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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (5/14/13) Edition

Luck on finances, baseball in Beckley tonight for final "home" game, hoops, baseball and football notes, your daily Big 12 roundup & more

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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, May 14 - WV MetroNews
Randy Mazey is still proud of his team but says they still have work to do if they want to win the Big 12, Joel Davidson talks about WVU commit Remi Dibo and we checkup on former Mountaineers in their first NFL mini camps.

Luck expects $50K shortfall this year - WV MetroNews
West Virginia University’s athletics department, nearly $13 million in the red during fiscal year 2011-12, projects only about a $50,000 shortfall this year, Oliver Luck told the WVU faculty senate Monday.

Doc Five: Most memorable hits in college football – No. 3, Two careers end on one hit | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports
Quincy made the list

Kent Richardson shows he has what it takes at Browns rookie camp - Pros Report
Kent Richardson's path to the NFL is a little different than most rookies.

FURFARI COLUMN: Talley successful as business owner - Times West Virginian
His company manufactures signs for use during construction work on the national highways. There are three different outlets in the Sunshine State.

News of Note:

Musgrave Earns Fourth Big 12 Honor - WVU Athletics
Sophomore left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave earned Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors for his complete game shutout victory over TCU last Saturday afternoon in Charleston.

Musgrave love! - WVU Sports with Mike Casazza
Musgrave, a powerful lefty coming off Tommy John surgery, threw 143 pitches Saturday.

Mountaineers have more adversity ahead - Charleston Daily Mail
WVU baseball team hopes to close out season on top of the Big 12 Conference

WVU-Marshall series bounces to Beckley - Register-Herald
Rubber game at 6 p.m. today at Linda K. Epling Stadium

Unquestioned Approach - BGN
West Virginia's baseball players and coaches were surely disappointed after dropping two of three games to TCU this past weekend, but both groups weren't focused on that following the series.

Austin's new popularity, WVU-Herd travels - Charleston Gazette
Cleaning out a crowded notebook and a cluttered mind

Huggins Hopes for Improved Mindset, Results at WVU - WVillustrated
Mountaineer coach references past players as examples for future expectations within program.

Holgorsen Eager to Throw Trickett in QB Mix - WVillustrated
Transfer brings experience to quarterback battle, but head coach warns it's a wide open competition.

Schedule analysis: West Virginia - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Here's a closer look at the Mountaineers' schedule.

2013 Spring Recap: West Virginia -
Dana Holgorsen has a well-deserved reputation as an offensive genius, but 2013 could be a challenge following the departure of Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and most of the team's offensive starters.


Top basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins will make decision on Tuesday | One And One -
On Sunday, Rob Fulford, the head coach at Huntington (W. Va.) Prep, confirmed that the nation's No. 1 prospect, Andrew Wiggins, would finally be making his college decision on Tuesday.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Breaking: ESPN reporting Deuce Bello will transfer - Our Daily Bears

Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads: 'I'm not satisfied' - Des Moines Register

Former Kansas DE Josh Williams leaves living legacy - Lawrence Journal World

K-State's Snyder coaches life, then football - Lawrence Journal World

Bob Stoops laments unfair BCS system that benefited Oklahoma anyway -

Former OSU quarterback Wes Lunt might be looking at Illinois, Louisville and Vanderbilt - Oklahoman (autoplay)

Kirk Herbstreit: Texas looks good on paper, but 'it's hard for me to buy in' - Dallas Morning News

Spring Football Look Ahead: The Running Backs - Frogs O' War

Despite tough season, Tadlock believes Red Raiders on right path for future success - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Why does the NFL make for such bad media? -
The most popular sport produces next to nothing in the way of interesting media. Why?

What's On Tap:

WVU Faces Marshall in Rubber Match - WVU Athletics
The WVU baseball team will take on Marshall in the rubber match of a season-long three-game series against on Marshall on Tuesday, May 14 at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Video of Interest:

In this week's show, the coach talks with Kyle Wiggs about yet another national award for pitcher Harrison Musgrave. In addition, they review the weekend series with TCU and look ahead to a game with Marshall in Beckley, the end of the Big 12 regular season this weekend against Oklahoma State, and the Big 12 Tournament.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a former Playboy Playmate. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Kayla Collins.