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Mountaineer Morning Links: Wednesday (5/29/13) Edition

Football notes, conference money, Coach Mazey, pro updates, Da`Sean's future, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Wednesday, May 29 - WV MetroNews
Randy Mazey says that this season will not be remembered for how the Mountaineers preformed on the field, John Antonik, Director of New Media at WVU talks about the newest class of Hall of Fame class and Damon Cogdell talks about his former player and current WVU wide receiver Ivan McCartney.

Big 12, SEC meetings are about football’s future, not realignment - Kansas City Star
Bowlsby said per-school revenue should push $30 million by 2015, "and we’ll ramp up to the low 40s through the life of the contracts," Bowlsby said.

2013 college football HOMER STANDINGS: How great will your team be this year? -
Every college football team is taking steps forward, especially yours.

News of Note:

WVU nowhere on radar - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
The most recent publications to take their shots at WVU are Athlon and Lindy's which picked the Mountaineers to finish eighth and ninth, respectively, in conference play.

Mazey leads WVU team with a heart - Times West Virginian
Luck: Look into ‘two boxes’ when hiring coaches

Mazey deserved honor - Martinsburg Journal
Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year.

Gaffes of my (very) recent past - Charleston Gazette
THIS PAST Sunday, I wrote of West Virginia University's most important football games of all times. It was supposed to be a fun piece, meant to stir debate.But I made mistakes.

Pro News:

The Gyorko Diamond Review: 5-28 - Pros Report
Here's what happened this week for the young slugger.

LV Steelhawks QB Adam Bednarik breaking records during playoff run - Pros Report
After nearly four years out of football, Adam Bednarik returned this spring to play for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks in his hometown of Bethlehem, PA.

Da'Sean Butler Working Toward Return to Court - WVillustrated
Former WVU star elects to give playing basketball another chance rather than return to sidelines as graduate assistant.


Sportsline: Webster County’s Brett Morris - WV MetroNews
The Mountaineer walk-on from Webster County High talks about his opportunity with WVU.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Kansas Has An Encore Up Its Sleeve in Tony Pierson - (Mike Casazza)
Former West Virginia star Tavon Austin took the Big 12 by storm last season. He's off in the NFL now, but his impact was impossible to ignore. Kansas hopes it's not impossible to reproduce.

Baylor Hyping New Uniforms - Our Daily Bears

Hornacek Named Suns' Coach - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Kansas Football 2013: Darrian Miller Back as a Jayhawk - Rock Chalk Talk

K-State will face Wichita State in NCAA baseball tournament - Kansas City Star

Sooners won't take Coastal Carolina lightly - Oklahoman

VIDEO: OSU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich mic'd up in practice - Oklahoman

Mack Brown offers class of 2031 Austin ATH - Burnt Orange Nation

From start to finish, TCU’s anemic offense too much to overcome - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

Depth Charting and 2013 Outlook | Receivers - Viva The Matadors

What's On Tap:

The long summer with hopefully not a lot of news to cover, as in the offseason, it's usually bad if there is much.

Video of (Dis)Interest:


Hump Day Video of the Week:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a lovely Australian lass. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Emily Sears.