Mountaineer Morning Links: Kansas State Hangover (2/19/13) Edition

Coverage of KState Loss, Huggins features, baseball in Charley West, rifle #1, WVUPros on Tavon & the draft, Mickey on Ath. Dept. in red, Big 12 roundup & more


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K State Hangover:

Kansas State rips West Virginia in Bob Huggins' return to Manhattan - ESPN
Recap, stats, video, photos, etc

K-State Too Much For WVU - WVU Athletics
West Virginia falls to Wildcats on Monday night.

K-State lays whipping on WVU - WV MetroNews
recap and photos

No. 13 Kansas State vs. West Virginia final score: Wildcats defeat Mountaineers, 71-61 -
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins was greeted rudely by Kansas State in his return to Manhattan on Monday.

Something Foul - BGN
West Virginia’s season of frustrations only continued on Monday, as the Mountaineers were buried by a big early run in another blowout loss.

West Virginia falls 71-61 on road to No. 13 Kansas State - Daily Athenaeum
The Mountaineers (13-13, 6-7) fell to 0-7 against teams ranked higher than them in the Big 12 standings with a 71-61 defeat at the hands of No. 13 Kansas State (21-5, 10-3) Monday night in Manhattan, Kan.

Losing ways - Times West Virginian
No. 13 Wildcats roll past West Virginia, 71-61

No. 13 Wildcats roll past West Virginia, 71-61 - Register-Herald
The officials called 49 fouls, and both teams spent more than 18 minutes in the bonus.

Game Recap: WVU vs. Kansas State - WVillustrated
West Virginia struggles on the road, falling to Kansas State for the second time this season, 71-61.

Huggs' return uneventful at K-State - Topeka Capital Journal
Mountaineers coach cannot down program he revived

Highlights: WVU can’t slow Wildcats, 71-61 - WV MetroNews
Footage from West Virginia's long night in the Little Apple, where the Mountaineers dug a huge hole.

VIDEO: Bob Huggins' Postgame Interview - WVillustrated
Watch the full video interview with West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins following the Mountaineers' loss at Kansas State.

Kilicli laments first-half foul woes - WV MetroNews
Deniz Kilicli scored 14 points but wished he could have avoided first-half foul trouble when K-State built a 13-point margin.

Staten can’t explain defensive lapses - WV MetroNews
WVU point guard produced eight assists and no turnovers but was frustrated by the Wildcats getting so many open looks.

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Staten & Turk

Photo Gallery: WVU vs Kansas State - BGN

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now Tuesday, Feb. 19 - WV MetroNews
WVU’s double digit loss at Kansas State, hearing from Bob Huggins, Juwan Staten and Deniz Kilicli.

K-State fan cherishes year with Huggs - WV MetroNews
“It was tough to see him leave K-State because we really had just got the ball rolling,” Gardiner said.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Kansas State helped revive Huggins’ career - Times West Virginian
This school that had not won 20 games in a basketball season in seven years has not won less than 20 games since Huggins went there in 2006-07 and went 23-12.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Combine performances could push players up -
It's the week of the NFL Combine, so we're deep in the heart of draft season.

NFL Network to Follow WVU's Smith - WVU Athletics
Smith is one of four prospects taking part in the NFL Network’s "Draft Journey"

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

News of Note:

The Patriots will not place Franchise Tag on Wes Welker. Targeting Tavon Austin? - WVU Pros
Do the Patriots have their sights set on Austin as a replacement?

Rifle team continues to hit mark - Daily Athenaeum
Right now, West Virginia is the top-ranked team in the country and just broke a national air rifle record it set earlier this season.

Furfari Column: Is West Virginia’s move to Big 12 Conference worth the red ink? - Register-Herald
It is in debt nearly $13 million. That could have been almost $16.5 million if the WVU Foundation hadn’t seen fit to hand over to athletics a “gift” of $3.5 million.

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor's Gathers 'monster' under rim with relentless fire - Waco Tribune

Niang produces through foul trouble - Ames Tribune

Chalmers returns as a Jayhawk hero - Wichita Eagle

Oklahoma Men's Basketball: Photos From Practice (2-18-13) - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State Basketball Eyes Big 12 Title - Cowboys Ride For Free

Horns remain a mystery as they prepare for stretch run - Austin American Statesman

TCU Plays Host to Longhorns Tuesday - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site

Texas Tech hopes to capitalize on improved guard play in loss to West Virginia - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

After Miami case, NCAA needs to reevaluate enforcement model - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

Texas Longhorns vs. TCU Horned Frogs - ESPN
8 pm tonight from Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on Altitude

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

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