Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (6/7/13) Edition

Possible football transfer, recruiting camps this weekend, pro updates from WVU Pros, baseball land acquisition approved, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, June 7 - WV MetroNews
WVU recruiting coordinator Ryan Dorchester talks about this weekends football camps, Rex Ryan says that the quarterback position between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith will go on until there is a clear choice and Tavon Austin says he would like to have a couple of big games in the NFL like he did versus Oklahoma.

VIDEO: WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck Interview - WVillustrated
Luck spoke to WVi about West Virginia's first year in the Big 12, the new college football playoff, the new baseball stadium and other topics.

WVU board approves land buy for baseball stadium - Charleston Gazette
The West Virginia University Board of Governors has given its blessing to a $2.3 million real estate deal that will help create a new baseball stadium near Morgantown.

Hamric Qualifies for NCAA Final - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University senior runner Jordan Hamric finished sixth in heat one Thursday night and qualified for the finals on Saturday in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2013 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Mountaineers Shoot Prone at Nationals - WVU Athletics
Three current members of the West Virginia University rifle team completed the first day of competition in the men’s 50m rifle prone event

Rifle Duo Tabbed Academic All-America - WVU Athletics
Petra Zublasing and Thomas Kyanko were named Capital One Academic All-America.


News of Note:

WVU Classic: Still adjusting to the Big 12 - Charleston Gazette
A year ago at the WVU Classic, put on annually by the Mountaineer Athletic Club at Berry Hills Country Club, coaches were preparing to adapt to life in the Big 12.

Park’s Walter Waiting on the Call - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Walter, a junior right-hander at West Virginia University, is considered by Perfect Game USA as WVU's top draft prospect and its second-best by Baseball America.


Recruiting:

Dorchester focusing in on recruiting camps for WVU - WV MetroNews
WVU football recruiting coordinator Ryan Dorchester a guest on the MetroNews Statewide Sportsline.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Time to rethink recruiting - Times West Virginian
It is Ryan Dorchester’s time of year, as if there ever really is a down time for a major college recruiting coordinator.

Charles Sims barred from Texas Tech, now considering Cal and West Virginia - SBNation.com
Houston placed a number of transfer restrictions on Charles Sims, and among other places, the running back can't go to another in-state school. Sims is now considering West Virginia and Cal.

Running back mulling transfer to WVU - Charleston Gazette
Charles Sims worked under Holgorsen at Houston in 2009

Report: Sims Considering Options - BGN
According to a published report, Houston senior running back Charles Sims is considering two schools as possible transfer destinations -- but those are not his only options.


Pro News:

Cortland Finnegan says he's impressed with Stedman Bailey - Pros Report
This off-season during OTA's, Finnegan can add another player to list of receivers that have impressed him in rookie Stedman Bailey.

Tavon Austin likes comparison to Percy Harvin - Pros Report
The comparison between the two comes with their athleticism and their ability to play virtually anywhere on the field.

John Flowers Working Toward Next Opportunity - WVillustrated
Former WVU basketball favorite has been to France and Japan, now he wants a chance in the States.

Friday Flashback: Chris Enochs - WVU Athletics
Former first round pick had an unlucky pro career.


Around the League (and Beyond):

Briles scores early recruiting successes - Waco Tribune

Justin Coleman made the best of a bad situation - Cyclone Fanatic

With eye on recruiting, Weis schedules future series with Hawaii - Lawrence Journal World

Plenty to prove: Kansas State Wildcats - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Baylor road trip a major test for Sooners - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Oklahoma State finally gets good QB news - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Texas' Mack Brown is a coach on the hot seat in 2013 - Orlando Sentinel

TCU's Game vs. LSU Will Net $3 Million Payout For The Horned Frogs - Frogs O' War

I feel like I’m getting the hang of it now. - Viva The Matadors

Kevin Sumlin's Revenge: SEC Media Days, Idiotic Questions, and a Strategically Placed Porkpie Hat - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Aunt Stabby is working for the Sports Guy now

Four-team playoff format could very well end up being a place-holder - CBSSports.com
The playoff era is almost here, but the format might not be for long. Dennis Dodd says the message is becoming more apparent: If four teams are good, eight is even better.


What's On Tap:

2014 Big 12 Gymnastics Champs Set for WVU - WVU Athletics
West Virginia University will play host to the 2014 Big 12 Gymnastics Championship on Saturday, March 22, at the WVU Coliseum.


Video of (Dis)Interest:

WARNING: Game of Thrones MAJOR SPOILERS and GRUESOME


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a VS Angel from Skokie, Illinois. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Erin Heatherton.


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