Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (5/14/14) Edition

Baseball drops 4th straight, more on Henderson, recruiting update, WVU Pros updates, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Wednesday, May 14 - WV MetroNews
Bob Huggins discusses the kind of facility upgrades he would like to see soon at the WVU Coliseum. We also hear from Geoff Hobson, a writer for Bengals.com as he breaks down how former Mountaineer Will Clarke fits in their organization.

West Virginia Football 2014 – Better, Worse or about the Same? - Saturday Edge
Kirch answered a few questions over at Saturday Edge recently

WVU Heavyweights on Hand for B-MAC Scholarship Dinner - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
Mountaineers athletic director Oliver Luck was joined by football coach Dana Holgorsen, women's basketball coach Mike Carey and men's basketball coach Bob Huggins for the event, which doubled as the second stop on the Mountaineer Athletic Club's annual Coaches Caravan.

Mitch Vingle: State dynamo making a splash nationwide - Charleston Gazette
If I’m losing you a bit, well, there’s this: She’s signed with WVU, which is a terrific coup for the school. (More on that in a bit.)

News of Note:

Baseball

WVU Drops Midweek Finale at Maryland - WVU Athletics
WVU fell to 6-1 in ACC play.

Terps deal West Virginia its fourth consecutive loss - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers turned a triple play but managed only five hits in a 4-2 setback Tuesday.

WVU Drops 4-2 Decision At Maryland - BGN
West Virginia’s NCAA Tournament resume took another blow with a 4-2 loss at Maryland on Tuesday.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: WVU Drops Midweek Finale at Maryland - WVillustrated
The West Virginia University baseball team fell 4-2 to Maryland on Tuesday afternoon in the final midweek game of the season at Bob "Turtle" Smith Field.

Basketball

Henderson’s exit remains a mystery - Charleston Daily Mail
Terry Henderson Sr. answered the phone Friday afternoon and listened closely, but still couldn’t believe what he was hearing.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Transferring is a two-way street for WVU - Times West Virginian
There has been much loud and angry criticism over the past few weeks surrounding the West Virginia University basketball program and its inability to hold onto the players it recruits, enough so that coach Bob Huggins felt it necessary to address the situation with the media in a hastily called Saturday morning press conference.

Recruiting:

WVU recruiting: WVU recruits invited to showcase - Charleston Gazette
Now, the Mountaineers can add another accolade to the list, as two of the prized members of this class have been invited to Nike’s The Opening, a four-day competition at Nike World Headquarters in Oregon, where only the top prospects in the nation are invited. There, they will be coached by NFL stars and legends such as Larry Fitzgerald, Richard Sherman, Aaron Rodgers, Jerry Rice and more.

Pro News:

Wrapping up the 2014 NFL Draft - WVU Pros
Now that we have had time to catch our breath, lets look back and reflect on the exhilarating weekend.

Rigg fighting for his NFL dream - Times West Virginian
It was Saturday afternoon, a big day in the life of Doug Rigg, even though the West Virginia University linebacker had gone through the NFL draft without hearing his name called.

Pat Eger Gets Workout Opportunities with NFL - WVillustrated
Former WVU offensive lineman wouldn't let a canceled flight keep him from taking advantage of an opportunity with the New York Giants.

NFL: New York Jets' RB Chris Johnson buys No. 21 from DB Ellis Lankster - WVU Pros
The cost of Johnson buying the jersey number from Lankster was not divulged by either of the two players at this moment.

FURFARI COLUMN: Jerry West still has work to do with Golden State Warriors - Times West Virginian
Thanks mainly to the legendary Jerry West, the Golden State Warriors have become a contender the past two years in the National Basketball Association.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Report: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby among top-paid league bosses - ESPN
Bowlsby made $1.2 million in just over six months

Baylor baseball finds groove in 5-3 win over UTSA - Waco Tribune

Strong and weak: Iowa State Cyclones - ESPN

Defensive duo dropped from KU football roster - Lawrence Journal World

Daniel Sams to transfer from K-State - Bring On The Cats

Gabe Ikard Tangles With Oklahoma's Compliance Office Again - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State baseball: Unselfish duo of Aaron Cornell, Saulyer Saxon leaving strong imprint on Cowboys - Oklahoman

2014 Texas Football Recruiting: New Mexico QB Zach Gentry Scouting Report - Barking Carnival

Raise pushed Patterson’s pay to almost $3 million in 2012 - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Texas Tech Hoops | Who will be our Swingman? - Viva The Matadors

College football scheduling debate ultimately all about incentive - Andy Staples - SI.com

Video of Interest:

WVU Football, WVU Basketball, News - Mountaineer Sports

Video of (Dis)Interest:


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