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Mountaineer Morning Links: Georgia Southern Hangover (11/22/13) Edition

Coverage of Georgia Southern win, Women's Soccer NCAA previews, football notes, Big 12 roundup & viewing guide, tailgate recipe & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, Nov. 22 - WV MetroNews
Garret Cullen recaps WVU’s victory over Georgia Southern as we hear from Terry Henderson and Eron Harris after the win.

The High Falutin-Podcast, Episode 3 11/20 - BlueGoldSportsXcom
On this episode of The High-Falutin' Podcast, we are joined by Brandon Priddy of The Smoking Musket and The Signal Caller. In this episode, we will discuss the recent WVU loss to Kansas, a little SEC football, and bloggin'.

No. 7 Women's Soccer to Face No. 4 Virginia Tech - WVU Athletics
The No. 7-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team will face No. 4-ranked and top-seeded Virginia Tech in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m., at Thompson Field, in Blacksburg, Va. The match will be streamed on ESPN3.

WVU women's soccer team visits Virginia Tech in NCAAs - Charleston Daily Mail
"Every goalie has a different mentality," said Keane, who has 27 career shutouts. "Mine is to just be there for my team and to try to make the easy saves and do my best to make the big-time saves when I have to."

WVU women’s soccer visits ‘lethal’ Virginia Tech - Times West Virginian
The NCAA turns its early games into more of a regional tournament, game sites based more on convenience and one who would like to host games than on creating an equitable matchup throughout.

WVU assistant coach reprimanded for actions during post-game scuffle in Hawaii - Charleston Daily Mail
Conference officials announced the public reprimand of coach Lester Rowe for his post-game conduct during a tournament that ended Sunday night at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

Promo Schedule Released for Women’s Basketball - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball promotional schedule has been announced.

Rifle Ranks No. 3 for Third Week - WVU Athletics
Today’s ranking is based on the Mountaineers’ last score shot. WVU (6-0, 4-0 GARC) shot 4678 for a victory over Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) foe Navy (4627) on Nov. 16, in Annapolis, Md.

WVUsportsBuzz - WVU Athletics
This week's inside look at Mountaineer athletics, with Amanda Mazey, features diver Hailey VandePoel, women's basketball's Linda Stepney and ends with sights and sounds from Gymnastics photo day.

Can Someone At WVU Get Kevin Pittsnogle Better Basketball Seats? - Busted Coverage
Imagine you're 6-11 Kevin Pittsnogle and rank 8th on the West Virginia all-time leading scoring list for the school's proud basketball team. You get your hands on tickets and decide to take your son to the gym where fans cheered his last name and dad starred on ESPN.

NCAA Football Toxic Differential - Week 12 - Cowboys Ride For Free
Big plays are a huge part of college football - but do they equal success?

Georgia Southern Hangover:

West Virginia thumps Georgia Southern 101-68 - ESPN
Recap, statistics, etc

WVU Hits 100 For 1st Time in 6 Years - WVU Athletics
WVU routs Georgia Southern Thursday at the Coliseum.

Mountaineers roll as Staten finally hits a 3-pointer - Charleston Daily Mail
"It's something I definitely had to improve," Staten said.

Call him Downtown Juwan - Charleston Gazette
Staten ends long 3-point drought in WVU rout

Off and running, Mountaineers race away from Georgia Southern - WV MetroNews
The first leg of the Cancun Challenge wasn't much of a challenge for WVU as it cruised 101-68.

WVU hot from start in 101-68 rout of Georgia Southern - Times West Virginian
In truth, it appeared WVU could have scored 120 points, but you can’t keep the kind of intensity going that they had early, but it was impressive what they accomplished.

West Virginia thumps Georgia Southern - Register Herald
Bob Huggins said he wanted an emphasis on defense, and that is what he got.

No Trouble, WVU gets 100 - BGN
A year ago, there were times that West Virginia struggled to score through long stretches. This season, it seems like the Mountaineers have found their shooting stroke.

WVU found its beach but no crowd - Charleston Gazette
The game was in Morgantown, yet it was the Cancun Challenge.

Big win viewed by smallest turnout of the Huggins era - WV MetroNews
With an announced crowd of only 4,814 on hand, the WVU Coliseum was about one-third full.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Staten does it all to lead Mountaineers - Times West Virginian
He did everything but sell tickets, and maybe that’s why so few people showed up.

Confidence Fueling Mountaineers Early - BGN
It’s hard to take too much out of an early-season win at home against Georgia Southern.

WVU Basketball Gets Win over Georgia Southern - WVillustrated
The Mountaineers opened up the Triple Crown Cancun Classic in style on Thursday evening, winning by a final score of 101-68.

BGN Video: GSU Postgame - BGN
Guards Juwan Staten and Terry Henderson, along with center Nathan Adrian

WATCH: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Watch full video interviews with West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins and his players following the Mountaineers win over Georgia Southern.

Photo Gallery I: WVU - Georgia Southern - BGN
Photos from West Virginia's win in the opening round of the Cancun Challenge

News of Note:

Mike Casazza: Holgorsen getting the upgrades he sought - Charleston Daily Mail
This project, though, has nothing to do with the rant Holgorsen refreshed at his weekly press conference Tuesday, when he said he had a list of upgrades he wanted and that he didn't think he was being "unreasonable" to want better places to meet and practice.

Football Notebook - WVU Athletics
Program development is on the mind of Dana Holgorsen.

West Virginia Student-Athlete Spotlight: Pat Eger - Big 12 Conference
Eger explains simply, "You have to give back to the community what the community has given you. It’s a big passion of mine along with football- giving back. I’ve been doing it my whole life."

Pro News:

Jock Sanders and the Saskatchewan Roughriders prepare for the Grey Cup - ProsReport
Lets cheer Jock and the Riders on and tune in toespn360.comon Sundayafternoon to witness a former Mountaineer chase Canada's Grey Cup.

Around the League (and Beyond):

"Be Great Today" -- Official Hype Video #2 from Baylor Athletics - Our Daily Bears

To upset Baylor, Oklahoma State must force the machine to hesitate -

Boone Pickens Stadium has not been friendly to Bears - Oklahoman (autoplay)

2013 Game XI: Iowa State vs Kansas Preview - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Kansas Football 2013: Weis Reflects on West Virginia, Looks Ahead to Iowa State - Rock Chalk Talk

Kansas State-Oklahoma football preview - Kansas City Star

Expect To See More 3-4 Than 3-3-5 From The OU Defense On Saturday - Crimson And Cream Machine

Texas suspends Daje Johnson, Chet Moss for Texas Tech game - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU using bye week to prepare for Baylor offense - TCU 360

Red Raiders use bye week to improve - Daily Toreador

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 13 - ESPN

What's On Tap:

Presbyterian Blue Hose vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
1:30 pm Saturday from the Oliver Garden on ROOT.

(20) Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas State Wildcats - Preview - ESPN
Noon Saturday from the Bill on FS1. Cats are giving 5.

(4) Baylor Bears vs. (10) Oklahoma State Cowboys - Preview - ESPN
8 pm Saturday from Boone on ABC. Pokes are getting 9.5.

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Iowa State Cyclones - ESPN
8 pm Saturday from the Jack on FS1. Cy is giving 5.

College Football TV Schedule
All times listed here are Central

Videos of Interest:

Comments from Coach Huggins, following the Mountaineers 101-68 victory over the Georgia Southern Eagles, at the WVU Coliseum.

Comments from Nikki Izzo-Brown, before the Mountaineers take on the #1 seed Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday, Nov. 22, in Blacksburg, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Recipe of the Week:

Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls


  • 9 oz cooked chicken (2 cans)
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 small red onion (use w/ discretion)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup Franks Red Hot
  • 4 egg roll wrappers
  • Ranch dressing


  1. Thaw egg roll wrappers.
  2. Finely slice carrots, celery, and red onion.
  3. Mix chicken and hot sauce in small bowl.
  4. Heat canola oil in pan to 350 degrees.
  5. On wrapper, layer in order chicken, carrot/celery/onion, blue cheese, and more chicken.
  6. Roll wrapper as conveniently demonstrated on the back of package (like a diamond burrito).
  7. Place rolls flap side down in oil. Cook, turning occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Drain on paper towel.

Pictures and cooking tips over at Guyism, where this was found

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is one of the lovely VS Angels. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Lily Aldridge.

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