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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (12/17/13) Edition

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Hoops & Football notes, varsity awards, WVU Pros update, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, Dec. 17 - WV MetroNews
Eron Harris talks about the play of Brandon Watkins in Saturday’s win over Marshall and Berry Tramel, a columnist for The Oklahoman shares his insights on the possible coaching candidates for the University of Texas.

Bussie Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
Varsity Sports Report

Pierre-Louis Trains with Canada - WVU Athletics
The camp was assembled by coach Andrew Olivieri and features 22 players who hope to find a spot on Canada’s 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team.

Bevin Named to NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Team - WVU Athletics
A native of Napier New Zealand, Bevin has racked up postseason honors that include: Capital One Academic All-America First Team, NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team and All-Mid-American Conference First Team.


News of Note:

Three cheers for scandal! - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
And is it me, or is Bob Huggins pouring water on this game?

Schedule lines up nicely for WVU - Charleston Gazette
Odds and ends and a few things I think I think while wondering why West Virginia couldn't have cleared its basketball schedule like this in one of those years when the football team was still playing

Furfari: WVU cagers one up on gridders - Register-Herald
Coach Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers of the hardwood found a way to finish a game.

Facilities Can Spell The Difference - BGN
The all-important “wow” factor is missing. Nothing sets WVU apart from the host of other schools vying for the recruit. WVU needs facilities that make more than a good impression. They need facilities that set the standard for recruits as they hop about the country on official visits.

Best of the Big 12: From the bowels of bedlam to Baylor’s astonishing run - WV MetroNews
MetroNews columnist Allan Taylor doles out his end-of-the-season awards for the league whose champion resides in Waco.


Recruiting:

Video: Brewton eyeing February decision - BGN/Scout
The 2015 safety will be looking at Florida State, Notre Dame, Clemson, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Louisville, and others.


Pro News:

Jarrett Brown joins the Spokane Shock of the AFL - Pros Report
Brown has spent parts of the last two seasons with the B.C. Lions of the CFL. Now he will return to play on a smaller field here in the states.

Eers in the NFL: Week 15 - EerSports
A look at former Mountaineers and how they fared during Week Fifteen of the NFL season.


Around the League (and Beyond):

The 2-3 Zone: Thankful for Transfers and Player Ranks - Our Daily Bears

Hoiberg, Cyclones rolling, but not every deficit can be erased - Des Moines Register

Point Guards, Bigs Excel in Win Over New Mexico - Rock Chalk Talk

Kansas State, Michigan take different paths to 7-5 - Wichita Eagle

Bob Stoops said starting quarterback choice will be 'game-time decision' - Oklahoman (autoplay)

OSU basketball: Cowboys playing top-notch defense - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Potential candidates to replace Mack Brown at Texas - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU’s Gary Patterson shows willingness to change with poaching of Sunny Cumbie from Texas Tech, hiring of Doug Meachem - Dallas Morning News

If Cumbie is Gone, How Should Texas Tech Improve Their Coaching Staff? - Viva The Matadors


What's On Tap:

"Finals Week," which means very little action until the weekend


Video of Interest:


Video of (Dis)Interest:

The backup singer in the back looks familiar (WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE)

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another Brazilian beauty. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Priscila Uchoa.