Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (2/11/13) Edition

Football and basketball notes, WVUPros update, Pat McAfee on Twitter, recruiting analysis, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Zublasing Shoots Records in Rifle Win - WVU Athletics
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team closed out its home and regular seasons with a resounding 4700-4628 victory over No. 11 Murray State, today, at the WVU Rifle Range.

FURFARI COLUMN: Thorn is WVU, pro hoops great - Times West Virginian
Rod Thorn was one of West Virginia University’s greatest two-sport athletes in its history.

WVUPros NFL Free-Agency Tracker 2013 - WVU Pros
Today, we take a look at those free-agents and try to take a look at the future.

HERTZEL COLUMN: With social media, punters are stars too - Times West Virginian
McAfee stands alone in his following, which stood at 99,817 as of Saturday


News of Note:

Gold and Blue Now Monday, Feb. 11 - WV MetroNews
In this edition of Gold and Blue Now Bob Huggins wins in his 1000th game and Eron Harris says the Mountaineers are getting more and more confident on this winning streak.

For Harris, the future is now - WV MetroNews
Showing confidence and range, the freshman emerges as West Virginia's go-to scorer.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Huggins may be doing one of his best jobs - Times West Virginian
"Sometimes being too nice is a detriment, but we’re getting tougher."

Don’t buy into WVU’s recent success - Daily Athenaeum
It’s okay for West Virginia fans to have a little more hope than they had a week ago. After all, it’s the first time since December the Mountaineers have been able to string together three consecutive wins.

WVU Staff Anticipates "Uncomfortable" Football Offseason - WVillustrated
"We're going to continue making the room uncomfortable, so if those guys aren't all in and they're not going to work, they're not going to go out there and compete, they're going to get passed up," Dawson said.

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles


Recruiting:

Flipping from Arizona to West Virginia - WV MetroNews
The junior college coach of Brandon Golson and Mario Alford evaluates the WVU signees.

Alabama, Ohio State top Rivals' 2013 recruiting rankings - SI.com
#25


Around the League (and Beyond):

Johnson: West Virginia "physically and mentally tougher" than TCU - TCU 360

Kansas State owns Big 12 lead after defeating Iowa State - Wichita Eagle

Stormin' In Norman As Sooners Upset Kansas 72-66 - Crimson And Cream Machine

No. 22 Cowboys roll past Texas - Oklahoman

Texas Tech unable to keep pace with high-flying Baylor, drops fourth straight - Lubbock Avalanche Journal


What's On Tap:

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
7 pm tonight from Lloyd Noble Center on ESPNU

(13) Kansas State Wildcats vs. (5) Kansas Jayhawks - ESPN
9 pm tonight from Phog Allen on ESPN/ESPN3


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