Mountaineer Morning Links: Texas Tech Pre-Game (2/1/13) Edition

Texas Tech previews, hoops notes, recruiting update, WVUPros updates, Big 12 roundup & viewing guide, plus more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, Feb.1 - WV MetroNews
Football recruiting, WVU baseball and Jedd Gyorko highlight today's edition.

Mountaineers looking for revenge against Oklahoma - Daily Athenaeum
A pink-clad Mountaineer fan base will greet No. 20 Oklahoma Sunday when the Sooners travel to the Coliseum to face West Virginia.

WVU to open Big 12 play - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University Gymnastics team will finally have its home opener and first Big 12 Conference competition three weeks into the season.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Fan’s WVU game streak all about love - Times West Virginian
He has attended 368 consecutive West Virginia University home basketball games, a streak that goes back to Jan. 19, 1988. And his football streak is longer, going back to 1985

White earns WVU’s top honor - Register-Herald
White also was a captain of the 1954-55 basketball team, the first of the late Fred Schaus’ six years as head coach.

WVUPros NFL Free-Agency Tracker 2013 - WVU Pros
With the NFL offseason upon us, several Mountaineers find themselves at the end of contracts.

Super Bowl Odds and Ends - WVU Athletics
Don Nehlen doesn't know who to root for this Sunday in the Super Bowl.


News of Note:

West Virginia and Texas Tech Meet for Second Time - WVU Athletics
Game notes for Saturday's contest at Texas Tech.

West Virginia looks to end two-game slide on the road against Texas Tech - Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia won two games in the month of January and has lost five of its last six.

WVU Men's Basketball: Texas Tech Preview - WVillustrated
West Virginia continues to show potential, but the Mountaineers continue to come up short and see their record drop.

Henderson Not The Same Since Injury - WVillustrated
Henderson's production has severely dropped off since his return from a lower back injury earlier this month.

WVU Players Not as Advertised - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
questionable work ethic and lack of basketball IQ

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles


Recruiting:

Talking recruiting with Scout.com - WV MetroNews
What does northeast football recruiting analyst Brian Dohn think of WVU's class?


Around the League (and Beyond):

Czar rises: Bob Bowlsby puts Big 12 back in position of power - Sporting News

College football polls shunted aside in new title scheme - Sporting News
"We definitely want the committee to replace the polls," Bowlsby said.

Griner's Greatness - Our Daily Bears

Gallagher-Iba still inhospitable to ISU - Ames Tribune

Kansas Jayhawks Bracketology Roundup - Rock Chalk Talk

Bill Snyder signs new five-year contract with Kansas State - Wichita Eagle

With Marcus Smart, The Possibilities Are Endless - Cowboys Ride For Free

Legal expert: Proposed UT-A&M rivalry bill doesn't have 'plausible shot' to pass - Dallas Morning News

Notes On A Scorecard - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site

Texas Tech Red Raiders Basketball Trending - Viva The Matadors


What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - ESPN
1:30 pm Saturday from United Spirit Arena on YES, MASN and ESPN FullCourt

(21) Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
Women's Basketball 1 pm Sunday from the Oliver Garden on ROOT & FSN affiliates

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. (2) Kansas Jayhawks - ESPN
4 pm Saturday from Phog Allen on YES, MASN and ESPN Fullcourt

(18) Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
6 pm Saturday from Lloyd Noble Center on ESPN 2/3

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Texas Longhorns - ESPN
8 pm Saturday from Erwin Special Events Center on LHN

Baylor Bears vs. Iowa State Cyclones - ESPN
8 pm Saturday from Hilton Coliseum on ESPN 2/3

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers - Preview - ESPN
Super Bowl XLVII, 6:30 pm Sunday from the Superdome on CBS


Video of Interest:

On this edition of the Bob Huggins United Bank Playbook, the coach talks with Tony about the matchup this weekend with Texas Tech and looks ahead to the Monday showdown at the Coliseum with the Texas Longhorns.


Video of (Dis)Interest:

Airman, this is especially for you:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is the Mrs. WVUIE97. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Candice Swanepoel.


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