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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (3/19/13) Edition

Women going dancing, baseball vs MU, pre-draft notes, football assistant features, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Mountaineers Dancing Again - WVU Athletics
No. 11-seeded WVU will take on No. 6-seeded Delaware.

WVU women seeded 11th, will take on host Delaware - Register-Herald
NCAA selection is 4th straight for Mountaineers

Put on your dancing shoes, Mountaineers - Daily Athenaeum
Head coach Mike Carey has now reached the big bracket in six of the past seven seasons, and this is the Mountaineers’ fourth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

West Virginia, Marshall to meet today in Charleston - Register-Herald
West Virginia and Marshall will play at 6 p.m. today at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston in the teams’ first meeting in five years.

Frazer Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
Varsity Sports Report

FURFARI COLUMN: Last game caps entire season - Times West Virginian
That was typical in numerous games this year as WVU wound up with a disheartening 13-19 record, competing in the Big 12 for the first time.

Five NCAA Tournament Misses - WVU Athletics
Here are five Mountaineer teams that should have been dancing.

Stedman Bailey Thankful for WVU Teammates, Ready to Take Next St - WVillustrated
The receiver had a solid performance at WVU Pro Day and enjoyed what may be his last time with his Mountaineer brethren.

WVU's Bailey a good fit for Steelers - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
It's difficult to see the Steelers taking a receiver with their first pick when there are holes at linebacker and the offensive line

How would Geno Smith fit in with the Buffalo Bills? - WVU Pros
The Buffalo Bills have searched for a franchise quarterback since 1996 when Jim Kelly retired. Could Geno Smith be their franchise QB of the future?

News of Note:

West Virginia quarterback competition: Paul Millard, Ford Childress battle to replace Geno Smith - Sporting News
The Mountaineers have begun spring practice which, of course, means they’ve’ begun the process of finding a replacement for Smith.

WVU finishes first week of spring practice - Inter-Mountain
Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson didn't see a "lot of good" during West Virginia University's first padded football practice, but he said he really wasn't expecting much.

Mitchell takes on daunting task with WVU secondary - Daily Athenaeum
With a group ranking No. 118 nationally in pass defense last season, Mitchell has to start from scratch.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Recruiting in Florida will be key for Seider - Times West Virginian
He believes he will be even better at WVU than he was at Marshall because he can be true to himself.

Seider gets settled in - Charleston Daily Mail

Seider Brings Recruiting Reputation to Dream Job at WVU - WVillustrated
Former Mountaineer QB returns to Morgantown to coach running game and bring in Florida athletes.

Crook heading straight into fire - Charleston Gazette
There is an argument to be made that, despite his standing as one of only two state natives on West Virginia's football coach staff, Ron Crook's adjustment curve is just a bit steeper than that of most of the other four new coaches on the staff.


2 of NCAA's new college football recruiting rules revoked -
The NCAA suspended two pieces of legislation concerning the deregulation of recruiting.

Around the League (and Beyond):

2013 NCAA Women's Tournament: The Baylor Lady Bears are the #1 Overall Seed! - Our Daily Bears

ISU gets 10 seed, opens against Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament (with video) - Ames Tribune

Kansas Jayhawk Basketball: Reacting to the Road to the Final Four - Rock Chalk Talk

The good and bad of K-State's NCAA Tournament bracket - Kansas City Star

OU Men's Basketball | Sooners React To Their Selection In The NCAA Tournament - Crimson And Cream Machine

Is OSU Hitting A Wall? - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas heads to Houston, faces Cougars in 1st round of CBI - Horn Sports

No Postseason for the Frogs, but a Bright Future Awaits - Frogs O' War

Lady Raiders get No. 7 seed, host South Florida Saturday at United Spirit Arena - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Texas AD on A&M, conference realignment, SEC schedules -

College football's 68-team 2013 Madness bracket, if such a thing existed -

What's On Tap:

WVU-Marshall Renew Baseball Series - WVU Athletics
WVU and Marshall is set to renew a series that started in 1910.

Video of Interest:

Video of (Dis)Interest:

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