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Mountaineer Morning Links: TCU Post-Game (1/24/13) Edition

Coverage of TCU win, IMG gets WVU's 3rd tier media rights, Geno & the draft, Big 12 roundup & more


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TCU Hangover:

West Virginia 71, TCU 50 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

Mountaineers Bag 2nd Big 12 Victory - WVU Athletics
West Virginia snaps three-game skid Wednesday night.

FINAL: WVU 71, TCU 50 - WV MetroNews
Eron Harris has 16 points as West Virginia leads the Frogs by 16 with under five minutes to play.

WVU rebounds with 71-50 win over TCU -
the Mountaineers rebounded for their first win in nearly two weeks with a 71-50 victory over TCU Wednesday night in Morgantown.

WVU Must Find Good in Win, Move On - WVillustrated
Beating the league's worst team does little for Mountaineers' resume or psyche, but must be used as a building block.

Harris scores career-high 19, Mountaineers end three-game losing streak - Daily Athenaeum
It wasn’t pretty, but West Virginia got a win it desperately needed.

West Virginia stops its slide - WV MetroNews
Eron Harris scored 19 points and West Virginia handled TCU, the Big 12's weakest team.

Win against TCU proves nothing - Daily Athenaeum
There wasn’t much that West Virginia could prove by beating TCU Wednesday night.

Effort on boards lead WVU to win - Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins has never asked for anything extravagant from his players.

The Bad and The Ugly - BGN
West Virginia’s struggling men’s basketball team can rest assured of at least one thing after Wednesday night: it clearly is not the worst squad in the Big 12 Conference.

TCU coach: WVU ‘most physical’ Big 12 opponent - WV MetroNews
TCU coach Trent Johnson talks about his team's loss to West Virginia.

WVU ends slide, tops punchless Horned Frogs - Times West Virginian
“For a positive, that is as active as Deniz has been in a long time,” coach Bob Huggins said.

Game Recap: WVU vs. TCU - WVillustrated
Defense gets the job done as the Mountaineers get back on track, defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 71-50.

Mountaineers Victorious Against TCU - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Freshman Harris nets career high 19 points

Highlights: WVU downs TCU 71-50 - WV MetroNews
An up-close, floor-level look at West Virginia's 21-point victory over the Horned Frogs on Wednesday night.

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, Jan. 24 - WV MetroNews
Eron Harris scores 19, his third straight game in double-figures, and Deniz Kilicli adds 11 points to spark WVU’s 71-50 victory over TCU.

Video: TCU Postgame - BGN
Huggs, Harris & Turk

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Turk, Hinds, Harris & Henderson

Deniz Kilicli: Only ‘cowards’ quit - WV MetroNews
Senior forward returns to the lineup for Mountaineers

Eron Harris: "This is a start" - WV MetroNews
After a career-high 19 points marked his third straight game in double figures, freshman guard Eron Harris says he’s getting more comfortable and confident.

PHOTOS: WVU Beats TCU - WVillustrated

What You May Have Missed:

IMG Wins WVU Multimedia Rights, Previously Managed In-House - SportsBusiness Daily
A formal announcement on the deal is expected in the coming weeks.

How IMG’s third-tier deal impacts fans - WV MetroNews
As WVU finalizes a third-tier multimedia rights deal with IMG College, Allan Taylor lays out what it likely means to Mountaineers fans.

Palmer is a standout for WVU - Inter-Mountain
The 5-foot-9 junior guard from Mount Vernon, N.Y., is averaging 11.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. But Palmer was held to five points in the Mountaineers' 77-73 loss to Texas Tech in overtime Tuesday night.

HERTZEL COLUMN: White hopes for second act in NFL - Times West Virginian
As usual, Pat White was before his time, but now that time and football have caught up with him, he’s ready to make a comeback in the National Football League.

News of Note:

Offseason to-do list: West Virginia - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Every year, there's lots of turnover and change for every college program. What do the Big 12 teams need to do before next fall?

NFL Network Analyst Tabs Smith No. 1 QB - WVU Athletics
Geno Smith could be the first WVU QB to ever go in the first round.

NFL Mock Draft 2013: Would Geno Smith be a good fit for the Eagles and will he fall there? - SB Nation Philly
New coaches usually mean new quarterbacks. Is Smith the answer for Chip Kelly?

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles

Around the League (and Beyond):

West Virginia: Not good at Basketball, TCU: Much Worse. Postgame Reaction - Frogs O' War

Grading the Red Raiders | Iowa St. Cyclones 51, Texas Tech Red Raiders 56 - Viva The Matadors

This Year's Team Absolutely Can't Half-Ass It - Wide Right & Natty Lite

This Day in Baylor History: The Immortal Ten - Our Daily Bears

Ben McLemore once again shows his huge upside - Lawrence Journal World

McGruder struggles in loss to Kansas - Manhattan Mercury

Oklahoma’s bench celebrates three with an air guitar performance - Oklahoman

OSU Hoops: Road Wins Should Come - Oklahoman

Case McCoy, Jordan Hicks sexual assault investigation case is closed - Burnt Orange Nation

NCAA to investigate NCAA for unethical Miami investigation practices -

Mark Emmert's NCAA loses more credibility after Miami misstep - Stewart Mandel -

Video of Interest:

Comments from WVU Men's basketball head coach Bob Huggins after they knocked off TCU 71-50 at the WVU Coliseum.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Thanks to Jimmy Traina at SI's Hot Clicks for this and many other videos (and Miss Throwdown galleries):

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Hungarian VS Angel. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Barbara Palvin.