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Mountaineer Morning Links: Gonzaga Post-Game (11/13/12) Edition

Coverage of the Gonzaga loss, football news & notes, Women's hoops wins, Big 12 roundup & more

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Gonzaga Hangover:

Gary Bell Jr., Gonzaga heat up, shut down West Virginia - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc

WVU Falls in Opener at Gonzaga - WVU Athletics
Gonzaga already looks like a team in midseason form as the 19th-ranked Bulldogs cruised to an 84-50 victory over West Virginia

Zags hand WVU a late-night, cross-country drubbing - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia's first men's basketball game ever in the state of Washington resulted in Coach Bob Huggins' worst loss in six seasons with the Mountaineers.

Huggins: We didn't compete - Charleston Gazette
"That's what bothers me more than anything. We just didn't compete."

Late-Night Letdown Irks Huggins - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Turns out, Gonzaga's NCAA win over West Virginia last March wasn't a fluke.

Gonzaga routs WVU, 84-50 - Charleston Gazette
"Obviously we have a lot to fix," said WVU coach Bob Huggins.

Gonzaga defeats West Virginia in Season Opener, 84-50 - WVillustrated
An in-depth recap of the West Virginia Men's Basketball Team falling to the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Kennel Clubbed - BGN
West Virginia’s basketball season started in essentially the same way its last one ended.

WVU Had To Start Somewhere - WVillustrated
Bob Huggins has a lot of work to do to get his team to play the way he wants them to play.

Photos: Gonzaga 84, WVU 50 - WVMETRONEWS.COM

What You May Have Missed:

Brandon's recap

WVU Hangs On in Boston - WVU Athletics
Crystal Leary’s 11 second-half points helped the No.14/22 West Virginia women’s basketball team come back from a halftime deficit to defeat Boston University, 60-57, Monday at Case Gym.

New College Football Postseason Format Finalized - Team Speed Kills
It's official: six bowls and access for the mid-majors are components of the new playoff system.

Austin and Bailey named Semifinalists - WVU Athletics
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., the creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, announces the ten Semifinalists for the 2012 Biletnikoff Award.

Brault Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
VSR: 11/12/2012

News of Note:

Playing For Each Other - BGN
The comment from West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was telling. Echoed as it was by other players and coaches, it explains a good bit about West Virginia's four-game losing streak.

Holgorsen: Not happy, but still motivated - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineers soldier on vs. Sooners

'We're Still Motivated' - WVMETRONEWS.COM
"I think a lot of people are going to want to come out and watch the game."

For Mountaineers, more issues than fixes - Charleston Daily Mail
A losing streak the likes of which West Virginia's football program has not seen in 11 years has produced more questions than the Mountaineers have been able to answer.

Wanted: Effort, Emotion, Desire - BGN
It’s why guys like Cody Clay, Connor Arlia and Ryan Nehlen are seeing more playing time of late, and that doesn’t figure to change anytime soon.

Where’s Rutgers when you need it? - Charleston Gazette
West Virginia has a lot of catching up to do athletically.

Big 12 football: WVU receiver McCartney leaves program - Charleston Daily Mail
Casazza's Notebook

WVU-OU still an attractive matchup - Register-Herald
It was supposed to be one of college football’s biggest games of the year.

Harris: Holgorsen's a keeper for West Virginia football, for now - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Begin at the end: Is West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen in trouble?

Was WVU too hasty in joining Big 12? - Register-Herald
Surprise surprise, Mickey doesn't like the move

Around the League (and Beyond):

#1 Kansas State is Coming to Waco - Our Daily Bears

Cyclones rue their missed scoring chances - Des Moines Register

Notebook: Charlie Weis trims travel roster from 70 to 54 - Lawrence Journal-World

Kansas State liking its cleats-wearing insurance policy - Wichita Eagle

Defensive effort against Baylor leaves OU's Mike Stoops seething - Tulsa World

OSU football Notebook: Walsh available - Tulsa World

How Much Will It Hurt When Mack Brown Leaves? - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU must improve at quarterback, Gary Patterson says - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Tirade not Tuberville's finest hour - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

On The Mark: Week 12 - ESPN

Video of Interest:

Huggs postgame courtesy of WVi:

WVU Football, WVU Basketball, News - Mountaineer Sports

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Polish VS Angel. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Magdalena Frackowiak.