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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (4/2/13) Edition

Baseball, football and basketball news, in-state hoops recruit, WVU Pros update, Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday April 2 - WV MetroNews
Three players leave the men’s basketball program. Former WVU standout Jedd Gyorko makes his big league debut. We ask Dr. Nick Zervos, an orthopedic surgeon,...

Hamric Named Athlete of the Week - WVU Athletics
Varsity Sports Report

West Virginia finishes third at Big 12 championships - Daily Athenaeum
The Mountaineers matched their lowest score of the season.

Geno Smith and Stedman Bailey on the road to start the week - WVU Pros
The two high-profile draft prospects are on the road. We tell you where they went.

Jedd Gyroko doubles in MLB debut for the Padres - WVU Pros
Here is how he fared and video of his first at-bat.

News of Note:

Departure of trio opens scholarships - Charleston Daily Mail
Three sophomores transfer, allowing Huggins to add players

Getaway day at WVU - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers' expected attrition commences as Brown, Hinds and Gerun opt to transfer.

Huggins, WVU Will Move Forward - Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
If there's one knock on Huggins since he came to WVU, it's been his inability to keep classes together for one reason or another.

Garrison healthy and ready to go - Charleston Daily Mail
Mountaineer running back is ready to return to the backfield mix

Marshall, WVU meet tonight in Morgantown - Register-Herald
Mountaineers try to even the series

WVU's Mazey Calls for Fans at Marshall Game - WVillustrated
Mountaineers take on Thundering Herd in penultimate Morgantown home game of the season.

Gyorko, WVU baseball on the rise - Daily Athenaeum
With the West Virginia baseball team in the midst of a revival, it helps that Gyorko, widely regarded as one of the best players in school history, is going to be making regular appearances in a big-league ballpark near you.

Charleston Gazette Articles


Grantham weighing options carefully - Martinsburg Journal
If Donte Grantham had a dollar for every time he heard the question, he could buy a college, rather than simply choose one to attend.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Baseball takes K-State Series - Our Daily Bears

Paul Rhoads helps Cyclones' revenue pile up - Des Moines Register

Kansas Loss to Michigan Leaves Questions, But No Answers Necessary - Rock Chalk Talk

Guard Michael Orris leaves Kansas State basketball - Wichita Eagle

OU Football 2013 - Spring Practices Are A Chance For Young Players To Shine - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State football: Cornerbacks get a makeover - Oklahoman

Texas Longhorns spring game: Live tackling helps Tyrone Swoopes, Jalen Overstreet - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU football fills staff operations vacancy - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Now It's Official: Texas Tech Hires Tubby Smith as Texas Tech Head Basketball Coach - Viva The Matadors

USC AD Pat Haden: Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA could cause seismic change - Stewart Mandel -

What's On Tap:

WVU Hosts Marshall on Dollar Night - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team will host Marshall on Tuesday evening.

Video of Interest:

Highlights from the 2013 West Virginia University gymnastics season.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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