Mountaineer Morning Links: Loyola Hangover (12/3/13) Edition

Coverage of Loyola win, football season fallout, WVU Pros update, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, Dec. 3 - WV MetroNews
Allan Taylor recaps WVU’s latest win on the hardwoods as we hear from Bob Huggins, Terry Henderson, and Remi Dibo after the game.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Huggins’ 729th win puts him in elite company - Times West Virginian
tie with a pair of Hall of Fame coaches Jerry Tarkanian and Norm Stewart for 16th place all-time.

WATCH: WVU Women's Basketball Coach MIke Carey - WVillustrated
Watch this full video interview with WVU Women's Basketball Coach, Mike Carey, prior to the Mountaineers' game against Coppin State, at home, tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Sample Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
Varsity Sports Report

Tracing the History of N.C.A.A. Conferences - NY Times
Cool graphic...mouse over the lines to see the schools


Loyola Hangover:

West Virginia drubs Loyola (Md.) 96-47 - ESPN
Recap, statistics, etc

Mountaineers Outrun the Greyhounds - WVU Athletics
Five players reach double figures in blowout victory.

Noreen sparks Mountaineers past Loyola - Charleston Daily Mail
There might not be many occasions for West Virginia this season when both Eron Harris and Juwan Staten struggle to score. There might not be many games when Kevin Noreen shows the rest of the team the way.

West Virginia whips Loyola 96-47 - Charleston Gazette
That West Virginia beat Loyola of Maryland Monday night at the Coliseum was a surprise to virtually no one. But to the extent the Mountaineers won and how they did so was rather shocking.

Quick Start Fuels WVU over Loyola - WVSports.com
On Monday Night at the WVU Coliseum against Loyola (MD), Bob Huggins' Mountaineers used a 7-0 to open a lead that they would never look back on.

WVU Makes Progress In Win - BGN
West Virginia had four days to work on its issues following a sunny trip to Cancun last week. That work seemed to pay off, as the Mountaineers' issues through its first six games were its strengths on Monday.

Mountaineers make quick work of Greyhounds - Times West Virginian
Coach Huggins was thrilled about the rebounding, but Huggins is Huggins and he isn’t exactly going to show it outwardly.

Focused Mountaineers level Loyola - WV MetroNews
West Virginia cruises to 96-47 runaway victory behind strong rebounding and bench play.

Supporting cast catches fire as Staten, Harris go cold - WV MetroNews
But with West Virginia’s supporting cast picking up the slack, the Mountaineers coasted to their largest blowout in six years, 96-47.

Dibo, Mountaineers cruise to a 96-47 win over Loyola Monday night at the Coliseum - Daily Athenaeum
It was a balanced effort as five different WVU players reached double-figures for the second time this season.

During dominant rebounding night, Huggins still finds flaws - WV MetroNews
West Virginia outrebounded Loyola 62-22 (not a typo), but coach wasn't satisfied.

WVU to face stiff competition - Daily Athenaeum
Harris and Staten have been impressing everyone so far this season, but will their power numbers be able to remain consistent once No. 11 Gonzaga comes to town next week?

West Virginia vs. Loyola Game Recap - WVillustrated
After coming off a loss to Wisconsin, West Virginia bounced back and defeated Loyola 96-47 Monday night at the WVU Coliseum.

WATCH: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Noreen, Dibo, Henderson & Harris

PHOTOS: WVU Beats Loyola - WVillustrated
Browse photos from the Mountaineers' win over Loyola at the WVU Coliseum.

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Loyola - BGN
Images from West Virginia's 96-47 win over Loyola on Monday


News of Note:

How does Holgorsen go about fixing things? - Charleston Gazette
And yes, he won 15 of 18 at the start with a roster largely recruited by someone else. But he's also lost 14 of 20 with a roster largely recruited by someone else.

Rose: 2014 is upon us - WVSports.com
And the normally soft-spoken Rose was not shy about airing his disappointment about the comeback loss against the Cyclones, contrasting it with West Virginia's season as a while.

Change needed at WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
This can't be what West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck envisioned for the Mountaineer football program when he hired Dana Holgorsen as its head coach.

Luck is stuck: Either keep Holgorsen or eat his salary - Register Herald
Critics of former West Virginia University athletic director Ed Pastilong pointed to the decision to hire Bill Stewart as a mistake equal to tearing down the weight room and replacing it with a room full of shake weights.

Small crowd tells unfortunate story of Mountaineer football - Register Herald
How much lower can West Virginia University’s football program get in the wake of a 4-8 season?


Pro News:

WVUPros Week 13: Bailey gets more PT, Smith gets benched - ProsReport
Here is a rundown of Week 13 NFL action involving some of your favorite Mountaineers.


Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor releases official images of throwback uniforms vs. Texas - Our Daily Bears

Messingham and Pope Relieved of Duties by Rhoads - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Kansas Football Coaching Changes: Tim Grunhard Gone, John Reagan in? - Rock Chalk Talk

Win was imperfect, but K-State moving on - Topeka Capital Journal

Trevor Knight has a sounding board — his twin brother - Oklahoman (autoplay)

OSU football: Have coaches drawn up something special for Bedlam? - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Texas RB/WR Daje Johnson reinstated for Baylor game - Burnt Orange Nation

Signs of TCU’s football struggles appeared in August - Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Five Key Developments - Lubbock Avalanche Journal


What's On Tap:

Women’s Basketball Ready for Tuesday Matchup - WVU Athletics
7 p.m. matchup with Coppin State on Tuesday at the WVU Coliseum


Videos of Interest:

Highlights from West Virginia's 96-47 victory over Loyola Monday night at the WVU Coliseum.

Post-game comments from men's basketball head coach Bob Huggins, after the Mountaineers defeated the Loyola Greyhounds.

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another gorgeous Brazilian. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Danielly Silva.


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