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Mountaineer Morning Links: Iowa State Pre-Game (3/8/13) Edition

Hoops notes, Women head to Dallas for Big 12 Tournament, football notes, baseball wins, Big 12 roundup & viewing guide, plus more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, March 8 - WV MetroNews
Coach Bob Huggins doesn’t think his team will be able to stop Iowa State’s three-point attack. Women’s basketball coach Mike Carey previews this Saturday’s matchup against Oklahoma. Christal Caldwell looks forward to the third matchup of the season with the Sooners.

West Virginia to face Oklahoma in Big 12 1st round - Daily Athenaeum
Despite its first season as a member of the Big 12 Conference, the West Virginia women’s basketball team has already carved out a reputation as a team with talented players capable of winning big games.

VIDEO: WVU Women's Basketball Interviews - WVillustrated
Coach Mike Carey and Christal Caldwell

FURFARI COLUMN: WVU women faring better than men - Times West Virginian
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team leaves Friday for Dallas, Texas, hoping to make a strong showing in the Big 12 Conference Tournament.

Four Mountaineers Earn All-Big 12 Honors - WVU Athletics
The women’s basketball team had four players earn 2012-13 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference honors.

No. 1 Rifle Shoots for 15th NCAA Title - WVU Athletics
The No. 1-ranked WVU rifle team shoots for its nation-best 15th NCAA title this weekend.

No. 1 West Virginia aiming for 15th National Championship, first since 2009 - Daily Athenaeum
The No. 1 West Virginia Rifle team, which won its fourth consecutive Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) championship late last month, will travel to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend to shoot for its first NCAA national championship since 2009.

WVU Knocks 16 Hits in Victory - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team matched a season high 16 hits.

This Is The Only Graphic You Need To See During March Madness - College Spun
The chart starts on the bottom left with Wichita State and ends (as you guessed) with Grambling State.

News of Note:

Changes afoot for Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail
This is not a Big 12 Conference thing. It's not a period of adjustment. It's not what. It's who.

Big 12 Tournament Scenarios For WVU - WVillustrated
West Virginia will earn either the seven or eight seed heading into next week's Big 12 Tournament.

Mountaineers running out of silver linings - Charleston Gazette
No matter how bad West Virginia's basketball season got, Deniz Kilicli always had something to say about it.

WVU shows signs of life against Oklahoma - Times West Virginian
For a few moments late on a Wednesday night, it looked as though West Virginia University might actually have figured out this game of basketball that had baffled the Mountaineers throughout this rapidly ending season.

Spring Football

QB Position Wide Open - WVU Athletics
It's anyone's guess who will start at QB this fall.

Gold-Blue Tickets Now Available - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University will hold the annual Gold-Blue Spring Game on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Big 12 announces weekday schedule - Sporting News
WVU gets all Saturday games, it seems

Around the League (and Beyond):

A little Baylor Stadium news... - Our Daily Bears

Sign This Petition To Restore Hilton's Win Streak - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Ben McLemore's Journey to Kansas - Rock Chalk Talk

Showdown in Stillwater set for Cats - Manhattan Mercury

Bob Stoops Spring Preview Press Conference - Crimson And Cream Machine

Smart Leaves An Impression… Again - Oklahoman

Texas considering selling alcohol at football, basketball, baseball games - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU's Big 12 Opener vs. Texas Tech Rescheduled - Frogs O' War

Football Season Opener at SMU Moved to Friday Night - Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site


What's On Tap:

Iowa State Cyclones vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
1:30 pm Saturday from the Oliver Garden on MASN2 & CSN California

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma Sooners - ESPN
Big 12 Women's Tournament Quarterfinals from American Airlines Arena in Dallas on Fox Sports Network stations

(9) Kansas State Wildcats vs. (13) Oklahoma State Cowboys - ESPN
1:30 pm Saturday from Gallagher-Iba Arena on Altitude

Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - ESPN
4 pm Saturday from United Spirit Arena on Altitude

Oklahoma Sooners vs. TCU Horned Frogs - ESPN
5 pm Saturday from Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on FSN Oklahoma, FSN SW & RSN alternate

(4) Kansas Jayhawks vs. Baylor Bears - ESPN
6 pm Saturday from the Ferrell Center on ESPN & ESPN3

Videos of Interest:

Senior Deniz Kilicli reflects on his career at West Virginia University. Kilicli talks about playing for coach Bob Huggins, what it means to be a Mountaineer and his love for the people of West Virginia.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

It all ends...

Miss Throwdown:

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