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Mountaineer Morning Links: Christmas (12/25/13) Edition

Christmas articles, Devin Williams feature, recruiting update, WVU Pros update, Big 12 roundup & more.


Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's nationally recognized best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s Christmas Ale.

What You May Have Missed:

Have yourself a Merry Ratchet Christmas -
My Christmas will be a ratchet Christmas under the broadest possible definition of ratchet. It will be underfunded and poorly planned. It will not go well. It will embarrass you, and me, and anyone who participates in it.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Festive WVU tunes to bring joy to Christmas - Times West Virginian
we can’t allow Christmas morning to go by without our own Mountaineer versions of Christmas songs.

News of Note:

Williams Gaining Confidence as a Gym Rat for WVU - WVillustrated
Freshman forward shows improvement as he learns what it takes to perform in college basketball.


RBs head the Christmas list - Charleston Gazette
National Signing Day is right around the corner and our recruiting class is not yet complete.

Pro News:

Devin Ebanks named as the NBDL Player of the Week - Pros Report
Texas Legends Devin Ebanks was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 16- Sunday, Dec. 22.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Bowl prep becoming old hat for Baylor under Briles - Waco Tribune

I'm Dreaming of a Championship Christmas - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Black on track: ‘Hard work paid off’ for Kansas’ big-man transfer - Lawrence Journal World

A Behind the Scenes Look at the K-State Football Equipment Staff - Official Athletic Site of Kansas State

Sugar Bowl Preview Primer | CCM Interviewed By Mark RogersTV - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Yurcich reflects on first season - Oklahoman

Yahoo! source: Bill Powers withdrew support for Mack Brown, pushed him out - Burnt Orange Nation

Everything falling into place for TCU point guard - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

San Diego trek almost at hand for Red Raiders - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

(14) Iowa State Cyclones vs. Boise State Broncos - Preview - ESPN
8:30 pm from Honolulu on ESPN2/3

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

I hope this doesn't apply to any of you

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a collection of lovely ladies dressed in the Christmas spirit. CLICK HERE for today's gallery.