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Mountaineer Morning Links: Oklahoma Roundup (2/4/15) Edition

Coverage of last night's loss to Oklahoma, Signing Day features, WVUPros, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

West Virginia Closes Homestand with TCU Wednesday - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University women’s basketball closes out its two-game homestand with TCU on Wednesday, February 4. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. inside the WVU Coliseum.

Women want to maintain momentum in TCU game - Exponent Telegram
Fresh off a victory over No. 24 Oklahoma, West Virginia’s women’s basketball team wants to turn that into a winning streak as it entertains TCU at 7 p.m. today at the Coliseum.

WATCH: WVU Women's Basketball Previews TCU Game - WVillustrated
WVU women's basketball coaches and players met with the local media on Tuesday evening, discussing their upcoming home game against TCU on Wednesday night.

Wrestling to Host Cradles for Cancer - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers will spotlight breast cancer awareness on Saturday.

FURFARi: Zach Abraham made key catches for WVU in the early 90s - Times West Virginian
Zach Abraham, of Triadelphia, West Virginia, was a small but talented wide receiver on West Virginia University’s second undefeated team that posted an 11-0 regular season in 1993.

Oklahoma Hangover:

Buddy Hield spurs No. 21 Oklahoma past No. 15 WVU - ESPN
Recap, stats, photos, video, etc

Sooners Too Much for WVU in Norman - WVU Athletics
Recap, stats, audio, etc

No. 21 Oklahoma solves WVU’s press, wins by 19 - Charleston Daily Mail

Sooners foil WVU press, win 71-52 - Charleston Gazette

Sooners get a measure of revenge against Mountaineers - Exponent Telegram

Oklahoma Cruises Against West Virginia - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Williams’ absence plays huge role in WVU loss - Daily Athenaeum

Sooners rip through West Virginia’s press in coasting to 71-52 victory - WV MetroNews

Oklahoma Busts Press, West Virginia - BGN

Defensive struggles lead to loss vs. OU - BGN

Sooners Get Revenge in Norman - EerSports

Huggins: "No Excuse" For Undisciplined Play - EerSports

No. 21 OU Breaks Press, Beats No. 15 WVU -

Sooners avenge blowout loss with dominant performance in rematch with Mountaineers - WVUPros

WVU Men Lose on the Road to No. 21 Oklahoma 71-52 - WVillustrated

Poor Shooting, Points Off Turnovers Doom WVU in Norman - WVUillustrated

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS: Huggins and Players React to 19 Point Loss - WVillustrated
Huggs, Browne & Staten

PHOTO GALLERY: WVU Takes Tough Loss at No. 21 Oklahoma - WVillustrated

News of Note:

Campus Connection: Midweek Notes - WVU Athletics
This week's West Virginia University sports notes.

MBB Statement - WVU Athletics
Statement from sophomore forward Brandon Watkins.

Hope to Play Baseball this Spring -
West Virginia football fullback Garrett Hope will play baseball this spring, according to sports information director Grant Dovey.

Recruiting/National Signing Day:

Best parts of each Big 12 recruiting class - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
West Virginia - What to get excited about: The Miramar trio

How The Big 12 Recruiting Classes Stack Up Before National Signing Day - Cowboys Ride For Free

WVU’s Seider let younger brother navigate recruiting on his own - Charleston Daily Mail
His older brother is JaJuan Seider, who happens to be WVU’s running backs coach and the assistant who recruits south Florida for the Mountaineers.

Mountaineers watching 21 commits . . . and surprises - Charleston Gazette
Like all national signing days, West Virginia isn’t quite sure what today’s version has in store.

Nehlen, science on recruiting, youth - Charleston Gazette
Today, for instance, is the national letter-of-intent signing day. Those in the multi-million-dollar business of recruiting celebrate it like it’s 1999 — every year. For one reason: cash.

This year's recruiting class needs to be a good one for Holgorsen - Exponent Telegram
It may be the most important signing day of the Dana Holgorsen era … if it is to become an era.

Signing day not just about the blue-chippers - Beckley Register-Herald
Today is the big day for many college football fanatics.

One 'Ship, Two 'Ship, Green-shirt, Blue-shirt - Scout
College football recruiting has a language all to its own. Here's the breakdown and what you need to know.

Pro News:

Ladies on the Hardwood Report: Korinne Campbell posts two double-double in Finland - WVUPros
This week’s WVUPros ladies on the Hardwood Report features a big game from Mountaineer Korinne Campbell, as well as updates WVU ladies from Australia, China, France, and Poland.

Around the League (and Beyond):

No. 19 Men's Hoops Hosts TCU -

NOTEBOOK: "Season's not over," a budding rivalry and a late push - Cyclone Fanatic

Wayne Selden Jr. keys KU's revenge-game win - Lawrence Journal World

Nino Williams playing through pain for K-State - Topeka Capital Journal

The Final Score 71-52 | Three Takeaways As Oklahoma Upsets West Virginia - Crimson And Cream Machine

Cowboy Gameday: Texas Longhorns - Cowboys Ride For Free

NCAA tournament projections: Could Texas play its way out of field? - Dallas Morning News

TCU still hangs hat on defense despite slow start in Big 12 - Star Telegram

Texas Tech basketball battles inconsistency - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

What's On Tap:

Oklahoma St Cowboys vs. (25) Texas Longhorns - ESPN
8 pm tonight from the Erwin Center on LHN/ESPN3

TCU Horned Frogs vs. (19) Baylor Bears - Preview - ESPN
8:30 tonight from the Anchorman Center on ESPNN/3

Kansas St Wildcats vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - ESPN
9 pm tonight from the Shopping Cart on ESPNU/3

Video of Interest:

Wearing the Jersey - Jaysean Paige

Video of (Dis)Interest:

This is "The Mountain" from Game of Thrones...his name is Thor:

Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a gorgeous Brazilian. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Daiane Sodre.