romeo & Kevin "Big Sweat" Noreen are featured in this edition of A Meetin' with Keaton.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is a prime example of why the Beach Boys wrote the song California Girls. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of California girl Jessica Burciaga.