Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (5/22/14) Edition

Baseball advances in Big 12 tournament, recruiting notes, WVU Pros update, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

News of Note:


WVU Comes Back to Beat Kansas - WVU Athletics (autoplay)
West Virginia knocked off Kansas in the first game of the Big 12 Baseball Championship

WVU Keeps Tournament Hopes Alive - WVU Athletics
"Wow, what a relief" is how West Virginia University baseball coach Randy Mazey began his postgame press conference following Wednesday’ morning’s 10-9 victory over third-seeded Kansas

8-run 7th sparks WVU win in Big 12 tournament - Charleston Gazette
As far as adversity goes, West Virginia seemed buried in it as the opening game of the Big 12 baseball tournament wore on Wednesday morning.

WVU wakes up with eight-run 7th to stun Jayhawks - WV MetroNews
Jackson Cramer's three-run homer capped the Mountaineers' huge comeback on opening day at the Big 12 tournament.

Mazey avoids ‘must-win’ talk, but there was no denying it - WV MetroNews
In dire need of a win or two or more at the Big 12 tournament, West Virginia pulled off a shocking comeback to keep its NCAA hopes afloat.

WVU Battles Back for Win - BGN
Heading into the seventh inning, things were looking down for West Virginia.

Mountaineers Defeat Kansas In Wild 10-9 Game - Crimson And Cream Machine
West Virginia scored two runs in the top of the first and then withstood a furious Kansas rally to come back and win in a high-scoring affair.

BGN Video: WVU Comes Back to Beat Kansas - BGN
One of the first things Randy Mazey pointed out after Wednesday's game against Kansas was the way West Virginia finished last season.

Photo Gallery I: WVU vs Kansas - BGN
Photos from West Virginia's magical 10-9 victory over Kansas in the first round of the Big 12 Baseball Championship

2014 Big Twelve Baseball Tournament Coverage - Crimson And Cream Machine
Full coverage and results


Mitch Vingle: Huggins still fishing for recruits - Charleston Gazette
The other day, West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins sent a picture of himself via Twitter landing a 9-pound, 30-inch brown trout.

WVU recruiting: ‘Fit seemed right’ for transfer Riddick - Charleston Gazette
"The facilities were amazing. I have a real good relationship with the coaching staff. The defensive scheme that Coach [Tony] Gibson runs, I feel like I could make a lot of plays in it. Really, the fit just seemed right, so I signed because I didn’t want to look at any other schools."

Pro News:

Montreal Alouettes' Scooter Berry preparing for return from injury - WVU Pros
Now, almost 10 months later, on the eve of CFL training camps, Berry is ready to get back on the field.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Looking Ahead to 2015: Projecting Baylor's Depth Chart and Position Battles - Our Daily Bears

Moore to return to Cyclones - Ames Tribune

Most indispensable player: Kansas Jayhawks LB Ben Heeney - ESPN

Defensive newcomers hope to help Kansas State immediately - Wichita Eagle

Oklahoma baseball: Decision to stick with OU worked out for Big 12 Freshman of the Year Sheldon Neuse - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Cowboys Send Sooners To The Losers Bracket In Crushing 13-4 Victory - Crimson And Cream Machine

Strong and weak: Texas Longhorns college football - ESPN

TCU holds on to win Big 12 tournament opener behind Jordan Kipper’s arm - Dallas-Fort Star Telegram

Red Raider Gridiron | Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury on The Ticket - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

Baseball takes on TCU tonight in Big 12 Tournament 2nd round (winners bracket, double elimination).

Videos of Interest:

After trailing by six runs in the seventh inning, the No. 6 seed West Virginia University baseball team came back to knock off No. 3 seed Kansas, 10-9

Jeff Culhane and Ernie Galusky report from Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark following WVU's 10-9 win over Kansas in the first round of the 2014 Big 12 tournament.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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