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Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (10/22/14) Edition

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Holgorsen & Huggins pressers, player & coaches interviews, features on Trickett & White, Oklahoma State previews, recruiting notes, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold & Blue Now: Wednesday, Oct. 22 - WV MetroNews
Mountaineer quarterback, Clint Trickett, joins us to discuss his success this season. We also catch up with Berry Tramel, of the Oklahoman, as he gives us his state of the Big 12 after last weekends chaos, and predicts TCU to win the Big 12.

Bevin, Schwindel Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist - WVU Athletics
Andy Bevin of the WVU men’s soccer team and Kate Schwindel of the WVU women’s soccer team have been named one of 10 finalists for their respective 2014 Senior CLASS Awards, the organization announced today.

Big 12 Honors Women's Soccer Duo - WVU Athletics
For the second straight week, a pair of Mountaineers from the No. 8-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team took two of the three Big 12 Conference weekly honors

Rifle Ranks No. 1 for Fourth Week - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University rifle team ranks No. 1 in the College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Poll for the fourth straight week.

Morgantown police: Wellman among those cited in riots - WV MetroNews
Redshirt freshman fullback cited for disorderly conduct after Mountaineers upset No. 4 Baylor.

FURFARI: Kintz, former WVU standout, scored final two points in old arena - Times West Virginian
If you were a West Virginia University basketball fan in 1969-70, you may remember that Skip Kintz scored the final two points in the old WVU Field House.

News of Note:

Dana Holgorsen Media Conference: OSU - WVU Athletics
Video and transcript here, video also embedded below

Championship Drive - Holgorsen and Aresco - ESPN (autoplay)
Rece Davis talks about who's in the best position to make the CFB Playoff, discusses Jimbo Fisher's frustration and chats with West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen and AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco.

After monumental upset, Holgorsen insists ‘We’re not satisfied’ - WV MetroNews
See the coach's Tuesday news conference as the Mountaineers prep for a road trip to Oklahoma State.

Holgorsen: "We're a Pretty Confident Bunch Defensively" - EerSports
Dana Holgorsen spoke with the local media on Tuesday afternoon and talked about a variety of topics, but he spent plenty of time praising the defense, in particular what Defensive Coordinator Tony Gibson has meant to that side of the ball.

Offensive Outlook: WVU vs Oklahoma State - BGN
coordinator Shannon Dawson's squad faces a stout run defense in Oklahoma State, and a secondary beginning to get healthy just in time for the Mountaineers.

WVU Offense "Just Starting to Really Show Through" - EerSports
West Virginia now ranks sixth in passing offense and sixth in total offense, a dramatic change from last season.

Heisman buzz builds around WVU’s White - Charleston Daily Mail
But here is the scary proposition for the five remaining teams on the Mountaineers’ Big 12 schedule: White may not be at his peak yet.

White Continues to Dominate - EerSports
Senior standout wide receiver Kevin White has continuously been the go-to guy for the Mountaineers offense and that sure showed on Saturday.

White's catch should be remembered in Mountaineer lore - Exponent Telegram
Somewhere, in West Virginia football lore, there is a place for "The Catch."

Mountaineers limp past season’s midpoint - Charleston Gazette
It’s no more or less than most other college football teams as the two-month mark approaches, but it is something that has to be addressed.

Oklahoma State’s Hill has game-breaking speed - Charleston Gazette
Oklahoma State’s Tyreek Hill has the kind of speed, elusiveness and versatility that reminds some of former Mountaineer Tavon Austin.

Legendary speed makes Tyreek Hill a blurry target for West Virginia - WV MetroNews
The junior college transfer ran one of the world's fastest 200 meters as a high schooler in 2012.

Oklahoma State linebacker has plenty of motivation - Charleston Daily Mail
As he was growing up central Texas, the young Ryan Simmons was a lot like the running backs and receivers that encounter the older Ryan Simmons today.

OSU HC Mike Gundy: Maturity The Key - BGN
Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy attributes much of West Virginia’s success to a single trait: Maturity.

Player/Coaches Media Session: Oklahoma State - WVU Athletics
Players and assistant coaches addressed the media Tuesday afternoon.

WATCH: WVU Football Players, Coaches Talk Road Trip to Oklahoma - WVillustrated
Crook, Gibby, DeForest, Galloway, Smith, Trickett, Riddick, Kwiatkoski, White, Dillon, Thompson & Petteway

WVSports.com TV: Assistant Coach & Player Interviews - WVSports.com
Gibby, Dawson, Cogdell, Trickett, Smith, Clay & Riddick

Trickett Claims Co-QB of the Week Award - WVU Athletics
West Virginia's Clint Trickett and Notre Dame's Everett Golson will share Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week honors for week eight of the college football season

Trickett’s father on mend after heart attack - Charleston Daily Mail
"He’s good, and that’s the most important thing," Trickett said. "He’s back at work."

Dad’s heart attack flipped Trickett’s postgame emotions - WV MetroNews
"That first time you hear that your dad had a heart attack, you’re like ‘What?’" Trickett said. "That’s tough."

West Virginia notebook: Quarterback endures highs, lows Saturday - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"I had all the adversity I could want," Trickett said Tuesday.

West Virginia football notebook: Trickett wins game amid difficult day - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
The senior quarterback felt wobbly during the game from flu-like symptoms. Afterward, he learned from his mother, Tara, who was there, that his father, Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett, was hospitalized in Tallahassee

Trickett overcame adversity to lead Mountaineers to upset win - Register Herald
The numbers were impressive.

Some bonds never break - Exponent Telegram
Trickett reflects on news of his father's heart attack

Forde-Yard Dash: Worst fears for this college football season - Yahoo Sports (autoplay)
West Virginia (10).

Top 25 games left on 2014 college football schedule - Sporting News
16 Kansas State at West Virginia (Nov 20)

Ole Miss Rebels are new No. 1 in college football Power Rankings after Week 8 - SI.com
22 West Virginia Last Week: NR Record: 5-2

College Superfans, Week 8 - College Football - SI.com
Several from Morgantown...during the game

Hoops

Bob Huggins: Preseason Media Conference - WVU Athletics
Coach Bob Huggins addressed the media Tuesday.

WVSports.com: Huggins and Players - WVSports.com
Huggs, Holton & Paige

Huggs Sees Tons of Talent - EerSports
Bob Huggins says he "won't talk about (who's starting) until we get ready to play."

National, Big 12 and WVU basketball - Charleston Gazette
"Watch the emergence of TCU," Huggins said. "Those players were hurt last season. Recruited very well."

Mountaineers to host OSU in hoops scrimmage - Charleston Gazette
The scrimmage will be closed to both the public and media.

Recruiting:

Visiting WVU recruits impressed by win over Baylor - Charleston Gazette
As is usually the case with teenagers, long trips and short notice, the recruiting visitor list for this past weekend against Baylor changed dramatically from a few days before the game to actual game time.

Pro News:

Around the League (and Beyond):

The Pregame Huddle: Week 9 - FOX Sports
Taking a look at the biggest storylines heading into Week 9 of the Big 12 schedule.

Baylor should back out of nonconference games to boost playoff resumé - Waco Tribune

enCYCLONEpedia: Offensive outburst - Cyclone Fanatic

KU's Tony Pierson being evaluated for injury near neck - Lawrence Journal World

Purple Reign: Kansas State Crashes College Football's Playoff Party - Rolling Stone

Picks, Kicks, And Plays - A Look Back At How Kansas State Upset Oklahoma On Saturday - Crimson And Cream Machine

Planning for success: Oklahoma State Cowboys - ESPN

Texas Longhorns special teams finally contribute to a win - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU offense surpassing Patterson’s expectations - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Education of Pete Robertson - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

Volleyball Heads to Baylor - WVU Athletics
Wednesday. The tilt is set for 7 p.m. ET.

Men’s Soccer Travels to No. 12 Penn State - WVU Athletics
Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Jeffrey Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Game Day Central - WVU Athletics
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 | 3:30 p.m. (ET) | Stillwater, Okla. | Boone Pickens Stadium (60,218)

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