Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (5/22/13) Edition

More on the Miles transfer, football notes, baseball team is making us proud in many ways, Big 12 baseball tournament changes, pro news, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Wednesday, May 22 - WV MetroNews
Harrison Musgrave wins, the Big 12 Tournament’s format has been changed, the Big 12 Pitcher of the year award goes to Harrison Musgrave, and Randy Mazey talks about giving back to the victims of tornado in Oklahoma.

Miles plans to transfer from WVU - WV MetroNews
The 6-foot-7 forward from Dallas saw his role diminish as a sophomore.

Another Departure - BGN
One player in line to fill it is Daxter Miles (no relation) a point guard who would help even out WVU's forward-heavy roster for next year.

Holgorsen Looking for Growth in WVU Offseason - WVillustrated
Mountaineers work extends beyond the weight room as team tries for better showing in year two with Big 12.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Bill Stewart is missed, remembered - Times West Virginian
One minute he was telling one of those stories that would entertain you no matter how many times you had heard them — and rest assured Pastilong had heard this one numerous times — and then he was gone.

Furfari: WVU AD on wrong track with golf - Martinsburg Journal
Apparently the powers-that-be have been too busy spending money freely to seriously consider adding a meaningful sport such as track and field. Isn't it still the world's oldest sport?


News of Note:

WVU baseball team channels energies to help Okla. victims - Charleston Daily Mail
Coach says players were ready to lend a hand any way they could

Priorities - BGN
While WVU head coach Randy Mazey has done wonders in resurrecting the WVU baseball program from the doldrums, he might have done his best teaching job over the past couple of days.

Play ball the right call for Big 12 - WV MetroNews
Tournament can bring more relief and assistance to tornado-ravaged area than an extended momentum of silence.

Mazey, WVU Continue Help in Oklahoma - WVillustrated
The West Virginia baseball team just so happened to be the first Big 12 member to make the trip to Oklahoma City for the conference tournament.

WVU baseball team helps those in tornado’s path - Times West Virginian
“As soon as we decided we were safe, I got on the phone with the Oklahoma City police,” Mazey said. “They transferred me to the Moore police, who gave us the command center.”

A University Baseball Team Steps Up For Tornado Victims - Buzzfeed
One player called it “the most humbling experience of [his] life.”

Pitching In - WVU Athletics
The Mountaineers step up in a time of need.

Musgrave Earns Pitcher of the Year - WVU Athletics
Sophomore Harrison Musgrave tabbed Big 12's top pitcher.

Nine Earn All-Big 12 Honors - WVU Athletics
Nine West Virginia University baseball players earned All-Big 12 recognition, while redshirt sophomore left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Mazey bypassed for Coach of the Year award - WV MetroNews
West Virginia first-year baseball coach Randy Mazey led the Mountaineers to a 31-25 regular-season record and a third-place finish in the Big 12.

More WVU hoops scoops and a call for some common sense - Charleston Gazette
Ye olde notebook


Pros News:

Jets could name Geno Smith starter before training camp - Pros Report
"With Geno," Mornhinweg told CBS Sports' Clark Judge, "he's highly talented, an outstanding young man, very bright and he's picked things up very, very quickly. I'm highly impressed with him in the three-day rookie minicamp."


Around the League (and Beyond):

Boise DE Sam Ukwuachu transferring to Baylor - Our Daily Bears

Should college football have 2 signing periods? - Des Moines Register

Here's what type of player KU is getting in Tarik Black - Lawrence Journal World

Video: Hope and Concern: Kansas State - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops reacts to Monday's tornado - Oklahoman

Oklahoma State's Transfer Hypocrisy - Barking Carnival

LHN: Rick Barnes Talks State of the Texas Longhorns Basketball Program - Barking Carnival

TCU stadium renovation the reason for drop in grant money for FY2012 - TCU 360

Depth Charting and 2013 Outlook | Running Backs - Viva The Matadors


What's On Tap:

Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Format Changed - Big 12 Conference
In the wake of this week's devastating storm in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, the Big 12 Conference is postponing the start of the 2013 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Delayed One Day - Big 12 Conference
Team By Team Capsules

Big 12 Baseball Championship Preview - Bring On The Cats


Video of Interest:

I gave this it's own post (with donation information), but it deserves to be seen as much as possible:

The WVU Baseball team watched closely for two days as tornadoes ripped through towns just a few miles from their hotel in Oklahoma City. Rather than sit and do nothing, they boarded the team bus, headed for the local Walmart, and shopped for supplies to help those in need.


Video of (Dis)Interest:


Hump Day Video of the Week:



Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a Portuguese model whose been doing work for VS. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Sara Sampaio.


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