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Mountaineer Morning Links: Baylor Post-Game (2/14/12) Edition

Coverage of both basketball losses, baseball previews continue, Willie Akers hospitalized, football notes, WVUPros on Pat White, WVU athletic department in red, Big 12 roundup & more


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Baylor Hangover:

Baylor 80, West Virginia 60 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc

Baylor Too Much for WVU - WVU Athletics
Bears use a strong second half against the Mountaineers.

Held At Bay - BGN
West Virginia’s season-long nightmare continued on Wednesday night in Waco, as Baylor pulled away in the second half to snap the Mountaineers’ three-game winning streak.

Baylor blisters West Virginia 80-60 - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers were pummeled in Waco as Rico Gathers and Brady Heslip fueled the Bears.

Baylor surges by WVU, 80-60 - Times West Virginian
Bears never trail, dominate second half

Waylayed in Waco - WV MetroNews
WVU absorbs an all-too-familiar battering at Baylor.

Game Recap: West Virginia at Baylor - WVillustrated
West Virginia, which came into the game riding a three-game winning streak, once again struggled to hang with an upper-level Big 12 team on the road.

Huggins takes sour tone - WV MetroNews
WVU coach surprised by second-half meltdown at Baylor

WVU’s Harris: ‘We didn’t compete’ - WV MetroNews
After an 80-60 loss at Baylor, WVU freshman disappointed the Mountaineers didn't show more fire.

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
Hinds and Harris

Photo Gallery: WVU vs Baylor - BGN

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now Thursday, Feb. 14 - WV MetroNews
In the Valentine’s Day edition of Gold and Blue Now both Bob Huggins and Mike Carey talk about their team’s disappointing losses on Wednesday evening.

WVU, coaching standout Willie Akers hospitalized - Martinsburg Journal/AP
Akers' son, Chad, said his father was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center for treatment of a fractured vertebrae and broken nose. A hospital operator said he was under evaluation Wednesday evening.

Baseball Preview: Infielders - WVU Athletics
The third of four segments previewing the 2013 baseball season.

Pat White working on NFL Return with Fred Whitfield - WVU Pros
This week, he showed up at the Whitfield Football Academy in California to prepare for a return with one of the best QB teachers in the world.

NCAA's football rules group recommends ejections for targeting, other changes -
The NCAA Rules Committee has recommended nine new rules, including regulations on switching jersey numbers and spiking the ball.

News of Note:

Mountaineer athletics in red - Times West Virginian
The university ended the last two fiscal years in the red and officials expect the deficits to continue for several years while WVU receives less than full revenue-sharing benefits from the Big 12.

WVU Cold in Loss to Oklahoma State - WVU Athletics
WVU drops a 64-54 decision to No. 25/24 Oklahoma State.

VIDEO INTERVIEWS: WVU Women Fall to Oklahoma State - WVillustrated
Coach Mike Carey and his players following their game against Oklahoma State at the WVU Coliseum.

Holgorsen must choose right coach - Register-Herald
Holgorsen now faces what may be the biggest hire of his WVU career.

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor Bears wallop WVU Mountaineers 80-60 - Our Daily Bears

Texas Breaks Through For Win In Double Overtime, Knocks Off Iowa State 89-86 - Burnt Orange Nation

Oklahoma State proves too much to handle for Tech - Daily Toreador

Your Friendly Reminder to Not Tweet Recruits - Rock Chalk Talk

Tournament Tuesday (2/13): KU Hangover Edition - Bring On The Cats

Buddy Hield in good spirits after surgery - Oklahoman (autoplay video)

TCU & West Virginia: comparatively speaking in the Big 12 - The Big Mac Blog

What's On Tap:

Happy VD!!

Video of Interest:

Courtesy of WVi:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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