Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (5/7/14) Edition

Baseball resilient in dropping Virginia Tech, more on new football commit, draft previews (including WVU Pros), Big 12 roundup & more.

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What You May Have Missed:

NAPA Auto Parts Gold and Blue Now: Wednesday, May 7 - WV MetroNews
Randy Mazey discusses the fan support his team received during their game against Virginia Tech in Princeton. We also hear from Jon Martin of BlueGoldNews.com as he breaks down the latest member of the Class of 2015 for the Mountaineer football program in running back Alex Anderson.

News of Note:

Baseball

Baseball Comes Back in Win Against Virginia Tech - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team mounted three different comebacks to defeat Virginia Tech, 4-3, on Tuesday evening at Hunnicutt Field.

‘No panic at all’ — Mountaineers rally in eighth to trip Virginia Tech 4-3 - WV MetroNews
West Virginia scored twice late in winning for the 11th time in 13 games.

Ace's Low - BGN
Virginia Tech delivered its best shot. West Virginia delivered the win.

WVU baseball rallies past VT - Times West Virginian
The WVU baseball team mounted three different comebacks to defeat Virginia Tech, 4-3, on Tuesday evening at Hunnicutt Field. The attendance figure of 2,084 ranks eighth all-time in WVU program history to witness a baseball game.

WVU takes out Hokies - Register-Herald
It was a gold and blue night at Hunnicutt Field, with the playing of "Country Roads" capping off a winning nine innings for the Mountaineers.

BGN Video: WVU vs Virginia Tech - BGN
West Virginia's 43 win over Virginia Tech came in a "trap game" that could easily have wound up a WVU loss.

Photo Gallery: WVU - Virginia Tech - BGN
Photos from West Virginia's 4-3 win over Virginia Tech

Baseball Weekly Notes Package - Big 12 Conference
With two weeks remaining in the regular season, Oklahoma State and TCU sit tied atop the Big 12 standings while the conference ranks second nationally in RPI.

Football

Big 12 college football post-spring breakdown: Linebackers - ESPN
3. West Virginia (pre-spring ranking 3)

Analyzing OL experience in the Big 12 - ESPN
Below is a breakdown of career offensive line starts returning across the entire league, from most to least

2014 NFL Draft: Ranking RB Charles Sims Best Games for West Virginia - WVU Pros
It might have been just one season, but Charles Sims made the most of his time as a senior running back for West Virginia last year.

Take Two: Potential NFL draft steals in Big 12 football 2014? - ESPN
If West Virginia running back Charles Sims lands with the right team, he’ll have a chance to make a lot of other organizations look stupid for passing on him.

Former WVU lineman Clarke in rush to grab NFL job - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Will Clarke spent much of his youth moving around "all over the city," he said, "trying to stay away from the troubled parts of Pittsburgh. My mom and dad were pretty successful at that."

WVU in the NFL Draft - EerSports
West Virginia has had great success through the years of putting players in the NFL, and EerSports takes a look at the round-by-round picks, and chooses the best in each round.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Alabama is reliving WVU’s quarterback complication - Times West Virginian
Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. A major college football team doesn’t know who will play quarterback in the upcoming year. It goes through spring practice and none of the quarterbacks on hand are able to win the job. No sweat.

Recruiting:

With WVU firmly on board, 3-star Anderson commits for 2015 - WV MetroNews
Running back from Miramar (Fla.) High reportedly has offers from N.C. State, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.

WVU ends ‘drought’ with Florida back - Charleston Gazette
After a two-month "drought" — as much as one can be almost a year until National Signing Day — the Mountaineers got back on the board again Monday night, securing a commitment from Miramar (Fla.) running back Alex Anderson.

Pro News:

WVUPros on the Hardwood Report 5/6/13: Alex Ruoff brings home a championship - WVU Pros
In this week’s Hardwood Report, we recap Joe Alexander’s return to the court and he hints at his next stop and check in on John Flowers advancing in the playoffs. We begin with Alex Ruoff in Germany.

2014 NFL Draft: The Philadelphia Eagles select... - WVU Pros
Next up on the list of NFL teams in our WVU Pros mock selections is the Philadelphia Eagles. Home to Najee Goode, the Eagles have made some changes in personnel and let go some familiar faces. But in this year’s NFL Draft, will Goode and the defense get a boost?

2014 NFL Draft: The Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears select... - WVU Pros
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears are home to J.T. Thomas and the Bears have Ryan Mundy. Who will help them out next season?

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baylor cornerback’s switch from basketball could mean NFL payday - Dallas-Ft Worth Star-Telegram

Please ... stop with Hoiberg-to-the-NBA stuff - Des Moines Register

Kansas quarterback six-pack hurts stability - Lawrence Journal World

K-State’s Ty Zimmerman hopes NFL scouts value his college career - Kansas City Star

OU stadium upgrades still in planning stages - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Big 12 football: Trevor Knight, J.W. Walsh on HeismanPundit.com Watch List - Oklahoman

Charlie Strong tapping into out-of-state connections in recruiting - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Momentum Matters - Frogs O' War

Former Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro awaits draft - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Video of Interest:

Post-game comments from WVU head coach Randy Mazey, after the Mountaineers 4-3 win over Virginia Tech at Hunnicutt Field in Princeton.

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Hump Day Video of the Week:


Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is an American model from Lake Tahoe. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Tianna Gregory.


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