Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (5/27/14) Edition

Reaction to baseball being omitted from the NCAA's, WVU Pros countdown, Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, May 27 - WV MetroNews
Randy Mazey reacts to having his team not getting selected to the NCAA tournament. We also hear from Lester Rowe, one of the latest additions to the WVU Sports Hall of Fame, his class will officially get inducted this fall.

Reform to change nutrition program - Charleston Daily Mail
The technical term she uses for the next big thing in college athletics is "deregulation of eating," and it’s going to become a big part of what was already the big job Nettie Freshour has at West Virginia.

Starting From Scratch - WVU Athletics
But no sport at WVU has enjoyed more success or greater growth since its inception than women’s soccer, and if Sean Covich needs any friendly advice on how to build a program from scratch, all he has to do is walk over to the Natatorium and have a little talk with the Mother Mary of WVU women’s soccer, Nikki Izzo-Brown.

Maryland Minute 5.26.14: Transfer targets Robert Carter, Terry Henderson to visit Terps - Testudo Times
Could the Terps end up with two of the bigger names on the transfer market?

News of Note:

No Monday miracle: WVU omitted from NCAA field by razor-thin margin - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers lost seven one-run games to tournament teams—any of which could have made the difference in ending an 18-year NCAA drought.

Mazey: NCAA committee member acknowledges WVU was first team out - WV MetroNews
The expectations surrounding West Virginia’s baseball program weren’t supposed to accelerate this quickly, to a point where the NCAA selection show actually held drama.

Late Slide Leads to WVU Missing Field - BGN
And when the dust settled Monday and the field was selected, the Mountaineers found themselves on the outside looking in, and were listed among the first four teams out of the bracket.

Team Leader - BGN
One of the leaders of the 2014 West Virginia baseball team got the Mountaineers off to a good start in their final game in the Big 12 Baseball Championship in Oklahoma City, but it wasn't enough to offset a welter of errors and mental mistakes.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor LB Hager’s brother commits to Briles, Bears - Waco Tribune

Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State look to make big leap in Big 12 | One And One - SI.com

Playing it forward: KU football players visit schools to ‘give back’ - Lawrence Journal World

Dalton Risner eager to put high school behind him, prove himself at Kansas State - Wichita Eagle

Sooner coach Pete Hughes sees 'better days ahead' - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys, No. 1 Oregon State could meet in Super Regionals - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Texas Baseball Draws #2 Seed With Texas A&M, Rice, George Mason - Burnt Orange Nation

Big 12 Champion TCU to Host NCAA Regional - Frogs O' War

Texas Tech to Play in Miami Regional; Will Play Columbia - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

WVU's Countdown to Kickoff Day 95: Delbert Fowler - WVUPros
Our player countdown to West Virginia’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff season opener against Alabama continues with No. 95 defensive end Delbert Fowler, who played for the Mountaineer from 1977 through 1980.

Video of Interest:


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Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a beautiful South African who's best known for recent appearances in the last two SI Swimsuit issues. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Natasha Barnard.


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