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Mountaineer Morning Links: Kansas State Roundup (1/28/15) Edition

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Coverage of WVU win at KSU, women take on Texas Tech tonight, recruiting/roster notes, WVUPros, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Lyons’ WVU arrival on target - Charleston Gazette
"I’m still in Tuscaloosa [Ala.] wrapping up some things, but I’m going to travel up over the weekend," Lyons told the Gazette.

WVU Looks for Series Split at Texas Tech - WVU Athletics
WVU women's basketball closes out its season series with Texas Tech.

Mountaineers need Holmes hot at Texas Tech - Exponent Telegram
WVU looks to avoid being swept by Red Raiders

WVU takes on Tech tonight, looks to bounce back - Daily Athenaeum
Following a loss to Kansas over the weekend, the West Virginia women’s basketball team is taking on the Texas Tech Lady Raiders tonight in Lubbock, Texas.

Montgomery continues to step up for WVU - Daily Athenaeum
The West Virginia University women’s basketball program has a long tradition of dominant, shot-blocking centers.

WATCH: WVU Women's Hoops Prepares for Road Test at Texas Tech - WVillustrated
WVU women's basketball coaches and players spoke with the media on Tuesday in preparation for a road trip to take o Texas Tech in Lubbock on Wednesday night.

Big 12 WBB Tour: West Virginia - Big 12 Conference
Nice video feature on the WBB team and their relationship with Stepping Stones

Three Join Women's Soccer - WVU Athletics
Three student-athletes have enrolled at West Virginia University and will join the Big 12 champion women’s soccer team this spring.

WVU freshman takes postion on No. 1 squad - Daily Athenaeum
The WVU Rifle team has not yet lost in the Great American Rifle Conference this season.

News of Note:

By The Numbers: NCAA Stats Tell Story of WVU’s Turnaround - WVillustrated
The No. 17 Mountaineers have clearly grown into their own this season, but the statistics back up the fact that WVU is getting the job done in an entirely different way this season.

NCAA College Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
17 West Virginia

NCAA tournament bracket: Big 12 could send eight teams to March Madness - FOX Sports
5 East

5 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in Big 12 for 2015 | AthlonSports.com
Jordan Thompson WR West Virginia

K State Hangover:

No. 17 Mountaineers turn up pressure, throttle K-State 65-59 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc

WVU Grinds Out Tough Road Win - WVU Athletics (autoplay audio)
Recap, stats, audio, etc

WVU men win on the road at Kansas State - Charleston Daily Mail

Mountaineers land ugly 65-59 win at K-State - Charleston Gazette

After ‘bar room fight’ at Bramlage, WVU was only team left standing - WV MetroNews

WVU survives at K-State for 65-59 victory - Exponent Telegram

WVU shows its toughness in win - Daily Athenaeum

Hustle can be most important stat of them all - Exponent Telegram

WVU turns up pressure, throttles K-State - Register Herald

Press Virginia: WVU Tops K-State - BGN

No. 17 WVU Wins Fight at K-State - WVSports.com

WVU Wins Ugly, Improves to 17-3 - EerSports

No. 17 Mountaineers edge past Wildcats late - WVUPros

WVU Wins on the Road at Kansas State - WVillustrated

Huggins Pleased With Effort, Defense and..... Officiating?! - EerSports

West Virginia: A Study in Depth Difference - BGN

WATCH: WVU Men Talk Win at Kansas State - WVillustrated
Staten & Devin Williams

Photo gallery: West Virginia 65, Kansas State 59 - WV MetroNews

PHOTO GALLERY: WVU Gets Win at Kansas State - WVillustrated

Recruiting:

Number crunch - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
WVU doesn’t need 25 kids to hit 85 scholarships. It’s also not rare across the country. It’s just sort of new here because of inherited circumstances that took time to cure.

One more weekend before signing day - Charleston Gazette
The first of the two big visitation weekends for West Virginia is in the books, and it was a successful one.

State football recruiting and WVU - Charleston Gazette
We’re a week away from the national letter-of-intent signing day, and coaches are scattered all about the country.

Pro News:

Quick Hit: Bruce Irvin making his mother proud - WVUPros
For the second straight year, Bruce Irvin and the Seattle Seahawks are headed for the Super Bowl. The game will be played this coming Sunday, and one person

Not just a man's league: WVU grad Spieler tackles world of NFL Films - WVUPros
Not all members of the NFL suit up in pads and helmets. Some wear pencil skirts.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Recap: Baylor stumbles in Stillwater, loses 64-53 - Our Daily Bears

Storylines got twisted, but Cyclones gain win over ranked foe - 2:00 Timeout

Happy-go-lucky: Freshman Graham always smiling - Lawrence Journal World

Men's Hoops Recap - West Virginia 65, Kansas State 59 - Bring On The Cats

Frank Booker ready to make an impact for Sooners - Oklahoman

Oklahoma State's Jeff Newberry With A Monster Slam Against Baylor - Cowboys Ride For Free

The 2015 Texas basketball drinking game - Burnt Orange Nation

Kyan Anderson's Legacy of Leadership at TCU - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech releases new defensive coordinator's contract - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. (24) Oklahoma Sooners - Preview - ESPN
7:30 pm tonight from the Noble Center on ESPNN/3

(9) Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs - Preview - ESPN
9 pm tonight from the WGAC on ESPNU/3

Video of Interest:

This week's Wearing the Jersey profiles West Virginia University sophomore forward Nathan Adrian

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Playboy CyberGirl and the South African PMOY from Canada. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Khloe Terae.