Hoops previews (women & men), nomad coaches, varsity sports notes, Big 12 roundup & more
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What You May Have Missed:
Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, March 5 - WV MetroNews
WVU men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins says his team does a poor job making adjustments once the other team makes its adjustments. Women’s coach Mike Carey thinks they are in good shape at this point in the season as they face the Lady Longhorns on the road. WVU women’s guard Christal Caldwell expects a very physical game from a large Texas squad.
Nomad coaches: nature of the game - Charleston Gazette
The reality is that where this group of nomadic whistle-tooters is concerned, there really is no such place [destination job]. Anywhere.
Williams Qualifies for NCAA Championships - WVU Athletics
Kelly Williams qualifies for the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Baseball Opens 2013 Home Campaign - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team is set to open the 2013 season.
Burnett Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
this week’s Varsity Sports Report
The Extra Tenth: Hope Sloanhoffer - WVU Athletics
The junior gymnast is featured in this week's The Extra Tenth.
News of Note:
WVU set for duel against Longhorns - Times West Virginian
Certainly Texas doesn’t fear the Mountaineers, who could win by only 53-49 at home in the season’s first meeting.
Mountaineers look to shake off Baylor loss on the road vs. Texas - Daily Athenaeum
It’s a game West Virginia head coach Mike Carey said his team needs to win.
VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated
Watch full video interviews with West Virginia Women's Coach Mike Carey along with his players prior to the Mountaineers play at Texas on Tuesday.
WVU, Oklahoma Meet For Third Time - WVU Athletics
Mountaineers look to snap four-game skid.
Sooners, Mountaineers set for tipoff - Times West Virginian
As the Mountaineers prepare for a rare third regular-season game against conference opponent Oklahoma, Huggins says the preparation will be as it always is.
WVU Men's Basketball: Oklahoma Preview - WVillustrated
West Virginia is entering its final week of the regular season, and does so arguably playing its worst basketball of the year.
Harris a bright spot for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
Freshman could lead WVU scoring despite his sub double-digit average
Stuck In Their Ways - BGN
According to WVU coach Bob Huggins, the Jayhawks made critical adjustments -- the same sorts of adjustments his Mountaineers have struggled to make themselves all season.
Bad season doesn't define Huggins - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Huggins is having a bad year; he could experience his first losing season in 27 years, which would be a major news flash.
Events conspired against WVU - Charleston Gazette
Schedule, travel contribute to Mountaineers’ agonizing season
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns - ESPN
Women's Basketball, 8 pm tonight from Erwin Special Events Center
TCU Horned Frogs vs. (9) Kansas State Wildcats - ESPN
8 pm tonight from Bramlage Coliseum on ESPN3
Video of Interest:
After a loss to Baylor on Saturday, the Mountaineers travel to Austin, Texas to take on the Longhorns in the last game of the regular season. Head Coach Mike Carey spoke with the media to share his thoughts on the upcoming game.
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Make sure Coach sees this
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