Mountaineer Morning Links: Oklahoma Post-Game (3/7/13) Edition

Coverage of Oklahoma loss, spring football notes, women's basketball loses yet another one to a knee injury, Big 12 roundup & more

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Sooner Hangover:

Oklahoma 83, West Virginia 70 - ESPN
Recap, statistics, photos, etc

Sooners Pull Away Late - WVU Athletics
Oklahoma gets rare three-game regular season sweep.

Strike 3 for WVU vs. Sooners - WV MetroNews
Recap & gallery

Mountaineers drop fifth straight game with loss to Sooners - Charleston Daily Mail

Third Time Hardly A Charm - BGN
For the first time in seemingly a long time, West Virginia's players could honestly say they had fought.

Sooners hold off WVU, 83-70 - Times West Virginian
WVU shoots 53 percent, cuts into 17-point deficit but drops fifth straight

WVU’s Rally Falls Short - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register / AP
Harris nets 23 in 83-70 loss

West Virginia falls on road at Oklahoma, records fifth straight Big 12 loss - Daily Athenaeum
For the first time since 1999, West Virginia has lost to the same team three times in a season.

Game Recap: WVU vs. Oklahoma - WVillustrated
The Mountaineers drop their fifth straight, and third against Oklahoma this season by a score of 83-70.

Sooners deal WVU fifth straight loss - Charleston Gazette


What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, March 7 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins talks about the Mountaineers 83-70 loss to Oklahoma last night, new receivers coach Lonnie Galloway says he has to find 3 or 4 receivers that work well together and Erik Slaughter says the defensive line can be the best defensive line in the Big 12.

Raese wants special investigator for WVU media deal - Charleston Gazette
Of course he does

Burnett and Nugent Qualify for NCAAs - WVU Athletics
the 2013 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on March 21-23

Eleven Mountaineers Earn Big 12 Award - WVU Athletics
the third annual Dr. Gerald Lage award, the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor

Could Stedman Bailey be an NFL Franchise Receiver? - WVU Pros
Bailey has a chance to have a productive career as a receiver for the right NFL team.

The Smartest Football (3/6) — The Solid Verbal: Living College Football
Ty and Dan talk with Chris Brown from SmartFootball.com about up-tempo offensive trends, the evolution of the Air Raid offense, Auburn’s switch to a 4-2-5 defense, the graduation of the read option to the pro game, the turnaround of Matt McGloin, and much more.


News of Note:

Saturday Brings A Farewell to a Mountaineer - WVillustrated
Deniz Kilicli will reach the end of the road Saturday after a career filled with ups and downs.

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU’s Carey has felt this pain before - Times West Virginian
they lost junior forward Jess Harlee. To a knee injury.

Coaching Movement Common These Days - WVU Athletics
Assistant coaches are frequently swapping jobs.

WVU gridders set to start spring drills - Register-Herald
After spending about eight weeks in conditioning and strength workouts, West Virginia University will kick off 15 days of spring football practices on Sunday.

Coaches excited for competitions this spring - Daily Athenaeum
For the first time in two years, spring football has a different feel to it at West Virginia.

Quarterback Competition Will Last Into Fall Camp - WVillustrated
Paul Millard, Ford Childress and Chavas Rawlins will begin competing for the starting quarterback job when spring practice opens on Sunday.

2013 West Virginia spring football primer: Dates, players and more to know - SBNation.com
West Virginia loses three stars on offense and had one of the worst defenses in the country in 2013. With new faces on offense - including a quarterback competition - and a shuffling of defensive coordinator duties, spring ball should be interesting.


Around the League (and Beyond):

Oklahoma Gets Win Number 20 With 83-70 Victory Over West Virginia - Crimson And Cream Machine

ISU knocks off No. 13 Oklahoma State, 87-76 - Ames Tribune

Kansas Basketball 2012-2013: Reliving Senior Night in Allen Fieldhouse - Rock Chalk Talk

For Kansas State, a renewed feeling playing for title - Kansas City Star

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers, Week 17 - Burnt Orange Nation

Spring Practice Notes: Worried about Wide Receivers - Our Daily Bears

Rip the Wave . . . Don't Ride It | Why Kliff Kingsbury Knows It Is About Substance and Not Style - Viva The Matadors

Speechless: TCU Loses To Horrible Team, Score Doesn't Matter - Frogs O' War


What's On Tap:

WVU Heads to Snowbird Baseball Classic - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team will begin a nine-game road trip this weekend with the Snowbird Baseball Classic at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla.


Video of Interest:

West Virginia's new offensive line coach Ron Crook talks about his expectations on the eve of spring football drills set to begin on Sunday, March 10.


Video of (Dis)Interest:



Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely Canadian model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Rachelle Goulding.


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