Mountaineer Morning Links: Monday (6/10/13) Edition

Recruiting camps, Huggins Fantasy Camp, Baseball draft, pro update from WVU Pros, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Monday, June 10 - WV MetroNews
Ryan Dorchester talks about WVU’s recruiting class from last year and how the are progressing along and Travis Jones and Greg Hunter give an overview of the five Mountaineer players taken 2013 MLB Draft.

WVU Buys Land For New Baseball Stadium - WVillustrated
The next step has been taken in the process that will eventually put a new baseball stadium in Monongalia County.

Spurgeon Wins Second Junior Medal - WVU Athletics
Garrett Spurgeon reached the podium twice in the junior division at this week's USA Shooting National Championships.

Donaldson excelled in two sports - Martinsburg Journal
He played center and linebacker on the football teams of 1951 through 1954 and also was on the Mountaineer golf team of those same years.


News of Note:

Odds are against WVU - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
But it's not just the preseason magazines who are dissing West Virginia's 2013 squad.

Five Chosen in MLB Draft - WVU Athletics
"I’d like to congratulate all of the draftees as it is a great honor in itself," coach Randy Mazey says. "It is the sign of a good program when that many underclassmen get drafted in one season."

Decisions To Be Made - BGN
Ryan McBroom is one of five West Virginia baseball players who will have decisions to make before the July 15 Major League Baseball signing deadline.

HERTZEL COLUMN: MLB can wait for Musgrave - Times West Virginian
This is what he tweeted shortly after learning of his fate: Proud to be drafted by the Phillies but we have unfinished business and i will be back for next year #roadtoomaha #wvubaseball.

WVU Basketball Staff Looks For More Versatility - WVillustrated
The recruiting plan included looking for more versatile players, which is what this program had in 2009-2010 when it went to the Final Four.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Thoroughman: Mindset critical to WVU success - Times West Virginian
"Today, maybe there’s a different mindset because he recruited these people."

Huggins' fantasy camp connects eras - Charleston Gazette
Annual event has become reunion of sorts for former Mountaineer players

Fantasy camp: Competitive juices flowing - WV MetroNews
Ex-players mingle with campers for weekend of WVU basketball.

It's Just a Fantasy - WVU Athletics
The annual Bob Huggins Fantasy Basketball Camp begins Friday evening with another strong turnout of campers and former players taking part.

Fantasy Camp Delivers On Multiple Levels - BGN
For the campers attending the Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp this weekend in Morgantown, W. Va., it’s an experience that will give them the chance to learn about basketball from Huggins, the West Virginia coaching staff and current and former Mountaineers.

Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp Returns - WVillustrated
Watch out if you are in Morgantown because nearly 100 all-american basketball players will invade the West Virginia University basketball facility. Strike that, they are all-americans in their own mind.

Players and fans return for annual Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp - WVSports.com
On Friday, a group of 35 Mountaineer basketball fans from across the country converged on the Basketball Practice Facility to kick off the annual event.

WVSports.com TV: Huggins talks fantasy camp
longer video of the one embedded below


Recruiting:

Athletics Summer Camp Update - WVU Athletics
This weekend marks the start of 12 weeks of West Virginia athletics summer camps, clinics and sessions.

Summer Camp recap 6/8/13 - WVSports.com
West Virginia opened the summer camp season Saturday morning with roughly around 90-campers in attendance looking to show their skills in front of the Mountaineer coaching staff under overcast skies.

WVU Summer Camp recap 6/9/13 - WVSports.com
On a day that felt very much like summer inside Mountaineer Field, West Virginia held their second one-day prospect camp of the summer with a total of around 50 players in attendance.


Pro News:

Notes on Reynaud, Neild and Barclay at the end of NFL OTA's - Pros Report
Here are a few things I dug up on Darius Reynaud, Chris Neild and Don Barclay


Around the League (and Beyond):

2013-2014 Baylor Football Poster - Our Daily Bears

ISU NCAA violations case reviewed by infractions committe, in-person meeting unlikely - Ames Tribune

Memphis transfer seeks second home at KU - Topeka Capital Journal

Clement a big hit in first year on K-State staff - Topeka Capital Journal

Sooners' Season Ends At The Hands Of LSU 11-1 - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State safety Daytawion Lowe talks new teammate Tyler Patmon, new coach Tim Duffie and Wes Lunt's transfer - Oklahoman

Replacing Rick Barnes: Examining the Coaching Candidates - Burnt Orange Nation

Six TCU players taken in MLB draft, all likely to go pro - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Aaron Bennett Transfers to K-State; Kyle Clark Graduates and Leaves Team - Viva The Matadors


Video of Interest:

Men's basketball head coach Bob Huggins' Fantasy Camp has once again arrived in Morgantown, and he discusses the importance of uniting past and present Mountaineers.


Video of (Dis)Interest:

HOMEMADE LIGHTSABER!!!!!!!


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely British glamour model. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Alice Goodwin.


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