Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (3/28/13) Edition

Notes from baseball, basketball and football, WVU Pros pre-draft updates, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, March 28 - WV MetroNews
In this edition of Gold and Blue Now we hear from Randy Mazey about the Mountaineer baseball team, Lonnie Galloway is trying to find receivers...

Has West Virginia Found a Rival? - WVillustrated
Nearly a full year into the Big 12 Conference, the Mountaineers are still looking for a rivalry similar to those from the past.

Mountaineers Hope for Return to Full Health - WVillustrated
WVU women's basketball team struggled in second halves all season with knee injuries hampering the roster.

2013 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 - Don Banks - SI.com
2 & 16

Geno Smith to visit the Kansas City Chiefs - WVU Pros
Another stop on Geno Smith's NFL Draft workout tour will be to the Chiefs. The smoke is blowing in from Kansas City, but where there's smoke, there could be fire.

Tavon Austin to work out for the 49ers - WVU Pros
Tavon Austin will meet with the 49ers sometime next month. How would he fit in?


News of Note:

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU has options in backfield - Times West Virginian
"To be honest, when you break in a new quarterback, you’re going to lean on the run game. It’s just the way it is. It’s a good time to be a running back at West Virginia," Holgorsen said

Garrison restarts his climb up WVU ladder - Charleston Gazette
Dustin Garrison doesn't feel like a new man these days, and that's a good thing.

WVU line coach has come full circle - Charleston Daily Mail
Ron Crooks circuitous and somewhat unconventional route through college football started on country roads.

Noreen Looks To Be A Leader For WVU - WVillustrated
Noreen says anything less than 20 wins is unacceptable next year.


Recruiting:

C.J. Reavis recruit scouting report: Top safety prospect - SBNation.com
C.J. Reavis is a top safety/athlete recruit from the state of Virginia who has offers from a bunch of college programs.


Around the League (and Beyond):

2013 NIT Championship: Baylor beats Providence to make NIT Final Four! - Our Daily Bears

Breaking Down the Spring Depth Chart - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Can Ben McLemore Recapture His Form? - Rock Chalk Talk

Weber to cash in on first season - Manhattan Mercury

Amath M'Baye To Forego His Senior Season, Will Enter NBA Draft - Crimson And Cream Machine

Truth hurts for Cowboys receiver Blake Jackson - Oklahoman (autoplay video)

Texas G Sheldon McClellan asks for release to transfer - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU Falters In Late Innings: Loses to DBU 5-4 - Frogs O' War

Battle at Center and Receiver Depth Chart - Viva The Matadors


What's On Tap:

Baseball Hosts New Orleans in Morgantown - WVU Athletics
The games on Thursday and Friday begin at 3 p.m., while Saturday’s game begins at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s finale is set for 1 p.m.


Video of Interest:

WVU Head Baseball coach Randy Mazey and Kyle Wiggs talk about the Mountaineers taking 2 of 3 from Texas Tech last weekend, winning Tuesday against Eastern Kentucky, and the weekend series in Morgantown against New Orleans.


Video of (Dis)Interest:

Not long now


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown continues the long line of SI Swimsuit models featured here. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of the gorgeous Jessica Gomes. BONUS Gallery HERE.


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