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Mountaineer Morning Links: Kansas State Gameday (2/18/13) Edition

K State previews, women win, baseball wins, rifle matches record score, Stedman and Geno prepping for NFL, 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 Labatt's Wildcat Strong, in preparation for tonight's opponent.

What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now Monday, Feb. 18 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins talks about his team’s major problem, Eron Harris says he is playing more confident, and Travis Jones recaps the Mountaineers win at Iowa State.

Mountaineers Topple No. 24/23 Iowa State - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team defeated No. 24/23 Iowa State 68-66 in a comeback fashion on Sunday at Hilton Coliseum.

WVU erases deficit, knocks off No. 23 Iowa State - Daily Athenaeum
With five games remaining in the season, the West Virginia women’s basketball team looked to help its NCAA Tournament cause Sunday afternoon against No. 23 Iowa State.

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU must see changes with its travel - Times West Virginian
Huggins admits something should be done and believes he may have to juggle his non-conference schedule to make life easier on his athletes — and himself.

Mazey Earns First WVU Victory - WVU Athletics
WVU earned its first victory of the season.

No. 1 Rifle Shoots NCAA Air Rifle Record - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers’ (11-1, 5-1 GARC) score is their highest since shooting the same total at Alaska-Fairbanks on Nov. 18.

Anderson WVU’s only 3-year captain - Register-Herald
Not even the legendary Jerry West matched the achievement of the late Jerome Anderson in West Virginia University men’s basketball history.

ESPN's Todd McShay Breaks Down WVU's Geno Smith - WVillustrated
The first major hurdle for top NFL prospects takes place next week in Indianapolis. The best college football players eligible for the draft will gather to compete in the NFL Combine.

Stedman Bailey NFL Combine Preview - WVU Pros
The NFL Combine is one of the most important events in a football player's career. A good showing can help with a prospect's draft status. A great showing can change someone's life. Stedman Bailey could be one of those prospects.

News of Note:

WVU Travels To K-State on Big Monday - WVU Athletics
Mountaineers, Wildcats tangle for the second time.

5 Keys: WVU at Kansas State - WV MetroNews
West Virginia encounters a K-State team that's tied for first place in the Big 12.

Mountaineers hope to bounce Kansas State on homecoming - Times West Virginian
“If they don’t (give me a warm welcome), they don’t. What am I going to do?” Huggins said. “The truth of the matter is I’ve been gone for six years now. Unless those guys are on the Jay Jacobs plan for graduation, they are probably gone now.”

WVU Men's Basketball: Kansas State Preview - WVillustrated
West Virginia will play its last Big Monday game of the season this week when it takes on #10 Kansas State in Manhattan.

Kilicli comes up big for WVU - Register-Herald
Huggins’ patience with senior forward seems to be paying off

HERTZEL COLUMN: Huggins plays father figure for Kilicli - Times West Virginian
The public picture of Bob Huggins and the private one are very different, almost polar opposites in many cases.

A Visit With Keaton Miles' High School Coach - WVillustrated
Check out where Keaton Miles played high school basketball and hear what his high school coach had to say about his time there.

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles


Marcellus finally joins WVU signing class - WV MetroNews
Jacky Marcellus signs his letter of intent with WVU.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Kansas State blows out Baylor in Manhattan 81-61 - Our Daily Bears

Cyclones crush the Horned Frogs - Ames Tribune

Simply smothering: Defense carries Kansas to rout of Texas - Lawrence Journal World

#16 Oklahoma St. Rushes Court In 84-79 OT Bedlam Win Over Oklahoma - Crimson And Cream Machine

Post Game Thoughts: Texas Tech 64, West Virginia 66 - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (10) Kansas State Wildcats - ESPN
9 pm tonight from Bramlage Coliseum on ESPN/ESPN3

Video of Interest:

On February 9, 2013, WVU Basketball head coach Bob Huggins coached his 1,000th career game; a 63-50 road win at TCU. This is a behind the scenes look at that milestone.

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a former (unfortunately) VS Angel. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Selita Ebanks.