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Today we have several updates on the basketball summer league, including several video interviews with the players. Football summer workouts are rolling along and Coach Roberts is looking for more bodies to use in the defensive backfield. We also have more on KJ's pre-draft status and JFlow is heading to Europe after a one year stint in the Far East. All of this and more...
What You May Have Missed:
Industry leaders aim to secure WVU media rights - Charleston Daily Mail
Some of the biggest names in the multimedia rights business have lined up to take a look at West Virginia University and maybe take a shot at securing the athletic department's Tier 3 properties.
Big XII Fan Guide 2012-13 by @AndrewSpurlock (Twitter)
Comprehensive and well done
G&BN: Welcome Newcomers - WVMETRONEWS.COM
In Tuesday's show, we hear from all of the newcomers on the Mountaineer basketball team and reveal the 9th ranked player in the Big 12 Conference.
Pittsburgh Pro-Am Update - BGN
Two WVU newcomers at opposite ends of the experience spectrum had solid games in the Pittsburgh Pro-Am Summer League on Monday.
Hinds Injures Ankle In Summer League - WVillustrated
"It's a slight roll, nothing serious," Hinds stated. "I'm just going to ice it a little bit."
VIDEO: Mountaineer Basketball Interviews - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Matt Humphrey, Terry Henderson, Eron Harris and Jabarie Hinds
Harris, Henderson Adjusting Smoothly To WVU - WVMETRONEWS.COM
Includes gallery of action from the summer league
Miles embraces Title IX opportunities - Times West Virginian
Miles was approached to talk about Title IX and what it meant for her because WVU women’s basketball coach Mike Carey singled her out when asked if he could direct us to the player of his that might have benefited most from Title IX.
NBA Draft: Agent says WVU's Kevin Jones has a taker - Charleston Daily Mail
"There is a team picking in the first round that has told us point blank that they are committed to drafting him," Neff said.
Flowers Taking His Talents To France - WVillustrated
Flowers has spent the past month back in Morgantown working out at the new basketball practice facility. He will continue working out there until he leaves for France on August 15.
Larry Ford On His Way To San Antonio - WVU Pros
Larry Ford travels to San Antonio for a tryout with the Talons.
22 years and growing - Times West Virginian
In its 22nd year, the annual Brian Jozwiak Celebrity Golf Classic continues to grow.
News of Note:
Playoff plan more good news for WVU - Charleston Gazette
The Mountaineers will be winners in the deal because of their alignment with the Big 12.
Blog: Campus Connection - MSNsportsNET.com
Barber: Creating Turnovers the Key
Roberts 'Scouring The Earth' For Corners - WVMETRONEWS.COM
If WVU cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts could special order a list of recruits for the upcoming 2013 class, there’s not much doubt what would be the bulk of that order.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Cornerbacks at a premium in Big 12 play - Times West Virginian
It is, really, perhaps the No. 1 priority.
Putting it all on the line - Charleston Gazette
Mountaineer offensive linemen anxious to get to work
Mountaineers shaping up for fast-paced Big 12 teams - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Mountaineers defense will be playing against more up-tempo, fast-paced offenses this season and will have to be in better physical condition than last season.
Summertime grind underway for Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
"They'll get one more break, but that's it,'' Joseph said. "They'll get a long weekend that pretty much amounts to a week before practice starts where they can take enough time off to recharge their batteries. And then it's back to work.''
Around the League (and Beyond):
What's On Tap:
Presidents Take Up Playoff Recommendations - BGN
The only things standing in the way of a major college football playoff are 12 university presidents.
Video of Interest:
Introducing Kansas State:
Video of (Dis)Interest:
Today's Miss Throwdown is Greek/Irish model Georgia Salpa. Click HERE for today's gallery.