Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (7/2/13) Edition

Golf officially announced as 18th varsity sport, summer hoops, football player interviews, recruiting signees enrolled, WVU Pros, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, July 2 - WV MetroNews
WVU running back, Dustin Garrison talks about the depth that the coaches have built up in the back field. On the basketball side of things Head Coach, Bob Huggins thinks that Devin Williams can come in and have an immediate impact and former Mountaineer, Warren Baker gives his thought on the incoming class for Huggins squad.

Happy … birthday? Anniversary? - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Anyhow, WVU joined the Big 12 a year ago today to conclude what I still maintain is the quirkiest story I’ve covered … and I want you to stop and think about that for a moment.

WVU Men's Golf Reintroduced - WVU Athletics
Men's golf will resume competition in 2015.

WVU adds golf to list of sports - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU will begin with 1.5 scholarships, but Luck said the athletic department is "absolutely committed" to working toward the NCAA maximum of 4.5 scholarships to be spread throughout the roster by the 2017-18 season.

Golf back in WVU fold - Charleston Gazette
Luck announces official return of men's team starting in 2015

HERTZEL COLUMN: WVU golf all about the green - Times West Virginian
See, there’s this thing that golf has that track doesn’t for the most part — business leaders, judges, lawyers, bankers, country club members.

WVU Grad Pazder Always on Call - WVU Athletics
Three years ago, Pazder, a 1988 School of Business graduate, was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations for the PGA Tour after serving in various capacities on the pro tour since 1990.

FURFARI COLUMN: Governor doesn’t respond to inquiries - Times West Virginian
How long will it take for WVU to clean its red ink in athletics this time and restore some sense of relief? Only time will tell. - Yeah....about 300 more days.


News of Note:

Mountaineers In Action - BGN
Members of West Virginia's 2013-14 men's basketball team continued to put up solid numbers in the Pittsburgh Pro Am Summer League on Monday.

WATCH: WVU Highlights from Pittsburgh Summer League - WVillustrated
Eron Harris leads the way as the Mountaineers continue to get experience in Greentree.

Baseball Summer League Update #3 - WVU Athletics
updates from the start of summer collegiate leagues through games on Sunday, July 30.

Twelve Impact Offensive Players To Watch In The Big 12: West Virginia Running Back Andrew Buie - Crimson And Cream Machine
If a single game could define a player's college football legacy it would be the type of game that Andrew Buie had against the Texas Longhorns last fall.

Clay: Camp will ‘definitely be interesting’ - WV MetroNews
Cody Clay said the wide-open competition at various positions will make West Virginia’s fall football camp more intense than last season.

Video: Cook eager for camp to start - WV MetroNews
Senior safety says he's among the veterans counting down the days until fall camp.

Video: WVSports.com TV: Karl Joseph
7-1-13

Karl Joseph summer update - YouTube
Sophomore safety Karl Joseph gives us an update on how his summer training is going.

Dustin Garrison summer football update - YouTube

WATCH: Bruce, Clay Discuss WVU Football Summer - WVillustrated
Watch full video interviews with WVU Football Players, Isaiah Bruce and Cody Clay, as they talk about West Virginia Football's Summer Program.


Recruiting:

More players join the football team - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
The big news, I suppose, is that Charles Sims is enrolled at WVU today and is able to participate with the football program.

WVU lineman Clarke thinks Shell would be good fit - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
“I would accept him, with him being a Pittsburgh guy,” Clarke said Monday.


Pro News:

WVUPros in football weekend recap 7/1/13 - Pros Report
Yes, you read that headline correctly here at the start of July. We have actual football being played across North America involving West Virginia Mountaineers with one game left for Monday evening.


Around the League (and Beyond):

College Football's Top 15 Winners From Conference Realignment - AthlonSports.com

Strength coach keeping Bears in tip-top shape - Waco Tribune

Football: Changes to recruiting process prove beneficial to Cyclones - Ames Tribune

Kansas debuts handful of new unis, helmets - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Stepping Up: Andre McDonald - Bring On The Cats

Bob Stoops quietens down after starting several firestorms - Oklahoman

What Moniker Should You Use to Refer To Oklahoma State University? (Flowchart) - Cowboys Ride For Free

Texas Longhorns football: Austin is the best - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU safety Carter displays leadership skills on, off field - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

College football countdown | No. 68: Texas Tech - USA Today


Video of Interest:

West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck and Associate Athletic Director Terri Howes discuss the decision to add men's golf as a varsity sport.


Video of (Dis)Interest:



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