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Mountaineer Morning Links: Baylor Gameday (2/27/13) Edition

Baylor previews, Women's win over K State, more from the Combine, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now Wednesday, Feb. 27 - WV MetroNews
WVU women’s basketball coach Mike Carey talks about his teams 66-57 victory over Kansas St. and men’s head coach Bob Huggins and sophomore guard Jabarie Hinds speak about Baylor’s sensational point guard Pierre Jackson.

Mountaineers Tame Wildcats - WVU Athletics
WVU defeats Kansas State 66-57.

Mountaineers erase halftime deficit, storm back to take down Wildcats 66-57 - Daily Athenaeum
Mountaineers rattled off a 14-2 run late in the second half to come from behind and defeat visiting Kansas State 66-57

WVU rallies for ‘ugly’ win over Kansas State - Times West Virginian
In many ways WVU won despite itself.

VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Postgame Interviews - WVillustrated
video interviews with West Virginia Women's Coach Mike Carey and his players following their game against Kansas State at the WVU Coliseum.

Difficult Slate Continues for WVU Women - WVU Athletics
Mike Carey says his team has played its toughest schedule ever.

Swimming and Diving Travel to Big 12 Championships - WVU Athletics
The conference championships will be held from Feb. 27-March 2.

Men’s Soccer to Hold Tryouts - WVU Athletics
Wednesday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m., at Milan Puskar Stadium

Jeff Braun preparing for WVU's Pro-Day - WVU Pros
If his dreams come true, his first job out of college will be playing in the NFL.

The Combine Makes a Difference Come Draft Time - WVillustrated
Three Mountaineers wrapped up the Combine weekend with first round hopes.

2013 NFL Combine results: Notes from a college football fan -
Questions about this year's top draft picks? A college football fan is here to help.

What did the NFL Combine do to Geno Smith's draft Stock? - WVU Pros
Geno Smith stood out among this year's crop of quarterbacks at the NFL Combine. However, some news that came out during the event may mean Smith does not go #1.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Smith thinks he’s worthy of high pick - Times West Virginian
“I’m not cocky or trying to say I’m this all-world player right now, because I have many areas where I need to grow. But I do feel like I have a great, tremendous skill set and that I have an opportunity to showcase that."

WATCH: NFL Decision Makers Talk Current, Future WVU Pros - WVillustrated
See what coaches and league executives had to say about some Mountaineers in the league, plus those vying for jobs in the upcoming Draft.

WVUPros NFL Free-Agency Tracker 2013 - WVU Pros
Today, we take a look at those free-agents and try to take a look at the future.

Pat White attempting NFL comeback, to work out at WVU pro day -
Former West Virginia and Dolphins quarterback Pat White is trying to get back to the NFL.

News of Note:

West Virginia, Baylor to Meet - WVU Athletics
Two teams meet for second time in 14 days.

Huggins stresses ball security - Charleston Daily Mail
"It's really pretty obvious: Not throw them the ball," Huggins said.

West Virginia looks to get back on winning track against Baylor - Daily Athenaeum
West Virginia (13-14, 6-8) is 0-2 all time against Baylor (16-11, 7-7), which includes a 20-point beat down at the hands of the Bears just 13 days ago.

WVU, Baylor men both struggling - Times West Virginian
But considering that WVU is going nowhere, there is some question about the team’s incentive and motivation.

WVU still has motivation as Baylor comes calling - Register-Herald
It starts with revenge.

Preview: WVU vs Baylor - BGN
Baylor comes to the WVU Coliseum with a fading NCAA Tournament resume and in serious need of a win.

Mountaineers look to right ship at home - Inter-Mountain
Struggling WVU to host Big 12 foe Baylor today

Rare losing season looms for Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
WVU hosts Baylor tonight

Mountaineers Embarrassed, Lost Late in Season - WVillustrated
Sophomore forward spells out concerns from the players' perspective as losses mount for WVU.

Video: Basketball Interviews 2/26 - BGN
Hinds & Huggs

VIDEO: WVU Men's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated
Hinds & Huggs

Around the League (and Beyond):

Big 12 football: West Virginia seeks scheduling accommodations - Berry Tramel's Blog
“There’s some little things we can do to be mindful of the special challenges they have.”

Big 12 punishes officials for mistakes made in Kansas – Iowa State game -
The Big 12 has admitted that officiating mistakes were made during Monday night's game between Kansas and Iowa State, and says that the referees involved will be punished.

Bears need strong finish, beginning with West Virginia - Waco Tribune

The Sorrow Men - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Notebook: Bill Self's 500th win 'was a good one' - Lawrence Journal World

Tournament Tuesday: All hope is not lost - Bring On The Cats

OU Football | 2013 Spring Preview Series | Running Back & Fullback - Crimson And Cream Machine

OSU’s Title Chances Whistled Away? - Oklahoman

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers, Week 16 - Burnt Orange Nation

2013 TCU Baseball Video: The Journey - Frogs O' War

Trey Masek Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site

With two weeks left in Big 12 basketball season, three teams aiming for league title - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Texas A&M's Jake Spavital up for task of managing Johnny Football - Andy Staples -


What's On Tap:

Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
8 pm tonight from the Oliver Garden on YES, MASN2, Altitude & ESPN3

(15) Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. TCU Horned Frogs - Preview - ESPN
7 pm tonight from Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on ESPNU

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns - ESPN
9 pm tonight from Erwin Special Events Center on ESPN2/3

Videos of Interest:

Coach Huggins shares his thoughts before WVU welcomes Baylor to the WVU Coliseum today [ed.], February 27. Tip-off is set for 8pm.

With his career as a Mountaineer winding down, Deniz Kilicli reflects on his time at West Virginia University.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

The big Turk jamming on my favorite Hendrix tune with the Davisson Brother's Band at Owen Schmitt's new Morgantown bar, Schmitt's Saloon

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an old favorite that has been out of the loop lately having a child. CLICK HERE for today's mega-gallery of our Prestige, Marisa Miller.