Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (5/1/14) Edition

Baseball vs Marshall cancelled; Closing out Hawley this weekend, Gibby gets an extension and raise, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, May 1 - WV MetroNews
Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt discusses WVU’s chances of making an NCAA tournament appearance this season. We also hear from Chip Brown who breaks down the spring season for the Texas Longhorn football program.

News of Note:

Baseball

WVU-Marshall Baseball Game Canceled - WVU Athletics
Due to inclement weather, the baseball game between West Virginia and Marshall scheduled for tonight at Appalachian Power Park has been canceled.

Randy Mazey Talks Texas, Hawley Field Farewell - WVillustrated
Mountaineers coach looks ahead to the weekend series after the disappointment of missing out on a mid-week with Marshall.

Football

WVU football: Gibson gets extension, raise - Charleston Daily Mail
West Virginia’s new defensive coordinator is now the third-highest paid assistant coach on Dana Holgorsen’s staff.

WVU defensive unit taking shape - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Gibson setting up his depth chart

West Virginia Mountaineers spring football wrap - ESPN
Three things we learned in the spring about the West Virginia Mountaineers

Big 12 post-spring breakdown: WRs - ESPN
8. West Virginia (pre-spring ranking 8)

Throwback Thursday: Rasheed Marshall to Chris Henry against Syracuse - WVU Pros
In this week's Throwback Thursday, we revisit WVU vs. Syracuse in 2003, and relive Chris Henry's 67-yard TD from Rasheed Marshall.

Pro News:

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Tyler Rader - WVU Pros
For years playing football, Tyler Rader pushed around tires in preparation for moving 300-pound defensive linemen. Now, the one-time WVU offensive lineman pushes around tires for Richard Childress Racing, putting cars in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series into Victory Lane.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor’s McLane Stadium construction on schedule - Waco Tribune

Rhoads: Allen Lazard will get chance to play as true freshman - Des Moines Register

Jake Heaps Transferring...or not? - Rock Chalk Talk

K-State defense looking to turn corners - Topeka Capital Journal

Sooners No. 1 in Sporting News preseason preview - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Oklahoma State Cowboys spring depth chart analysis - ESPN

RB Johnathan Gray and LB Jordan Hicks expected back by mid-June for Horns - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU Horned Frogs spring wrapup - ESPN

Tech special teams standout Hogue forced to give up football - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

The 10 best Jameis Winston crab theft tweets - SBNation.com
Crab legs are delicious, shoplifting not so much. The internet had fun with both, however.

College Football Mailbag - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

College Football Playoff to release polls on ESPN - Stewart Mandel - SI.com

What's On Tap:

Son of Hawley Field Namesake Here on Sunday - WVU Athletics
Bill Hawley to throw out first pitch.

Video of Interest:

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee bids farewell to the Class of 2014 and students heading home for the summer with his "Top 10 Things You'll Miss About WVU."

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model from California. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Hailey Clauson.


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