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Mountaineer Morning Links: LSU Roundup (12/5/14) Edition

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Coverage of the LSU loss, women take on Coppin St Saturday, men back in action Sunday, recruiting notes, weekend viewing guide, Big 12 roundup & more.

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Welcome, By-Godders, to the Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU's best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions. We're being brought to you today by Samuel Adams' Norse Legend Sahti, in preparation for Sunday's opponent.


What You May Have Missed:

Power Rankings: Kentucky stays on top while Duke moves up to No. 2 - SI.com
15 West Virginia Mountaineers (before last night's loss)

Expiring contracts loom for assistant coaches - Charleston Daily Mail
Receivers coach Lonnie Galloway, running backs coach JaJuan Seider, cornerbacks coach Brian Mitchell and special teams coordinator/safeties coach Joe DeForest

Coming off three straight wins, WVU plays Coppin State - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University women’s basketball team will put its 12-game home winning streak on the line Saturday afternoon, taking on the 1-5 Coppin State Eagles at 4 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum.

Seven Travel to Air Gun Championships - WVU Athletics
The three-day event serves as a tryout for the US National Team.

Lowes Moore still contributing to WVU basketball - Register Herald
Lowes Moore was one of the greatest men’s basketball players West Virginia University ever had as a scorer.

LSU Hangover:

Reserve G Tim Quarterman, LSU send No. 16 West Virginia to first loss - ESPN
Recap, stats, video, etc

LSU One Better Than WVU - WVU Athletics

LSU slips past No. 16 Mountaineers - Charleston Daily Mail

LSU erases big deficit, hands Mountaineers 1st loss - Charleston Gazette

LSU rallies to hand No. 16 West Virginia its first loss - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

One that got away - Exponent Telegram

Failure to close - Exponent Telegram

LSU rallies late to drop WVU - Register Herald

Lack of Fundamentals Foils Mountaineers - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Heartbreaker - Inter-Mountain

No. 16 West Virginia drops a 14-point lead, falls to LSU, 74-73 Thursday night - Daily Athenaeum

LSU breaks WVU’s press, exposes weakness - Daily Athenaeum

WVU Falls To LSU - BGN

LSU Upsets No. 16 WVU - WVSports.com

WVU Loses to LSU 74-73 - WVillustrated

WVU has lessons to learn - Charleston Gazette

Huggins: Fundamental failings led to WVU’s first loss - WV MetroNews

LSU’s happy ending brings West Virginia back to earth - WV MetroNews

Gold & Blue Now: Friday, Dec. 5 - WV MetroNews

Huggins Not Happy After Loss: "We Were Awful. Dreadful." - EerSports

Mountaineers Find Silver Lining in Difficult Loss to LSU - WVillustrated

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs LSU - BGN

Photo gallery: LSU trips No. 16 West Virginia - WV MetroNews

VIDEO: Miles, Staten look back at LSU loss - West Virginia - Scout

WVSports.com TV: Basketball Interviews - WVSports.com
Huggs, Staten & Williams

WATCH: WVU's Coach Huggins, Players React to 74-73 Loss to LSU - WVillustrated
Huggs, Staten, Miles & Williams

Recruiting:

Who Is Robert Landers? - Scout
Learn more about West Virginia pledge Robert Landers from Wayne head coach Jay Minton in this exclusive video.

Hensley Adds First Offer - Scout
Junior linebacker Adam Hensley talks about picking up his first scholarship offer from West Virginia on Wednesday.

Adams to Smothers Lifts Franklin to State Title - EerSports
West Virginia commit Jacquez Adams found top West Virginia target Steven Smothers for three touchdowns to bring Franklin (MD) back from a 21-0 deficit to win the 3A state title, 35-21, over Damascus (MD) on Thursday evening.

Baxendale Signs with the Mountaineers - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team has announced the signing of Blake Baxendale.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Briles: TCU over Baylor against 'the American way' - FOX Sports

This Swine Ain't Fine: Iowa State Rolls Hogs - Wide Right & Natty Lite

5 Questions for the Kansas Football Offseason - Rock Chalk Talk

K-State's Wildcats aren't looking to duplicate last trip to Waco - FOX Sports

Eric Striker plans to disrupt the Cowboys' offense - Oklahoman

A Meaningless Bedlam - Cowboys Ride For Free

Could Ohio State QB Braxton Miller transfer to Texas? - Burnt Orange Nation

Q&A: TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Kevin White - ESPN

TCU student draws up fake Baylor billboards - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kingsbury expects competition at QB in the spring - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Big 12 Week 15 Preview and Predictions - AthlonSports.com

College GameDay Kickoff: Week 15 - ESPN

Walkthrough: How can each contender make College Football Playoff? - Staples - SI.com

What's On Tap:

Coppin St Eagles vs. (24) West Virginia Mountaineers - ESPN
Women's Basketball 4 pm Saturday from the Coliseum.

(16) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Northern Kentucky Norse - ESPN
6 pm Sunday from Kentucky on ESPN3.

Iowa State Cyclones vs. (3) TCU Horned Frogs - Preview - ESPN
Noon Saturday from Amon G. Carter on ABC/WatchESPN. Frogs are giving 34.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. (20) Oklahoma Sooners - Preview - ESPN
BEDLAM! 3:30 pm Saturday from Memorial Stadium on FS1. Land Thieves are giving 21.

(9) Kansas State Wildcats vs. (6) Baylor Bears - Preview - ESPN
7:45 pm Saturday from Die Hard Stadium on ESPN/WatchESPN. Bears are giving 8.

Week 15 College Football TV Schedule: Championship Week - The Smoking Musket
Here's how to watch all of the championship week college football games.

Video of Interest:

WVU's Women's basketball plays host to Coppin State this Saturday at 4PM at the Coliseum. Bring an unwrapped toy to the game for a free ticket to this or a future Women's home game. All toys go to the Salvation Army Forgotten Angels Toy Drive.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is your BikiniTeam.com model of the month for December. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Tatiania Eriksen.