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Mountaineer Morning Links: Capital Classic Roundup (12/15/14) Edition

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Coverage of yesterday hoops win, Liberty Bowl notes, recruiting notes, WVUPros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

No. 20 West Virginia Rolls to Sixth Straight Win - WVU Athletics
No. 23/20 West Virginia picked up an 82-48 win over IPFW on Saturday.

WATCH: WVU Womens Hoops Cruises Past IPFW 82-48 - WVillustrated
WVU women's basketball head coach Mike Carey, along with select players, spoke with the media following their lopsided victory over IPFW on Saturday in Morgantown.

Volleyball Caps Record Season - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers climbed to new heights during the 2014 season.

Hot Rod's Home - BGN
West Virginia basketball great Hot Rod Hundley grew up on the streets of Charleston, W. Va., where the local YMCA served as his surrogate home. Saturday, the Y honored him by naming its gymnasium for the Mountaineer Hall of Famer.

Capital Classic Hangover:

No. 22 West Virginia edges Marshall 69-66 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, etc

WVU Outlasts Marshall in Charleston - WVU Athletics

No. 22 WVU edges Marshall, 69-66 - Charleston Daily Mail

New players, new coach, same Classic feel - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU outlasts Marshall in Capital Classic - Charleston Gazette

WVU’s Browne enjoys special night at a special place - Charleston Gazette

Staten propels WVU to win over Marshall - Exponent Telegram

Mountaineers play catchup to win Capital Classic - WV MetroNews

Foul trouble eventually caught up with Herd - Charleston Gazette

WVU survives, beats Marshall 69-66 - BGN

WVU Survives Capital Classic -

WVU Slips Past Marshall, 69-66 - EerSports

WVU Beats Marshall in Charleston - WVillustrated

WVU outlasts Marshall - Register Herald

Seniors take the lead in Charleston - Exponent Telegram

Freshman Jevon Carter Providing Instant Offense for WVU - WVillustrated

Capital crashers: West Virginia topples Marshall 69-66 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

#21 Mountaineers hold on late to defeat Marshall 69-66 - WVUPros

Huggins unhappy with WVU’s passing—or rather, the lack of it - WV MetroNews

Huggins Not Happy With Team's New Attitude - EerSports

BGN Video: Huggins reflects on WVU win - BGN

D’Antoni: Series with Mountaineers warrants 2 games each season - WV MetroNews

WATCH: WVU Players React to Win Over Marshall - WVillustrated
Holton, Adrian, Carter, Browne & Staten TV: Basketball Interviews -
Huggs, Staten, Holton & Carter

Senior Guards Discuss Capital Classic - BGN
Browne & Staten

BGN Video: Browne, Holton break down win - BGN

Photo gallery: WVU earns Capital Classic bragging rights - WV MetroNews

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Marshall - BGN

News of Note:

A Liberty Bowl Game Played Indoors - WVU Athletics
50th anniversary of WVU's 1964 Liberty Bowl appearance.

More similarities than coaches in Liberty Bowl - Exponent Telegram
"We’re going to change our entire offense," Holgorsen joked Thursday.

Liberty Bowl a good fit for Big 12, SEC - BGN
This year marks the first that the Big 12 Conference will be taking on the SEC in the Liberty Bowl.

College Football's 2014 Postseason All-America Team -
Kevin White 1st team, Josh Lambert 4th team


2014-15 NCAA Recruiting Calendar and Key Dates -
We've broken down the 2014-15 recruiting calendar with dates, rules and definitions.

Vera Signs with the Mountaineers - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team has announced the signing of Ivan Vera.

Pro News:

WVU in the NFL: Week 15 -
Following each week of the NFL season, will provide updates about how former Mountaineers are fairing in the NFL.

Eers in the NFL: Week Fifteen - EerSports
A look at former Mountaineers playing in the National Football League during Week Fifteen.

WVUPros on the Hardwood Report: Alexander throws down - WVUPros
Here are the highlights from your favorite Mountaineers of the past in basketball action around the world.

Around the League (and Beyond):

If Baylor continues setting high standard, Bears will be hard to ignore in future playoffs - Waco Tribune

ISU 88 - Southern 78: A Win Is A Win - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Jayhawks Blow Big Lead, Squeak Past Utah 63-60 - Rock Chalk Talk

Kansas State fails to dominate in 73-53 win over Savannah State - Kansas City Star

TaShawn Thomas & Isaiah Cousins Combine For 46 Points As Sooners Defeat Tulsa 87-68 - Crimson And Cream Machine

Tyreek Hill Has Been Dismissed From Oklahoma State Football & Track - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Horns Beat Texas State, 59-27 - Burnt Orange Nation

Frogs still perfect, thump McNeese State 68-50 - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech defeats Prairie View A&M 79-51 - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Finals week, so not much.

Video of Interest:

Highlights from West Virginia's 69-66 victory over Marshall in the 2014 Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic in Charleston.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is native New Yorker. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Jayden Robinson.