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Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (12/4/13) Edition

Hoops notes, Luck statement, Bell arrested (again), women win (and get Carey his 250th), varsity notes, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Wednesday, Dec. 4 - WV MetroNews
Oliver Luck makes a statement on the future of WVU football, Wendell Barnhouse gives his thoughts on the Mountaineers’ 2013 season and Bob Huggins discusses the early season attendance issues West Virginia has been facing.

Strong Second Half Leads to Carey’s 250 - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia women’s basketball team gave coach Mike Carey his 250th WVU victory with an 88-56 win over Coppin State, Tuesday evening, at the WVU Coliseum.

WATCH: WVU Women's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
WVU Women's Coach Mike Carey and his players talk to the media following the Mountaineers' win over Coppin State.

WVU Duo Named as Good Works Team Nominees - WVU Athletics
The WBCA, NABC and Allstate Insurance Company today announced the 202 nominees for the 2014 Allstate WBCA and NABC Good Works Teams®.

Silva Named Hermann Trophy Semifinalist - WVU Athletics
The award is college soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy and represents the highest level of individual achievement in the sport.

WVU’s Yuss excelled as LB, fighter pilot - Register Herald
Col. Ronald Yuss of Charleroi, Pa., was an outstanding linebacker on West Virginia University’s football teams in 1965-66-67.

News of Note:


A Quick Peek Back Before Looking Ahead - WVU Athletics
Bob Huggins is now tied for 16th on all-time victory list.

Staten flirting with rare feat - Charleston Daily Mail
It's been 1,204 games and almost 39 years since the last triple-double at West Virginia. It may be a matter of time until the next.

Mountaineers starting to look like Huggins' kind of team - Charleston Gazette
To suggest that West Virginia has instantly and somehow magically cured all the ills that characterized last year's 13-19 team would be to stretch the truth.

Young Mountaineers thriving without seniors - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia basketball program endured a disastrous 2012-13 season. Head coach Bob Huggins struggled to find a group that understood what he wanted out of them. A 13-19 finish resulted in a large roster shake up.


Mike Casazza: WVU has a lot of work to do - Charleston Daily Mail
You could devote a lot of time to the 346 words West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck penned and later released Tuesday afternoon to summarize the state of a football program he helped construct three years ago.

Breaking down Luck's statement on football - Charleston Gazette
The Mountain State masses had been waiting.

Luck backs Holgorsen, but warns season had ‘far too many disappointments’ - WV MetroNews
Athletics director says continuity is crucial to improving West Virginia's football program.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Like it or not, Holgorsen is coming back - Times West Virginian
One could claim that it is odd Luck is placing so much emphasis on continuity for a program that has gone from 10-3 to 7-6 to 4-8 when he fired in Bill Stewart a man who had both continuity and consistency in three consecutive 9-4 seasons.

Mountaineers DB Bell arrested for 2nd time this year - WV MetroNews
Junior was charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license early Sunday morning.


WVU recruiting: Versatile JC tight end considering Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
As 2014 recruiting hits the homestretch, West Virginia coaches are searching for elite playmakers to help revitalize the Mountaineer offense next season.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Case Closed - New Hype Video - Our Daily Bears

Cyclone football player pleads not guilty to domestic assault charge - Des Moines Register

James Sims should be remembered out of forgettable senior class - Lawrence Journal World

K-State adds UTEP to 2014 schedule - Manhattan Mercury

Cornerback Aaron Colvin will play despite sore shoulder - Oklahoman (autoplay)

2013 "FUN" BEDLAM FOOTBALL FACTS - Cowboys Ride For Free

Stopping the Baylor Bears run game - Barking Carnival

REPORT: TCU Set To Hire Doug Meacham As New Offensive Coordinator - Frogs O' War

Does Kliff Kingsbury deserve a contract extension and raise? - Viva The Matadors

Video of Interest:

On this edition of the United Bank Bob Huggins Playbook, Tony Caridi and the coach talk about the win over Loyola and the upcoming matchup with Missouri

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is Dutch model and TV personality. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Sylvie van der Vaart.