Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (3/29/13) Edition

Pre-draft notes, Pat White updates from WVU Pros, football and baseball notes, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, March 29 - WV MetroNews
Big 12 blogger for ESPN.com David Ubben tells us what he thinks of the Mountaineers, Sand Diego Padres manager Bud Black says Jedd Gyorko has...

Mountaineers Set for Stanford Invitational - WVU Athletics
Seniors Sarah-Anne Brault, Jordan Hamric and Aubrey Moskal, along with junior Sarah Martinelli will compete with more than 3,300 athletes and 100 collegiate teams in the 29th edition of the meet.

Pat White worked out for the 49ers today - WVU Pros
With only two quarterbacks under contract for next season, White stands a good chance of getting a contact offer if he performed well today.

Pat White to work out for the New York Giants - WVU Pros
The Pat White Relaunch train is picking up steam. It will roll from San Francisco to New York for a workout with the Giants.

Friday Flashback: Wayne Gatewood - WVU Athletics
Former WVU lineman Gatewood enjoys helping others.


Pre-Draft Notes:

How High Does Geno Go? - Scout.com
Here's the FoxSportsNext/ Scout.com NFL Draft Mock 2.0.

Is Geno Smith still above Matt Barkley? - WVU Pros
Since the college football season ended, teams and fans alike have been comparing Geno Smith and Matt Barkley. Let's take a look at their pro day performances.

Tavon Austin reportedly will visit San Francisco 49ers - NFL.com
Gregg Rosenthal explains why the marriage makes so much sense.

Three WVU Players Appear On Football Cards - WVillustrated
Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey appear in a new set of football cards released by Leaf.


News of Note:

WVU Drops New Orleans in Series Opener - WVU Athletics
Dykxhoorn (1-0) earned the win in his first career start, holding the Privateers to one run on three hits in 6.0 innings.

Video: Strong Start Powers WVU - BGN
West Virginia got another great pitching start from Brock Dykxhoorn and continued hitting up and down the lineup in their win over New Orleans on Wednesday.

Freshman quarterback Rawlins not ready, but could alter future for WVU - Charleston Daily Mail
He might be the future, but no one knows.

Was WVU football defense worst ever? - Register-Herald
Mickey's still worried about the money

Charleston Gazette Articles


Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor Football: March 28 Spring Scrimmage Stats/Recap - Our Daily Bears

Fred Hoiberg Remains The Mayor, Signs 10 Year, 20 Million Dollar Extension - Wide Right & Natty Lite

NCAA Tournament 2013: Scouting the Michigan Wolverines - Rock Chalk Talk

Bruce Weber reflects on K-State’s early exit from NCAA Tournament - Kansas City Star

Amath M'Baye's Decision Is The Right One...For Him - Crimson And Cream Machine

How Mike Gundy nearly became a Tennessee Vol - CBSSports.com

Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes reportedly moving up depth chart - Burnt Orange Nation

Road Trip Wraps Up At Texas Tech - Frogs O' WarRoad Trip Wraps Up At Texas Tech - Frogs O' War

Reports: Texas Tech and Tubby Smith Meet in Lubbock - Viva The Matadors

Four bowls bid on semifinal rotation, sources - ESPN
Sources told ESPN, the Fiesta, Cotton and Chick-fil-A are the "overwhelming favorites" to join the Rose, Sugar and Orange bowls in the six-bowl semifinal rotation.


What's On Tap:

Happy Easter everybody!!!!


Video of Interest:

The Buzz this week is about the women's track team and the beginning of their outdoor season. We feature Senior distance runner Sarah Anne Brault, Baseball Right Fielder Brady Wilson, and end with sights-and-sounds from last weekend's track meet at California, PA.


Video of (Dis)Interest:

SUNDAY; the long wait is at an end.


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model of Polish heritage. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Emily Ratajkowski.


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