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Mountaineer Morning Links: Marshall Post-Game (12/6/12) Edition

Coverage of Marshall win, Pinstripe Bowl, Big 12 honors, Big 12 roundup & more


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Marshall Hangover:

West Virginia 69, Marshall 59 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

Mountaineers Outlast Marshall - WVU Athletics
"I think we’re getting better," said West Virginia coach Bob Huggins. "I think guys are starting to understand their roles a little bit."

Five Players Ejected From Marshall-WVU Game As Kick To The Balls Turns "Friends Of Coal" Game Unfriendly - Deadspin
The intrastate rivalry between West Virginia and Marshall has been nasty of late both on the football field and basketball court

Mountaineers again - Charleston Gazette
Near-brawl caps WVU's 69-59 win over Herd

Knock Down, Drag Out - BGN
Deniz Kilicli scored 21 points to claim MVP honors and West Virginia beat Marshall 69-59 in a wild Capital Classic featuring five ejections and five technicals on Wednesday.

Game Recap: WVU vs. Marshall in the Capital Classic - WVillustrated
It is the second straight victory for West Virginia in Charleston for the Capital Classic.

Mountaineers win Classic battle 69-59 - Register-Herald
It wasn’t a perfect night, but Kilicli, who has struggled out of the gate for 3-3 West Virginia, at least made a favorable impression.

WVU thinks Marshall win could be ‘turning point’ - Daily Athenaeum
With matchups against Virginia Tech, Duquesne and No. 3 Michigan on the horizon, the Mountaineers are preparing for a group of games that will be huge in readying them for a grueling Big 12 Conference schedule.

WVU holds off Herd - Herald Dispatch
Marshall’s Thundering Herd was a few weeks early with its gift giving.

WVU dominates Herd down low - Herald Dispatch
All season, Marshall has made its claim on having athletic, physical players down low that have a knack for the ball and out-hustle their opponents.

WVU pulls out thrilling 69-59 win against rival Marshall - Daily Athenaeum
When West Virginia and Marshall battle it out on the hardwood, a low-scoring affair and chippy play has become a common occurrence.

Kilicli leads West Virginia past Marshall 69-59 - Observer Reporter
With Kilicli’s help, West Virginia outscored Marshall 36-18 in the paint.

Kilicli in the middle of it all - Charleston Gazette
"That's why I play basketball. I like it, man. It was great."

Kilicli: 'We Are the State's Team' - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Huggins' scouting reports warned his team to ignore Marshall's jawing, but Kilicli said any player who had experienced a Capital Classic knew what to expect.

Toughness with a Capital 'T' - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WVU (3-3) beat Marshall (5-4) for the fifth time in six games by outscoring its in-state rival 24-12 at the foul line.

Hoops rivalry game was Classic in name only - Charleston Daily Mail
Long before a 57-second span that included five ejections and five technical fouls - so much for the "class" in the Capital Classic, huh? - it was clear emotions were probably going to boil over.

WVU attacks inside, executes game plan - Charleston Daily Mail
Capital Classic notebook

Rivalry Or Not, This Mattered - BGN
for at least one night, the Capital Classic rivalry meant as much to West Virginia’s players as it always does to Marshall’s.

Intense, Physical Play Defines Capital Rivalry - WVillustrated
Ejections follow a poorly placed kick to mar an electric Capital Classic against Marshall.

Marshall-WVU not a rivalry? - Register-Herald
When asked about the near-brawl that broke out in the late minutes, WVU forward Deniz Kilicli, who led the Mountaineers with 21 points, didn’t hold back.

Marshall's Herrion: 'We beat ourselves' - Charleston Gazette
"We contributed mightily to the loss ourselves. And I don't mean that in any disrespect to them."

Video: Marshall Postgame - BGN
Huggs, Turk and Miles

WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews: Marshall - WVillustrated
Turk, Huggs, Staten, Miles & Browne

Photo Gallery II: WVU vs Marshall - BGN

Mountaineer Photo Player -

What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Thursday - WVMETRONEWS.COM
WVU pulls away from Marshall to win 69-59, but not before a total of five players were ejected from Wednesday night's matchup. Coach Huggins got the game he was looking for from his big men. Multiple WVU football players earn All-Big 12 honors.

5 best Big 12 offensive performances of the year -
The offensive-happy West Virginia-Baylor showdown to begin the conference season tops our list of the best offensive performances this season in the Big 12.

Media names its All-Big 12 teams - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Here's how the media voted. It's voted on by a panel of 18 local writers who regularly cover the league.

Austin most decorated WVU player on All-Big 12 teams - Charleston Gazette
He was the special teams co-player of the year (along with Oklahoma State kicker Quinn Sharp), a first-team selection at both wide receiver and kickoff/punt returner, and was one of just three players mentioned in the offensive player of the year balloting.

‘Special’ honors for WVU’s Austin - Inter-Mountain
Senior all-purpose player Tavon Austin was named as the Big 12 Conference's Special Teams Player of the Year, along with be a first-team pick at wide receiver, to lead a small group of Mountaineers on the all-conference squad announced Wednesday.

News of Note:

2012 Pinstripe Bowl News Conference - WVU Athletics
Dana Holgorsen was in New York City today promoting the Pinstripe Bowl.

Return to New York - WVMETRONEWS.COM
"Hopefully our experience in New York playing Syracuse will be better than last year, which was not very pleasant," said Holgorsen.

Pinstripe foes meet in New York - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Give the New York Yankees credit, they know how to hype their product.

Syracuse holding Schwartzwalder Trophy hostage? - Register-Herald
Bowl Notebook

Pinstripe Bowl a chance for West Virginia to avenge 2011 loss - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"I think we're going to be motivated to play based on what happened there last year,"

Holgorsen seeing steady improvement - Register-Herald
That is his opinion, and he admits that some people might differ with that. He cited steady improvement after the second bye week of the season.

WVU hoping to use momentum in bowl - Daily Athenaeum
WVU’s second bye week actually proved to come at an opportune time for the Mountaineers.

Ranking The 2012-2013 Bowls - College Football News

The five most underrated bowl games - National Football Post
Taking a look at the matchups going under the radar.

Smith, Austin Are Potential First Round Picks - WVillustrated
WVU's Geno Smith and Tavon Austin are appearing as first round picks in numerous NFL mock draft's

Around the League (and Beyond):

Thoughts on the Big 12 bowl matchups - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Baylor Football puts 15 on All-Big 12 teams - Our Daily Bears

Cyclones, Mediacom agree on ISU sports channel - Ames Tribune

Kansas Football: Looking Ahead to the 2013 Defense - Rock Chalk Talk

Press Box At K-State To Be Destroyed Next Week -

Sooners might have to face Texas A&M without Jalen Saunders - Oklahoman

Mike Gundy won't take Tennessee job, according to report -

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers, Week 4 - Burnt Orange Nation

The Business Of College Sports, And TCU - Frogs O' War

Tech point guards show progress in win against Northern Kentucky - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel -

King's Court examines Kentucky's point guard void and scours the nation - ESPN

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Thanks to Smitty for this one (WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE):

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown just won something called the Miss BumBum contest in Brazil. Good enough for me. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Carine Felizardo.