Mountaineer Morning Links: TCU Pre-Game (2/8/13) Edition

More signing day fallout, weekend hoops previews, WVUPros on which Mountaineers will be heading to the NFL Combine, weekend viewing guide, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now Friday, Feb. 8 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins previews his game versus TCU this weekend, Jeff Rotsky, Cleveland Heights High School head coach talks about one of WVU’s newest signees Shelton...

WVUsportsBuzz - WVU Athletics
A preview of this weekend's varsity sports action, presented by U.S. Cellular.

Outtakes from Mount Pleasant - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
As you recall, I spent a day there last month trying to find the above home, but to also get to know the town where your head football coach was born in by getting my feet on the ground from which he grew.

Four Mountaineers invited to the NFL Combine - WVU Pros
Every year, the NFL holds a Combine in Indianapolis for players eligible for the NFL Draft. These four players will have the opportunity to showcase their physical and mental skills in efforts to move up the draft boards.

Family Day For Iowa State - WVU Athletics
Special deal in store for the March 9 game at the Coliseum.


News of Note:

Bob Huggins To Coach His 1,000th Game - WVU Athletics
Mountaineers play at TCU on Saturday.

West Virginia hits the road, looks to keep win streak alive against TCU - Daily Athenaeum
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum may be a much more difficult place to play than many previously thought.

WVU's Huggins likes Monday 9 p.m. starts - Register-Herald
Mickey's Notebook

WVU to travel to face Kansas - Daily Athenaeum
In the two teams’ previous matchup, West Virginia and Kansas were similarly effective on the offensive end, connecting on 42 and 40 percent of shots, respectively.

WVU women out for revenge - Daily Athenaeum
The Mountaineers have used their past hiccups to get some redemption on teams they have struggled against this season.

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles


Recruiting:

The Hunt for Prospects - WVU Athletics
Many more schools are recruiting farther away from campus.

WVU regains recruiting swagger - WV MetroNews
Highest ranked class since 2007 blends juco contributors with prep talent.

Coach: ‘Wow’ moments to come from Gibson - WV MetroNews
The head coach of WVU signee Shelton Gibson breaks down his game.

Holgorsen: Wellman ‘what the state is all about’ - WV MetroNews
WVU head football coach Dana Holgorsen talks about in-state product Elijah Wellman.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Strong bond brings Hyman WVU’s way - Times West Virginian
It is the story of a relationship that grew from recruiter and recruit to something warmer and stronger.

WVU Coaches Tried to Identify the Stars of Tomorrow - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Whether you looked at West Virginia’s football recruits Wednesday and saw a pile of gold or a pile of question marks doesn’t necessarily matter much...

WVU Recruiting Class Heavy with JUCOs - WVillustrated
West Virginia will return one of the least experiences teams in the country next season. The coaching staff's recruiting class has the potential to help that situation.


Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor football recruiting 2013, National Signing Day recap: Surging momentum - SBNation.com

Jones not eligible at Iowa State - Ames Tribune

The Kansas Jayhawks are Now in a Dogfight to Keep the Big 12 Title Streak Alive - Rock Chalk Talk

K-State has tough road coming up - Manhattan Mercury

Sooners struggling to regain winning form in swing through Big 12 upper crust - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State football: Mike Yurcich hired as Cowboys offensive coordinator - Oklahoman

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers, Week 13 - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU defeats #5 Kansas: Thoughts a day later - Frogs O' War

VTM Readers Fax Tuberville 50 Yard Line Steakhouse Menu, Are Awesome - Viva The Matadors

Tastes of Texas: How to Cook a Steak - Burnt Orange Nation


What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas Jayhawks - ESPN
Women's Basketball, 3 pm Saturday from Allen Fieldhouse on FSN affiliates

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. TCU Horned Frogs - ESPN
4 pm Saturday from Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on MASN & ESPN3

(22) Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Texas Longhorns - ESPN
1:45 pm Saturday from Erwin Special Events Center on YES & ESPN3

(5) Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
4 pm Saturday from the Lloyd Noble Center on ESPN & ESPN3

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Baylor Bears - ESPN
4 pm Saturday from the Ferrell Center on YES and ESPN3

Iowa State Cyclones vs. (13) Kansas State Wildcats - ESPN
6 pm Saturday from Bramlage Coliseum on ESPN2 & ESPN3


Video of Interest:

On this edition of the Bob Huggins United Bank Playbook, the coach talks with Tony Caridi about Saturday's conference matchup against the TCU Horned Frogs.


Video of (Dis)Interest:



Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Colombia bombshell. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Jessica Cediel.


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