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Mountaineer Morning Links: Kansas State Roundup (2/12/15) Edition

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Coverage of KState win, Baseball previews, varsity notes, recruiting update, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Superhero Day A Success for WVU - WVU Athletics
WVU women's basketball's Superhero Day proved to be a huge success.

Rifle Ends Regular Season at No. 1 - WVU Athletics
The West Virginia University rifle team enters the postseason ranked No. 1 in this week’s College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) poll.

WVUsportsBuzz Presented by U.S. Cellular - WVU Athletics
The baseball team begins its season on the road this weekend at Clemson, while the tennis team looks to utilize a three-match winning streak at home. Be sure to watch all of this and more on the WVUsportsBuzz

Mazey Set to Rely on Bats - WVSports.com
"Last year if we scored four runs in a game, we felt good about it. This year if we score four runs per game, we won't feel too good about it because we have so many new pitchers," said Mazey.

March 17 right around the corner - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
There is a lot of work to start and finish to make sure the Mountaineers aren’t playing some home games at Hawley Field this season.

News of Note:

Staten named To Wooden Late Season Top 20 - Charleston Daily Mail
The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2015 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s.

Oh, brother - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Huggins and Holton seem to have an understanding of not only what is wrong, but how to go about fixing it.

Big 12 pre-spring position rankings: Wide receiver - ESPN
7. West Virginia

Smith, Tark Once Coached at the Coliseum - WVU Athletics
Hoop icons Smith, Tarkanian once coached games at Coliseum.

In Tark, Mountaineers' 'Huggs' found mentor, friend - Sporting News
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins first met Jerry Tarkanian when he became head coach at Akron in 1984. Huggins was 30 years old.

College basketball loses another great coach - Exponent Telegram
The college basketball coaching fraternity lost two of its most successful members this week and when the media went about painting their picture one was cast as a saint, the other as a sinner.

Kansas State Hangover:

No. 21 West Virginia tops K-State 76-72 - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc

Sub Watkins Comes up Big for WVU - WVU Athletics

No. 21 WVU men hold off Kansas State - Charleston Daily Mail

WVU hangs on, beats K-State 76-72 - Charleston Gazette

WVU survives against K-State - Exponent Telegram

Erratic Mountaineers make it interesting with late escape - WV MetroNews
Recap & photos

WVU Holds Off K-State For Needed Win - BGN

WVU downs K-State for 76-72 win - WVSports.com

WVU Blows Big Lead, Hangs On Late for Crucial Win - EerSports

No. 21 Mountaineers hang on to defeat Wildcats late - WVUPros

Mountaineers Get Win Over Kansas State 76-72 - WVillustrated

No joy in Mountaineer-ville after win - Charleston Gazette

Even After Win, West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins Still Upset With His Team's Performance - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Gold & Blue Now: Thursday, Feb. 12 - WV MetroNews

No. 21 West Virginia knocks off Kansas State, 76-72, ends two-game losing streak - Daily Athenaeum

Watkins delivers surprising boost when Mountaineers needed one - WV MetroNews

Winning’s the only solace as Huggins ponders ‘worst performance in months’ - WV MetroNews

Huggins: "Our Worst Performance for Months" - EerSports

Players Not Happy With Performance, Either - EerSports

VIDEO: Players break down WVU's win - BGN
Browne, Paige & Adrian

WVSports.com TV: Basketball Interviews - WVSports.com
Huggs, Staten, Paige, Browne, Carter & Adrian

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Kansas State - BGN

WVU-KSU Photo Gallery - EerSports

Recruiting:

Mountaineers offer Cauthen - EerSports
The four-star recruit is ranked as the nation's No. 13 wide receiver and the No. 2 prospect in North Carolina in the 2017 class by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings.

Men’s Soccer Adds Nine for 2015 - WVU Athletics
"My staff did a fantastic job of identifying and essentially sealing that directive with this group of recruits. We’ve addressed the specific needs and we probably have one or two more that we’ll be announcing that will solidify some other roles."

Pro News:

2015 Combine: Alabama's Amari Cooper tops the group of wide receivers - NJ.com
Kevin White, West Virginia, 6-1, 210: "Good, very good, he's strong and he has great hands. He doesn't have great speed, but it's good enough.''

Rams Seem Unlikely to Draft Kevin White at Number 10 - 101Sports.com
In his latest mock draft for ESPN, Todd McShay had the Rams selecting West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White at No. 10.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Could McLane Stadium be world’s best? - Waco Tribune

Secret weapon revealed in ISU's loss to Oklahoma - Des Moines Register (autoplay)

Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard fined for marijuana offense - Rock Chalk Talk

Men's Hoops Recap - Kansas State 72, (21) West Virginia 76 - Bring On The Cats

DL Coach Hot Board - Crimson And Cream Machine

Let the Hype Train Start Rolling - 2015 OSU Football Pump Up Video - Cowboys Ride For Free

Rick Barnes Picks Up 600th Career Victory as Texas Beats TCU 66-43 - Burnt Orange Nation

Report: TCU Promotes Chad Glasgow, DeMontie Cross to Co-Defensive Coordinators - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech Baseball: Preseason Preview - Viva The Matadors

Video of Interest:

Head men's basketball coach Bob Huggins addressed the media Wednesday night following the team's victory over K-State 76-72.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

A little late with this, but it's still good

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another Brazilian bombshell. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Julia Pereira.