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Mountaineer Morning Links: Tuesday (6/11/13) Edition

Huggins Fantasy Camp, football recruiting camps, Football outlook, recruiting updates, Big 12 roundup & more


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Tuesday, June 11 - WV MetroNews
Kevin Kinder of talks about what recruits were at the WVU Football camp this past weekend, Bob Huggins talks about the WVU basketball fraternity and we catch up with former Mountaineers Cam Thoroughman and Phil Collins.

Thoroughman: Loved every minute -
When former West Virginia basketball player Cam Thoroughman once told his boss that there wasn't anything he could say to him in a performance review that he hadn't heard before, he meant it.

VIDEO: Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp Interviews - WVillustrated
Phil Collins, Cam Thoroughman & Huggs

Australian National Team Calls on Burton - WVU Athletics
Former WVU women’s basketball standout Natalie Burton was selected to play on the Australian National Team.

Cody Nutter returns to South - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Will serve on coach Mike Eddy’s staff

FURFARI COLUMN: Guidi was all-time great wrestler, coach - Times West Virginian
Lewis Guidi, who unexpectedly died last week in Jefferson (Va.) Hospital at the age of 78, was one of the greatest wrestlers in West Virginia’s athletic history.

News of Note:

Growing pains aside, TCU and West Virginia loving life in the Big 12 - Dallas Morning News
For West Virginia, it’s still about the journey. As happy as the Mountaineers are to have made a soft landing in realignment, they remain geographically isolated within the conference.

Odds are, WVU below the radar - Charleston Gazette
Hickman's Notebook

Big 12 Football 2013 Predictions -
Not pretty at all

Best and worst-case scenario: West Virginia - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
We'll start a new series today projecting the best and worst-case scenarios for each team in the Big 12. Let's get started with West Virginia.

WVU's plan for change will prove successful - Charleston Daily Mail
The WVU athletic department's plan to invoke change - to provide an equitable and transparent way to allocate tickets - will prove to be ultimately successful, despite the initial or any enduring displeasure of a few.


WVU Looking For The Next Tavon Austin - WVillustrated
There is only one Tavon Austin, but high school prospects are quick to make sure WVU coaches are aware they could be the next Tavon.

Sims ‘tailor-made’ for WVU offense? - WV MetroNews
Former University of Houston running back lists Mountaineers and Cal as top options for his senior season.

Top targets: Offensive linemen - WV MetroNews
The summer recruiting series continues with a look at players WVU is pursuing up front for the Class of 2014.

Several schools interested in Armstrong -
The last few months have been busy for Trevion Armstrong. The 2015 Chesterfield (Va.) Matoaca wide receiver recently picked up his first scholarship offer and is attracting interest from a number of other schools.

Pro News:

Gyorko Diamond Review: 6-10 - Pros Report
Over the past week, Jedd Gyorko has been soaring up the charts and becoming a higher commodity in baseball fantasy leagues everywhere.

Jones dismisses latest arrest - WV MetroNews
Former WVU star, after going nearly 11 months without an incident, claims he was protecting himself at Cincinnati bar.

Around the League (and Beyond):

For Drew brothers, it’s sibling revelry, not rivalry - Waco Tribune

Amardi Mistakenly Votes Himself Off Team - Wide Right & Natty Lite

Andrew Wiggins on his way - Lawrence Journal World

K-State falls short in final game of super regional - Wichita Eagle

Why Daniel Franklin counts coming to OU as one of his greatest decisions - Oklahoman (autoplay video)

Mason Rudolph's high school coach explains why the QB is perfect for OSU - Oklahoman (autoplay video)

Emanuel Porter decommits from the TCU Horned Frogs after Texas offer -

2015 S Johnny Shaw flips to the Texas Longhorns from TCU Horned Frogs -

Recruiting on the South Plains | 2014 OL Justin Murphy Commits to Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors

The SEC's new cheating paradigm, Pay For Stay - Barking Carnival

Video of Interest:

The 2013 Bob Huggins Fantasy Camp was held the weekend of June 7-9 in Morgantown. Here are a few of the highlights from the 6th annual event.

Video of (Dis)Interest:

Miss Throwdown:

Today's Miss Throwdown is a British model and personal trainer. CLICK HERE for today's gallery of Allira Cohrs.