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Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (3/25/13) Edition

Women bounced from NCAA's, baseball wins series with Texas Tech, pre-draft notes, hoops & football notes, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Mountaineers Fall in NCAA Opening Round - WVU Athletics
WVU falls to Delaware 66-53 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Player Interviews - WVillustrated
Watch West Virginia Women's Basketball player interviews following their loss to Delaware in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

Future Looks Bright For WVU Women's Basketball Team - WVillustrated
WVU loses just one senior in Ayana Dunning and returns a team full of experience and knowledge of what it takes to compete in the Big 12.

Volleyball Starts Spring Season at Duke - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers bounced back from a loss to Wingate to start the day by splitting the remaining matches with host Duke, Wake Forest and UNC-Greensborough.

Nugent Earns All-America Swimming Honors - WVU Athletics
Senior swimmers Mandie Nugent and Rachael Burnett competed in their final events of the NCAA Championships on Saturday at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Mountaineers take series from Texas Tech - WV MetroNews
Means pitches into the ninth inning of WVU's 3-1 victory

Julian Miller ready to help revamp the Roughriders' defense - WVU Pros
Sanders help the Roughriders offense evolve last season. This season, Julian Miller could do the same for the team on the defensive side of the ball.

Pre-Draft News:

WR Stedman Bailey believe he's underrated - presents 'Prospect Primer,' a video look at an assortment of draft-eligible players who attended the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Is Tavon Austin a top-10 draft pick? - NFL Videos
NFL Films senior producer and draft aficionado Greg Cosell joins "Path to the Draft" to discuss former West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin's value in April's draft.

Greg Cosell rates Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib higher than West Virginia QB Geno Smith - NFL Videos
Find out why NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell rates Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib higher than West Virginia QB Geno Smith.

How would Geno Smith fit in with the Arizona Cardinals? - WVU Pros
Geno Smith could fit in quite well with the Cardinals in Bruce Arians' new offense. We tell you why.

News of Note:

HERTZEL COLUMN: Turk pulls no punches in interview - Times West Virginian
More on this later (today?)

So, Who Will Be the Next Guy Under Center? - WVU Athletics
West Virginia has had a great run of QBs since 2002.

Connor Arlia Preaches Hard Work - WVillustrated
WVU's junior receiver is working hard with his teammates this spring.

Charleston Daily Mail Articles

Charleston Gazette Articles

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor Football debuts all-new Nike uniforms in white, green, and black. - Our Daily Bears

Heartbreak in Dayton: Iowa State Falls To Ohio State 78-75 - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Kansas knocks off North Carolina, advances to Sweet 16 - Wichita Eagle

K-State comeback fizzles in 63-61 loss to La Salle - Wichita Eagle

Sooners Season Comes To A Close With First Round Loss To San Diego State - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State football: Battle is on to replace Joseph Randle - Oklahoman

Texas WR Jaxon Shipley "day-to-day" after hamstring injury - Burnt Orange Nation

Look at TCU's new 8-foot Horned Frog statue -

Red Raider Gridiron | Brewer and Jackson Discuss Changes in Atmosphere - Viva The Matadors

Video of Interest:

Kyle Wiggs breaks down WVU's series win over Texas Tech with 3rd baseman Ryan Tuntland and left-handed pitcher John Means.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Melissa Steuart.