Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (6/21/13) Edition

Baseball & Football notes, more on the latest football commitment, football season ticket sales, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, June 21 - WV MetroNews
we hear from Brian Shaner, the coach of WVU recruit Josh Krok, and Rivals.com’s Kynon Codrington, who discusses WVU’s receiver recruits from Florida. Finally, does Pat White have a shot at making the Washington Redskins roster? Tarik El-Basir gives an update on the former Mountaineers great.

Big 12 Honors 45 WVU Student-Athletes - WVU Athletics
The Big 12 Conference office named 45 WVU student-athletes to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.

The Story Behind Jersey No. 100 - WVU Athletics
Chuck Kinder will forever be attached to our state's great history.


News of Note:

Old-school approach works fine for Mazey, WVU baseball team - Charleston Daily Mail
All this week Ive been sharing - and hopefully youve been reading - stories about the most modern ways West Virginia teams work toward wins and successful seasons.

Steady Pace - BGN
West Virginia's football season ticket sales are on pace with that exhibited in the 2010-11 season, when approximately 34,000 were sold.

College football's best teams to watch: Introducing the CFB Entertainment Index - SBNation.com
Introducing a new metric that ranks college football teams by how entertaining they are.

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU lacking the bitter rivalry game - Times West Virginian
Indeed, rivalries grow out of the ages and perhaps peeking into how a couple of them began will give you an idea of why it will be difficult for WVU to come up with one.

Veteran Leadership Pushes WVU Football Through Summer - WVillustrated
Mountaineer senior Darwin Cook says he and his teammates plan on "shocking the world" in 2013.


Recruiting:

Prep coach: Krok ‘loyal’ to WVU pledge - WV MetroNews
“He turned down four major programs just for visits, knowing he made his mind up,” Shaner said. “Three of them were the top dogs in the Big Ten and the other was one of the major factors in the SEC.”


Pro News:

Pacman Jones of Cincinnati Bengals to tell rookies no escaping past - ESPN
Adam Pacman Jones told USA Today Sports this week that he doesn't know why he shouldn't talk to the NFL's rookies later this month, saying he's confident he'll be cleared of his recent assault charges and that he has an important message to share.


Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor Stadium Update: June 2013 - Our Daily Bears

Rise and shine! Cyclones' football leaders adjust to workouts - Des Moines Register

Charlie Weis: Chris Martin failed to follow ‘protocol’ - Lawrence Journal World

K-State's Spradling ready to become vocal leader - Topeka Capital Journal

Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell believes he's ready to command the full offense - Oklahoman

Oklahoma State basketball: Re-filling Gallagher-Iba Arena the goal - Oklahoman

2013 Texas football's 10 things to know: Year 3 of an unintentional 3-year plan - SBNation.com

Best and worst-case scenario: TCU Horned Frogs - ESPN

Longtime Tech coach, administrator Stiles passes away - Lubbock Avalanche Journal


What's On Tap:

Football Season Tickets on Sale Monday - WVU Athletics
Remaining 2013 football season tickets go on sale Monday, June 24, at 9 a.m.


Video of Interest:

Indiana football revealed a slew of new helmets for the 2013 football season, so Dan Rubenstein reviews the new look and figures out who's played the new helmet game best this year.



Video of (Dis)Interest:



Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is another gorgeous Colombian. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Carla Ossa.


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