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Mountaineer Morning Links: Friday (5/31/13) Edition

Former coach Cignetti honored, Musgrave is an All-American, hoops notes, Geno updates, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Friday, May 31 - WV MetroNews
Harrison Musgrave earns an All-American award, John Antonik says the strength of WVU’s recruiting class will be pitching and Blair Kerkhoff details the new look Big 12 bowl structure.

'70s Era Guard Curtis Price Has Died - WVU Athletics
Three-year letterman died May 30 following a lengthy illness.

Curtis Price remembered as versatile leader - Charleston Gazette
"King" Curtis Price was a lot of things to a lot of people.

Cignetti in 2013 Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class - Big 12 Conference
The 2013 Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class will be honored this summer in Atlanta, Ga., during the Enshrinement ceremonies in August.

Cignetti honored for his work at IUP - Times West Virginian
Frank Cignetti, the man who preceded Don Nehlen as head football coach at West Virginia University, was elected to the College Football Divisional Hall of Fame Thursday for his two decades at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

News of Note:

Musgrave Named All-American - WVU Athletics
Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I Second Team All-American.

Eron Harris in Position to Lead Young Mountaineers - WVillustrated
Sophomore guard poised to step up as one of the most experienced returning players for WVU.

Summer school changes in works - Charleston Daily Mail
"Any kid that needs summer school to stay on track for a degree or, quite honestly, to stay eligible, we'll get that student-athlete in summer school," Athletic Director Oliver Luck said. "But if somebody just says, 'I want to take 12 hours this summer so I can graduate in three years,' we may say no to that."

WVU Represented at Munich World Cup - WVU Athletics
Three Mountaineers shot at the recent ISSF Munich World Cup.


Musket Blasts: 2014 Needs OL -
With summer camp season approaching, takes a look at each position group and what we expect the West Virginia coaching staff to be targeting in the class of 2014.

Pro News:

Geno Smith looks sharp at Jets' OTA's, denies recruitment by Jay-Z - Pros Report
Geno Smith returned to Florham Park, NJ for a second week of voluntary OTA's with the Jets.

Jets' Smith says Jay-Z 'didn't recruit me' - Charleston Gazette
New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has no concerns about questions surrounding the process in which he picked an agent

Mark Sanchez plans on starting for New York Jets; Geno Smith impresses at OTAs - ESPN New York
Smith likely didn't want to make any bold statements, reviving the brash-rookie perception, but he'd be crushed if he doesn't get the starting job, according to a person close to Smith.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Video: Big 12 spring meetings Day 2 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
David Ubben wraps a quiet Day 2 at the Big 12 spring meetings in Irving, Texas.

Baylor Football: Behind the New Nike Uniforms - Our Daily Bears

Video: Hope & Concern -- Iowa State - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

Kansas Football 2013: Good News...Bad News - Rock Chalk Talk

Mix of experience in KSU regional - Manhattan Mercury

Oklahoma Football | A Redzone Trend & Remedy - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State baseball: Donnie Walton proves himself - Oklahoman

Mack Brown the program builder admits a fatal flaw - Burnt Orange Nation

First year in Big 12 nearly in the books; how did TCU fare? - Dallas-Fort Worth Star Telegram

I think he'll be good for Tech - Viva The Matadors

Videos of Interest:

WVU baseball players choose between which other Mountaineer coach to play for - Coach Bob Huggins or Coach Dana Holgorsen.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

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